Oct 12, 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.
Oct 5, 2017
Sep 28, 2017
Sep 21, 2017
Democrats recently unveiled a Medicare-for-all plan that would extend the popular program to all Americans. But there was one piece of information conspicuously absent from the announcement: the costs. In this episode, we discuss how that’s become indicative of a larger problem with our national politics.
Sep 14, 2017
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma battered US coasts in recent weeks. The storms were some of the costliest in US history. There’s also another storm brewing in Washington DC that may prove to be just as consequential. In this episode, we discuss these recent events and why we, along with the President, may need to rethink our strategy for dealing with them.
Sep 7, 2017
Aug 31, 2017
Aug 24, 2017
Violence erupted in Charlottesville, VA, a couple of weeks ago when white nationalist groups clashed with counter-protestors. Did President Trump handle the events in the best possible way or did his reaction leave doubt about where his true loyalties on the subject of race lie? We discuss in today’s episode.
Aug 17, 2017
Aug 10, 2017
The Russian hacking attack against the US was an unprecedented attack against the US and its election system. The attack was conducted using cyber means but cyberattacks are not the only tools of influence that the Russian government employs from its arsenal. In part one of a two-part series we discuss the other major means by which the Russian government seeks to expand its sphere of influence.