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In this day and age of polarizing, conservative vs. liberal politics, the Moderate Podcast is for those trying to meet in the middle. Facebook Twitter Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/support
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In this day and age of polarizing, conservative vs. liberal politics, the Moderate Podcast is for those trying to meet in the middle. Facebook Twitter Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/support

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Episodes

Episode 41 - Impeachment, Part 1

5/17/2019
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This week, I begin a three-part series in looking at impeachment (or, in one case, almost impeachment). The similarities we are seeing in today's political climate are striking to things we have seen in our history. In part 1, I talk about what led to the impeachment of our Seventeenth President, Andrew Johnson. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message

Duration:00:31:02

Episode 40 - STILL Nothing Has Changed

5/5/2019
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I'm back after a few weeks off talking about "poor shaming" and the Mueller Report. As we found from the Barr summary of the report, people's minds still aren't changing: if you supported Trump, you probably haven't read it and, therefore, your mind hasn't changed. If you don't support him, you still don't. The sad part is that the report actually shows how involved Trump was and all the measures he took to try and kill, limit, or interfere with the investigation, which is curious since the...

Duration:01:06:41

Episode 39 - Quick Takes

4/14/2019
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This week, I've got a little bit of everything. We hit some interesting stories, talk a bit about the request for Trump's tax returns, and look at what the right thinks is a big hit but is more likely a major dud. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message

Duration:00:39:51

Episode 38 - Don't Screw it Up

4/5/2019
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It looks like the Democrats are really doing their best to re-elected Donald Trump, by having way too many people running and sabotaging their best chance at victory. Also, not so fast on those Mueller Report conclusions! All that, this week on the Moderate Podcast! This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message

Duration:00:39:37

Episode 37 - Nothing's Changed

3/31/2019
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This week on the show, the theme is nothing has changed. Charter schools still are allowed to bilk the California taxpayer, and the Mueller Report's release has done nothing to put a close to that "Russia thing". This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message

Duration:00:34:39

Episode 36 - CalPERS and the Pension Problem

3/22/2019
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This week, I take a deep dive into what created the pension hole in California (though it is not as big as some would like you to believe). This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message

Duration:00:50:41

Episode 35 - College Scandal

3/16/2019
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Of course we talk about that whole rich people college scandal, as I'm sure many other shows. Hopefully you find we will come at it from a slightly different angle. I also touched upon the latest entry into the Democratic primary and the "testicular bill of rights" legislation in Georgia. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message

Duration:00:35:41

Episode 34 - Disasters, Democrats & Whitesplaining

3/8/2019
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This week, I talk about accusations of how disasters are handled based on political leanings, the Democratic nomination field, and the "epidemic" of "whitesplaining". This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message

Duration:00:38:51

Episode 33 - The Subprime Mortgage Crisis

3/2/2019
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This week, I take a break from the current news and look back at the subprime mortgage crisis, which led to the Great Recession. I talk about the things that lead up to the crisis, and how we didn't learn from history and, sadly, might still repeat history in the future. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message

Duration:00:40:15

Episode 32 - I Can't Stay on Task

2/22/2019
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I meant to get to a lot more than I did this week, but I kept going on tangents and spent more time talking about some things than I had expected. This week, I touch on more Amazon stuff (their pullout from NYC and their tax bill), Mueller vs. Trump, and a couple of other tidbits. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message

Duration:00:39:46

Episode 31 - Inconsistencies

2/16/2019
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This week, I talk about various inconsistencies on various issues such as gun control and abortion, the death of Payless Shoes, Amazon's decision not to locate in NYC, and the deal to avoid another government shutdown with a side of national emergency and subsequent lawsuits. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message

Duration:00:42:15

Episode 30 - All Over the Map

2/8/2019
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This week, I am kind of all over the place as I talk about Trump and the Mueller investigation, how well AOC's Green New Deal Resolution went over, and the political mess in Virginia. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message

Duration:00:37:06

Episode 29 - Local Talk

2/2/2019
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This week, I talk about local government. I get into the lawsuit that California Governor Gavin Newsom filed against the City of Huntington Beach. Also, I talk about the 2019 Financial State of the Cities report from Truth in Accounting. How much "truth" is there to their accounting? Listen to find out! (Hint: This week, liberals nor conservatives are safe this week...) This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message

Duration:00:33:44

Episode 28 - The End is Near

1/25/2019
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The government shutdown appears to be ending. But is the re-opening only temporary? And is there a better way to deal with immigration? Also, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez predicts that the world will end in 12 years. Do I give "zero" f---s? This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message

Duration:00:29:16

Episode 27 - Quick Takes

1/18/2019
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It's a quick takes episode! This week, I follow up on a couple of points from last week's show, the LAUSD teachers' strike, an update on the shutdown and the peeing contest between Trump and Pelosi, what Trump really meant about Mexico paying for the wall, and the new "controversial" Gillette commercial. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message

Duration:00:37:24

Episode 26 - Trump's New Equivalent

1/11/2019
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This week, I discuss the APA's take on "traditional masculinity," Trump's first Oval Office address, and the lofty goal that was discussed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on 60 Minutes. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message

Duration:00:37:50

Episode 25 - The "Blue Wave" Cometh

1/4/2019
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In the first episode of 2019, I get into what I think will happen with the government shutdown, why moderate politics is really the prevailing political philosophy but won't take hold, as well as some other news and notes, including a tribute to the late, great "Mean" Gene Okerlund. Happy New Year! This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message

Duration:00:35:57

Episode 24 - Christmas Eve at the Davis House

12/24/2018
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First we have some business as I follow up on the previous episode regarding charter schools and I cover some of the new California laws coming January 1. Then, it gets fun with interviews with all three of my kids! This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message

Duration:00:37:03

Episode 23 - Charter $chool$

12/21/2018
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I know it's been a month...it's just been a crazy busy time! Today, I talk about an online charter school in Arizona who's CEO is raking in the cash. I also talk about a highly successful charter school that my kids used to attend and how it all came tumbling down. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message

Duration:00:38:49

Episode 22 - Quick Takes Thanksgiving Edition

11/21/2018
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I get into a bunch of different issues this week, including a Twitter debate on "voter fraud", Trump firing Jeff Sessions, Trump vs. Jim Acosta, Ivanka Trump's e-mails, and the wild fires. Happy Thanksgiving! This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message

Duration:00:42:11