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Dinner Table Politics

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...


May 9, 2019

The New York Times gets its hands on Trump's taxes, and it isn't pretty. Abby and Jim break it all down and discuss what's appropriate to share on social media, especially in light of the social media giant's decision to ban Alex Jones and Linda Loomer. Is social media a public accommodation like a bakery or a...


May 1, 2019

Jim and Abby discuss Nancy French's article in the Washington Post titled "Romney was never Christian enough for some Republicans. Somehow, Trump is." Jim recalls the 2012 presidential campaign, in which Mitt Romney's personal faith went largely undiscussed, and how his cousin Grant Bennett spoke about Mitt's church...