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Recent Episodes

Summit Fever (Ep. 158)

This MPU episode covers the North Korean nuclear summit, the G7 summit, primary talk, the SCOTUS voter roll purge decision, and how the Trump administration’s continued attacks on Obamacare may help the Democrats in the fall elections.

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The New Blacklist? (Ep. 157)

This week’s MPU podcast looks at the SCOTUS cake baker decision; the dueling scandals of Roseanne Barr and Samantha Bee and how they relate to the Hollywood Blacklist of the 1950s; Trump’s escalating trade wars; and the California primary. But beware: due to the controversies of last week, the language here is extremely raw. So if you have sensitive ears,...

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Taking a Knee and a Fine (Ep. 155)

  This week’s episode looks at the fallout from the NFL’s new rule to fine teams when a player takes a knee, Jeff Sessions’ decision to separate immigrant children from their undocumented parents, and the off-again-on-again North Korean summit. Will Donald meet Kim? Will Kim take a knee? And will Trump be separated from his new...

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Leave No Stone Un-Indicted (Ep. 154)

This week’s podcast looks at the Royal Wedding, Trump and Giuliani’s tag team assault on the rule of law, the likelihood of Roger Stone being indicted, and some of the cultural reasons behind all the young male school shooters in America. Real debate without the hate…and plenty of chuckles.

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No More Memes! (Ep. 153)

This week’s More Perfect Union podcast looks at how Trump is cashing in on Chinese bribes; Facebook memes and Russian trolls; the strange worlds of Michael Cohen and Michael Avenatti; the Trump-Hannity phone bromance; lots of juicy gossip about all of them; and a catty look at the Royal Wedding.

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Trumpier Than Trump (Ep. 152)

This episode of the MPU podcast covers primary results in Ohio and West Virginia, where senate candidate Don Blankenship claimed to be “trumpier than Trump.” Then they take a look at Trump’s very trumpy withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal and what the resignation of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman following allegations of domestic abuse means for the...

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Republican Snowflakes (Ep. 151)

This episode of the MPU podcast looks at comedian Michelle Wolf’s turn as the headliner at The White House Correspondence Dinner, dictator Kim Jong-un’s turn as a statesman in South Korea, President Donald Trump’s turn as a guest on Fox and Friends, and Bill Cosby’s turn as a convicted sex offender. Amazingly, the only one who came off well was Kim Jong-un! What...

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Violent Agreement (Ep. 150)

The 150th episode of “The More Perfect Union” podcast finds the hosts in violent agreement on some issues, in wide disagreement on others, and even saying nice things about President Trump a couple of times. (Well… sort of nice.) Then the gang looks back on their 150 episodes together and reminisce about their favorite moments.

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Latest Articles

Pop Goes The Political Culture Week of June 11

By Rebekah Kuschmider, MPU Co-host   Do you know how hard it is to write  a pithy and relevant pop culture round up after a week where pop culture took a determined backseat to the horrors  being committed at the southern border of the US? Every time I get online to see what’s going on...

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Pop Goes The Political Culture Week of June 4

It’s been a busy week in politics with Donald Trump destroying our relationships with our allies and trying to replace them  with with relationships with regimes that aren’t welcome in polite society. He’s also been busy not preparing for the summit with Kim Jong Un. Melania reappeared to a select audience of Gold Star families...

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A Handmaid’s Double-Standard

by Kevin Kelton Yesterday I joined the national chorus applauding ABC and Disney for firing Roseanne Barr after her tweets about Valerie Jarrett and George Soros. Today I am reconsidering my stand. I think I was wrong, and I think ABC was, too. In light of the Samantha Bee’s controversial c**t comment about Ivanka Trump, and considering...

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The Mueller Report NOT To Expect

                                                                  September 1, 2018   The Honorable Rod J. Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.      ...

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Who the “Australian Diplomat” Is and Why It Matters

by D.J. McGuire The revelations in The New York Times about the initial phase of the Trump-Russia investigation has been noted for the president’s assertion (without evidence) that the Obama Administration planted a “spy” in the Trump campaign and for the argument over whether an FBI informant should be burned for purposes of transparency (he shouldn’t be,...

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Pop Goes The Political Culture Week of May 14

By Rebekah Kuschmider, MPU Co-host All of us here at the More Perfect Union have spent the week reviewing our financial records to make sure we didn’t accidentally fail to disclose six figure payments to people with whom we had illicit affairs. We figure we need to get our paperwork in order before someone refers...

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The Facebook group, Open Fire (politics), was co-founed by Jeff Penn and Kevin Kelton in 2014. Our modest goal was to create a forum for civil, intelligent political discussions - not the vulgar verbal mud-wrestling we were seeing in other debate groups. Our mantra is to debate with honor, not debase with insults. Today, with 11,000 members spanning the political spectrum, we have a bigger ambition: to become a relevant, powerful voice in national politics. We hope to achieve that by leveraging social media, expanding our footprint, and partnering with other groups to magnify our voice. We hope you'll join us in that lofty goal. So please join the group, read our Guidelines, and jump in. Let's make the citizen voice count.

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