March 5th, 2020 | 7 mins 45 secs
abortion, cenk uygur, chuck schumer, collective bargaining, conservative, left, liberal, libertarian, principles, right, scotus, supreme court, threats, young turks
In this episode: SCOTUS considers an abortion case that has the backing of some strange bedfellows, and that has caused the Senate minority leader to issue what could only be called a threat; principled conservatives are revealed to be less principled and less conservative than they claim; and union fan Cenk Uygur loves collective bargaining, except when it comes to his own staff at the Young Turks News show.
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.
October 17th, 2019 | 8 mins 34 secs
chicago, congress, conservative, ctu, demand justice, environmentalists, extinction rebellion, general motors, gm, influencers, justices, left, liberal, london, podcast, protest, radical, right, supreme court, teachers, teachers union, transit, uaw, underground, union
Radical environmentalists think shutting down the London Underground is somehow a good idea, Demand Justice demonstrates that its idea of “justice” is just liberal politics, and we provide an update on major labor news, as UAW and GM reach a tentative deal, the Chicago Teachers Union strikes again, and the unions push for their wish list in Congress.
July 25th, 2019 | 6 mins 18 secs
anti-israel, bds, capitol, congress, court packing, dark money, demand justice, environmentalist, extremist, glue, israel, justice, liberal, rbg, ruth bader ginsburg, supreme court
Members of an extremist environmentalist faction glue themselves to basement doors in the Capitol complex, Congress slaps down the anti-Israel “boycott divestment and sanctions” campaign, and the liberal hero of the Supreme Court swats down the policy proposals of a liberal “dark money” advocacy group.
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.
June 21st, 2019 | 7 mins 23 secs
administration, conservative, constitution, cross, environmentalists, establishment, left, liberal, libertarian, obama, religion, supreme court, tennessee, uaw, volkswagen, ww1
Workers #resist the United Auto Workers in Tennessee, environmentalists lament changes to an aggressive Obama administration rule, and the Supreme Court affirms that a World War One memorial cross does not constitute an “establishment of religion.”
May 2nd, 2019 | 9 mins 36 secs
chicago, civil asset, conservative, democratic, forfeiture, laws. socialist, left, libertarian, maduro, nicolas maduro, opposition, politicians, property rights, right, supreme court, taxes, venezuela
Clashes break out between the socialist regime of Nicolas Maduro and supporters of Venezuela’s democratic opposition, a controversial Chicago program is challenged in court for violating property rights, and politicians propose a plan to hike taxes to pay off their consultants.
April 25th, 2019 | 7 mins 23 secs
bankrupt, battle, census, citizenship, citizenship question, crisis, entitlements, framing, funding, ideological, medicaid, medicare, phrasing, political, supreme court, wording
The entitlements crisis deepens, the Supreme Court hears arguments on adding a question on citizenship status to the U.S. Census, and ideological sides battle over what to call their issues.
February 28th, 2019 | 7 mins 47 secs
american action forum, aoc, bladensburg, cross, establishment, green new deal, gross national income, janus, justice antonin scalia, left-wing, lemon test, maryland, memorial, ocasio-cortez, religion, scotus, supreme court, the american legion, unions, veterans
Conservatives debate the effects of the Janus decision on public sector unions and what needs to be done to help workers exercise their rights, researchers put a price tag on the Green New Deal, and the fate of a war memorial cross goes to the Supreme Court.