Civil Politics (1/1/16): Our Dangerous Year

We review our year in news and politics, and speak about how this will affect the next year.

Further Reading:

Number Of Police Officers Killed By Gunfire Fell 14 Percent In 2015, Study

 

in self defense

“In Self-Defense”. 1876 editorial cartoon by A. B. Frost. Depicts a caricatured former Confederates in the U.S. South with a knife and smoking gun in his hands standing over the corpse of an African-American toddler.

Civil Politics (12/11/2015): The Weasels Have Taken Over Toad Hall

Gun control, Islam, immigration, and what would happen at the GOP convention if Donald Trump accrues enough votes. The second half is dominated by a conversation about gun control and different definitions of conservatism.

Further Reading:

Real Clear Politics Early Primary Polls 

 

Civil Politics (11/6/15): Pipeline of Liberalism

The Panel discusses the Keystone XL Pipeline, and the important results of the 2015 election results. In the second half we expand our focus to speak about liberal vs conservatives and what they look for in government and it’s role.

Further Reading:

Bernie Sanders introduces a bill to legalize marijuana
Bipartisan marijuana banking bill in Senate
Ohio Bans Gerrymandering
Appeals Court Rejects Transgender Inmate’s Surgery Request

Civil Politics (8/14/15): #BlackLivesMatter

We begin to speak about Bernie Sanders’ rise in popularity, and the democratic candidates. We then talk about the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Other topics: Hillary Clinton and her emails and Marco Rubio and his comments on Planned Parenthood.

Further Reading:
Dr. King speaking about the “white moderate”: http://goo.gl/tMHhZi