FairAndUNbalanced's podcast

There is a deep seated human need to discover justice, to see good rewarded, to see evil punished.

This administration has turned that on its head. We see the worst acts rewarded. Virtue is a hanging offense.

Scott Pruitt is a case in point.

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Direct download: Hang_em_High.mp3
Category:Scandal and Politics -- posted at: 2:10am EDT

They appear as polar opposites.

Mr. Comey is truthful, Mr. Trump dwells in alternate facts. Mr. Comey is low key, Mr. Trump bluster itself, Mr. Comey avoids personally denigrating others.

Yet, in one respect, they are frighteningly similar.

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Direct download: Why_James_Comey_Is_and_Isnt_Donald_Trump.mp3
Category:Scandal and Politics -- posted at: 10:59pm EDT

True conservatives, the heartless ideological sort, are mistakenly attacking the Special Counsel.

They can make their wildest dreams come true, if they ignore the dyspeptic Mr. Trump and force Mueller to go much farther than he wants to go.

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Direct download: Trumps_Mueller_Meltdown.mp3
Category:Scandal and Politics -- posted at: 12:39am EDT

We have entered a world we did not envision.

Gangsters endanger those who enforce laws, mobsters take over governments, and criminals take away the pensions of those who investigate them.

Pac-Man tactics have become a way of life.

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Direct download: Trump_Putin_and_the_PacMan_Ploy.mp3
Category:Crime and Government -- posted at: 12:37am EDT

As with other tragedies, victims speak out, some with specific safety proposals. As with other tragedies, anonymous internet trolls ignore proposals and attack victims themselves, joined by a few public figures.

But this time, something is different.

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Direct download: Shut_Up_and_Dribble_-_Efforts_to_Silence_Parkland_Students.mp3
Category:Policy, Guns, NRA -- posted at: 11:56pm EDT

Each clumsy firing was a joke, an example of ghastly humor, an exercise in executive cowardice.

The chaos, the anxiety, the tension have become too familiar.

The pattern is no longer funny.

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Direct download: The_Fading_Humor_of_Presidential_Pathos.mp3
Category:Executive Chaos -- posted at: 11:55pm EDT

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