FairAndUNbalanced's podcast

Political advocates have always twisted facts, tossed in irrelevant prejudices to muddy rhetorical waters.

But now some on the right go way past that, inventing alternate facts out of thin air.

One nationally known personality becomes a case study.

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Direct download: Pulp_Fictional_Republican_Arguments.mp3
Category:Politics and Dishonesty -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT

As we watched a campaign witness go to pieces on national television, I was reminded of the most pitiful member of French aristocracy ever to face the guillotine.

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Few individuals are offered an unexpected opportunity to overcome danger while saving lives. Fewer still discover enough courage hidden within to perform well in the face of danger. President Trump surprised us with his own demonstration of character.

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Direct download: The_Bravest_President.mp3
Category:Politics and Courage -- posted at: 12:22am EDT

There was a reason the FBI did nothing about organized crime before 1957, or about civil rights murders in 1955.

It is the same reason they would have ignored warnings about the coming high school tragedy in Parkland, Florida.

They had no choice.

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Direct download: Why_the_FBI_Ignored_the_High_School_Shooter__They_Had_To.mp3
Category:National Tragedy -- posted at: 12:54am EDT

It is especially tragic when someone who accepts danger in order to protect the rest of us, a law enforcement officer, is killed.

How must we react when that death is used to attack an ethnic group?

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Direct download: Tragic_Death_Exploited_to_Smear_Immigrants.mp3
Category:Politics and Bigotry -- posted at: 11:13pm EDT

It will be an epic economic irony if our Democratic Republic, and our freedoms, are saved by the policies that have driven Kansas into the ground.


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Voting rights are often debated as the conflicting rights of political parties to fair competition.

Let's consider the radical idea that voting rights do not belong to political groups, but to people. And that the price paid has often been blood.

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Direct download: Dying_to_Vote.mp3
Category:Voting Rights -- posted at: 1:58am EDT

Trusted intelligence officers who give away security secrets may have many reasons. A recently arrested CIA officer was greedy. 40 years ago, Philip Agee hated capitalism. In 2016, General Flynn simply hated. Today, President Trump wants to impress.

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Direct download: Trump_Kills.mp3
Category:National Security -- posted at: 11:57pm EDT

It has not happened. We must hope it never happens.

But we are uncomfortably close to discovering that "Banana Republic" can refer to something other than an upscale clothing retailer with a safari theme.

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Direct download: Trump_Law.mp3
Category:Political Freedom -- posted at: 12:06am EDT

Experts watch for subtle signals that could mean great danger or great opportunity for the safety of our nation.

And we have a President determined to get rid of those experts.

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Direct download: Shadows_of_War_a_River_of_Blood.mp3
Category:National Security, Ignorance, Trump -- posted at: 10:20pm EDT