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

 

 

Civil Politics (6/10/16): Brock (the Mocked) Turner

Our first half is dominated by the case of convicted rapist Brock Turner, and rape culture in general. Our second half is focused, of course, on the primaries.

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Civil Politics (5/23/16): Sanders vs Trump??

Not many notes for this show, as our producer was somehow put in the moderators chair. Hope you enjoy!

 

Further Reading (Supplied by Sue!)

 

  • Trump Sanders debate might signal just how much the big parties that govern America have lost control of the presidential nomination…. Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/Decoder/2016/0527/More-reasons-Trump-Sanders-debate-might-blow-up-politics-as-we-know-it

  • Bernie Sanders questioned on his knowlege of private sector and job creation by KFI radio staff. He walks out of interview. Buzzfeed.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/christophermassie/bernie-sanders-gets-in-contentious-exchange-with-california?utm_term=.dvke4V9wkb#.yew0YwojeB

  • Trumps casual racism toward native americans:  Calling Elizabeth Warren Pocohontas for example and why it was so bad.  (Other candidates said insensitive things also).  Cultural Editor Simon Moya-Smith at Indian Country Today.  Origin of Pocohontas name etc. Interview on KXLF.

http://www.kxlf.com/story/32032319/trumps-casual-racism-toward-native-americans

  • Hillary Clinton email scandal: Other Secretaries of State also guilty, but guidance became more strict during her tenure.  (Colin Powel deleted all his AOL State Dept. emails)

http://mediamatters.org/research/2016/05/27/reporting-hillary-clinton-media-get-facts-wrong-colin-powells-private-email-use/210613

  • 32,000 emails from HRC: read them for yourself.

https://www.foia.state.gov/Search/Results.aspx?collection=Clinton_Email

Civil Politics (5/13/16): Everybody Tolerates Trump

 

Its been two weeks since our last show, and good golly things have gone down. Get ready for an animated and dense conversation with Sue, Stefan, and Mike.

Further Reading:

General Election: Trump vs. Clinton

Mitch McConnell issues tepid endorsement of Donald Trump

Is Donald Trump self-funding his campaign? Sort of

Does Clinton really have 2.5 million more votes than Sanders?

Bernie Sanders Could Still Win the Democratic Nomination — No, Seriously

Defect with track switch likely caused Green Line derailment

Stonewall Inn likely to become first national monument to LGBT rights

U.S. Directs Public Schools to Allow Transgender Access to Restrooms

“Bids” in George Zimmerman gun auction up to $65M

 

Civil Politics (4/29/16): Two Parties I Just Adore

Trump and Clinton sweep through the most recent primaries, and we again go to what that means, why do we vote like this, and where do we go from here?

Further Reading:

Trump’s Favorable/Unfavorable
Satanists are furious that Boehner compared Ted Cruz to the Dark Lord
Donald Trump Climbs Wall To Avoid Protests At California GOP Convention
Brooklyn Election Official Suspended for Reportedly Botching Voter Roll, Purging 125,000 Names
Supreme Court Sets Deadline On Lower Court’s Texas Voter ID Law Ruling
Bernie Sanders to Cut Hundreds of Staff Members and Focus on California
Journalist hit with anti-Semitic hate mail after profile on Trump’s wife
Ex-Reserve Deputy Who Confused Gun With Taser, Killing Suspect, Is Convicted

 

 

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 (2/5/16): Iowa Couscous

We finally have an actual vote to talk about! The Iowa Caucus dominates our discussion. In the first half we talk about the Republican results, and then we move on to the Democratic side and focus on voting rights. At the end we touch on the scandal involving Toyota using race as a reason to increase the cost of a loan.