Civil Politics (3/25/16): Primary Colors

 

Trump and Cruz are splitting the primaries, and this is forcing the GOP to look at itself and ask “who are we” and “what do we want?”

The discussion moves to a new law limiting opioids – is that right? is it worrying that the state is setting rules for medical decisions?

The second half of the show is not about any specific primary, but the system in general. How do parties choose their leaders and candidates? Why do we even have parties?

Further Reading:

Massachusetts House passes opioid addiction bill
Bill H.3944 – An Act relative to substance use, treatment, education and prevention
Long lines, too few polls frustrate metro Phoenix primary voters
2 Chanz Explainz – Brokered Conventions

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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