The Political Orphanage

Updated: 19 Jul 2024 • 511 episodes
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Politics minus bile plus jokes. Comedian and avowed independent Andrew Heaton interviews authors and thought leaders about policy and big thinky stuff.

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Thoughts on Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the 2024 RNC Convention. AND what happens next, at the forthcoming DNC bloodbath.

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16 Jul 2024 • EN

So Who's this Vance, Then?

Donald Trump has tapped J. D. Vance of Ohio as his running mate, cementing the Republican Party as a populist movement--and ending the old balance between Goldwater and Rockefeller Republicans, or Reagan fusionists. In this episode we discuss the implications.

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15 Jul 2024 • EN

Bad Takes on a Near Miss

Some takes on bad takes following the assassination attempt, followed by rambling but heartfelt plea not to shoot each other.

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The British Labour Party just picked up dizzying, historical amounts of seats in Parliament, at the expense of the Conservative Party. Is it just the pendulum swinging the other way around, or does it signify something more seismic? Douglas Carswell, President of the Mississippi Institute and former member of Parliamen

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In City of Grants Pass v. Johnson the Supreme Court rejects Martin vs. Boise, which forbade cities from dispersing homeless encampments if there weren't sufficient beds around to go to instead. Anna Gorisch joins to discuss. "Homelessness and our Stupid Solutions" https://politicalorphanage.libsyn.com/homelessness-and-

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This week the United States Supreme Court ruled on Donald Trump, and subsequently, on immunities afforded to the president and former presidents. In this episode we explore the ramifications of that decision.

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