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Ep. 126 - What Conservatives Are Saying About Trump's Guilty Verdict

6/11/2024
This week, we look at Trump's guilty verdict and what conservatives and Republicans are saying about it. Spoiler alert, it's mostly insane conspiracy theories. If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode: Epoch Times’ CFO charged with money launderingWisconsin AG Josh Kaul has filed felony charges related to fake elector schemeIsrael's operation in Rafah doesn't cross US red lines - White HouseBiden calls for deal between Israel and HamasCongress Invites Netanyahu for U.S. AddressHunter Biden’s Trial BeginsBiden goes full Trump on the borderMarjorie Taylor Greene Gave A Bizarre Animal Testing Rant Against Fauci. Here’s The Truth.VP hopeful Tim Scott said on CNN that our courts are “hunting Republicans”Trump Is Desperate for Miriam Adelson's Cash. Her Condition: West Bank AnnexationTrump’s felony conviction has hurt him in the pollsNew Yahoo News/YouGov poll: After Trump felony conviction, Biden leads for 1st time in months — but not by much

Duration:01:09:11

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Ep. 125 - Did Joe Biden Try to Assassinate Donald Trump?

5/28/2024
This week, we dive into all the wild chaos of the new Republican conspiracy theory accusing Joe Biden of planning an assassination attempt on Donald Trump. We also discuss the latest Supreme Court updates, why gamers suck, and more! If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode: Alito Flag ChaosSupreme Court rules in South Carolina gerrymandering caseBoth sides rest in hush money trial, will resume with closing arguments on TuesdayUnified reich adNikki Haley says she will vote for TrumpICJ orders Israel to halt offensive in RafahPlayStation Offers Refunds for Stellar Blade if Claimed as "False Advertisement"Remake of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door restores trans identity of beloved characterWho Was Yasuke, Japan’s First Black Samurai?How the right-wing echo chamber constructed a Biden assassination plot against TrumpAnatomy of MAGA Conspiracy of Assassination Attempt Against Trump: What It Tells Us“Don’t Buy the B.S.”: The FBI’s Excuse for Why It Approved “Lethal Force” in the Mar-a-Lago Raid Is AbsurdTrump Fundraising Email

Duration:01:05:52

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Ep. 124 - Is the Election Jover?

5/21/2024
This week, we take a hard look at the recent New York Times/Siena poll in key battleground states and what that means for November. We also discuss UW-Milwaukee making a deal with its student protesters, the upcoming presidential debates, the stupid things the Chiefs kicker said, and more! If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode: UW-Milwaukee Deal with Student ProtestersJewish groups, Rothman condemn UWM deal with pro-Palestinian protestersUW System President Jay Rotham’s TweetsChiefs kicker Harrison Butker gives 20 minute hate filled commencement speech at Catholic universityNew polls released by the New York Times are not encouragingBiden’s polling denial: Why he doesn't believe he's behind

Duration:01:09:18

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Ep. 123 - Why Aren't More People Talking About Wage Theft?

5/14/2024
This week, we discuss the type of theft costing Americans nearly $50 billion a year... wage theft. We also give updates on what's happening in Palestine, Trump's trial, Kristi Noem's failed media tour, and more! If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode: US Report on Israel war crimes in Gaza has been delayed indefinitelyIn Holocaust remembrance, Biden condemns antisemitism sparked by college protests and Gaza warBiden to halt some arms supplies if Israel invades RafahReaction to US decision to pause weapons shipment to IsraelHouse GOP drafting Biden impeachment articles over Israel aid cutoff threatTrump appointed judge Aileen Cannon has postponed the trial indefinitelyTrump found in contempt of court again for 10th gag order violationKristi Noem shoots herself in the foot again with bookRFK Jr. claims a doctor told him a worm ate part of his brain, reports New York TimesBritt Cooper Gets Angry Because She Wasn’t Allowed in Boy ScoutsWage theft often goes unpunished despite state systems meant to combat itProvidence to pay $200M for illegal timekeeping and break practicesProvidence Catholic health care system to pay more than $200 million for unpaid wagesEmployers steal billions from workers’ paychecks each yearWage theft and life expectancy inequities in the United States: a simulation studyWage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act Fact Sheet

Duration:01:06:40

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Ep. 122 - Radical Student Protests Throughout History

