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More Perfect, After Dark: European Politics (Ep. 95)

In this episode of “The More Perfect Union” podcast, the gang takes a look at politics across the pond, including the effects of terrorism on European elections, the upcoming runoff in France between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, and British PM Theresa May’s call for an early general election in her country.

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Election Confection

Episode 61 of “The More Perfect Union” podcasts looks at the final hours before election day, as the hosts declare who they are voting for, make their election day predictions, and offer a special musical serenade to American voters.

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The Comey Quake

Episode 60 of “The More Perfect Union” podcast features a discussion of FBI Director James Comey’s October Surprise letter, Obamacare sticker shock, the race to control the United States Senate, and an interview with John Hartness, the author of We Are Not This – Carolina Writers for Equality, an anthology book about North Carolina’s HB2 “bathroom law” that limits the use of public restrooms by transgender people.

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Born In the U.S.A.

On this week’s “A More Perfect Union” podcast, the gang discusses Donald Trump’s admission that Barack Obama was indeed born in the United States, the mass hysteria of hatred toward Hillary Clinton, whether Bernie Sanders can still move millennials back toward Clinton, and what we might see in the first presidential debate. Hosted by D.J. McGuire, Greg Matusak, Cliff Dunn, and Kevin Kelton.

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Bye-Bye, Debbie Downer

Segments:

Republican Convention post-mortem

Trump’s speech

Citizen (Tim) Kaine

Debbie Downer gets dumped

Democratic Convention preview

 

The Problem Isn’t Our Candidates

by Kevin Kelton

I keep hearing the same forlorn complaint: “Why do we have such bad candidates this year? Why must we choose between the lesser of two evils?” But the truth is, our 2016 presidential candidates are not any worse than ever before.

Donald Trump, for all his personal peccadillos, is no worse on policy than Mitt Romney, who also promised anti-choice judges and a repeal of Obamacare, wanted to press immigrants to self-deport, and proposed tax cuts just as massive and just as onerous as Trump’s. And they are both just as recklessly hawkish and just as wealth-gap enabling as John McCain or George W. Bush. Take out Trump’s antipathy for trade deals (one of his few plusses), and you could line up all their policy positions in a spreadsheet and not be able to tell who belongs to which column.

Hillary Clinton, for all the GOP-inspired caricature myths about her trustworthiness and cozy relationship with Wall St., is very much in line politically and temperamentally with previous nominees Barack Obama, John Kerry, Al Gore, and Michael Dukakis. Continue reading The Problem Isn’t Our Candidates