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Inside MPU: The 2020 Race and Education Reform

Welcome to another edition of Things Podcasters Talk About When They’re Not Podcasting. In this case, it’s exactly what we would be talking about if we were podcasting. The...

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Why Jay Powell Should Stay Right Where He Is

by D.J. McGuire Having shaken the foreign policy establishment to its core (which, by itself, is not automatically a mistake) by choosing to cut and run from Syria (which,...

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Trump Leaves Syria With Fight Against Daesh Unfinished and With Putin Ascendant

by D.J. McGuire Those who know about my long and strange trip through Election 2016 know that I landed on my eventual choice (Hillary Clinton – yes, for those...

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A Fake News Intervention

by Kevin Kelton Hi. Come in and sit down. I’m here – we all are here – because we love you and we need to tell you something. This...

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Obamacare and State’s Rights

It is 8pm on a Saturday night and the last thing I want to be doing is writing yet another piece about a manufactured crisis arising from Republican attempts...

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Pop Goes The Political Culture, December 9, 2018

Howdy, MPU-inverse! As most of you know, we’re taking it easy for the month of December and not recording regularly. The news, however, is on no such hiatus. Over...

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What the Georgia Runoff Told Us

by D.J. McGuire Tuesday night was Election Runoff Night in Georgia. The results give some hope – and some concern – to both parties. For the Republicans, victory was...

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Behind the More Perfect Union Scenes

Regular podcast listeners are probably aware that Kevin, D.J., Greg and I are all pretty good friends. We have an ongoing FB message group where we talk about everything...

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Pop Goes The Political Culture, November 24, 2018

Greetings, MPU-inverse! It’s been a delightful week of feasting and giving thanks and shopping at small businesses over here. I was hoping that by shopping at Amazon, I would...

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So How Are Things for the Democrats These Days?

by D.J. McGuire The election results for the Democrats were good enough to flip the House on Election Night (and the Virginia delegation with it). The post-Election Night results...

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Pop Goes The Political Culture, November 11

    Welcome back MPU-inverse! I’m sure you all join me in offering thanks for the service of all of America’s veterans. We are grateful for you contributions to...

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Hey Dems, Let’s Just Gerrymander States!

After some baffling election results 2016 and 2018 elections, I’d like to propose what should be the Democrats’ new version of gerrymandering: moving state borders to group like-minded, homogeneous...

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Pop Goes The Political Culture, November 3

Hello, hello MPU-universe! We are officially in the last weekend before the election and if you’re like me, you’re busy doing some sort of Get Out The Vote action!...

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Motivating Millennials

By Kevin Kelton This Tuesday, Democrats need young voters to turn out in record midterm numbers. Yet news report after news report still tells us millennials just aren’t motivated...

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