We look into why the summer burst of Kamala Harris didn't last. How Elizabeth Warren is turning Bernie Sanders into the Giving Tree. Bibi! Kyrsten! Corn Pop! The origin of the term Gerrymandering!
Nicholas Goedert is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Virginia Tech. He explains the history of Gerrymandering. How long it's been a problem in politics, when it really hit the national radar and what is being done to combat it.
Biden comes alive. Medicare For All has a bad night, as do it's champions.
JuRY looks to continue his debate prediction dominance with three more lead pipe locks! Boris Johnson already screwed as PM? Kamala Harris gets destroyed by a dude in a wheelchair? The tale of NC-9? Bolton? Parade of Wrong Opinions! #ButYourEmail!
We break down Elizabeth Warren's electoral record (which is basically one race) and discover a few interesting things. Including that Obama is a plagiarist. Kamala Harris courts the 2 Live Crew. Boris Johnson has himself a week. Andrew Yang becomes the mayor of Stockton. One Dem candidate is trying to make a Voltron. Poll Dance. Campaign Undertaker. Parade of Wrong Opinions. #ButYourEmails.
Justin interviews Jeffery Jones (executive director of the Peabody Awards, author of Entertaining Politics: Satiric Television and Civic Engagement) to discuss the state of satire, political comedy and common truth.
Justin confuses Howard Zinn for Noam Chomsky about halfway through and Jeffrey blows by it like a class act.
Justin talks very quickly about Gillibrand, poll madness, the debate deadline keeping the roster at 10 people, talking about the debate qualifications with Brian Brushwood, discussing the surprising first two cities with all conservative talk stations, Poll Dance, Parade of Wrong Opinions, #ButYourEmails and more!
Brian Rosenwald (Talk Radio's America) tells us all about the history of talk radio and the rise of Rush Limbaugh, why liberal talk radio didn't catch on and what happens now in the age of podcasts and social media.
Breaking down Trump's upcoming decision on guns. Who is in and who is out of the Houston debates. Warren apologizes. Beto pushes buybacks. Greenland. Israel. Bernie and Biden within 1% of a Poll Dance. #ButYourEmails and MORE!
2020 will see the largest participation of millennial voters in presidential history. Who are they? What do they find important? How are candidates trying to reach them?
Justin interviews Stella Rouse (Professor Department of Government and Politics University of Maryland) about all of that and more!
Is Trump kind of screwed? Democrats decry fake news! Warren gets her best poll of the primary! Epstein!
Katherine Benton-Cohen (Professor of History, Georgetown University and author of Inventing the Immigration Problem: The Dillingham Commission and its Legacy) discusses the legacy of American immigration laws.
After another pair of horrific shootings, Justin runs down why the current climate might actually be more friendly to gun control action. A visit from the Campaign Undertaker as we scroll through who is the walking dead with debate qualifiers looming. Elizabeth Warren in Nevada, Kamala's sliding polls, the New Special Relationship, a Texas-sized poll dance and #ButYourEmails.
Connie Boesen sits on the Des Moines City Council and is a fixture at the Iowa State Fair (which begins this weekend) with her booth Applishus. We discuss what the fair means to Iowa, how presidential candidates respond to it and why the next candidate to camp out there might win the caucus automatically.
Biden lives. Kamala gets called a cop. Tulsi and Yang emerge.
Justin laments all of his awful predictions from Night One of the debates but reloads on come CAN'T MISS PREDICTIONS for Night Two. Yang Gang is pissed. Campaign Undertaker is ready to reap some souls. Klobuchar is useless. Beto is less than useless. Poll Dance. #ButYourEmails and more!
Bernie and Warren beat back the last gasp moderates.
Presidential candidates have to stay hip and relevant. We mock their schizophrenic playlists with the help of Buffalo News art critic Colin Dabkowski.
Like it, love it, hate it or literally worship it... religion is a part of the political landscape. Justin talks with Diane Winston (Knight Chair in Media and Religion at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism) to discuss the history of the religion in politics and how faith influences our current crop of candidates.