5/7/2024
This week, we take another look at the current campus protests around the country and how they compare to student protests throughout our history. We also discuss Kristi Noem killing puppies, Trump held in contempt of court, and more! If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode: Politicians and dog experts vilify South Dakota governor after she writes about killing her dogTrump held in contempt for violating gag order in "hush money" trialTrump Says States Might Monitor Pregnant WomenHouse Democrats pledge to save Republican speaker Mike JohnsonChristian lawmaker says teachers should be allowed to hit students with disabilitiesState Sen. Shane Jett argues FOR child abuseRiot police and over 2,000 arrests: A look at 2 weeks of campus protestsHouse passes bill to expand definition of antisemitism amid growing campus protests over Gaza warHolocaust Remembrance Alliance: Working definition of antisemitismJames Lindsay rants on Twitter about student protestsPBS: Protests and BacklashA Turning Point: Six Stories from the DOW Chemical Campus Protests1970 News Article: Campus Unrest Linked to DrugsStudents Cut Class To Protest WarRallying Against-and Sometimes for-War in IraqMIT community members rally to protest Iraq warStudent protest is part of a nationwide action on college campusesA NATION AT WAR: THE NEWS MEDIA; Cable's War Coverage Suggests a New 'Fox Effect' on Television JournalismFox News Defends It’s Patriotic CoverageProtests Seen as Harming Civil Rights Movement in the '60sThe Gallup Brain: War and Peace Protests

Duration:01:00:20

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Ep. 121 - WTF is DEI?

5/1/2024
This week, we take an honest look at DEI. We also look at the start of Trump's hush-money trial, more Trump allies being indicted in Arizona, and more! If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode: Trump hush money criminal trial has begunArizona indicts 18 in election interference case, including Giuliani and MeadowsPro-Palestinian protests are spreading through college campusesTikTok bill is signed into lawTucker Carlson debates evolution with man-ape Joe RoganCharlamagne Tha God Has An Issue With DEI | The Daily ShowElon and Bill Ackman’s Tweets about DEIThe difference between being "not racist" and antiracist | Ibram X. KendiUniversity of Michigan Office of DEIAmerica First Legal Bragging About All Their DEI ComplaintsIowa universities to shutter DEI programs, increase civics educationWhy Diversity Programs Fail and What Works BetterAs DEI gets more divisive, companies are ditching their teamsNIH: Diversity Training Goals, Limitations, and Promise: A Review of the Multidisciplinary LiteratureA systematic review of diversity, equity, and inclusion and antiracism training studies: Findings and future directionsA Meta-Analytical Integration of Over 40 Years of Research on Diversity Training Evaluation Understanding advantaged groups' opposition to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) policies: The role of perceived threatPrejudice Reduction: Progress and Challenges

Duration:01:14:15

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Ep. 120 - Has NPR Become Woke Propaganda?

4/17/2024
This week, we discuss the recent buzz over NPR Senior Editor Uri Berliner's article about the news agency becoming too left-wing. We also talk about Biden's recent student debt relief plan, the Arizona Supreme Court banning abortions in the state, and more. If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode: Biden Unveils New Student Debt Relief Plan While in WisconsinThe Arizona Supreme Court allows a near-total abortion ban to take effect soonUS Senate candidate Eric Hovde questions whether nursing home residents should voteConservatives attack NPR for being “woke propaganda”I’ve Been at NPR for 25 Years. Here’s How We Lost America’s Trust.NYP article author did not want to put byline on article because of the article’s lack of credibilityGiuliani gave Hunter Biden story to New York Post because 'nobody else would take it' at face valueFox News passed up chance to run Hunter Biden email story amid credibility concerns, reports sayAnalysis: Questionable 'N.Y. Post' Scoop Driven By Ex-Hannity Producer And GiulianiA Critical Analysis of the Evidence for the SARS-CoV-2 Origin HypothesesHow long before the brave NPR editor exposing the woke broadcaster gets shown the door?It took 'courage' for NPR editor to speak out: Vivek RamaswamyNPR defends its journalism after senior editor says it has lost the public's trust

Duration:01:01:28

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Ep. 119 - Wisconsin Sends a Message to Biden

