Civil Rights

Weekly Podcast #57: The Zimmerman Verdict & More Senate Follies

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Joe and Nick sit down for a special, late week talk about the fallout of the non-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman case. Guns, race, and bad lawyering are the talk of the day. Then they discuss the candidacy of…

Weekly Podcast #55: Supreme Court — It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

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The full panel finally returns! Allison, Nick, and Joe discuss the end of the Supreme Court term from the highs regarding marriage equality and the lows involving voting rights and workplace and consumer rights. Is the problem a progressive movement…

Weekly Podcast: Boston Aftermath

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Joe and Nick discuss yesterday’s bombing in Boston. In particular, the panel addresses the flurry of media (and social media) speculation and the relative merits and demerits of a world where news is valued for speed as much as substance.…

Weekly Podcast: Cliff Jumping

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Joe and Allison review the latest Republican counteroffer in the fiscal cliff negotiations and wonder whether they have any sense of how negotiations even work. They also check in on the evolving Susan Rice controversy, wondering if the furor over…

The Dumbest Thing I Heard This Week

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There’s a ton of Republican second-guessing over the election. Bobby Jindal and Lindsay Graham are trying to change the Republican Party itself, blaming its inaccessible and close-minded approach for electoral losses. These critiques seem to overlook the role that both…

Weekly Podcast: Election Recap and Supreme Court Talk

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The usual suspects are joined by Elie Mystal of Above the Law¬†to gloat about the election results and sacrifice the customary goat to our overlord Nate Silver. We also discuss the sex scandal involving Gen. David Petraeus where Elie, the…