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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 #54: Come On, SCOTUS

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Nick and Joe discuss the Supreme Court’s latest round of decisions including a big opinion striking down Arizona’s voter ID provisions, but it may not be as positive a development as it sounds. They also talk about the announcement that…

Weekly Podcast: Circuit Breaker

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A lot has happened while the gang was away. Joe and Nick discuss the President’s national security speech hinting at a reformed War on Terror and new drone usage policy unveiled right before another shakeup of the national security team.…

Weekly Podcast: Palmetto Showdown

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Special election time in South Carolina. Elizabeth Colbert Busch and Mark Sanford square off to determine… well, not very much in the grand scheme of things, but the winning party will pretend it’s a huge mandate. We continue our discussion…

Weekly Podcast: Remember Voting Rights?

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Remember that roughly 48 year experiment with actually letting people vote without getting discriminated against? That was a blast! Joe, Nick and Allison discuss the upcoming argument in Shelby County v. Holder, the latest challenge to Section 5 of the…

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…

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…

The Disingenuous Mr. Romney

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This story is important to send around, especially in light of the overall freak-out taking place as Mitt Romney has made polling gains. Mitt Romney just told the Des Moines Register: “There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m…