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Ryan’s Hope

Nov. 16th, 2017

     Republicans have passed major tax reform legislation in the House.  In this episode, we discuss the details of the plan, who benefits from it the most and what the true goals of economic policy should be.


Losing the Lottery

Nov. 9th, 2017

The US immigration system has its roots in Cold War politics.  Are the same rules that shaped those policies still applicable today or are there new challenges that our immigration system should be trying to address?  We discuss in today’s episode.


Charges Filed

Nov. 2nd, 2017

     Robert Mueller has filed the first charges in his investigation into Russian meddling in our Election.  Big money, big data and foreign interference combined to shape last year’s Presidential Election in unprecedented ways.  We discuss how in today’s episode.


The Business of Addiction

Oct. 27th, 2017

     The opioid epidemic has killed more than 200,000 Americans since 1999.  But at the height of the epidemic a law was changed that it made it harder for the DEA to practice oversight of the pharmaceutical industry.  How did the opioid crisis come to be and what’s the most important lesson that can be drawn from it?  We attempt to answer in today’s episode.


Is the President a Moron?

Oct. 19th, 2017

     Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly called the President a moron.  Legitimate criticism?  We attempt to answer by looking through the lens of the crisis that seems to have precipitated the bad blood – the Qatari blockade crisis.


It’s Complicated

Oct. 12th, 2017

     Recent revelations have shown that Russian-affiliated actors spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on social media campaigns promoting misleading websites and social media posts.  What made online advertising such an attractive tool for these operatives and what made their actions so dangerous? We discuss in today’s episode.


Constitutional Motives

Oct. 5th, 2017

     President Trump recently unveiled his tax reform plan.  A gunman in Las Vegas has perpetrated the deadliest mass shooting in US history.  What answers to these problems lie in the Constitution and in the intentions behind the relevant amendments of each?  We discuss in today’s episode.


Not Trump, Trumpism

Sept. 28th, 2017

     Another failed Obamacare repeal effort, NFL protests and a special election in Alabama.  What do these events tell us about the political phenomenon that is Donald Trump?  We discuss in today’s episode.


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