Civil Politics (4/15/16): Delegate Math

Starting off we talk about how the GOP Convention could work… and not work. Or work in weird ways.

In the second half its all about the Democratic Debate on 4/14.

Further Reading (wow a lot!):

Looks Like New York Republicans Haven’t Forgotten About Ted Cruz’s “Values” Dig
GOP’s convention Rules 37 and 38
GOP Delegate: Trump Primary Wins ‘Absolutely Irrelevant’ At Convention
Broad Stroke: Several online items have misleadingly claimed that Ted Cruz tried to ban dildoes in Texas
Democrats to sue Arizona officials over primary voting problems
Mayor Greg Stanton’s letter to DOJ – City of Phoenix
Lightning strikes more common in Texas than in-person voter fraud, says Cory Booker
Donald Blankenship Sentenced to a Year in Prison in Mine Safety Case
Peabody Energy Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Fact-checking Bill Clinton’s Philly defense of his controversial crime bill
Free Markets? Tesla Battles Car Dealers Over Right To Sell Cars

 

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Civil Politics (4/1/2016): The Soul of the Parties

 

The conversation revolves around the heart of the political parties in the united states, and how the climate this year might drastically change them.

Further Reading:

How much money is behind each campaign?

How the GOP creates its convention rules

We Expect Women to Have Impostor Syndrome. That’s Why We Can’t Handle Hillary Clinton.

Girl asks Hillary Clinton: ‘As president, will you earn the same as a man?’ – video

Civil Politics (3/11/16): Armed Education

Stefan hops into the moderator chair this week! (for half the show at least!)

We begin reviewing the votes of the last week. The two important topics we cover are violence at Trump rallies against Muslims and people of color, and in the second half we focus on how states are starting to allow guns in classrooms.

Further Reading:

Trump Rally Attendee Charged With Punching Protester In The Face

Silently protesting Muslim woman ejected from Trump rally

Clinton apologizes for calling Nancy Reagan a ‘very effective, low-key’ AIDS advocate

Marijuana campaign sues state over disqualified petition signatures

US presidential elections 2016: State by state results tracker

How Guns on Campus Could Change What Texas Teaches

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