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Conservative, Liberal, Centrist: You gotta screw one, marry one, murder one. Introducing Party of One.

What's the real difference between a Republican and a Democrat? Still believe the game's red vs. blue in Washington? Here's something new for your ears. Party of One pushes past the political posturing and ramped-up rhetoric of division, to uncover a much scarier reality: It's business that's booming, and we're the ones losing. And the stakes couldn't be higher. Tune in for conversations with real reformers like Lawrence Lessig, Chris Hedges, Kshama Sawant, Alice Slater, Aaron Hamlin and more. Party of One is a six-part series that’ll explode everything you thought you knew about American politics. 

Coming July 4th with new episodes weekly. Happy Birthday, America.

From Maffick Podcasts. Produced by Amanda Getty and Gregory Haddock.

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Conservative, Liberal, Centrist: You gotta screw one, marry one, murder one. Introducing Party of One.

What's the real difference between a Republican and a Democrat? Still believe the game's red vs. blue in Washington? Here's something new for your ears. Party of One pushes past the political posturing and ramped-up rhetoric of division, to uncover a much scarier reality: It's business that's booming, and we're the ones losing. And the stakes couldn't be higher. Tune in for conversations with real reformers like Lawrence Lessig, Chris Hedges, Kshama Sawant, Alice Slater, Aaron Hamlin and more. Party of One is a six-part series that’ll explode everything you thought you knew about American politics. 

Coming July 4th with new episodes weekly. Happy Birthday, America.

From Maffick Podcasts. Produced by Amanda Getty and Gregory Haddock.

    4 - Dear Brutus

    4 - Dear Brutus

    What’s the real difference between dissent and disloyalty? Why is “subversion” so subjective? And why does advocating for workers rights, affordable housing and racial equity make you a monster? We’re talking political persecution the American way, with a deep dive into one of our darkest chapters as a nation: The House Un-American Activities Committee or HUAC left a body count multiple generations long, all to protect an exclusive money scheme just starting to show how lucrative it could be. Find out why the FBI’s the FBI no matter who’s running shit in Washington.
    Special thanks to guests Dan Bessie and Chip Gibbons. 
    From Maffick Podcasts, Party of One. Written, hosted, and produced by Amanda Getty and Gregory Haddock. Theme song by Jonathan Hurley. Production assistance by Frank Brody, Antonio Loya, and Ryan Wentz.
    Notes:
    https://archive.org/details/westernsectionof01unit/page/n9/mode/2up
    https://archive.org/details/westernsectionof03unit/page/n11/mode/2up
    https://muckrack.com/chip-gibbons/articles
    https://rightsanddissent.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Still-Spying-on-Dissent.pdf
    https://www.rightsanddissent.org/2020-annual-report/
    https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/8452
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qv3vdElwKM
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvah_Bessie
    https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Alvah_Bessie
    http://www.ep.tc/realist/51/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_Un-American_Activities_Committee#Standing_Committee_(1945%E2%80%931975)
    https://www.gracepresbytery.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Letter-from-a-Birmingham-Jail-King.pdf
    https://www.cato.org/multimedia/events/2019-cato-institute-surveillance-conference-afternoon-flash-talks
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpYwX7cHk2c
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG3tDZbilcI
    https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/365/431
    https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/1946-1956/wilkerson.pdf
    https://search.archives.gov/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&affiliate=national-archives&sort_by=&query=j+edgar+hoover+huac
    https://guides.library.ucla.edu/c.php?g=746004&p=5350676
    https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2018/aug/08/fbi-huac-protests/
    https://sites.google.com/site/ushproject123/chapter-13-huac
    http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/50s/hoover.html
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMAE8iun_RU

