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Jonathans Verdicts

News & Politics Podcasts

Jonathan’s Verdicts is a collection of my takes on news of the day and/or relevant topics.

Jonathan’s Verdicts is a collection of my takes on news of the day and/or relevant topics.

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United States

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Jonathan’s Verdicts is a collection of my takes on news of the day and/or relevant topics.

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English


Episodes

House Progressives Could Choose the Speaker

12/20/2020
The verdict for this episode is: since they are Democrats, House progressives will not use the power they have. In this episode, I discuss how House progressives could remove Pelosi choose the next speaker, and get real benefits for using their power to choose the next speaker. I also discuss why this option is much better than forcing a vote on Medicare for All.

Duration:00:08:28

The Left Needs a McConnell

12/10/2020
The verdict for this episode is: no one in Congress is really fighting for the people. In this episode, I discuss how no one on the left fights with the skill and determination as McConnell. Yes, he is unethical and immoral. But he delivers for the wealthy and corporations way better than anyone thinks of delivering for the people.

Duration:00:08:50

Unity is a Tool of Oppression

11/28/2020
The verdict for this episode is: unity will not result in change. In this episode, I discuss how Biden's focus on unity is promoting the status quo, refusing to change, and upholding systemic oppression.

Duration:00:09:36

Predicting the 2020 Election

11/3/2020
The verdict for this episode is: Biden will win, but will he win? In this episode, I make all kinds of predictions related to the 2020 election and explain my reasoning for those predictions.

Duration:00:20:00

Democrats Should Pack the Supreme Court

10/13/2020
The verdict for this episode is: I now support packing the Supreme Court. In this episode, I discuss the historical support for court packing, and I propose a constitutional amendment.

Duration:00:12:49

You Won’t Push Biden Left

9/20/2020
The verdict for this episode is: be honest about why you're voting for Biden. In this episode, I discuss those who say they are voting because they want to remove Trump, but who are promising to move Biden to the left.

Duration:00:04:37

I Don’t Have a Reason

9/18/2020
The verdict for this episode is: if I had one or two reasons, I would vote for Biden. In this episode, I discuss the fact that Biden and I agree on no important policy issues. Since we don't, I don't have a reason to vote for him.

Duration:00:09:06

Why I Hate Joe Biden

9/2/2020
The verdict for this episode is: I really hate Joe Biden. In this episode, I discuss how Biden's Keep America Great website helped me figure out why I hate him.

Duration:00:08:53

Athletes Will not Lead Social Change

8/31/2020
The verdict for this episode is: police buy sneakers too. In this episode, I discuss the recent NBA players decision to skip some games and why it's not that important. By discussing their commitment to capitalism, I show how NBA players cannot lead social change.

Duration:00:07:30

I Don’t Agree With UBI

7/13/2020
The verdict for this episode is: UBI is too simplistic to work. While I understand a universal basic income is needed during the pandemic, it is not an equitable solution to our long-term economic discrimination. In this episode, I discuss some of the reasons why.

Duration:00:16:15

Voting Blue is a Waste of Time

5/31/2020
The verdict for this episode is: the aftermath of George Floyd's murder shows why voting blue is a waste of time. In this episode, I show how the response to George Floyd's murder by Democratic politicians demonstrates why voting blue is a waste of time.

Duration:00:11:12

Karen Controls Politics

5/26/2020
The verdict for this episode is: the political parties only care about Karen. In this episode, I use Biden's recent comments about black voters and the House bill to show how the Democratic Party only cares about Karen.

Duration:00:11:49

Democrats Want Meghan McCain’s Vote More Than Mine

4/26/2020
The verdict for this episode is: Democrats care more about politics and power than people. I discuss the lack of real opposition to the Electoral College, Biden's support of people voting during a pandemic, Pelosi's disinterest in providing oversight of the money being spent by the Treasury, how little Congress has done for people, and the reality that only AOC voted against the last bill.

Duration:00:27:20

Never Biden

4/18/2020
The verdict for this episode is: coronavirus has shown why Biden is a terrible candidate. In this episode I discuss a number of the ways coronavirus has shown the weakness of Biden's proposals and the failures of his record.

Duration:00:15:22

All About Coronavirus

4/7/2020
The verdict for this episode is: I won't discuss politics or the economy in this episode. I almost got through the episode honoring its verdict, but I slipped up in the last minute. While acknowledging I was speculating, I discussed the potential waves of virus and what the next year or more could look like.

Duration:00:18:28

Coronavirus and the Economy

3/22/2020
The verdict for this episode is: none of the plans proposed in Congress are good enough. In this episode, I discuss ways to get government assistance to those most needing it during the pandemic. Specifically, I address getting cash to people who really need it, health care for everyone, rent and mortgage relief, student loan assistance, and more.

Duration:00:23:59

Joe Biden is Worse Than Joe Rogan

3/17/2020
The verdict for this episode is: Joe Rogan says terrible things. Joe Biden destroys lives. In this episode, I demonstrate how Biden voted against a woman's right to choose, voted to discriminate against same-sex couples, regularly voted with Wall Street and against the American people, and lied about his record.

Duration:00:30:36

Coronavirus and Politics

3/13/2020
The verdict for this episode is: Congress has once again failed the American people. In this episode, I discuss how the bill being sold by Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats fails America. Topics covered include: the tying of benefits to inadequate testing; cutting people's pay because they need to care for someone who is sick; and the bill's failure to address predictable shortcomings in available hospital beds and medical equipment.

Duration:00:15:16

Thoughts After Super Tuesday

3/4/2020
The verdict for this episode is: Bernie can still win. In this episode, I admit my thoughts on South Carolina's impact were off, I demonstrate how the race is far closer than the media wants you to believe, I talk about Biden's endorsements, and Warren's campaign.

Duration:00:17:57

Biden’s Victory Doesn’t Matter

3/1/2020
The verdict for this episode is: when we go to bed on Tuesday, no one will be talking about South Carolina. In this episode, I discuss Biden's small coalition, Bernie Sanders's wide, diverse coalition, and demonstrate how South Carolina is not an indication of what is to come.

Duration:00:12:03