A jam-packed episode exploding with ideas and covering the buffet of horrific news the last few months have brought like the worst elementary school shooting since Sandy Hook, the media’s myopic obsession with gas prices or Biden’s poll numbers, and–worst of all–the possible loss of another one of American’s rights with the overturning of Roe… Read More »
“How can we understand a Republican mindset?” It’s not hard to figure out… Guns, immigration, abortion, political correctness, and taxes. Other than absolutely ludicrous conspiracy theories, these are the only five things I ever see Republicans talk about (they love the first one and they hate the other four). It’s tiresome, if I’m being honest.… Read More »
AL details his life-long struggle against Coastsplaining–and how most of the issues coastal liberals talk about (from immigration to abortion to guns to income inequality) actually affect “flyover country” more directly. Then, I propose that Trickle Down Economics got its earliest start in Plantation Economics.
Can the Democrats take back the white working class? And how did they lose them in the first place? Tricky questions that we attempt to answer by looking deep into the history of the Democratic Party–which contained MLK and George Wallace at the same time–and how the Southern Strategy cost them the white working class decades… Read More »
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 »
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 »
In one of our best and most personal podcast episodes yet, we cover a wide range of topics: in the beginning, we dance on Ted Cruz’s (campaign) grave, diss North Carolina’s ridiculous transgender laws, and then move into an examination of red state vs. blue state positions and wonder if they should think about swapping… Read More »
“Donald Trump is a racist!” “Donald Trump is getting support from the Ku Klux Klan!” “Donald Trump is drawing white supremacists becaue of his racially divisive rhetoric!” And that’s just what the Republicans are saying about him. The exact question of how racist Donald Trump is may be the best one of the campaign season.… Read More »