4/10/2024
This week, we discuss Wisconsin's latest election, and what that means for Biden come November. We also cover the latest conspiracies surrounding the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse, Elon Musk being a total hypocrite again, and more. If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode: The Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse was caused by DEIMusk lawsuit to silence the Center for Countering Digital Hate’s reporting on the increased presence and boosting of hate speech on twitter has been thrown outDonald Trump Trial Bond UpdateTrump's Truth Social loses $4 billion in value in one week, while revealing wider lossTrump is suing the co-founders of Truth Social in an attempt to take their stockNBC reverses decision to hire Ronna McDaniel after on-air backlashFox News: Biden made Easter TransListen to WisconsinUpfront interview with Heba MohammedSpring Election Results: 5 Reasons Wisconsin Conservatives Should Celebrate538 Wisconsin Polls

Duration:01:05:59

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Ep. 118 - Elon Musk's Broken Brain

3/26/2024
This week, we discuss Don Lemon's interview with Elon Musk and all the insane things Elon has been recently pushing online. We also talk about Trump's bond troubles, election fraud in Milwaukee, Candace Owens being fired from the Daily Wire, and more! If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode: Here's what happens if Trump can't pay his $454 million bondJury finds former Milwaukee election official guilty of election fraudDOJ files antitrust lawsuit against AppleCandace Owens fired by Daily WireMarjorie Taylor Greene files motion to vacate House Speaker position'Woke' People More Likely to be Unhappy, Anxious and Depressed.' No Kidding.Construction and validation of a scale for assessing critical social justice attitudesDon Lemon Interviews Elon MuskElon Musk Pushes a Vile, Toxic Hate Video—and Exposes His Own ScamDuke School of Medicine denies lowering admissions standards for DEI goals as alleged by Ben Shapiro, Elon MuskElon Musk's X Is Suspending Accounts That Reveal a Neo-Nazi Cartoonist's Alleged IdentityAnonymous Comrades Collective’s blog Elon Musk's X has already backed off its new anti-trans hate policy

Duration:01:08:10

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Ep 117 - The TikTok Apocalypse

3/19/2024
This week, we look at the future of TikTok after the House of Representatives' recent attempt to force the platform to divest. We also discuss the Robert Hur hearing, a Georgia judge dismissing several allegations against Trump, and more! If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode: Robert Hur faces bipartisan hostility in fiery House hearingI read the transcripts from Robert Hur's Biden interview. His report left a lot out.Judge dismisses some Trump Georgia election subversion charges but leaves most of the case intactScoop: Donors Threaten to Abandon RFK Jr. If He Picks Aaron Rodgers as Running MateAaron Rodgers Sandy Hook ReportWI Supreme Court: Catholic-aligned charities don't get an automatic religious tax breakWisconsin Supreme Court will reconsider ruling limiting absentee ballot drop boxesBen Shapiro: “No one in the United States should be retiring at 65 years old”Ben Shapiro Doubled Down on Retirement StatementsHouse Passes TikTok LegislationGrindr has been sold by its Chinese owner after the US expressed security concernsTikTok users bombard House offices over bill that could ban the appKellyanne Conway advocating for TikTok on Capitol HillTrump issues executive orders against TikTok and WeChatFormer Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says he’s putting together investor group to buy TikTok

Duration:01:05:55

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Ep. 116 - We Need to Talk About What's Happening in Gaza

3/12/2024
This week, we discuss the continued tragedies facing the people of Palestine and its impact on the 2024 election. We also talk about the latest election news, Kyrsten Sinema finally resigning, and Biden's State of the Union address. If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode: Democrat Adam Schiff and Republican Garvey advance in the California U.S. Senate raceSupreme Court rules states cannot remove Trump from ballot for insurrectionWoke corporation Sony marginalizes men everywhere with Misandry Simulator 2024 video gameGaza's death toll now exceeds 30,000. Here's why it's an incomplete countIsrael Gaza: Seven hostages killed, Hamas saysTony Blinken’s explanation about U.S. vetoing the resolutionsHow Israel’s restrictions on aid put Gaza on the brink of famineConflict-Induced Famine Risk is Increasing by the Day in Gaza: FAO | UN Security CouncilInterview with IDF Lt. Col. Peter Lerner Thousands join Israeli hostage families in march on JerusalemOpinion: Don’t take the progressive threats in Michigan seriously

Duration:01:25:34

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Ep. 115 - Fred Hampton and the Black Panther Party

