Civil Politics (7/29/16): Democratic National Confusion

Further Reading:

Schuette: State workers’ arrogance led to Flint charges

2015 Gold King Mine waste water spill

PHOTOS: Northampton’s Pulaski Park is reborn

Moderators banned 2,200 accounts during Donald Trump’s AMA

Democrats at the DNC were divided on last week’s email hack

Democratic emails: All about the hack, the leak, the discord

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake: Currently DNC Secretary

Jill Stein on vaccines: People have ‘real questions’

Feds break up $1 billion Medicare scam in Miami — biggest in U.S. history

Somerville police officers protest of Black Lives Matter banner


Civil Politics (7/22/16): Turkey in Peril

Unfortunately we lost the recording for this episode… but here are the links for your reading pleasure.

Further Reading:

Turkey coup attempt: State of emergency announced

The Turkish president wants Washington to send 75-year-old Fethullah Gulen back home to face trial

Syrian children hold Pokemon pictures in the hope people will find them and save them

Pants on fire: Man ignites himself while burning American flag outside RNC

Philadelphia airport workers plan to strike during DNC

Buchanan’s 1992 Republican National Convention Speech

Vanilla nice: Signs point to Kaine as Clinton’s VP choice

Trump Son-In-Law Blocking Christie VP Bid

Cop shoots caretaker of autistic man playing in the street with toy truck

A Texas Prosecutor Jailed a Rape Victim

Trump in the WWE Hallf of Fame

Civil Politics (7/15/16): Pence, I Choose You!

In our first half we speak about Turkey, Trump’s pick for VP, and of course Sanders endorsing Clinton. In our second half we discuss the shootings of black men and police officers that occured during our break.

Further Reading:

Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton, Hoping to Unify Democrats

Emails show NSA rejected Hillary Clinton’s request for secure smartphone

The new Trump-Pence campaign logo is raising eyebrows

“Never Trump” Movement Dies in Committee

Boris Johnson is foreign secretary: The world reacts

PM Theresa May starts ministerial appointments

The Driving Life And Death Of Philando Castile

Dallas police chief to protesters: “We’re hiring”

‘Graceful in the lion’s den’: Photo of young woman’s arrest in Baton Rouge becomes powerful symbol

One Day in 1970 That Changed Policing in the U.S.

Obama: U.S. Cracking Down on ‘Militarization’ of Local Police

Boris Johnson wins ‘most offensive Erdoğan poem’ competition



Civil Politics (7/1/16): SCOTUS is Taking Names…

Further Reading:

How Brexit vote broke down: A visual guide to Thursday’s EU referendum
A Vote for Self-Government
Brexit: Spain and France oppose Scotland EU talks
Boris Johnson rules himself out of Conservative leader race
Michael Gove v Boris Johnson: the key players
Tracking Dollar vs Pound
Scotus Blog
Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt
Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin
Talk radio host uses racist ‘war whoop’ gesture at Trump rally to make fun of Elizabeth Warren
Senate 2016: The Democrats Strike Back
Austria presidential poll result overturned
How Canada is putting the world to shame on Syrian refugees, in one paragraph
Northampton explores hosting refugees
House to vote on gun legislation

Civil Politics (6/24/16): [Witty Title About Brexit Here]

The Brexit has dominated the news, and of course we have strong opinions about it.

Further Reading:

Brexit: Nicola Sturgeon says second Scottish independence vote ‘highly likely’
Spain says ‘closer to’ controlling Gibraltar after Brexit vote
Brexit: David Cameron to quit after UK votes to leave EU
Is the EU referendum legally binding?
Would Brexit damage the British car industry?
Donald Trump in Scotland: ‘Brexit a great thing’
Nigel Farage backtracks on Leave campaign’s ‘£350m for the NHS’ pledge hours after result
V.P. Term Limits
The Brexit debate: Drowning in red tape?
Rumors Swirl: Will Clarence Thomas Retire from the Supreme Court?! ‘BOGUS,’ Wife Says.
Democrats End Sit-In After 25 Hours, Drawing Attention to Gun Control
President Obama Designates Stonewall National Monument