July 10th, 2020 | 21 mins 18 secs
conservative, culture, democrat, film, gerrymandering, grassroots, left, liberal, libertarian, michigan, movie, political, politics, progressive, redistricting, republican, research, right, society
In this episode: The message of the film Slay the Dragon is simple, straightforward, and honest: A grassroots movement of Michigander “Voters Not Politicians” outspent by an incalculable margin won a huge victory to defeat evil Republican plots to ensure minority rule. However, that third epithet—honest—cannot be supported by the tangled web of myths, misinformation, and political ignorance that Slay the Dragon puts before viewers. Today, I’m joined by Capital Research Center’s resident Michigander, my colleague Ken Braun, who wrote a four-part series detailing the myths and flaws of the film for Capital Research Dot Org.
June 27th, 2019 | 17 mins 44 secs
appointments, congress, congressional maps, democrat, districts, gerrymandering, myth, nonjusticiable, partisan, political, proportional representation, representatives, republican, state, supreme court
Today, the Supreme Court decided a pair of cases concerning “partisan gerrymandering,” holding that Congressional redistricting is an inherently political process and therefore a “nonjusticiable political question”—meaning (mostly liberal) challengers to (for now, mostly Republican-drawn) congressional maps will not be able to claim they are “too partisan” (whatever that means) in federal court.