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Episode 217: Florida Fails / Track Meets / 4-year-old Calling the Shots

6/18/2018
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Florida stopped doing gun background checks for a year, kids in Connecticut are breaking track records, and 4-year-olds are in charge in a new movie. Related posts:Episode 172: The North Carolina Boycott 1 Year On and Transgender Accommodations Episode 109: On My 3rd Birthday, Considering a Liberal Utopia Episode 139: The North Carolina “Bathroom Bill”, and Paying Your Fair Share

Duration:00:09:43

Episode 216: Jack Phillips Wins, Sort Of / A List of Trump Wins

6/11/2018
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Jack Phillips wins at the Supreme Court, Trump releases 60 promises kept, and Bill Clinton is still playing victim. Related posts:Episode 202: Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop vs Freedom of Conscience Episode 138: What the Defeat of the Georgia Religious Freedom Bill Means For the Country Episode 76: Brendan and the Benhams; The Intolerant “Tolerance Police” Claim Their Next Victim

Duration:00:09:31

Episode 215: Why Socialism Fails / Why Unemployment Stats Are Misleading

6/4/2018
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This time out, I tackle a couple of "why" questions. These are things I've asserted in the past, but here are some of the reasons they are true. Related posts:Episode 96: Extending Unemployment Benefits Extends Unemployment, and Presidential Memoranda Episode 129: Racism in Oregon, and Democrat vs Socialist Episode 34: A Run on the Banks, Democrats Remember How To Create a Budget, and Slate Readers Learn of Media Bias

Duration:00:10:03

Episode 214: Freedom of Speech & Religion vs Freedom From Discrimination

5/28/2018
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A Manhattan court recently ruled that a bar could refuse to serve someone wearing a MAGA hat. I agree with that ruling. Why I agree, and the difference between freedom of speech and freedom from discrimination, is what I talk about this episode. Related posts:Episode 102: Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act Episode 73: The Freedom of Speech; Culturally and Legally Episode 138: What the Defeat of the Georgia Religious Freedom Bill Means For the Country

Duration:00:08:28

Episode 213: Alfie Evans Off Life Support / States Running Out of Money

4/30/2018
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Alfie Evans has lost his case against the British National Health "Service" and was given a death sentence. Also, states are running out of money because of 2 large line items in their budgets. Related posts:Episode 203: Playing Catch-up / Net Neutrality / Israel’s Capital / Alfie Evans / Russia Collusion Episode 79: A Human Rights Question, and More Money for the VA and Medicare Episode 14: Comparing Economic Plans in Real Life, and Dissolving the Federal Government

Duration:00:09:04

Episode 212: IRS Payout / Towns Banning Guns / Knife Control (Really)

4/16/2018
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The IRS pays a penalty (after the damage is done), some towns are banning guns, and some cities are enacting knife control. Related posts:Episode 68: An “Interv” with Dale Franks Episode 120: The Guns of Oregon Episode 81: Seeing What Works and What Doesn’t – State Economies, Gun Control, and Health Care

Duration:00:09:37

Episode 211: Guest Commentary by William Campbell; Confirmation Bias and Blind Spots

4/9/2018
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William Campbell of one of my favorite podcasts, Challenging Opinions, laid out the case that both sides use the same kinds of arguments to their advantage, and how it is done. Related posts:Episode 124: “Diversity” on the Left, and Immoderate Moderators Episode 169: Rediscovering “Loyal Opposition”, and a Refugee Order You May Have Missed Episode 125: The Paris Terror Attacks

Duration:00:14:23

Episode 209: Revisiting Martin Shkreli / Listener Feedback: Is ObamaCare Forever?

3/19/2018
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An update on the Martin Shkreli case, and a listener tries to lift my spirits about the repeal of ObamaCare. Related posts:Episode 50: ObamaCare Proponents Want Exemptions, Capitalism Saving Detroit, and Judge Mandates Same-Sex Marriage in Ohio Episode 5: A Closer Look at ObamaCare and the Supreme Court Ruling Episode 123: A Win For the Free Market, and a (Sort Of) Win For Religious Freedom

Duration:00:09:59

Going on Hiatus

12/4/2017
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An explanation of why I'm going on hiatus for a time. Related posts:Sorry For the Delay Very Nice Review for “Consider This!” New YouTube Channel!

Duration:00:01:43

Episode 201: The Sutherland Springs Shooting – Was it Terrorism?

