Apr 20, 2017

President Liar

     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.

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Apr 13, 2017

Going Nuclear

     The Senate recently changed the number of votes necessary to confirm a Supreme Court Justice from 60 to 51.  What are the lessons to be drawn from the filibuster and where does the change leave the Senate?  We discuss in today’s episode.

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Apr 6, 2017

Useful Idiots

     Russia attacked the US presidential election by hacking into government systems and leaking the information online.  The weapons used in the campaign were powerful and effective.  But were the most powerful and effective weapons used you and I?  We discuss in today’s episode.

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Mar 30, 2017

Healthy Taxes

      The Republican plan to replace Obamacare would leave 24 million more Americans uninsured than under Obamacare.  It would raise premiums on many older and sicker Americans.  It was opposed by just about every major health organization in the country as well as many Republicans in Congress.  What was behind Republican leadership’s dedication to passing it?  Was it health care or something else?  We answer in today’s episode.

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Mar 23, 2017

Soft Power

     Donald Trump, budgets, the State Department and Defense Donald Trump first budget proposes cuts to the State Department budget that are on the order of 28% and increases the defense budget by commensurate amounts.  Is this the best use of our money?  We attempt to answer in today’s episode.

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Mar 16, 2017

Millions of Headlines

Headlines are coming at us a rapid pace these days.  In this episode, we talk about a few and discuss the importance of remaining engaged.

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Mar 9, 2017

Muslim Ban 2.0

     President Trump signed a new executive order that banned immigrants from 6 majority-Muslim countries, replacing a previous order that was stricken down by the courts.  This one is a little more logical and addresses specific legal concerns that the courts had with the previous one.  But does that make it sound policy?  We discuss in today’s episode.

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Mar 2, 2017

Root and Branch

     Republicans have been promising for the better part of 7 years to repeal Obamacare should they get the chance.  But voters have other ideas.  What’s the Republican plan for dealing with the repealing and replacing of the health care law?  We discuss in today’s episode.

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Feb 23, 2017

Calls and Leaks

     Michael Flynn was forced to resign as National Security Advisor recently over calls he made to a Russian Ambassador.  Donald Trump recently stated that the real story on the issue is the leaks coming out of his administration, not the calls themselves.  How right is he?  We attempt to answer in this week’s episode.

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Feb 16, 2017

Tea Party Redux 

     Protest groups have sprung up on the left aimed at stopping the agenda of Donald Trump.  The groups employ many of the same tactics used by the Tea Party when they first organized back in 2009/2010.  The tactics are effective.  But are they what’s best for the nation?  We discuss in today’s episode.

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