Jan 19, 2017

Putin’s Play

     The US intelligence community has determined with a high degree of confidence that Russian actors, with orders from the highest levels of their government, interfered in our elections with the intent of helping one candidate.  The incoming president has expressed skepticism over the findings and that skepticism has turned into a public war of words between the he and the intelligence community.  

In this episode, we discuss the ramifications of this war of words and why Putin’s ultimate goal may have been realized no matter who won the presidency.

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Jan 12, 2017

The Fight for $15

     Protests have recently swept the nation calling for a raise in the minimum wage.  The protests started out several years ago in the fast food industry but have now grown to encompass workers in several job functions in several industries.  What does this movement portend for the American middle class and who stands to benefit if a raise is enacted?  We attempt to answer in today’s episode.

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Jan 5, 2017

The Return of Obamacare - Rebroadcast

     Twenty million Americans who were previously uninsured now have health insurance.  The rate of uninsured Americans is down from 18% to 11% in just 4 years.  Health care cost inflation in the US is at the lowest rate in 50 years.  So Obamacare is the greatest thing since sliced bread, right?  Well, not exactly.  In this episode we discuss why there may be signs of trouble on the horizon for Obamacare and why the fight over the law may be one of the bigger political battles in the coming year in Washington, DC.

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Dec 29, 2016

All the President (Elect's) Men - Rebroadcast

     Senator Claire McCaskill has called Donald Trump's cabinet the 3-G Cabinet: Goldman, generals and gazillionaires.  In this episode we analyze Trump's appointments and discuss how they mesh with he President-Elect's promise to "drain the swam."

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Dec 22, 2016

Cozy Bear and Fancy Bear

     The US government has known for the better part of nine months that groups with both direct and indirect ties to the Russian government have been hacking into US computer systems in an effort to get information that would help them influence the election. Yet nothing was done about it. In this episode we detail the events that unfolded in the hacking story that read like a comedy of errors. We also discuss what it says about us as a nation that these events were allowed to take place unchecked.

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Dec 15, 2016

All the President (Elect’s) Men

     Senator Claire McCaskill has called Donald Trump’s cabinet the 3-G Cabinet: Goldman, generals and gazillionaires. In this episode we analyze Trump’s appointments and discuss how they mesh with the President-Elect’s promise to “drain the swamp.”

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Dec 8, 2016

In Defense of Defense - Rebroadcast

     The US spends roughly $600 billion a year on national security. More than the next 7 countries combined. Most Americans would be surprised to learn how much of that funding goes to waste yet are loathe to cut the defense budget or hold the Pentagon to a strict accounting. Can you advocate for cuts in Defense and still be tough on national security? We attempt to answer in today’s episode.

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Dec 1, 2016

The Cabinet and Castro

     Donald Trump is receiving feedback from his voters on some of his potential cabinet picks but it’s not all positive. Are some of his candidates putting him on a collision course with his base, and if so, how does he navigate that? We also discuss the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro and how some in the world community seem to have forgotten just how harsh of a dictator he was.

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Nov 24, 2016

Alt-Right or Alt-Wrong?

     The Alternative Right movement has embraced Donald Trump as their champion. But what does Donald Trump think of them and what does that mean for the future of the US? We attempt to answer in today’s episode.

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Nov 17, 2016

Fallout

     It’s been more than a week since Donald Trump was elected president and some of the consequences of the election have begun to come into focus. In this episode we discuss some of the effects of the election and what trump might look to accomplish in his first 100 days.

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