    • 39 min
    3 - The Piper

    3 - The Piper

    Try to imagine a world where corporations don't run Washington. We can't either.
    Most Americans think money plays too big a role in US politics. So where's the bipartisan support for legislating a new path forward? And if the Dems and the GOP aren't going to fix this, how can we? When will cash take a back seat to real human voters? We’re dumpster diving deep into the pockets of one of the richest congresses in US history and finding out just how far both parties will go to ensure that sweet green speaks louder than you.
    Special thanks to guests Peter Overby, Lawrence Lessig, and Ellen Moorhouse.
    From Maffick Podcasts, Party of One. Written, hosted, and produced by Amanda Getty and Gregory Haddock. Theme song by Jonathan Hurley. Production assistance by Ryan Wentz.
    Notes:
    https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/682286587/house-democrats-introduce-anti-corruption-bill-as-symbolic-first-act
    https://www.npr.org/2019/03/07/701248576/democrats-election-reform-bill-takes-aim-at-dark-money
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/10/13/embrace-irony
    https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2020/10/cost-of-2020-election-14billion-update/
    https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2021/mar/01/ronna-mcdaniel/yes-aclu-has-criticized-hr-1-heres-why/
    https://cha.house.gov/sites/democrats.cha.house.gov/files/documents/committee_docs/H.R.%201_Sarbanes_Section-by-Section_FINAL.pdf
    https://act.represent.us/sign/money-politics-problem/
    https://www.aclu.org/letter/aclu-letter-house-rules-committee-hr-1
    https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/05/08/most-americans-want-to-limit-campaign-spending-say-big-donors-have-greater-political-influence/
    https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=(title:26%20section:9033%20edition:prelim)
    https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/1/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22hr1%22%5D%7D&r=1&s=1#toc-H0C72CA940E684A0986583236950CC71E
    https://truthout.org/articles/house-rejects-cori-bushs-amendment-on-voting-rights-for-incarcerated-people/
    https://www.newsweek.com/which-countries-felons-vote-1405142
    https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=(title:52%20section:30116%20edition:prelim)
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/pelosi-s-hr1-bill-a-blatant-power-grab-for-democrats/ar-BB1ekEx0
    https://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_A2Sec1.html
    https://theintercept.com/2021/03/04/hr1-voting-reform-for-the-people-house/
    https://www.gp.org/hr1
    https://peoplesparty.org/response-hr1/
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/activists-want-to-save-voting-rights-bill-by-killing-the-filibuster/ar-BB1eh6Zj
    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/52/30116
    https://www.fec.gov/help-candidates-and-committees/candidate-taking-receipts/contribution-limits/
    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/everyone-knows-money-influences-politics-except-scientists/
    https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2013/10/25/lobbying-money-does-not-buy-policy/
    https://ballotpedia.org/SpeechNOW.org_v._Federal_Election_Commission
    https://www.npr.org/2019/05/07/720050070/democrats-want-to-end-dark-money-but-first-they-want-to-use-it
    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/democrats-used-rail-against-dark-money-now-they-re-better-n1239830
    https://www.opensecrets.org/elections-overview

    • 40 min
    2 - Spoiled

    2 - Spoiled

    What would happen if we stopped buying the line that asking for what we want is somehow bad? Republicans or Democrats not your thing? Then you’re a disruptive a*****e spoiling it for everybody else. Is it an accident that things are like this? You know better than that. Listen to find out who’s really spoiled by this system, and why how we vote really does make a difference, even if it’s not how you might think. 
    Special thanks to guests Angela Walker, Aaron Hamlin, and Lee Drutman.
    From Maffick Podcasts, Party of One. Written, hosted, and produced by Amanda Getty and Gregory Haddock. Theme song by Jonathan Hurley. Production assistance by Charles Davis and Ryan Wentz.
    Notes:
    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/pennsylvania-supreme-court-rules-green-party-states-2020/story?id=73076666
    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/01/two-party-system-broke-constitution/604213/
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/22/us/politics/green-party-republicans-hawkins.html
    https://electionscience.org/
    https://www.gp.org/oklahoma
    https://www.voterstudygroup.org/publication/spoiler-alert
    https://people.howstuffworks.com/10-third-party-presidential-candidates.htm#pt6
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election/green-party-howie-hawkins-2020-us-election-trump-biden-a9591151.html
    https://people.howstuffworks.com/third-party-candidate.htm
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGc9LzOySJs
    https://truthout.org/articles/tv-networks-should-open-up-the-presidential-debates/
    https://www.rankedchoicevoting.org/
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8755513/Kanye-West-spent-3-million-gather-signatures-make-presidential-ballot-15-states.html

    • 32 min
    1 - The Commission

    1 - The Commission

    Political debate -- remember when that was a thing? Characterized by intelligent, sophisticated argument, logic, and reasoning? Welp, not anymore. Especially if we’re talking about the US presidential debates. The Super Bowl of the US election cycle has become a train wreck: fewer moral maxims, more Mad Max-ims. What if we told you that wasn’t an accident?
    Special thanks to guests Nancy Neuman, Vicky Harian Strella, and George Farah.
    From Maffick Podcasts, Party of One. Written, hosted, and produced by Amanda Getty and Gregory Haddock. Theme song by Jonathan Hurley. Production assistance by Ryan Wentz.
    Notes:
    https://www.lwv.org/newsroom/press-releases/statement-nancy-m-neuman-president-league-women-voters
    https://www.opendebates.org/
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/213862/no-debate-by-george-farah/

    • 33 min
    Party of One (abbr)

    Party of One (abbr)

    Conservative, Liberal, Centrist: You gotta screw one, marry one, murder one. Introducing Party of One.
    What's the real difference between a Republican and a Democrat? Still believe the game's red vs. blue in Washington? Here's something new for your ears. Party of One pushes past the political posturing and ramped-up rhetoric of division, to uncover a much scarier reality: It's business that's booming, and we're the one's losing. And the stakes couldn't be higher. Tune in for conversations with real reformers like Lawrence Lessig, Chris Hedges, Kshama Sawant, Alice Slater, Aaron Hamlin and more. Party of One is a six-part series that’ll explode everything you thought you knew about American politics. 
    Coming July 4th with new episodes weekly. Happy Birthday, America.
     
    From Maffick Podcasts. Produced by Amanda Getty and Gregory Haddock.

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