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 (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

Civil Politics (4/3/15): Terrorism on the March

Terrorism is again in the news around the world. We speak again about these new tactics and the effects of terrorism around the world and at home.

Further Reading:
The attempted coup d’état in 1934 : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_Plot
A Long Way Gone: Life of a Boy Soldier: http://www.amazon.com/Long-Way-Gone-Memoirs-Soldier/dp/0374531269