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

 

 

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

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: WHAT TO DO IF YOU THINK YOU’RE ON A NO-FLY LIST

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 (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 (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 (12/18/15): The George Awakens

On this episode of Civil Politics, the panel welcomes George Claxton back from his hiatus, and we come to terms with a year of unprecedented gun violence in the United States. Also, in the aftermath of the latest GOP debate in Nevada, we once again discuss the presidential primary races and try to guess where they might be headed.

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 (12/4/15): It Needs to Stop

We open with speaking shootings. California, Colorado, and others – and the fact that we need to say “and others” to clarify the topic is a particular point of frustration.

We then pivot to celebrating women being allowed to serve in any and all aspects of our military, and the 2016 Presidential Race.

Further Reading:

Greenfield police officer under fire for allegedly displaying Confederate flag in garage