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Inside Iowa (Ep. 240)

In this episode, former SNL cast member Gary Kroeger talks about what it’s like inside an Iowa caucus and then joins the gang to look ahead to the senate impeachment trial of Donald John Trump.

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Hot Dog Eating Contest (Ep. 239)

In this episode the MPU gang looks at the upcoming impeachment trial, Trump’s Iran brouhaha, the Iowa caucuses, their choices for the Oscars, and who among them would win a hot dog eating contest.

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The Three B’s (Ep. 238)

This episode covers the new hostilities with Iran, whether it’s good for Democrats to have John Bolton testify at the senate impeachment trial, and what it means now that Biden, Buttigieg and Bernie (the three B’s) have risen to the top in Iowa.

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The Aaron Sorkin President (Ep. 237)

  On this week’s podcast, Rebekah and DJ fly solo as they discuss the impeachment standoff, the latest Democratic debate, the person running to be the Aaron Sorkin president, and how the evangelical right has been co-opted by the conservative right (or vice versa).

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Saying The Quiet Part Out Loud (Ep. 236)

The MPU gang wraps up 2019 with a look at the pending senate impeachment trial, the rumored China trade deal, and the winnowing of the Democrats’ presidential primary debate stage. The hosts end their final 2019 podcast with a personal glimpse at their wishes for the holiday season and year to come.

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Impeachment Carols (Ep. 235)

In this episode, Greg returns as the gang banters about the articles of impeachment and how the loss of Kamala Harris affects the Democratic primary field.

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More Perfect Monologues (Ep. 234)

In this special episode, each of the MPU hosts speaks directly to you about issues that have been on their minds over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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DJ ❤️ Mayor Mike (Ep. 233)

This episodes covers Trump’s interference with Navy discipline, the closing testimony in the House Intelligence Committee impeachment hearings, the most recent Democratic debate, and DJ’s latest crush on a candidate.

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Latest Articles

So You Really Want to Defeat the Iranian Regime?

by D.J. McGuire “A strange game, the only winning move is not to play” – Joshua, War Games Less than a week after Qasem Soleimani was killed in an American drone attack in Baghdad, the Iranian regime’s military has responded with a dozen-plus missile attacks on two American bases. Thankfully, as of early this morning,...

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A Tactical Success Does Not a Strategy Make

by D.J. McGuire “So he was murdered. I have no problem with that; the man was a pig. But it was a decision we should have all made together.” – Viktor Slavin, as portrayed by Boris Lee Krutonog, The Hunt for Red October The United States sent a message to the Middle East with the...

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We Were Warned: What the 2015 Trade Debate Said About the GOP

by D.J. McGuire There has been a lot of ink spilled and bytes burned over the decay of the Republican ecosystem (including by yours truly), but every now and then, someone hits upon a canary in the coal mine that too many of us missed at the time (or that I just missed). Brian Rosenwald...

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The MPU Impeachment Journal

This column is a compilation of separate thoughts on impeachment and the state of American politics. As I predicted on the podcast, the two limited and obtuse articles of impeachment that Nancy Pelosi and company adopted are woefully inadequate for the task at hand: galvanizing the nation’s attention and exposing President Trump’s lack of fitness for...

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Impeachment Turmoil on Ukraine Cannot Distract Us From Putin’s Game There

by D.J. McGuire “You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you.” – Leon Trotsky One of the apparent consequences of the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump over his attempt to strong arm Ukraine into smearing Joe Biden is the fading of Russia and of Vladimir Putin from the drama. Putin...

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On the Latest Federal Budget Data

by D.J. McGuire The Treasury Department released the latest data on the budget for Fiscal Year 2019. Most of the focus was on the deficit figure, which rose to $984 billion (WaPo). The U.S. government’s budget deficit ballooned to nearly $1 trillion in 2019, the Treasury Department announced Friday, as America’s fiscal imbalance widened for...

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