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 (4/22/2016): In a New York Minute

New York’s primary and the future schedule kicks off our first half. Then we touch on how former felons get voting rights back in Virginia. In the second half of the show we start off on the Uber lawsuit and settlement, and move on to how surge pricing can affect the public.

Further Reading:

It’s Far Harder To Change Parties In New York Than In Any Other State

Kasich takes Manhattan

Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights to Felons

State Criminal Re-enfranchisement Laws (Map)

Uber Settles 2 Lawsuits, Won’t Have To Treat Drivers As Employees

 

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 (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.

 

Civil Politics (10/2/2015): A Face-palm of Humans

The Panel speaks about the shootings in Oregon, and the response from different politicians. We also speak about the House hearing with the president of Planned Parenthood, voting rights, and we try to figure out whats wrong in the world.

Further Reading:

Graph Presented in Planned Parenthood Hearing – Link
Larry Lessig, One Term President – Link
Kevin McCarthy on Hannity – Link
Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick – Link