The Five Best Podcasts – Culture, News, Politics

Five of my current favorite podcasts, covering culture, news, and politics.

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Midterm Prep – What to Watch and Read

There is a lot of noise in the media and from the President's twitter account in advance of the U.S. Midterm Elections on Tuesday, November 6.  Sifting through this morass can be challenging at best - below are a few sources you should read or watch, especially if you are an undecided voter: http://www.Vote411.org -…

Ulysses S. Grant – An Archetype of American Leadership

The United States midterm elections take place on Tuesday, November 6.  If you have not already done so, you should review the candidates appearing on your ballot at http://www.vote411.org.  This website provides useful summaries of platforms and policy positions, in addition to highlighting those candidates who do not even bother to answer simple questions (automatic…

The Republican Kavanaugh Hypocrisy

I have not shied from voicing my displeasure toward the Republican Party as of late.  Too often in the past they've taken the moral high ground, particularly during the Clinton administration (where we discussed the President's sex life for 2 full years), only to smack themselves with hypocrisy once one of their own fails to…

I Am No Longer a Republican – A Millennial Perspective

Donald Trump repeatedly promised to "drain the swamp" during his 2016 campaign for President.  Instead, he flooded it. Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's resignation on July 6th following numerous allegations of corruption, graft, and misuse of public funds is only at the surface of a swamp deluged in the Trump administration's moral sewage. From Wilbur Ross's…

Student Loans at 8.5%: A Government Created Crisis

This past Friday, May 25, the Wall Street Journal published an article about an orthodontist who currently has over $1 million in student loan debt.  Dr. Mike Meru, the orthodontist, pays over $1,500 per month, but in about two decades, his balance is expected to balloon to $2 million.  His original principal balance was $601,506. …