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Pop Goes The Political Culture, November 11

    Welcome back MPU-inverse! I’m sure you all join me in offering thanks for the service of all of America’s veterans. We are grateful for you contributions to...

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Hey Dems, Let’s Just Gerrymander States!

After some baffling election results 2016 and 2018 elections, I’d like to propose what should be the Democrats’ new version of gerrymandering: moving state borders to group like-minded, homogeneous...

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Pop Goes The Political Culture, November 3

Hello, hello MPU-universe! We are officially in the last weekend before the election and if you’re like me, you’re busy doing some sort of Get Out The Vote action!...

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Motivating Millennials

By Kevin Kelton This Tuesday, Democrats need young voters to turn out in record midterm numbers. Yet news report after news report still tells us millennials just aren’t motivated...

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Pop Goes The Political Culture, October 28, 2018

“Every now and then a madman’s bound to come along. Doesn’t stop the story. Story’s pretty strong. Doesn’t change the song.” – Stephen Sondheim, Assassins It is Sunday in...

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Pop Goes The Political Culture, Week of October 15, 2018

By Rebekah Kuschmider, MPU co-host Hello, hello MPU-niverse! Remember how on the podcast last week we were lamenting how it had been a slow news week? Well, we won’t...

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At War With Millennials

by Kevin Kelton There are some 80 million millennials in the U.S. today, approximate 25% of the country and 31% of the voting-age population. And they seem angry. As I...

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Pop Goes The Political Culture, Week of October 1, 2018

Hello, MPU-universe. Chances are you are reading this through a red scrim of rage that has suffused your vision ever since the FBI released it’s “report” this week and...

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Is Raising the Minimum Wage Really Progressive? Why I Say No.

by D.J. McGuire Amazon’s announcement that it will pay all its employee no less than $15 per hour (with a call for the rest of American businesses to do...

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Pop Goes The Politial Culture, Week of September 24, 2018

Oh, hi there, MPU-universe. Hang on a second. I’m just trying to put out this dumpster fire over here but it just keeps burning. This week has been truly...

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Pop Goes The Political Culture, Week of September 17, 2018

by Rebekah Kuschmider, MPU-cohost Welcome back, MPU-inverse. How are you? I’m exhausted. I would like just one week in 2018 to last an actual week. It seems like weeks...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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