Civil Politics (6/17/16): Whats the Matter With Kansas?


Some With Histories of Mental Illness Petition to Get Their Gun Rights Back

British lawmaker shot dead, EU referendum campaigns suspended

A background guide to “Brexit” from the European Union

The (((echo))), explained

What’s the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

Bernie Sanders pushes supporters to run for office


Civil Politics (6/3/16): Common Sense

We are joined tonight by author John Sheirer. Find him at

Further Reading:

Why Trump Called A Press Conference To Bash The Press

Bill Kristol is (almost) always wrong: How the pundit catastrophically undermined his excellent Donald Trump argument

The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Spring 2016)

Prince, Fentanyl And The Opioid Epidemic

CNN finally puts that annoying breaking news banner to use, begins live fact-checking Donald Trump

5 Fort Hood soldiers dead, 4 missing after Army truck overturns in flooding

The blue-red color divide in Massachusetts

How will new records law make Mass. more transparent?


Civil Politics (5/23/16): Sanders vs Trump??

Not many notes for this show, as our producer was somehow put in the moderators chair. Hope you enjoy!


Further Reading (Supplied by Sue!)


  • Trump Sanders debate might signal just how much the big parties that govern America have lost control of the presidential nomination…. Christian Science Monitor

  • Bernie Sanders questioned on his knowlege of private sector and job creation by KFI radio staff. He walks out of interview. Buzzfeed.

  • Trumps casual racism toward native americans:  Calling Elizabeth Warren Pocohontas for example and why it was so bad.  (Other candidates said insensitive things also).  Cultural Editor Simon Moya-Smith at Indian Country Today.  Origin of Pocohontas name etc. Interview on KXLF.

  • Hillary Clinton email scandal: Other Secretaries of State also guilty, but guidance became more strict during her tenure.  (Colin Powel deleted all his AOL State Dept. emails)

  • 32,000 emails from HRC: read them for yourself.