The nation is at a crossroads in an election year when we are on notice that the Russians and Republicans are interfering in the Dem primaries - and we can expect more in the general - so this is a discussion about the choices to combat this corrupt interference.
Episode 39 - Wind at Our Back by John P. Flannery
We have been confronted with a number of fraudulent aw suits by Trump and Giuliani - but the last and final decision may have been rendered in Pennsylvania yesterday - so I thought we'd discuss it - and how inevitable it is now that Trump's efforts will amount to nothing - and that's why the wind is at our back. John P. Flannery, firstname.lastname@example.org, @jonflan
Episode 38 - Onward to the Inauguration - by John P. Flannery
I thought I'd conduct a survey of our 3 departments, how they are doing, the executive, judiciary and the congress. That took us through a discussion of Trump's closing up the west wing, Justice Alito explaining himself (badly) before the Federalist Society, how the dems are getting along in the House caucus, and what a great deal it would be if the two Georgia seats turned blue, to give Fighting Joe a working majority in the Senate. John P. Flannery, email@example.com, @jonflan
Flannery Podcast - Issue 37 - Special Presidential Election Issue - by John P. Flannery
I thought instead of the normal copy to assemble instead the spoken word and and music that mean something to us in a stream of conscience collage of sounds that might better capture the feeling we have, how we got here – to this moment when we pulled back from the abyss of despair– to regain our nation’s footing, to restore our Republic, to prove to Benjamin Franklin, that this still tender republic, had learned an important lesson, that is, what we had to do to keep it. And the ticket Biden-Harris was an integral part of that lesson. John P. Flannery, II, firstname.lastname@example.org, @jonflan
Episode 36 - Saving the Nation from Trump - by John P. Flannery
We compare the two candidates and the threat to the Republic that a Biden win avoids, how Trump is an existential threat to the Republic, how the virus endangers us, particularly in our court rooms and our prisons, and what a former justice had to say about equal justice. John P. Flannery, email@example.com, @jonflan
Episode 35 - "Ramming Speed - Biden all the Way" by John P. Flannery
In this episode we offer a snap shot of where the election stands, an example of Trump's slanderous attack on MSNBC's Ali Velshi, and what we can expect is the kind of election interference we may see in the days ahead. by John P. Flannery, firstname.lastname@example.org, @jonflan
Episode 34 - Theocracy or Not - by John P. Flannery
While Judge Barrett was on the Hill for her confirmation hearing, no one really dug into the possibility that her nomination violated the constitutional principle of separation of church and state; so we conducted a dive into the subject with some help from the speeches of JFK from his 1960 campaign. John P. Flannery, email@example.com, @jonflan.
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