11/20/2017
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The church shooting in Texas; was it terrorism, what failed, and where we go from here. That's the topic this episode. We keep coming to these questions after mass shootings, but this particular one has some stark answers. Related posts:Episode 127: The Consequences of Painting With a Broad Brush; the Colorado Springs Shooting Episode 128: Equal Rights and Special Rights, and the San Bernardino Shooting Episode 197: Can You Legislate Away Evil? The Las Vegas Shooting

Duration:00:09:57

Episode 200: Interview With DJ McGuire on Switching Parties / Listener Feedback

10/30/2017
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It's here; episode 200! I have an interview with D. J. McGuire, who has moved from being a conservative Republican to a conservative Democrat. Plus listener feedback. Related posts:Episode 20: When Government Reneges, Passing on Our Debt, and Caring For “The Least of These” Episode 136: Interview with Erick Erickson, Author of “You Will Be Made to Care” Episode 195: More Religious Tests / Bernie’s Medicare For All

Duration:00:56:22

Episode 199: Harvey Weinstein / UK’s Medical Crisis

10/23/2017
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Hollywood was shaken up with allegations of the sexual harassment of Harvey Weinstein. And wait times for health care in the UK hit 9-year highs. Related posts:Episode 7: Voter ID, Canadian Health Care, and Bankrupt Cities Episode 140: Reconsidering the Flint Water Crisis, and the College Cost Fairy Tale Episode 43: The Boy Scouts Policy Change, and the ObamaCare ID Card

Duration:00:07:31

Episode 198: Pass The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

10/16/2017
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The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is supported by 74% of Americans, and 77% of women. It needs to pass the Senate. Related posts:Episode 95: The State of the State of the Union Address, Extreme Circumstances for Abortion, and How Harvard Hates Its Own Health Care Episode 13: The Life of the Mother, and Normalizing Pedophilia Episode 151: Abortion; Why the Supreme Court (and a Vote Against Democrats) Matters

Duration:00:09:10

Episode 197: Can You Legislate Away Evil? The Las Vegas Shooting

10/9/2017
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Gun homicides are going down. Maybe there's a moral component to the Las Vegas shooting that so many people would rather ignore. Related posts:Episode 128: Equal Rights and Special Rights, and the San Bernardino Shooting Episode 127: The Consequences of Painting With a Broad Brush; the Colorado Springs Shooting Episode 26: An Effective, Time-Tested Solution to School Shootings

Duration:00:09:48

Episode 196: Is There a Time and a Place for Free Speech?

10/2/2017
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Can the way you express yourself wind up being counter-productive to your reason for speaking? Related posts:Episode 176: Paying No Federal Taxes, Bastions of “Free Speech”, and Normalizing Euthanasia Episode 73: The Freedom of Speech; Culturally and Legally Episode 15: Decoding DC, Romney’s Taxes, and Some Speech is More Free Than Others

Duration:00:10:04

Episode 195: More Religious Tests / Bernie’s Medicare For All

9/18/2017
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More examples of Democrats applying a religious test to nominees, and why Berne's "Medicare for all" idea is a bad idea. Related posts:Episode 79: A Human Rights Question, and More Money for the VA and Medicare Episode 181: Cuts to Sex-Ed in Schools, and A New Religious Test for Government Work Episode 78: A Unique Lawsuit Against ObamaCare, and the Source of the VA’s Troubles

Duration:00:09:22

Episode 193: What Are You Thinking, Really?

9/4/2017
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I’ve been noticing a particular debate tactic lately that, once used, allows the user to claim victory based on nothing other than their claim. Related posts:Episode 126: Civil Rights Act Updated, and the Tyshawn Lee Shooting Episode 188: Berkeley Disinvites a Surprising Speaker Episode 99: Call It “Islamic Extremism”, and Collegian Scott Walker

Duration:00:09:35

Episode 192: The Transgender Suicide Epidemic

8/28/2017
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If there was a group of people whose suicide rate was 10 times that of the population in general, what would you do about it? Related posts:Episode 153: What Activists (and the Media That Cover Them) Get Wrong About Human Sexuality Episode 108: Jenner’s Gender; Genetics and Psychology Episode 191: Charlottesville / Eliminating Downs Syndrome / The Right to Serve

Duration:00:09:32

Episode 191: Charlottesville / Eliminating Downs Syndrome / The Right to Serve

8/21/2017
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The Nazis are restless, eliminating Downs Syndrome (literally), and the "right" to serve in the military. Related posts:Episode 139: The North Carolina “Bathroom Bill”, and Paying Your Fair Share Episode 115: Listener Feedback on the Confederate Flag and Businesses Deciding Who They’ll Serve Episode 177: The March for “Settled Science”, and Repeal and Rename of ObamaCare

Duration:00:09:00

Episode 190: How Subverting the Free Market Brings Us Corporate Behemoths

8/14/2017
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My feedback to the Congressional Dish podcast, regarding how the government has subverted the free market and brought us behemoths like AT&T. Related posts:Episode 123: A Win For the Free Market, and a (Sort Of) Win For Religious Freedom Episode 134: The “Gig Economy” Proves the Free Market, and Ravi Zacharias on Sexual Orientation vs Gender Episode 50: ObamaCare Proponents Want Exemptions, Capitalism Saving Detroit, and Judge Mandates Same-Sex Marriage in Ohio

Duration:00:10:03