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Dinner Table Politics

Sep 26, 2018

How do natural disasters define a presidency? (And what if the presidency IS a natural disaster?) From Andrew to Katrina to Sandy to Maria to Florence, Abby and Jim discuss how hurricanes and other disasters can make or break the man in the Oval Office - or both, in the case of George W. Bush -  and why Bill Clinton was...


Sep 19, 2018

The accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh prompt Abby and Jim's discussion about scandals past and present, including Clarence Thomas, Bill Clinton, and presidents stretching all the way back to George Washington. Kennedy, Eisenhower, Roosevelt, Jefferson - even Washington himself were all subjects...


Sep 11, 2018

Who was the "Senior Trump Official" that write the anonymous Op-Ed in last week's New York Times? Abby and Jim review the list of suspects, including Jon Huntsman, Jr., Larry Kudlow, Mike Pence, Kellyanne Conway, and Melania Trump. (It probably wasn't Melania Trump.) 

Also, are we living in a computer simulation? Elon...


Sep 5, 2018

Abby and Jim discuss Climate Change and what's to be done about it. Did Obama do enough? Should Trump do more? How did the problem start? What's to be done about it? And will any of the measures designed to fix it do any good? Bjorn Lomborg and James Hansen get their say, and the Paris Climate Agreement is put under...