Articles & Opinions

Do Lower Interest Rates Actually Make Income Inequality Worse?

by D.J. McGuire Ever since John Maynard Keynes revolutionized the field of macroeconomics, left-wing and center-left politicians have included “expansionary monetary policy” – quoted because it’s the actual term...

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Running Down The Impeachment Clock

What if Robert Mueller delivers a scathing criminal report against the Trump campaign, but it comes too late? By Kevin Kelton You may not realize it, but there is...

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Pop Goes The Political Culture, January 26, 2019

  By Rebekah Kuschmider, MPU Co-host Well, this week was a roller coaster, MPU-iverse! If you were looking for tension, drama, suspense, and sharp wit, you could get it...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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A Fake News Intervention

by Kevin Kelton Hi. Come in and sit down. I’m here – we all are here – because we love you and we need to tell you something. This...

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Obamacare and State’s Rights

It is 8pm on a Saturday night and the last thing I want to be doing is writing yet another piece about a manufactured crisis arising from Republican attempts...

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Pop Goes The Political Culture, December 9, 2018

Howdy, MPU-inverse! As most of you know, we’re taking it easy for the month of December and not recording regularly. The news, however, is on no such hiatus. Over...

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What the Georgia Runoff Told Us

by D.J. McGuire Tuesday night was Election Runoff Night in Georgia. The results give some hope – and some concern – to both parties. For the Republicans, victory was...

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Behind the More Perfect Union Scenes

Regular podcast listeners are probably aware that Kevin, D.J., Greg and I are all pretty good friends. We have an ongoing FB message group where we talk about everything...

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