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The Political Orphanage

Nov 29, 2023

Juries have the ability to vote “not guilty” even when it’s clear the accused violated established law.

If a jury judges a law as unjust and refuses to convict, is that a needed recourse within our judicial system, or contrary to objective and universal justice? 

Attorney Paul Townsend joins to discuss.

Nov 21, 2023

How many nuclear bombs do we actually need to sufficiently scare an enemy? How many is too many? If we agree to reduce our stockpiles… how can we trust that the other guy really did? Travis Halleman is an expert on nuclear deterrence, and joins to discuss. 




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Nov 15, 2023

Cenk Uygur is a flame-throwing progressive pundit, host of The Young Turks, co-founder of Justice Democrats, and author of “Justice is Coming: How Progressives Are Going to Take Over The Country And America Is Going to Love It.” He joins to discuss his book, polemics, and his possible presidential run. 


Nov 8, 2023

Gene Epstein is the founder and moderator of the Soho Forum, a debate society, and is the former Economics editor at Barron’s.

He joins to discuss the nature of trickle down economics, its proponents and detractors, and the biggest factors in political economy which lead to inequality.



Nov 1, 2023

What happens when your religious, ethnic, and political identities converge into a mega identity? Dannagal Goldthwaite Young is the author of  "Wrong: How Media, Politics, and Identity Drive our Appetite for Misinformation." She joins to discuss identity, and how it leads to misinformation. 

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