2/26/2024
This week, we look at the history of Fred Hampton and the Black Panther Party. We also discuss the new maps in Wisconsin, the death of Alexei Navalny, and how Alabama has now declared that frozen embryos are children. If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode: Tony Evers signs new maps in WIWhat we know about Alexei Navalny's death in Arctic prisonTrump allies prepare to infuse ‘Christian nationalism’ in second administrationThe New York Times reports that Trump has privately supports a federal 16 week abortion banAlabama hospital puts pause on IVF in wake of ruling saying frozen embryos are childrenTrump loses New York fraud caseWisconsin ethics commission refers Trump fundraising arm for prosecutionThe Black Panther Party 10-Point ProgramPeople v. HamptonPicture of Smiling Police Officers After Killing Hampton

Duration:01:08:58

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Ep. 114 - Freedom Summer of 1964

2/20/2024
This week, we look at one of the most influential voting drives in American history, the Freedom Summer project of 1964. We also talk about the recent impeachment of Alejandro Mayorkas, the results of New York's 3rd congressional race, and more! If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode: FBI “informant” Alexander Smirnov has been charged with lying about Joe and Hunter Biden taking millions in bribes from BurismaDepartment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Myorkas impeached by the HouseNY 3rd district special electionRead the special counsel's report on Biden's handling of classified documentsBiden press conferenceWisconsin maps updateConservatives were throwing out some wild conspiracies about Taylor Swift’s guest (I wonder why) Ice Spice.Citizens’s CouncilMississippi Burning1964 FULL SPEECH FANNIE LOU HAMER VOICE OF FREEDOMFreedom SummerStudent Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)Freedom Summer: PBS Documentary

Duration:00:57:10

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Ep. 113 - Lost Chapters of American History

2/12/2024
This week, we look at the Ocoee Massacre, the Rosewood Massacre, and the Columbia Race Riots, three stories lost to American history. We also discuss the latest primary updates and Republican chaos. If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode: Why the GOP wants to impeach Mayorkas but not pass the border dealRonna McDaniel is stepping down as RNC ChairTom Cotton’s Insanely Racist Questioning of TikTok CEO Shou Zi ChewThe Ocoee massacreA Perfect Storm: The Ocoee Riot of 1920Julius 'July' PerryRemembering the Rosewood MassacreRosewood (1982)Columbia, TN Race Riots of 1946American Black Holocaust Museum

Duration:01:09:33

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Ep. 112 - The Coddling of the American Mind - Part 2

2/5/2024
This week, we continue our descent into madness as we finish reviewing The Coddling of the American Mind. We also discuss the latest updates to Wisconsin's maps case, Oregon Republicans being barred from running for office, and more! If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode: WI Maps Consultant Report10 Republican state senators in Oregon will be barred from running for reelectionJury awards E. Jean Carroll $83.3 million in Trump defamation caseHe Was Accused of Sexual Misconduct. Then Trump Hired Him. Then He Was Indicted in Mar-a-Lago Case.Ben Shapiro makes song with conservative cringe-rapper Tom McDonald'Junk science': experts cast doubt on widely cited college free speech surveyThe State of Free Speech and Tolerance in AmericaUChicago Survey Finds Millions of Americans Support Violence to Achieve Political GoalsSpeaking Freely: What Students Think about Expression at American Colleges‘Not all cultures are created equal’ says Penn Law professor in op-edA Penn Law Professor Wants to Make America White AgainPenn Law professor Amy Wax’s anti-Asian comments spark national scrutinySerious Inquiries Only: What’s Really Going On at Evergreen CollegeNYT’s Campus Free Speech Coverage Focuses 7-to-1 on Plight of RightThere Is No Campus Free Speech Crisis: A Close Look at the EvidenceThe “Campus Free Speech Crisis” Ended Last YearCopyright Cuts Both Ways for Free SpeechFuture of the First Amendment: 2016 Survey of High School Students and TeachersWhere There’s Woke 35: When “The College Fix” Attacks

Duration:00:56:37

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Ep. 111 - The Coddling of the American Mind - Part 1

1/29/2024
This week, begin our two-part breakdown of the campus craziness narrative and The Coddling of the American Mind. We also talk about the New Hampshire primary results, Texas doing its best to be the worst state, and more! If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode: Texas border fight with the Federal GovernmentIsrael loses case brought by South Africa in International Court of JusticeThe Coddling of the American Mind: How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on CampusSpeaking Freely: What Students Think about Expression at American Colleges

Duration:01:13:42

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Ep. 110 - Caravan of Stupid

1/22/2024
On this episode, we recap all of the stupid we missed over the last two weeks. We also talk about the Iowa caucus and some great news about Wisconsin's legislative maps. If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode: Iowa Caucus Entrance PollsWisconsin Supreme Court overturns Republican-drawn legislative mapsMarquette University Law School Map Analysis

Duration:01:05:34

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Ep. 109 - Does the Left Have an Antisemitism Problem?

