Articles & Opinions

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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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...

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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...

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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.”...

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My Fellow Democrats, We’re Becoming the Party of Freer Markets (Try Not to Faint)

by D.J. McGuire When I chose to become a Democrat (a few hours after Trump was declared the victor of the presidential election), I expected a difficult period of...

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To My Fellow Conservatives: The Judiciary is NOT Worth It

by D.J. McGuire The behavior and policies of the president continue to shock and to dismay – especially for conservatives such as myself (yes, I still use the noun)....

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Pop Goes The Political Culture, Week of August 27

By Rebekah Kuschmider, MPU co-host Happy Labor Day, MPU-niverse! It’s another week in Trump’s America, only Trump is feeling all squirrely because no one it paying attention to him....

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John McCain: Beacon of the Baby Boom

by Kevin Kelton A lot of people this week are honoring Sen. John McCain for his service in Vietnam, citing his valor as a POW. But McCain’s place in...

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The “US-Mexico Trade Agreement” is a step backwards for trade and for America

by D.J. McGuire Donald Trump did not advance the cause of freer trade with his partial agreement with Mexico. If anything, the “deal” raises barriers to trade rather than lowers...

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John McCain is no longer with us. We are different country today.

by D.J. McGuire Yesterday afternoon, Senator John McCain passed away. Personal tributes are pouring in, as one would expect from his record of service and sacrifice for his country....

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Pop Goes The Political Culture Week of August 20, 2018

Welcome back MPU-inverse! I took a couple weeks away from my keyboard to vacation but now I’m back with all the insights into how politics and pop culture intersect....

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Is the Past Prologue for Democratic Presidential Candidates?

by D.J. McGuire The events of the last 24 hours (for which we did a special episode – you can listen here) have led many to wax nostalgic over...

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