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Pop Goes The Political Culture Week of July 9

  by Rebekah Kuschmider, MPU Co-host Greetings, MPU-inverse! (You like that? I just made it up!) I spent much of this past week on a beach, where I was...

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Pop Goes The Political Culture Week of July 2

Happy belated Independence day, MPU listeners! via GIPHY For those of you who didn’t spend this most American of holidays in a closed door meeting with Russian officials in...

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Harvard Poll CAPSizes Under Its Own Weights

by D.J. McGuire Last week, Harvard University proved William F. Buckley right – again – about the superior intellect of the first 200 names in the Boston phone book...

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Trying to Square the Abortion Circle (UPDATED)

by D.J. McGuire Updated since the retirement of Justice Kennedy. Few issues in American politics are as divisive as abortion, largely because the two sides are driven by dramatically...

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My Political Platform

by Kevin Kelton Now that we are heading into the midterms, every candidate should hone their issues platform so that voters know what they stand for and how they’d...

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Supreme Court Bans Union Fees on Non-Members (Except Where It Doesn’t)

by D.J. McGuire The more one reads primary source material, the less trustworthy one becomes of media – any media. Today’s example came in Janus v AFSCME – the Supreme Court cases...

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Pop Goes The Political Culture Week of June 18

By Rebekah Kuschmider, MPU Co-host Happy weekend, folks. This week was kind of a shitshow and all of us at MPU are trying to move our pet topics to...

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The Court of Public Opinion

On episode 159 of the More Perfect Union, my co-hosts and I talked about the sexual misconduct accusations against Chris Hardwick. He stands accused of mistreating a past girlfriend...

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“Zero Tolerance” on the Border: Not Just Heartless, but Also Thoughtless

by D.J. McGuire So much ink has been spilled and bandwith used on the “zero tolerance” policy initiated at the border with Mexico that I wondered if I really...

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Pop Goes The Political Culture Week of June 11

By Rebekah Kuschmider, MPU Co-host   Do you know how hard it is to write  a pithy and relevant pop culture round up after a week where pop culture...

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Pop Goes The Political Culture Week of June 4

It’s been a busy week in politics with Donald Trump destroying our relationships with our allies and trying to replace them  with with relationships with regimes that aren’t welcome...

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A Handmaid’s Double-Standard

by Kevin Kelton Yesterday I joined the national chorus applauding ABC and Disney for firing Roseanne Barr after her tweets about Valerie Jarrett and George Soros. Today I am...

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The Mueller Report NOT To Expect

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Who the “Australian Diplomat” Is and Why It Matters

by D.J. McGuire The revelations in The New York Times about the initial phase of the Trump-Russia investigation has been noted for the president’s assertion (without evidence) that the Obama Administration...

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