Articles & Opinions

“Not a Target” Doesn’t Mean “Exonerated”

by Kevin Kelton The border wall between a “subject” and “target” is thin and can crumble quickly.  Much has been made about reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein...

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The “Fair & Balanced” Fallacy

by Kevin Kelton A lot of Republicans complain that the news media is “out to get Donald Trump.” I agree with them, I think a lot of the media...

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Bank Robber Cornered By Police, Claims Robbery Is ‘Fake News’

by Kevin Kelton Like most people, I turn on cable news every morning and am endlessly bemused to hear the same story reported the same way time after time...

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Why Do You Support Trump?

MPU listeners often tell us they love our show, but they wish we had someone to present the Trump side of things. So here’s your chance. If you love...

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Defining Progressive Conservatism

by D.J. McGuire I have often said that in the past three years, the political spectrum has thrown me around “like a Martian Congressional Republic Navy vessel dropping into...

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A National Boycott for Gun Safety

by Kevin Kelton Dozens of high school students in Florida went to their state capitol this week demanding action on sensible gun safety legislation. Nothing happened. Dozens more have...

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Black Panther: Marvel’s Latest Movie Shows Why Institutions Matter

by Cliff Dunn First and foremost, this comes with a heavy spoiler alert: Reviewing the messaging in Black Panther is almost impossible to do without revealing plot elements.  If...

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Regulating the Poor is a Bad Idea

by D.J. McGuire There was a time – dare I say, it might have been as late as two years ago – when I would have applauded the recent...

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Wave Goodbye to the Wave Election

by Kevin Kelton     Though the makings of a democratic wave election in the midterms seem apparent – enthusiasm, leading indicators, a highly divisive president – one key...

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White Supremacy and Vladimir Putin: They’re the same problem

by D.J. McGuire The two issues regarding the Trump Administration that have frightened more Americans than anything else seem to be polar opposites: his fealty to Vladimir Putin’s regime...

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Nuclear Memo War

by Kevin Kelton By approving the reckless release of the politically-explosive Devin Nunes memo, President Trump has now demonstrated that he cannot be trusted to heed urgent warnings from...

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Stronger Together: Lessons Learned from 2016

by Kevin Kelton Scholarly books will be written about the 2016 election. And like everything in history, from the Civil War to the cause of world wars, there will...

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The Russia Show

by Kevin Kelton The other day on MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber,” HuffPost Editorial Director Howard Fineman said that he doesn’t think Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be...

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My Alabama Blunder

by Kevin Kelton On election night, with 60% of the vote counted and Roy Moore leading Doug Jones by 8 percentage points, I declared in Open Fire that it...

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