FairAndUNbalanced's podcast

Policy is the key part of government. Policy determines what works and what doesn't, who benefits and who is left behind, who pays and who doesn't.

My interest in policy tends to vanish when life, death, and punishment matter more.

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Category:Capital Punishment -- posted at: 12:18am 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

On abortion, I understand the position of my conservative friends. I'm fairly sure they don't comprehend mine.

 

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Category:Policy, Abortion -- posted at: 9:24pm EDT

The umbrella man of Dealey Plaza was never a serious analyst of nuclear limits.

He wasn't in 1963.

He isn't today.

And we should answer conservatives as they try to bring him back.

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Category:Foreign Policy, Political News, Obama -- posted at: 10:12pm 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

Calls for assassination are moving from the fringes. Advocates are sharing the stage with mainstream conservatives.

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Category:Domestic Terrorism -- posted at: 12:17am EDT

In the hearts of some of my brothers and sisters in Christ, freedom of religion must include the freedom to discriminate against those whose practices violate our ethics, the freedom to require employees to follow our religious beliefs, the freedom to preach our version of the gospel to the children of others without their permission.

Even that is not enough. We hear of a new religious freedom. You now violate my freedom if you criticize my religion.

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Category:Religion -- posted at: 10:14pm EDT

The question on Iraq presented Jeb Bush with an opportunity to achieve a balance between family loyalty and thoughtful policy. All he needed was preparation.

Why it did not occur to him to prepare much earlier for an obvious question remains a mystery.

Marco Rubio had a chance to pick up the pieces. But he managed to trip over the shoelace on Jeb's foot.

Instead of finally proving himself to be the one candidate with a policy vision, he proved instead that vaudeville will never die.

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Category:Policy, Political News, War -- posted at: 12:07am EDT

Within the last few years, a British spy at a high level within al Qaeda and a secret informant with the North Korean government were compromised by published reports.

If reports are accurate, the existance of an official in the government of Pakistan has been revealed, after he helped Americans know where and how to kill Osama bin laden.

We have to be impressed by the bravery of those reporters who inform us of all the facts, and who courageously accept the consequences of their actions.

Regardless of who suffers those consequences.

Direct download: Press_Freedom_and_Government_Secrets.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41pm 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