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

 

Civil Politics (11/20/2015): The Dire Reality of Refugees and Paris

We speak about the attacks on Paris and its ramifications; how we approach refugees while considering our safety, why there is a debate over how and who we allow to come to the US, the opinions of our presidential candidates, and what being a refugee or immigrant means. In the second half of the show, we talk about the American SAFE Act and the group Anonymous’ cyber attack on ISIS.

Ending sound clip from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Further Reading:

The American Flag Hijab
House Votes To Increase Security Checks On Refugees From Iraq, Syria
Full Description of H.R. 4038: American SAFE Act of 2015
Anonymous Begins “Operation ISIS”