Episode 218: How did thousands of Haitian immigrants end up on the Texas border? First negative ads of the midterms. The case for the GOP in VA
September 24th, 2021 | 1 hr 1 min
You might rightfully wonder how over 10,000 immigrants from the Caribbean island nation of Haiti wound up in Del Rio, Texas. Justin doesn't have a lot of answers but it is yet another headache for Biden to deal with.
The first negative ads of the midterms are here! GOP aligned groups begin hammering Dems on the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill.
Mike Cohen (Modern Campaigns) joins the show to discuss why Glenn Youngkin DOES have a chance against against once (and future?) governor Terry McAuliffe in Virginia.
September 22nd, 2021 | 1 hr 7 mins
The Democrats in congress can't agree on much. And we're rapidly driving toward a cliff on three fronts: Biden's legacy, the debt ceiling and government funding.
Justin does his best to understand Australia's lockdowns and protests.
Evan Scrimshaw joins us yet again to break down the Canadian elections, preview the upcoming Virginia governors race and do a WAY TOO EARLY preview on Beto vs. Abbott.
September 17th, 2021 | 1 hr 34 secs
The Dems want Cocaine Mitch to bluff... good luck.
COVID vaccines for kids coming soon?
Norm Macdonald talk with Andrew Heaton.
September 16th, 2021 | 23 mins 33 secs
Joe Biden goes to work on congress.
Blistering criticism for CDC's pandemic handling in new book.
Who is trying to kill TikTok?
September 15th, 2021 | 12 mins 40 secs
Gavin Newsom is your California governor. Is this a rousing referendum on Democratic COVID leadership? Or are there some troubling trends emerging among nonwhite voters?
September 14th, 2021 | 1 hr 5 mins
Justin breaks down the rapid shift in polling of the California Recall attempt of Gavin Newsom. He then gives rankings to all of the challengers who ran against him. Finally, he is joined by Josh Spivak (Recall Elections: From Alexander Hamilton to Gavin Newsom) joins to break down the race up until election day.
September 13th, 2021 | 32 mins 57 secs
- Biden's vaccine mandate faces criticism
- Joe Manchin and Bernie Sanders beat each other up on four different networks
- Justice Breyer isn't retiring and doesn't care what you think about it
September 10th, 2021 | 1 hr 2 mins
Dave Levinthal joins to discuss this topic.
September 8th, 2021 | 56 mins 31 secs
Biden might have an economic problem on the left. Gavin might cruise during the recall during the week after the POLL DANCE! Jen Briney joins the show to talk January 6th, COVID and more.
September 3rd, 2021 | 57 mins 26 secs
Some scuttlebutt on how Newsom hating Democrats are rationalizing a vote against the recall. It involves the possibility of Diane Feinstein dying.
Ron DeSantis is getting pushback for his latest mask mandate maneuvers, but not from the liberals... Did he go too far?
JD Durkin (None Of The Above) discussed Biden's brutal August and we make some WAY TOO EARLY midterm predictions.
September 1st, 2021 | 1 hr 9 mins
The longest war in American history is over. It lasted too long, the mission became blurry and now it's over. But will the messy exit hurt Biden? Or set up another conflict? Or will the immensely popular position of "No War" be enough to buoy him?
Matthias Shapiro (PoliMath on Substack) talks COVID numbers, where Delta has dealt the most damage and a question about the mask mandates in schools.
August 26th, 2021 | 1 hr 11 mins
A brief recap of the bombing in Kabul and Biden's speech (spoiler: too much buck passing)
When is it right to negotiate with the Taliban?
A dissection of a particularly bizarre 1984 ad by Walter Mondale.
Brian Brushwood (World's Greatest Con) discusses if the disastrous pullout in Afghanistan is a win or loss or noninterventionist philosophy.