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The SnideShow Episode 012 – White Rage

Listen: 012 – White Rage Prepare to be infuriated! I interview Carol Anders, author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, which outlines institutional racism in America from the end of the Civil War to the 21st century. … Continue reading

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The SnideShow Episode 009 – Heterodox Academy

Listen: 009 – Heterodox Academy I speak with Chris Martin, member of the board of directors of Heterodox Academy, an organization of academics that seeks “viewpoint diversity” to offset the perceived liberal slant in American universities. We discuss the recent disinvitations … Continue reading

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The SnideShow Episode 008 – Republican Atheists

Listen: 008 – Republican Atheists I have a lively and wide-ranging conversation with Lauren Ell, President of the newly-formed Republican Atheists. Yes, they do exist. Originally from California, now living in Sweden, Lauren offers a spirited defense of secular Republican ideals and even … Continue reading

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The SnideShow Episode 004 – Retreat of Western Liberalism

Listen: 004 – Retreat of Western Liberalism There are fewer democracies in the world today than there were at the turn of the century, and in several Western countries–including the United States–the embrace of liberal ideals has been steadily eroding. To discuss … Continue reading

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The SnideShow Episode 003 – Islamophobia and Racism in America

Islamic terrorism is undoubtedly a problem, but if you look at the numbers, it kills far fewer Americans than almost anything you can name: cancer, heart disease–even falling out of bed. So why are Americans so obsessed with being killed … Continue reading

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The SnideShow Episode 002 – Set in Stone

I interview historian Jenna Weissman Joselit, author of Set: American’s Embrace of the Ten Commandments. We discuss controversies over the display of the Decalogue on government property. 002 – Set in Stone

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The SnideShow Episode 001 – Uninformed

Episode 001 of The SnideShow has been released, featuring an interview with political scientist Arthur Lupia on how we can reach and teach voters. 001 – Uninformed

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A Colony and a Nation by Chris Hayes

I’ve been reading a lot of books lately that touch on African-American history as well as current issues like the Black Lives Matter movement: older works like W.E.B. du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk and the essays of Lillian Smith, but … Continue reading

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A Week of Firsts

A week of firsts: My first protest march. My first political planning meeting. My first cash contribution to a political campaign. Due to previous social and personal obligations, neither Allison nor I was able to participate in the Women’s March (Atlanta version) … Continue reading

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Podcast #262 – Democracy Good and Hard

H. L. Mencken said, “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” They (and we) are about to get Donald Trump, a crooked businessman with no governmental experience who … Continue reading

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