The More Perfect Union podcast

Inauguration Day

This week’s More Perfect Union podcast touches on Trump’s inauguration speech, the women’s march, whether government should fund public broadcasting and the arts, the confirmation hearing of Education nominee Betsy DeVos, and the biggest promise that Trump has broken so far.

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With Respect to ‘Respect’

A lot of people are saying we all need to respect the office of the presidency, even if we don’t like the man. I respect the office. I also respect police officers and teachers. But when any of them act like a bully, a jerk, or against the best interest of the public they serve, they lose the privilege of my respect.

Yes, Americans should all respect the office of the presidency. It’s unfortunate that 63 million voters did not when they cast their vote for a man who is clearly undeserving of that respect in every sentence he utters and decision he makes.  Read More

The Illegitimate President

 

Episode 73 of “The More Perfect Union” podcast series covers the rift between President-elect Trump and civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis; Sen. Corey Booker’s up and down week; the latest twists in the Obamacare repeal and replace saga; and predictions for inauguration day.

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Meryl’s Golden Speech

Episode 72 of The More Perfect Union podcast series covers Meryl Streep’s anti-Trump Gold Globes speech and what happens when celebrities talk politics, President Obama and the history of presidential farewell speeches, the upcoming Cabinet confirmation hearings, and where the MPU gang will be for the Woman’s March on Washington.

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Trump’s Healthcare Shell Game

It won’t take long for the Republican congress to use every trick in the book to defund, defang, and repeal The Affordable Care Act. The only question is, what comes next. President-elect Donald Trump and his GOP cohorts promise something wonderful. But the devil is in the details. And so far, all they are offering is a spit-polished version of the old, broken system we had pre-Obamacare. In other words, they’re promising nothing.

And the biggest “nothing” in their fantasy plan is Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).

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Cyber Warriors & The Rockette Man

Episode 71 of The More Perfect Union podcast series touches on the looming cyberwar between the USA and Russia, compares Trump’s inauguration entertainment lineup to President Obama’s, looks at what Democrats are doing to mount a goal-line defense of Obamacare, and sees Greg start the new year off right by ripping on his least favorite governor.

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Jet Blue Jet-Setters

Episode 70 of The More Perfect Union podcast series covers Ivanka Trump’s tough Jet Blue flight, her dad’s tough talk on nukes and tariffs, President Obama’s tough love for Bibi Netanyahu, and the MPU gang’s new year’s resolutions after a very tough political year.

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Hillary’s Unforced Errors: Confessions of a Clintonista

As a diehard Hillary Clinton supporter, I was sure she was going to win. I was wrong. But along the way, even I — a Kool-Aid drinking Clintonista — saw some things that I thought she should have done differently to increase her chances of victory. And while I don’t claim to be smarter than her legions of campaign experts, even an arm-chair quarterback can sometimes out-think an NFL coach.

So with all due respect to her campaign strategists and Clinton herself, here are some of her unforced errors that I believe may have cost her the presidency… Read More

Abortion Contortion

Episode 69 of The More Perfect Union podcast covers the meeting of the electoral college electors, North Carolina’s soap opera of partisan politics, Ohio’s attempt to reframe the national abortion debate, and what horror movies this year’s election reminds us of.

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The Siberian Candidate


Episode 68 of “The More Perfect Union” podcast takes a look at new revelations surrounding Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election, how Democrats should respond to the Trump presidency, and the possibility that Joe Biden might mount a White House run in 2020.

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Healthcare: What’s Next?

Episode 67 of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at what’s coming in the wake of the GOP effort to repeal Obamacare.

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Trump’s Taiwan Gambit

Episode 66 of “The More Perfect Union” podcast covers Trump’s controversial call from the president of Taiwan, the President-elect’s latest Cabinet picks, the soap opera between Jon Huntsman and Mitt Romney over the Secretary of State job, the pros and cons of Trump’s Carrier jobs deal, and a round of the game, “Name That Host.”

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