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Manafort Flips (Ep. 173)

This week the gang is joined by former Atlanta radio personality Jimmy Baron (99x), as they discuss at Paul Manafort’s felonious flip, Brett Kavanaugh’s high school harassment allegations, Nikki Haley’s costly curtains controversy, and GOP mega-donors who are walking away fro the Republican party.

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25th Amendment? (Ep. 172)

This episode covers how the Anonymous op-ed is being used by the media, how the #TFA hashtag is used by the White House staff, how Trump campaign aid George Papadopoulos was used by the Russians, how SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh was used by Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, how President Obama is is being used by Democrats and Republicans, and how Serena...

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The 60 Day Rule (Ep. 171)

This week the gang debates the impact of the Justice Department’s 60 day rule on the midterms and the Mueller investigation, the Florida governor’s race, Colin Kaepernick’s new Nike deal, the fallout from Louis CK’s surprise comeback performance, the push to rename the Senate Office Building after John McCain, and which historic senators are also worthy...

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Not-So-Super Delegates (Ep. 170)

This episode of the MPU podcast looks at the legacy of John McCain, the latest legal developments threatening to sink the Trump presidency, the true story of Donald the Flipper, and how the DNC has changed its superdelegate rules to help win back the hearts and souls of progressive Democrats.

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Verdicts and Plea Bargains (Ep.169)

This special episode of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at the upshot of the Paul Manafort guilty verdicts and the Michael Cohen plea bargain.

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Clown Parade (Ep. 168)

This MPU episode looks at the demise of Trump’s military parade, Rudy Giuliani’s “truth is not truth” gaffe, Trump’s security clearance disappearing act, Omarosa’s ongoing tale of the tapes, the dust-up over whether Russia hacked into Florida’s election system, and Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti’s lapdance toward 2020.

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The Further Adventures of SPACE FORCE (Ep. 167)

This week the guys look at the recent primary results, the innate racism of the ‘Unite The Right’ marches, the prospects for seeing Robert Mueller subpoena Trump to testify, and the further adventures of Trump’s beloved Space Force. To learn about the San Fernando Refugee Center (as mentioned by Kevin in the podcast) and donate...

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Latest Articles

Partisan Politics Metastasize to Supreme Court

by Kevin Kelton When Americans bemoan the divisive hyper-partisan tone of our politics today, we invariably point fingers at the current POTUS. But he is only one of many poisonous factors. Mitch McConnell, Chuck Grassley, Trey Gowdy, Devin Nunes, Louie Gohmert and others like them are just as guilty, if not more so. What Senate...

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No, my fellow conservatives, the regulation rollbacks aren’t worth supporting Trump either

by D.J. McGuire The standard defense a Trump supporter uses – well, the ones not wholly subsumed by racism or by authoritarian cultism – involves three political issues: the federal judiciary, the 2017 tax “reform”, and regulation rollbacks. I’ve already discussed why the 2017 tax law should bring no smile to a conservative’s face; I’ve...

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Do Your Job But Live Your Dream

by Kevin Kelton It used to be that a young person graduated high school or college, tossed aside the whims of childhood dreams, and set out to build an adult career that would be self-actualizing while also supporting them and a family. Entry-level white collar jobs were plentiful, and even a mechanic or machinist could...

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Pop Goes The Political Culture, Week of September 10, 2018

by Rebekah Kuschmider, MPU co-host OMG, MPU-inverse. This week. This freakin’ week. If you’re like me, you’re probably getting focused on the midterms. It’s go time and we’re all geared up to phonebank and canvas and write postcards and register voters or something to make sure this upcoming election has record turnout and awesome outcomes....

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Pop Goes The Political Culture, Week of September 3, 2018

by An Anonymous Trump Staffer Rebekah Kuschmider, MPU co-host Greetings MPU-niverse! We’ve made it through the last days of summer and, here on the east coast at least, we’re experiencing the rainy weather associated with hurricane season. You all remember hurricanes, right? The kind of storm that can disable the entire utility structure for an...

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Keep the ‘Adults in the Room’ in the Room

by Kevin Kelton For almost two years Americans have been saying, “I hope there are adults in the room to protect the country from President Donald Trump’s worst instincts.” Now an anonymous high administration official has come forward to say s/he and others are doing just that, and everyone is yelling that it’s a cowardly coup. No,...

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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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