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[Our Divided House]

Disagreeing is hard. Disagreeing about politics is especially hard. But if you really believe in reaching across the aisle, or the dinner table for that matter, the best course of action remains... talking. It's an odd day when I'm making the case for talking to people. It's a case worth making. Credits: Americanrhetoric.com - eulogy of Martin Luther King, Jr by Robert F Kennedy Bryan Caplan blog on cohesion @ econlog.econlib.org NPR's Snap Judgment podcast, "The Silver Dollar...


[Common Ground]

Hold up... we, the American people, agree on things? Stats attributed to Pew Research Center & FiveThirtyEight. Music by Kevin Macleod @ incompetech.com Retorts, responses, and rants can be addressed to whywematter@gmail.com "Cantina Blues," "RetroFuture Nasty," "Take the Lead," "Over Under" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ 2017 - Trump - politics - America - government -...


[The Rest of the World]

Why [The Rest of the World] Matters. Did I really have to make this episode? Apparently, yes. Music feat. 3hattrio (www.3hattrio.com) & Ari and Mia (www.ariandmiamusic.com). Look out for 3hattrio's Northwest US tour in March 2017! Q's, comments, and rants can be addressed to whywematter@gmail.com. Citations & Recommendations (in order of appearance): Staying Alive in Moscow, Noah Sneider. Dec '16/Jan'17. 1843 Magazine. An American in Iran, Tara Isabella Burton. Dec '16/Jan'17. 1843...


[The Vote]

Why The Vote Matters. Simple... right? Music by Ari & Mia: For more of the Bostonian Americana sisters, check their music out at ariandmiamusic.com. President Lyndon Johnson clips from the Miller Center website (millercenter.org), and the University of Virginia. For further study: The Myth of the Rational Voter, by Bryan Caplan (source of Miracle of Aggregation discussion). Crash Course on YouTube, for easy & funny education on pretty much anything. This episode was produced by...