Jan 19, 2017
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.
Jan 12, 2017
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.
Jan 5, 2017
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.
Dec 29, 2016
Dec 22, 2016
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.
Dec 15, 2016
Dec 8, 2016
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.
Dec 1, 2016
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.
Nov 24, 2016
Nov 17, 2016