Wednesday, February 01, 2017
2Political Podcast Episode 122
2Political Podcast Episode 122 is now available. You can listen to it or download it from the podcast site, 2political.com. You can leave comments there as well as download or listen to any episode (you can access the five most recent episodes from the list on the right side of my blog).
Two episodes in one month, posted around 24 hours after recording, and this episode is a reasonable length—where are the real Arthur and Jason?!
Just kidding—it really is us back so soon. We're impressed by the level of protests. Is there something else going on, though? Today's is a wide-ranging discussion eventually leading to talk about reforming the Electoral College and making it easier to vote, not harder. We even have comments! Jason closes out this episode with a non-political anecdote.
Watch out for the first 2Political Lite, coming soon to this podcast feed! (subscribers to the podcast will get them automatically)
Correction: Arthur misspoke: He took Chuck Schumer to task for promoting a "Top-Two Primary", not for advocating awarding Electoral Votes by Congressional District. Coincidentally, however, the better solution to both would be the Alternative Vote.
Everyone's welcome to leave a comment—agree or disagree!
Links for this episode:
"Trump’s Executive Orders Were Brought to You by Breitbart" – By Eric Levitz, New York Magazine
"US travel ban – Why these seven countries" – By Jack Goodman, BBC News (setting the record straight about what happened in the Obama years)
"GOP Maintains Edge in State Party Affiliation in 2016" – Gallup
”Trump Sets New Low Point for Inaugural Approval Rating” – Gallup
"Fixing the Electoral College" – Arthur's blog post about reforming the Electoral College, National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, and more
Jason's blog posts about the Women’s March
"Monday’s Dusting of Snow" – Jason’s blog post he mentioned at the end of the podcast, and also this one: "More of Monday’s Dusting of Snow"
Arthur’s blog, podcasts and videos can be accessed here.