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What on Earth Happened to the Republican Party?

by D.J. McGuire I was away from home – at a science fiction convention in North Carolina, no less – when the President of the United States demanded four...

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Debate Recap Number One

Last night was the first democratic debate and as you might expect, all of us at MPU were eagerly gathered around our televisions, savoring every political moment. Actually, that’s...

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Biden and the Segregationists: Anatomy of a Mistake

by D.J. McGuire Let’s say you are a Democratic candidate for president of the United States. You are attempting to show voters that you can help fix the broken...

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Insulin: A Story of Market and Government Failures

by D.J. McGuire One of the more confusing – and for diabetes sufferers, outright frightening – market realities is the recent increase in insulin prices. Given that insulin is...

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The Purge of Freer Market Defenders from the Trumpist GOP, Part II

by D.J. McGuire Last week I reviewed how the conservative movement has begun to redefine itself in a way that no longer includes supporters of freer markets. That continued...

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Reproductive Justice

“The More Perfect Union” podcast co-host Rebekah Kuschmider gives a talk on lessons she learned from her mother on women’s reproductive rights and reproductive justice at the Cedar Lane...

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Free-Market Supporters Won’t Go Away Just Because Conservatives Don’t Want Us

by D.J. McGuire One of the great arguments within the conservative movement revolves around how much it has changed since Donald Trump became a presidential candidate four years ago....

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Robert Mueller Exits the Stage…For Now

by D.J. McGuire Robert Mueller is no longer the Special Counsel to the Justice Department. That doesn’t mean it’s the last we’ve heard from him. To be clear, Mueller...

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Amidst the Tale of Sound and Fury, Trump Reveals His Lack of Concern for His Own Trade Deal

by D.J. McGuire There has already been quite a bit of bandwith already spent on the president’s Rose Garden Rant last week. One item appears to have gone largely...

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My Campaign Platform

by Kevin Kelton I never plan to run for elective office, as I am better suited to bloviate than to legislate. But if I did run for state or...

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Dispatch to Democrats: Let’s Impeach Like Mitch McConnell Would

I said something on last week’s podcast and upon further reflection, I was wrong. I know. It’s a shocker for one of us to call ourselves wrong instead of...

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Joe and the Giant Impeachment Question

by Kevin Kelton Among the first questions former Vice President Joe Biden will face on the campaign trail is whether he thinks congress should begin impeachment proceedings against President...

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Trump’s Bad Trade ‘Deal’ With China Takes Shape

by D.J. McGuire One of the more maddening defenses of Trump’s protectionism is the insistence that his tariffs and trade wars are “temporary.” Give him the chance, his defenders...

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‘Sanctuary Cities’ PM Fun

As we often mention on the podcast, the MPU co-hosts share a Facebook Messenger PM thread where we chat with each other every day, sometimes debating, sometimes commiserating, sometimes...

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