Ep. 48: Escaping the Politics of Opposition with Gentry Collins

In recent political history, the United States has been engulfed in the politics of opposition. Rather than campaigning on their own merits, each party has traditionally pointed out the opposition’s flaws. This episode’s guest, the former political director for the Republican National Committee, Gentry Collins, explains that the 2018 midterms were no different.

In our discussion we delve into how the US can move past the politics of opposition to a more substantive politics. We cover the messages and strategies Republicans and Democrats need to bring into 2020 to ensure their success.

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Ep. 41: Brexit: Two Years Out with Member of Parliament Tom Brake

Just over two years ago, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Now the Conservative government is working fervently towards a deal, due March 2019, with the EU. In this episode, Member of Parliament Tom Brake joins the show to discuss Brexit.

Brake, the Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Exiting the European Union, is ardently against Brexit. In this interview we learn why he staunchly opposes it and what he thinks of the Leave Campaign’s arguments for Brexit.

Stay tuned for a direct, uncensored interview.

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Ep: 39: A Movement for Liberty with Brian Nichols

2016 changed how the world viewed politics. This change gave prominence to the libertarian, limited-government ideology. Brian Nichols is an adamant supporter of libertarianism and the philosophy of “Don’t hurt people. Don’t take people’s stuff.” We sort through the Republican Party’s flaws, the dangers of big government, and the importance of personal responsibility.

Be sure to tune in for a thought-provoking episode. Stay tuned until the last few minutes for our Patron Mailbag!

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Ep. 38: A World of Wonder with Jordan A. Brown

The world is full of stories waiting to be told. As we’ve seen on this podcast, long-form audio is one of the best ways to tell those stories. Today’s guest Jordan A. Brown has made the most of podcasting. He’s interviewed over a dozen people and isn’t stopping any time soon. Jordan describes starting his own podcast and where that journey has taken him. Additionally, we discuss the lack of community in our country and what some remedies might be.

Be sure to tune in for a thought-provoking episode.

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Ep. 35: The Second Amendment, A Right to Bear Arms?

American society is as divided as ever. One of the most controversial topics in today’s political atmosphere is the right to bear arms. In this episode, we go into the history of the Second Amendment. This analysis includes prevalent court decisions, such as District of Columbia v. Heller, Caetano v. Massachusetts, and United States v. Miller. We review Federalist 46 by James Madison and discuss some of the ideology behind the Second Amendment during the founding period. 

Be sure to tune in for a thought-provoking episode.

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Ep. 29: The College Echo Chamber with Michael J. Hout

Michael J. Hout was a junior at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in early 2017 when he decided to leave the Democratic Party. This came after he volunteered for the Obama reelection campaign in 2012, for the Clinton Campaign in 2016, and various state elections in Georgia. Additionally, he served on the National Council for the College Democrats of America as the national chartering director. Today he is a self-described classical liberal and independent.

He comes on the show today to detail why he left.

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Ep. 22: An In-Depth History of Net Neutrality

In this episode, I go in-depth on the history of net neutrality and the FCC beginning in 2002 and ending with the 2017 decision to repeal net neutrality. We discuss the different ways broadband providers and internet service providers have been classified under the Communications Act of 1934 as well as how courts have ruled on net neutrality in recent years.  … More Ep. 22: An In-Depth History of Net Neutrality

Ep. 16: Countable CEO and Founder, Bart Myers

Bart Myers, the founder of Countable, comes onto the show. He tells us how citizens can use the platform to become more involved in the political process simply by using his app. Additionally, we discuss Countable’s impact, who uses it, and what the future holds for the service. … More Ep. 16: Countable CEO and Founder, Bart Myers

Ep. 15: The RAISE Act Pt. 1

I discuss Section Two of Senate Bill 354, the “Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act” or the “Raise Act.” This section eliminates the Diversity Visa Program, which was established under the Immigration and Nationality Act. I analyze the details of the Diversity Visa Program, its history, and the arguments for and against it. This episode is good for anyone curious about how the RAISE Act will change the United States’ immigration system. … More Ep. 15: The RAISE Act Pt. 1

Ep. 14: Arpit Chaturvedi of the Cornell Policy Review (Pt. 2)

In this second part of my interview with Arpit Chaturvedi, Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell Policy Review, we continue our discussion with an analysis of the policy process. Arpit gives us a sneak peak into the arguments presented in his book, Our Egalitarian Universe? We also learn more about the Cabrera Research Lab, where Arpit works as an associate, and how it uses systems thinking to help solve problems around the world. In addition to this, we discuss Arpit’s plans after he graduates from the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs and what advice he has for people looking to get more involved with policy. Stay tuned for more episodes, and be sure to check out the first part of our conversation. … More Ep. 14: Arpit Chaturvedi of the Cornell Policy Review (Pt. 2)