Articles & Opinions

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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Gazing Into the Political Crystal Ball

by Rebekah Kuschmider, MPU Co-Host   As listeners to the last few episodes of the More Perfect Union may have noticed, the gang is getting pretty good at predicting...

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I’m Fed Up With Trump’s Ramblings on Monetary Policy

by D.J. McGuire Amidst the whirl and rush of the now painfully normal nonsense spewed by the president, few outside the financial markets noticed his comments on monetary policy...

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Ending The ‘Trump-Defies-Polls’ Fallacy

by Kevin Kelton As the 2018 midterms approach, a lot of people seem to be misremembering the facts regarding President Trump’s ability to “defy the polls” and the true...

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My 40 Year Manifesto (or, How to Break Into Showbiz with Nothing But a Wide Network of Powerful Showbiz Relatives)

by Kevin Kelton Caution: This post isn’t about Donald Trump, Democratic Socialism, or what I had for dinner last night. It’s about me. You’ve been warned. This past Thursday...

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Path to a Dem Senate Runs Thru a Statehouse

by Kevin Kelton The battle for majority control of the U.S. senate could be tight in November. But the battle may be won in a different election all together. As...

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The World America Abandons (Before Coming Back to Rescue It)

by D.J. McGuire For understandable reasons, most Americans assume that Donald Trump is a one-man wrecking crew, determined either to destroy or to reshape the current global order. In...

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Pop Goes The Political Culture Week of July 23

by Rebekah Kuschmider, MPU co-host Welcome back, MPU-iniverse! (I invented that last week and I’ve decided I like it. It’s catchy and goes nicely with all the sci-fi stuff...

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The Trump-EU “Deal”: Far Less Than Meets The Eye

by D.J. McGuire Defenders of Donald Trump are crowing about his “deal” with the EU to hold off future tariff hikes and discuss reducing trade barriers in certain manufacturing...

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Pop Goes The Political Culture Week of July 16

by Rebekah Kuschmider, MPU co-host Hello comrades! (I assume we’re all going to be Russian citizens soon so I’m practicing a new greeting. You like it? Yeah, me neither.)...

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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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