February 6th, 2020 | 7 mins 9 secs
big labor, caucus, citizens united, conservative, controversy, corporations, democracy, democratic, fec, free speech, house of representatives, influencers, iowa, left, liberal, libertarian, organized labor, politics, public funding, right, san francisco, supreme court, unions
In this episode, the Iowa Democratic Party’s reliance on a Democratic-establishment-connected political vendor results in vote-counting-chaos, the House of Representatives prepares to affirm its loyalty to the will of Organized Labor, and San Francisco lefties fight over campaign finance disclosure.
January 30th, 2020 | 9 mins 58 secs
big labor, citizens united, conservative, controversy, corporations, democracy, fec, free speech, influencers, institute for free speech, left, liberal, libertarian, politics, public funding, research, right, scott blackburn, supreme court, unions
Ten years ago this month, the Supreme Court handed down a controversial decision with bearing on influence and politics: Citizens United v. FEC. As liberal activists push ever harder to “overturn” the decision, I’m joined this week by Scott Blackburn, Research Director of the Institute For Free Speech, who recently authored a brief “Citizens United After 10 Years: More Speech, Better Democracy” laying out the case that far from “destroying democracy,” the Supreme Court’s holding expanded political competition.
September 26th, 2019 | 7 mins 29 secs
arizona, conservative, controversy, democrats, department of labor, house of representatives, labor, labor department, left, liberal, republicans, right, transparency legislation, union, union corruption, unionization, white house
In this episode, we look away from the White House, and at the risk of taking a “censure and move on” approach examine three labor stories: Democrats advance the most radical expansion of union power since 1935 to the floor of the House of Representatives, controversy rocks a unionization campaign at the Arizona Republic newspaper, and the Labor Department marks 60 years of combating union corruption with a powerful piece of transparency legislation.