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April 10, 2019

Obama, Biden, Yoga Pants and the Ratchet Effect (EP.120)

Summary A ratchet is a device that allows something like a nut or bolt to be turned in one direction–but not in reverse. It allows movement in one direction only; it does allow for the object to remain stationary, but …

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April 6, 2019

Climate Change–Who’s Right? (EP.119)

Summary Most of us have taken a position on climate change. How do we know what the facts are, and what solutions would be effective? Here is my position: I want a cure that is not worse than the disease. …

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April 3, 2019

Salem Witch Trials and Today’s Politics (EP.118)

Summary What is the similarity between the well-known Salem witch trials and American politics today? Wait, Will, are there any similarities? Are there really things that tie witch trials and our politics together? Yes, sever...

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March 30, 2019

Donald, Jussie, OJ, Hillary and Brett (EP.117)

Summary These five names represent people who have been much in the news, in part due to alleged crimes. Unless you count OJ’s conviction for stealing sports memorabilia, none were convicted in criminal court. They also repre...

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March 27, 2019

I See Color And Gender…Don’t You? (EP. 116)

Summary Have you heard a politician or a friend say, “I’m colorblind?” I am not colorblind, and I am not blind to gender, either. I am aware of color, gender, body type, accents, education, manners, wealth, personality type, ...

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March 23, 2019

College or Vocational School? (EP.115)

Summary If you ask someone why they want to go to college and the answer is, “To get a job.” they intend to treat college as a vocational school. If the answer is something along the lines of learning from …

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March 20, 2019

Inequality (EP.114)

Summary The recently often used word, inequality, is frequently used as an accusation or a condemnation rather than simply an observation. When people use inequality as a criticism, as something that needs to be corrected, ar...

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March 16, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day and Cultural Appropriation (EP. 113)

Summary Have you ever celebrated St. Patrick’s Day–even just a bit? Do you know of anyone else who has? I don’t mean only things like marching in a St. Patrick’s parade, drinking a bathtub full of green beer, or running …

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March 13, 2019

Do You Live In An Echo Chamber? (EP.112)

Summary An echo chamber is a space where all the voices sound like all the other voices. Do you live in a political echo chamber? Do all the voices you hear, family and friends, neighbors, co-workers, news media, etc., say …

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March 9, 2019

Is Our Border Issue a National Crisis? (EP.111)

Summary Question: Does what’s going on at our southern border constitute a national crisis? Answer: Yes. Could this crisis have been avoided? Of course. And fairly easily. Whose fault is it? “Round up the usual suspects.” Tr...

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March 6, 2019

My Rights are Your Responsibility! (EP.110)

Summary Part of the miracle of 1776, pulled off by a then nondescript group of nobodies from a tiny, backwater British colony, was the correct observation that our rights to “…life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” come...

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March 2, 2019

AOC’s America: Sophomoric Debate as Nat’l Politics (EP.109)

Summary Representative Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, AOC as she identifies herself, or “Alex from the Bronx”, as others call her, is a product of our lazy thinking times. I can remember participating in discussions with as much passio...

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Feb. 27, 2019

Jussie’s World: Agenda Uber Alles (EP.108)

Summary This is not a podcast about race, sexual preference or left vs. right. This is a podcast about how agendas are so important to some that a supporting alternate reality, a series of lies, is created to support the …

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Feb. 23, 2019

Socialism: What is it? Is it Better? (EP.107)

Summary Socialism in much in the news. At first glance, it might sound appealing. Needs driven by inequality will be erased. Everyone gets what they want, and no one is the worse for it. How does socialism stand up to …

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Feb. 20, 2019

Life is Hard–As it Should Be (EP.106)

Summary Life is indeed hard, and it is correctly designed to be that way. As soon as we get that, life becomes dramatically more manageable. And we then have a chance to lead our best lives. Those who cry foul, …

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Feb. 16, 2019

Celebrity Opinions & Praise For Liam Neeson (EP.105)

Summary The term “celebrity opinions” is neither an oxymoron, nor is it a signal that we are about to hear the truth. “Expert opinion” is different. A celebrity is clearly qualified to give an expert opinion in their sport or...

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Feb. 13, 2019

Green New Deal and the Man From India (EP.104)

Summary Have you heard about the man from India who plans to sue his parents for being born without his permission? The remedy he seeks is lifetime financial support. Everyone sees this man, Raphael Samuel , as somewhere betw...

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Feb. 9, 2019

Northam? “Off With His Head!” (EP.103)

Summary Ralph Northam, Governor of Virginia, should resign. But not for the reasons that most people are citing–the outrageous photo on his medical school yearbook page showing youths, one in blackface and the other in full K...

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Feb. 6, 2019

Love Letter to America (EP.102)

Summary The Declaration of Independence in 1776 (Revolution 1.0) was the Founders’ Love Letter to America. Revolution 2.0™ is mine. Dr. Martin Luther King called the Declaration’s breakthrough vision for a new nation “a promi...

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Feb. 2, 2019

“Housing is A Human Right!” (EP.101)

Summary We are being told by a growing crowd that health care and housing are human rights. “Human rights” being another way of saying “should be provided by taxpayers.” Given that in most cases people can live longer without...

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Jan. 30, 2019

Expensive Now? Wait Until It’s Free! (EP.100)

Summary If you think that healthcare and higher education are expensive now, wait until they are free. When people pay for goods or services with their own money, they are price sensitive, and shop carefully, balancing their ...

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Jan. 26, 2019

Concentration Camps and Identity Politics (EP. 99)

Summary Identity politics is quickly becoming a dangerous trend. It is bad enough when we do it to ourselves, for example, “I am Asian, therefore I will vote for Asian candidates because only they will have my best interests ...

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Jan. 23, 2019

Abortion and the March for Life (EP.98)

Summary This is a highly controversial subject, but it should not be. Using simple common sense, it becomes so very clear cut. In the United States alone, we perform over one million–one million–abortions each and every year....

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Jan. 19, 2019

2016 Election: Rutabaga or Turnip? (EP.97)

Summary Don’t like this choice? How about a choice between leftover cube steak and a bunless hot dog? This is how about a third of the electorate saw the 2016 Presidential choice. In round numbers, about a third hated DJT, …

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