Oct 12, 2017

It's Complicated

     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.

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Oct 5, 2017

Constitutional Motives

     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.

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Sep 28, 2017

Not Trump, Trumpism

     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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Sep 21, 2017

But Who’s Gonna Pay for it?

     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.

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Sep 14, 2017

Rising Storm Surges

     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.

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Sep 7, 2017

Steve Bannon Regroups

     Steve Bannon has never been one to shy away from a fight. And his political ideology has taken him from Wall Street to Hollywood to the West Wing. But which role allows him to wield the most power? We discuss in today’s episode.

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Aug 31, 2017

The Never-Ending War

     President Trump recently outlined a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan. Will the new strategy take us down a new road in Afghanistan or will lead us to the same place we’ve been for the last 16 years, more war? We attempt to answer in today’s episode.

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Aug 24, 2017

The Alt-Right’s Side

     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.

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Aug 17, 2017

Following the Money – Part II

     Nearly $1.3 trillion has left Russia since the 1990s.  The Russian government has been unable to stop it.  But are they actually benefitting from it?  We discuss in today’s episode.

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Aug 10, 2017

Following the Money – Part I

     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.

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