1/9/2024
This week, we discuss the question that has taken over political discourse all over the internet, "Does the left have an antisemitism problem?" We also talk about updates to some previous stories about Clarence Thomas' corruption and undocumented workers on Wisconsin dairy farms, Lauren Boebert switching districts, and more! If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode: When Immigrant Dairy Farm Workers Get Hurt, Most Can’t Rely on Workers’ CompensationA “Delicate Matter”: Clarence Thomas’ Private Complaints About Money Sparked Fears He Would ResignLauren Boebert announced she will switch districts for 2024 electionDonald Trump ruled not eligible for the primary ballot in Colorado…kindaFull List of States Wanting to Kick Trump Off Ballot and Where Cases StandNikki Haley completely bombs question on the cause of the American Civil WarAtun Shei Films Checkmate, Lincolnites! PlaylistDemocrats Have an Anti-Semitism ProblemI'm a proud Democrat. My party has an antisemitism problemUniversity of Pennsylvania president resigns after antisemitism testimonyHarvard president Claudine Gay resigned after a firestorm of criticism. Why it matters.We Sat Down With the Conservative Mastermind Behind Claudine Gay’s OusterRashida Tlaib was censured by the House for antisemitic comments‘From the river to the sea': Why these 6 words spark fury and passion over the Israel-Hamas warHarvard Harris poll Charlie Kirk defended Musk’s agreement with an antisemitic tweet“Who Controls Your Mind? 2023”Antisemitic Attitudes Across the Ideological Spectrum

Duration:01:22:45

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Ep. 108 - What will happen if Trump wins in 2024? - Part 2: Trump's Plans

12/19/2023
This week, we tackle part two of answering the question, "What will happen if Trump wins?" We also talk about Alex Jones being back on Twitter (X), Texas ruling that there is no exception for mothers, and so much more. If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode: GOP led House officially opens impeachment inquiryHunter Biden Capital dramaTexas case proves that Republicans do not accept any “exceptions” to abortion bansAlex Jones is Back on Twitter (X)Tucker Carlson spurns Twitter to start his own streaming serviceIncel Tim Pool triggered by studies that suggest prehistoric women may have shared hunting dutiesAgenda 47Trump plots mass detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants should he regain powerTrump and allies plot revenge, Justice Department control in a second termWho will Trump put in power?Behind the Curtain — Scoop: The Trump job applications revealed

Duration:01:06:42

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Ep. 107 - What Will Happen if Trump Wins in 2024? - Part 1: Project 2025

12/13/2023
This week, we have part one of discussing the question, "What will happen if Trump wins?" On this episode, we look at Project 2025, The Heritage Foundation's insane plan for when Republicans take back power. We also talk about Elon Musk going crazy... again, George Santos being expelled from Congress, and so much more. If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode: IBM, EU, Disney and others pull ads from Elon Musk’s X as concerns about antisemitism fuel backlashElon’s tweetCharlie Kirk defends Elon Musk's antisemitism: “Some of the largest financiers of left-wing anti-white causes have been Jewish Americans”Musk’s X sues Media Matters after report shows ads next to pro-Nazi postsMusk announced a “thermonuclear lawsuit” in a tweetAs Musk endorses antisemitic conspiracy theory, X has been placing ads for Apple, Bravo, IBM, Oracle, and Xfinity next to pro-Nazi contentX Corp v. Media Matters ComplaintElon Musk’s ‘thermonuclear’ lawsuit over hate-adjacent ads on X… actually confirms themElon Musk tells advertisers: ‘Go fuck yourself’George Santos has been expelled from CongressKevin McCarthy announces he will resign at the end of DecemberAn Emphatic NO to Displaying a Satanic Christmas TreeRep. Gallagher seeing red over satanic Christmas tree in Wisconsin: ‘Absolutely crazy’Project 2025Leeja Miller: The Conservative Plan to Take Over the Country (you need to know about this)

Duration:01:24:05