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Dinner Table Politics

Jan 30, 2019

Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, is teasing a possible independent candidacy for president. How well have third-party presidential candidates done in the past? (Abraham Lincoln did pretty well.) Jim tells Abby stories of H. Ross Perot, and how Abby's grandfather made a $10,000 bet with him in a Senate hearing. Learn...


Jan 23, 2019

Recorded on Martin Luther King Day, this episode of Dinner Table politics recounts MLK's time as a Trekkie, and how the civil rights leader persuaded Nichelle Nichols to keep playing Lt. Uhura. (The geeky nature of this story does not make Abby very happy.)

Jim and Abby also discuss the fallout from the Covington...


Jan 16, 2019

Did the dinosaurs have politics? That's just one of the insightful questions Abby asks as Jim and Abby discuss the fallout from what is now the longest government shutdown in history. Who can save us from this national nightmare? Probably not Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who seems to think that being morally right...


Jan 9, 2019

Why are you running for office? It's a question every politician is asked, and very few have a good answer. Abby thinks there's only two reasons: money and power. Jim recalls Mitt Romney's answer when he ran for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, and he breaks down Elizabeth Warren's most recent answer, which is that...


Jan 2, 2019

Abby and Jim make predictions for 2019, but neither predicted that Mitt Romney would come out swinging against Donald Trump in a scathing op-ed in the Washington Post. Jim predicts that there are rough times ahead and laments that our president, supposedly a great businessman, doesn't have the first clue about...