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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 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? Episode 57: Millions of ObamaCare Broken Promises

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...

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 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