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Dinner Table Politics

Oct 31, 2018

Abby and Jim discuss the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting and the MAGA bomber and why entrenched racism and partisan hatred show no signs of going away. What will this mean for the upcoming midterm elections? What does "Braceros" mean in Spanish? And what does Apu from The Simpsons have anything to do with all this?

Oct 24, 2018

For a special Halloween podcast, Abby and Eliza take over Dinner Table Politics and tell ghost stories from the White House. Did the spirit of Abigail Adams truly return to the mortal world to hang laundry from a clothesline? Did Harry Truman really get ding-dong-ditched by the ghost of Andrew Jackson? Did the...

Oct 17, 2018

The Democrats are poised to ride the "Blue Wave" to retake Congress, but is there a 2016-style upset in the making? Abby and Jim discuss the biggest political surprises in history, notably the hanging chads of Bush v. Gore, and how that relates to one of Abby's favorite episodes of "How I Met Your Mother." Donald...

Oct 10, 2018

Turning back to Tip O'Neill's adage that "All politics is local," Abby and Jim break down Utah's four ballot initiatives, which focus on school funding, medical marijuana, Medicaid expansion, and an independent redistricting commission to draw legislative boundaries. Which ones does Abby endorse and why? 

Also, Abby...

Oct 2, 2018

Both Abby and Jim wish they could talk about anything but the Brett Kavanaugh nomination mess, but the intricacies of Jim's Facebook newsfeed come under scrutiny anyway. How do we navigate our way out of this? What reforms could make future confirmations less of a nuclear war?

Abby also names all four Beatles and comes...