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Episode 228: Why I Couldn’t Think Of What To Talk About

9/17/2018
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I can usually figure out what I want to say pretty early in the week, but this week I just couldn't get excited about any particular topic. This time out, my thoughts on not having a topic. Related posts:Episode 218: Blacklisted by a Red Hen / ACLU Cools to Civil Liberties / SCOTUS Rules Against Coerced Speech Episode 195: More Religious Tests / Bernie’s Medicare For All Episode 37: The Boston Blame Game, and the Media Ignore Gosnell’s Little Abortion Shop of Horrors

Duration:00:09:49

Episode 227: Studies You May Not Have Heard About

9/10/2018
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This time out, I'm covering 2 studies, the results of which you probably have not heard about. (You'll understand why.) Related posts:Episode 210: Good News on School Shootings / Bad News on Women’s Safety Episode 192: The Transgender Suicide Epidemic Episode 109: On My 3rd Birthday, Considering a Liberal Utopia

Duration:00:09:33

Episode 226: US Cuts Carbon Emissions Without Paris / (Gender) Words Mean Things

9/3/2018
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The US cut CO2 emissions without needing to sign a piece of paper. With 70+ "genders", do those words mean anything anymore? Related posts:Episode 134: The “Gig Economy” Proves the Free Market, and Ravi Zacharias on Sexual Orientation vs Gender Episode 108: Jenner’s Gender; Genetics and Psychology Episode 181: Cuts to Sex-Ed in Schools, and A New Religious Test for Government Work

Duration:00:09:53

Episode 225: Idealism vs Reality

8/27/2018
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Idealism. It’s a good thing. We all need some. Whether about ourselves or our world, it’s a necessary part of our society. But is all idealism good, or can it be frustrating, even dangerous, if it's unrelated to reality. Related posts:Episode 83: “Name That Quote”, and Modifying Climate Reality Instead Of Models Episode 126: Civil Rights Act Updated, and the Tyshawn Lee Shooting Episode 109: On My 3rd Birthday, Considering a Liberal Utopia

Duration:00:10:03

Episode 224: Border Security / Being Skeptical of Scientists / UBI Fail

8/20/2018
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CBS covers border security concerns, why is the Right skeptical of science, and a universal basic income failure. Related posts:Episode 109: On My 3rd Birthday, Considering a Liberal Utopia Episode 187: Clooney Comes Back, and State Solvency Episode 220: Plastic Pollution / Minimum Wage Hurts the Disabled / Environmentalists vs the Planet

Duration:00:09:35

Episode 223: Evangelical Support for Trump / Venezuela Wakes Up / Poetry (Yes, Really)

8/13/2018
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Have Evangelicals "sold their souls" to Trump? And it sounds like Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro is finally waking up to the fact that socialism has destroyed his country. Related posts:Episode 122: Evolution Problems, and Venezuela Raises Its Minimum Wage (Again) Episode 117: A New Religious Test, the Cause of the Housing Market Crash, and Another Drive-by Graphic Episode 216: Jack Phillips Wins, Sort Of / A List of Trump Wins

Duration:00:07:51

Episode 222: A New Look at Flint / Proving Marijuana’s Health Benefits

7/30/2018
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A new look at the Flint water crisis, and proving marijuana's health benefits. Related posts:Episode 135: The Flint Blame Game, and Defending Caitlyn Jenner Episode 140: Reconsidering the Flint Water Crisis, and the College Cost Fairy Tale Episode 96: Extending Unemployment Benefits Extends Unemployment, and Presidential Memoranda

Duration:00:08:40

Episode 221: Uber-discrimination / Universal Basic Income / Trump’s Helsinki Presser

7/23/2018
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More discrimination against Republicans, Universal Basic Income, and Trump's Helsinki press conference.. Related posts:Episode 224: Border Security / Being Skeptical of Scientists / UBI Fail Episode 34: A Run on the Banks, Democrats Remember How To Create a Budget, and Slate Readers Learn of Media Bias Episode 137: Do Political Parties Matter for Local Issues?

Duration:00:09:30

Episode 220: Plastic Pollution / Minimum Wage Hurts the Disabled / Environmentalists vs the Planet

7/16/2018
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Who dumps the most plastic in the ocean? Who is being hurt by Ontario's minimum wage hike? Who takes better care of the environment; Global warming believers or skeptics? The answers may surprise you. Related posts:Episode 31: Raising the Minimum Wage Won’t Help Much, and Could Actually Make Things Worse Episode 35: Senator Suggests $22 per Hour Minimum Wage, Gun Permit Applications Are Up, and Democrats Against a Balanced Budget Episode 104: Gravity Payments CEO Weighs In On the Minimum Wage

Duration:00:09:17

Episode 219: The Power You Grab Will Be Used Against You

7/9/2018
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With the retirement of Supreme court Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Left in this country has been very downcast, and understandably so. But today I want to talk about 2 reasons why this should never have been the case. Related posts:Episode 112: The Supreme Court Decrees Same-Sex Marriage to be the Law of the Land Episode 47: A Look at the Supreme Court Rulings; Voting Rights Act, Defense of Marriage Act, and California’s Proposition 8 Episode 216: Jack Phillips Wins, Sort Of / A List of Trump...

Duration:00:10:04

Episode 218: Blacklisted by a Red Hen / ACLU Cools to Civil Liberties / SCOTUS Rules Against Coerced Speech

7/2/2018
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Blacklisted by a Red Hen / ACLU Cools to Civil Liberties / SCOTUS Rules Against Coerced Speech Related posts:Episode 113: Lessons From the Greek Tragedy, and the ACLU Not Cool With Civil Liberties Episode 73: The Freedom of Speech; Culturally and Legally Episode 196: Is There a Time and a Place for Free Speech?

Duration:00:09:23

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 227: Studies You May Not Have Heard About Episode 210: Good News on School Shootings / Bad News on Women’s Safety

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 202: Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop vs Freedom of Conscience Episode 102: Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act Episode 73: The Freedom of Speech; Culturally and Legally

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 210: Good News on School Shootings / Bad News on Women’s Safety

3/26/2018
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Good news on school shootings, but bad news on women's safety. Related posts:Episode 26: An Effective, Time-Tested Solution to School Shootings Episode 227: Studies You May Not Have Heard About Episode 217: Florida Fails / Track Meets / 4-year-old Calling the Shots

Duration:00:09:45

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