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Dinner Table Politics

Jul 31, 2018

Abby and Jim ask the question: Is Bernie Sanders's "Medicare for All!" proposal a good idea? (Spoiler alert: no.) Also, Bob Woodward's latest book calls to mind "Bobby B's" Watergate history, and Sacha Baron Cohen's "Who Is America?" comes under fire for helping to create the divisions it seeks to expose.

Plus - Arthur...


Jul 24, 2018

With Donald Trump's approval rating soaring among Republicans and sinking with everyone else, Abby and Jim discuss their picks for the best presidents in history and why Thomas Jefferson left his presidential tenure off his tombstone. Abby doubts that Jim had the word "jowls" in his vocabulary at the time of...


Jul 17, 2018

Abby and Jim discuss President Trump's disastrous summit in Helsinki and why George Will called the Commander-in-Chief a "sad, embarrassing wreck of a man." That leads to the incredible story of Bill Browder and the 2012 Magnitsky Act, which leads Abby to predict that Melania will likely soon be jumping out of airplanes...


Jul 10, 2018

President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court leads to a discussion of the history of the Supreme Court, as well as Abby's spontaneous performance of excerpts from the musical "Hamilton" amid scattered Harry Potter references. We also discuss Abe Lincoln playing judicial hardball, FDR's attempt to...


Jul 3, 2018

Happy Fourth of July!

Abby and Jim discuss the conspiracy theory that this year's 4th will be the beginning of a new civil war, as well as a number of other conspiracy theories, both political and non-political, including the one that Jim actually believes.

Hear about Jim's 3rd grade Watergate-themed Show-and-Tell, as...