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Ladies First (Ep. 189)

This week’s More Perfect Union episode looks at the first set of Democratic candidates to announce for the 2020 presidential primary race, how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is beating her critics on social media, the various nicknames for Donald Trump’s “manhood,” and how the walls of the Russia probe are closing in on Trump.  

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Shutdown Showdown Hoedown (Ep. 188)

This MPU episode looks at the ongoing showdown between President Trump and the new Democratic congressional majority over his demand for $5.7 billion for his border wall/steel slats/fence/drones/security/whatever, watching Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dance on the top marginal tax rate, and Elizabeth Warren’s first week on the presidential campaign trail.

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Rebekah Womansplains It All (Ep. 187)

This week we present a special New Year’s mini-episode where Rebekah takes on the guys without interruptions or mansplaining. If 2018 was the year of the woman, this is the MPU podcast of the woman.

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Mexican Standoff (Ep. 186)

This episode looks at the partial government shutdown and who will emerge victorious, the Go Fund Me drive to help fund the border wall, Trump’s plan to withdraw troops from Syria and Afghanistan, and the looming war between Bernie and Beto for the soul of the Democratic left.

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Trump Train Wreck (Ep. 185)

This episode looks at the legal assault on Obamacare, the looming government shutdown, the continuing tragedy on the southern border, and the latest in the Robert Mueller Russia probe. Plus check out our Number 1 ranking on Podranker.com.

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Looking Back: An MPU Retrospective (Ep. 184)

This special retrospective episode looks back at the early days of The More Perfect Union podcast from our very first podcast in September of 2015 through the end of 2016, with clips that cover the rise of Trump, chaos in the GOP primary campaign, and the Hillary-Bernie battle for the soul of the Democratic party.

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Border Disorder (Ep. 183)

This episode looks at the tragic chaos at the southern border, the comical chaos of the Trump administration, and the looming chaos of the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries. Real debate without the hate!

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Election Reform (Ep. 182)

This week’s podcast looks at the fallout from the midterms, some possible ways to improve the U.S. election process, Trump’s Jim Acosta banning debacle, crazy conspiracies surrounding Michael Avenatti, and rumors about Condi Rice and the Cleveland Browns.

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Latest Articles

Pop Goes The Political Culture, January 19, 2019

By Rebekah Kuschmider, MPU co-host Greetings MPU-inverse! I’ve been taking a bit of breather from covering culture but it appears that culture is not taking a breather from needing to be covered. So, I am back and ready to tell a tale of two viral videos this week! As I type this, rumor has it...

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Gillibrand Shadowed By Her “Et Tu?” Moment

by Kevin Kelton For Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, the end of her presidential campaign may have come before it started. Gillibrand, of course, is a charismatic and mostly liberal New York senator who has 12 years of congressional experience (going on 14) that stands out among the other “fresh faces” who will populate the 2020 Democratic...

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Begins … Without the United States

by D.J. McGuire Remember the Trans-Pacific Partnership? That was the major trade agreement between 12 nations, including the United States, that most Americans thought had died when Donald Trump pulled America out of it in early 2017. Well, Trump may have pulled us out of TPP, but he didn’t kill it (Telegraph, emphasis added). The...

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Inside MPU: The 2020 Race and Education Reform

Welcome to another edition of Things Podcasters Talk About When They’re Not Podcasting. In this case, it’s exactly what we would be talking about if we were podcasting. The fact that we were doing it at 9am on New Year’s Eve just demonstrates that we are all giant nerds who never really stop thinking about...

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Why Jay Powell Should Stay Right Where He Is

by D.J. McGuire Having shaken the foreign policy establishment to its core (which, by itself, is not automatically a mistake) by choosing to cut and run from Syria (which, given the situation on the ground, definitely isa mistake), President Trump is now taking aim at the Federal Reserve’s independence in setting monetary policy. President Donald...

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Trump Leaves Syria With Fight Against Daesh Unfinished and With Putin Ascendant

by D.J. McGuire Those who know about my long and strange trip through Election 2016 know that I landed on my eventual choice (Hillary Clinton – yes, for those of you who didn’t know, thatHillary Clinton) due to one issue – Syria. A quick refresher: …I saw reports from the United States (Reuters) and from the...

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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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