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Episode 31–Do Hillary’s Scandals Matter? “The Passion of Hillary”

In this episode, we put Hillary on trial for her various “crimes” and see just how much people really care about Benghazi, “emailgate,” and Hillary’s failure to tip a waitress at brunch. We ponder just what exactly Republicans are hoping to find in Hillary’s emails—like a torrid affair with Joe Biden—and if people really care… Read More »

Episode 30–But Seriously, Can Trump Win?

Trying to cut through all the noise we look at the biggest question in the three months between now and election day: “but seriously, does Donald Trump have a shot in hell at becoming President?” We break down where Trump’s support (or lack of) is coming from, why some people associate his name with success,… Read More »

Episode 29–Are the Outsiders Really Elites?

We break-down the strange myth that Donald Trump is an outsider or that 2016 is the Year of The Outsider with mega-wealthy candidates like Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, and Trump–who collects politicians Vito Corleone-style “like so many pennies in my pocket.” We recap the RNC, the running mate selections for both campaigns, wonder why the… Read More »

Episode 28–Abortion….This Again?

Closing out our Guns, Immigration, and Abortion trilogy we talk about that most uncomfortable of hot buttons in a way that is at least unusual. We relate personal stories and sometimes strangely funny experiences with looking at exactly what it would look like to re-criminalize abortion, why no other industrialized country even talks about doing… Read More »

Episode 27–What is an American? [The Immigration Episode]

In the second part of our trilogy we talk about immigration in a way that is fitting for the 4th of July. In a wide-ranging episode we talk Brexit, Trump (unfortunately), how immigration fears are not uniquely American, how England outside of London is really Connecticut in the 50’s, if other countries are more xenophobic… Read More »

Episode 26–Guns

In the first part of a G.I.A. trilogy (guns, immigration, abortion) we face off over guns and gun control, and I guarantee you’ve never heard a gun debate like this before. [I.e. we actually have experience with guns unlike most of the media.] We talk assault weapons bans, Orlando, freedom vs. safety, pragmatism vs. idealism,… Read More »

Episode 25–Will We See the Return of Strategic VP Picks?

Why have we gone more than a decade without strategically useful VPs from Biden to Cheney, Palin to Liebermann? We use this question to dive deep into the VP race: Can anyone good stand to work with Trump? Are Bernie’s odds of being chosen 0.000001% or 0.000001%? Are liberals intentionally trying to make Republican heads… Read More »

Episode 24–Do People Even Want Small Government?

In the conclusion to our trilogy, we ask “Do People Even Want Small Government?” and take aim at Libertarians. Do Libertarians care that a “fair tax” would destroy your economy? Is Trickle Down Economics really just Plantation Economics? Why cut government jobs when contractors usually cost more? Plus, making the Alabamian case for why state’s… Read More »

Episode 23–Are We Safer?

In the second part of our trilogy we take on military conservatives and use it as a broader platform to talk everything defense: Why is Saudi Arabia using American think tanks? Will Trump build a wall around Afghanistan? Did the Cuban embargo keep the Castros in power? Will the wars of the future be economic… Read More »

Episode 22–Are Social Conservatives Over?

In the first part of our “conservative trilogy” (looking at social, military, and fiscal), we wonder if social conservatives are over or merely in a lull? How does Trump—a twice-divorced “New York Values” foul mouth who can’t quote Bible passages—change social conservativism? Is it a good sign that in only 8 years the social battles… Read More »