Episode #200: I’m The Political Junkie (And So Can You!)

It’s the 200th episode of The Political Junkie!  And so this week, we thought we would explore the question:  What makes a political junkie?  Are you a political junkie, and why? And so, we hear from Democratic pollster Anna Greenberg, political analyst Stu Rothenberg, former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) and Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack …

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Episode #198: Are You Ready For Some Political Football?

As the Trump-instigated national debate over patriotism and the NFL continues, Dave Zirin of The Nation reminds us that the confluence of politics and sports has been with us for a very long time. Brian Lyman of the Montgomery Advertiser reports on Tuesday’s Republican primary in Alabama, where interim Sen. Luther Strange, despite backing from President Trump, was defeated by Roy Moore, the controversial …

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Episode #193: Did Charlottesville Eclipse Trump’s Moral Authority?

Hilde Restad, a political professor in Oslo, Norway and an observer of American politics, offers her impressions of the demonstrations in and President Trump’s reaction to Charlottesville.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, and her country was taken over by the Nazis during World War II, which makes her analysis that much …

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Episode #191: No Delay For Delaney — The Road from the House to the White House

We’re still some 30 months or so away from the 2020 presidential primaries, but already there is a candidate in the race hoping to take on President Trump.  It’s John Delaney, a three-term Democratic congressman from Maryland, who talks about his effort and why he thinks he has a shot. There is a new White House …

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