FairAndUNbalanced's podcast (political news)

Henry Fonda's film from half a century ago helps explain Donald Trump's popularity in the Republican Party of today.

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Category:Political News -- posted at: 12:01am EDT

The outrage from liberals on behalf of Goldwater in 1964 was vocal.

From conservatives in 2015?

Not so much.

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Category:Political News -- posted at: 11:29pm EDT

How an officious airline counter employee taught me something important about Donald Trump and heroism.

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Category:Political News -- posted at: 11:16pm EDT

Commuters sometimes take traffic delays personally. That is why 4 successive days of 4 hour delays, delays generated deliberately, have hurt Chris Christie more than any comparable scandal.

But the Governor has gone through a period of introspection. He may have discovered within himself a path to recovery.

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Category:Political News -- posted at: 11:04pm EDT

Bobby Kennedy began as a law enforcement official who seemed unable to communicate with those on the other side of the poverty line. In five years, he became noted for his ability to transcend racial, economic, and class tensions.

His journey during those five years began with a program of listening and learning.

Half a century later, what can Hillary Clinton learn from his experience?

Direct download: What_Can_Hillary_Borrow_from_Bobby.mp3
Category:Political News -- posted at: 11:27pm EDT

Fox News personalities were having a bit of fun with NBC anchor, Brian Williams, over his misleading stories about his wartime reporting experiences.

Then Bill O'Reilly's own inaccuracies came to light. Should O'Reilly resign? Should he take a leave of absence? Should Fox News fire him?

A Fox affiliate in Tampa Florida has a step by step guide ready and waiting to show Bill O'Reilly exactly how to handle the accusations.

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Category:Political News -- posted at: 11:59pm EDT

When Mike Huckabee says that he can be friends with gay people.

Sounds good, enen if it is in the same sense that Jesus was friends with tax collectors who extorted far beyond the taxes they sent on to Rome.

He also groups gay sexuality in with swearing and visiting the corner bar after work. That could be a twenty first century way of restating the way the Apostle Paul grouped gay sexuality in with gossip and kids disobeying parents.

I don't agree that being gay equates with any violation of spiritual law, but I at least understand it.

But God doesn't like classical music? Or ballet? Seriously?

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Direct download: God_Hates_Opera_-_Seriously_-_Huckab.mp3
Category:Political News -- posted at: 1:07am EDT

In every campaign in his political life, Mitt Romney has run on his resume.

In 2016, he will run on philosophical substance.

Mitt Romney can become President Romney. But he needs one more ingredient, the toughest campaign objective to achieve. 

Direct download: Who_Is_the_New_Authentic_Mitt_Romn.mp3
Category:Political News -- posted at: 11:36pm EDT

In many ways, 2010 was the precursor to 2014. Sharron Angle was the poster child for Republican extremism.

Hidden in the laughter on mainstream news shows was an unexamined self regard, an arrogance that helped add to public resentment.

It was not the main reason mainstream candidates lost that year, and four years later.

But it was a reason.

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Category:Political News -- posted at: 12:32am EDT

Chuck Todd's recent book offers a searing analysis of the Obama administration. The unwavering opposition of Republicans is already well documented. But Todd suggests that President Obama is also to blame for roadblocks to policies that would help the poor and middle class.

Todd worked hard, talking with hundreds of Washington insiders. He has been able convincingly to demonstrate insularity and isolation from the real world.

But not in the way anyone could have anticipated.

Direct download: Chuck_Todds_Analysis_of_President_O.mp3
Category:Political News -- posted at: 10:42pm EDT