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Dinner Table Politics

Jun 13, 2019

Debt! Everyone's favorite thing. How much is too much - for a future medical student like Abby or for the country at large? As the Trump administration continues to run up the red ink and the deficit looks to approach the $1 trillion mark for the first time since the 2008 financial meltdown, Jim and Abby look for...


Jun 7, 2019

Since Donald Trump seems to be stealing his European itinerary from the Bennett trip to Europe last summer, Abby and Jim rate his performance (high marks for D-Day tribute; low marks for bate outfit with the Queen) and review what every single candidate running for president is doing. Turns out neither Abby nor Jim...


May 31, 2019

Has Jim changed his mind about the wisdom of impeaching Donald Trump? Abby and Jim review the political ramifications of impeachment in the wake of Robert Mueller's pointed non-exoneration.  Professor Allan Lichtman of American University says Trump will be reelected unless the Democrats impeach. Is this different from...


May 23, 2019

Remember when Republicans were opposed to spending $1 to $2 trillion on prom barrel politics? Jim does, but Abby doesn't. President Trump's refusal to work with Democrats on an infrastructure bill reminds Jim of his father Bob Bennett's TARP vote (for) and stimulus package vote (against). The history of presidents...


May 17, 2019

The slate of new restrictive abortion laws creates an uncomfortable conversation around the dinner table, with Abby wanting - and trying - to talk about anything else, including the Beatles, Twilight, and seahorses. Jim predicts it will likely get worse before it gets better, seeing the Alabama law in particular as a...