Jun 22, 2017
Last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed federal prosecutors to pursue maximum punishments lawfully possible in all criminal cases. The directive represents a rollback of Obama-era reforms that had been in place since 2013. The US has 5% of the world’s population but 25% of the world’s prison population. How did we get here and what’s the best way to reform our criminal justice system? We discuss in today’s episode.
Jun 15, 2017
Jun 8, 2017
Was it a smart thing for the President to do to fire FBI Director James Comey? The President reportedly fired Comey to alleviate the great pressure he was feeling because of the Russia investigation. In today’s episode, we discuss why the pressure has not been alleviated and likely won’t be for some time to come.
Jun 1, 2017
President Trump announced this week that he would be withdrawing the US from the Paris climate agreement reached between 195 countries in 2015. President Trump’s environmental agenda has been one of the few that has moved along unabated. But has it been wise long-term strategy? We discuss in today’s episode.
May 25, 2017
May 18, 2017
Are we in a constitutional crisis right now? Our government may not be as well as we would like it to. Things may not be running efficiently right now. But does that constitute a constitutional crisis? What exactly does it mean to be in a constitutional crisis? We attempt to answer in today’s episode.
May 11, 2017
May 4, 2017
A foreign policy doctrine is a statement on the key foreign policy goals and beliefs of a president. It lays out the conditions by which a country will intervene abroad and establishes red lines. What is the most important aspect of a foreign policy doctrine and what dangers have been introduced by the foreign policy decisions this administration has made during its time in office? We discuss in today’s episode.
Apr 27, 2017
Apr 20, 2017
The President has flip-flopped on many issues in recent days, reversing himself on issues that he was pretty outspoken about during the campaign. There is also the ongoing investigation into ties between Russia and Trump campaign officials. In this episode, we discuss why this latest round of policy shifts may be more damaging than previous ones.