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Episode #23: Immigration Facts (And Some Lies)

In the second installment of our three-part series on Immigration Policy, we fact check the prevailing narratives swirling around the Left and Right. Along the way, we’ll finally get some answers to our questions about the impact of unauthorized immigration on our economy, our communities, and even our hemisphere. (23 minutes)

Duration: 00:22:53

Episode #22: From Dawn to DACA – The Quest For A Sensible Immigration Policy

Immigration policy is complex, controversial, and overwhelming. In this first installment of a multi-episode series, the Ragin' Moderate Podcast tackles our history of nativism in America, fuzzy math with deportation data, the end of DACA, and the next steps in the USA's messy immigration debate. (22 minutes)

Duration: 00:22:20

Episode #21: Moderate-splaining

We at the Ragin’ Moderate Podcast need to rant a little bit about something that’s always on our minds, especially lately: if you’re an activist who’s trying to ban abortion, or fix the debt, or stop our impending descent into fascism, the worst thing – LITERALLY THE WORST THING! – you can do is turn […]

Duration: 00:21:22

Episode #20: It Takes A Moderate To Slay The Gerrymander

It’s high time we change the way states draw their congressional districts. Unfortunately, the majority parties in both Blue and Red states are dragging their feet. Time for moderates to step in and demand reform. Here’s how. (28 minutes)

Duration: 00:27:41

Episode #19: It’s Not Easy Being Purple

Moderate or centrist politicians are an endangered species in Washington DC. It hasn’t always been this way, and if our special guests Nick Troiano & Alan LaPolice have anything to say about it, independent-minded moderates are poised to make a comeback. (27 minutes) Open in iTunes

Duration: 00:27:34

Episode #18: Tax Cuts- The Worst Idea Since Raising Taxes

While the country is focused on the latest scandals (real or imagined), there's some major tax reform in the works. Get the lowdown on the GOP's plans to overhaul the tax code. (29 minutes)

Duration: 00:29:29

Episode #17: Best Health Care System Ever

Americans spend more on health care than the rest of humanity, and yet we get consistently mediocre results. In this week’s episode of the Ragin’ Moderate Podcast, we look at healthcare systems from around the globe – some admirable, some terrible – and try to construct the Best Health Care System Ever. (39 minutes) Open in iTunes

Duration: 00:39:16

Episode #15: Free Speech, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Dolphins in Little Professor Caps

American college campuses have become a key battlefield in the current debate over the First Amendment and "political correctness." We all say we love Free Speech, but some of the main players are- in a word- "deplorable." What's a moderate to do?! (23 minutes)

Duration: 00:22:44

Episode #13: China All The Time

China will soon surpass the United States in GDP, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. The coming years are almost certain to fundamentally change US-China relations. But what kind of changes are we looking for? (24 minutes)

Duration: 00:23:54

Episode #12: Saving Social Security

The Social Security program is remarkably popular, but its financial outlook is unquestionably grim. A late-breaking bill promises to reform Social Security as we know it- but will it work the way we want it to?

Duration: 00:38:15