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Independent, non-partisan politics news where you'll hear the best arguments from across the political spectrum on the news of the day. Plus, fascinating interviews with people in the political world. Check out our newsletter: https://www.readtangle.com/ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tanglenews/support

    The Michigan school shooting.

    The Michigan school shooting.

    Last week, a 15-year-old boy named Ethan Crumbley was charged with murder and terrorism for a shooting that killed four students and injured several more at Oxford High School in Michigan. Then on Friday, prosecutors took the unusual step of also charging Ethan's parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, with involuntary manslaughter.

    Karen McDonald, prosecutor for Oakland County, Michigan, says the Crumbleys committed "egregious" acts that contributed to the mass shooting, including buying Ethan the weapon, leaving it in an unsecure place, and ignoring obvious signs that their son could be dangerous. Under Michigan law, an involuntary manslaughter charge can be filed if authorities "believe someone contributed to a situation where there was a high chance of harm or death," according to the Associated Press. Both the Crumbleys entered not guilty pleas and are being held on $500,000 bond each.Last week, a 15-year-old boy named Ethan Crumbley was charged with murder and terrorism for a shooting that killed four students and injured several more at Oxford High School in Michigan. Then on Friday, prosecutors took the unusual step of also charging Ethan's parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, with involuntary manslaughter.

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    • 24 min
    Biden boycotts the Olympics.

    Biden boycotts the Olympics.

    Yesterday, the Biden administration confirmed that it will not be sending the president or any other official U.S. government delegation to the Beijing Winter Olympics in February. The move is designed as a protest against China's ongoing human rights abuses, and is a notable snub given the Chinese government’s hopes to use the Olympics to enhance its public standing. But the boycott by officials will not affect the ability of any U.S. athletes to participate in the games.

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    • 21 min
    Your response to my abortion pieces.

    Your response to my abortion pieces.

    Every now and then, I like to put together a newsletter of reader feedback on a specific edition. I do this for a few reasons: One, I think it's really interesting to let Tangle readers see the kinds of emails and replies I get. Two, I think it's important to keep sharing the opinions and views of people who aren't me. And three, I think it's important to share those opinions even — and especially — if they are ideas I didn't think of, or don't agree with, or otherwise feel like they add something of value I wasn't providing.

    You can read today's newsletter here.

    It's the holiday season, and there are worst gifts than the gift of knowledge.

    Want to open new political doors to a friend or family member? Give a gift subscription to Tangle.

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    • 29 min
    The SCOTUS abortion case.

    The SCOTUS abortion case.

    Mississippi’s abortion law. Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the case regarding a law enacted in 2018 by the Mississippi legislature that banned abortions if the "probable gestational age of the unborn human" was more than 15 weeks. The law had narrow exceptions for medical emergencies and severe fetal abnormalities, but no exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest.

    In case you missed it, we published a lengthy newsletter on Tuesday that explained the background of Roe v. Wade and the Dobbs v. Jackson challenge. If you haven't read that yet, I strongly suggest you go read it now.

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    • 26 min
    Jack Dorsey just resigned. Now what?

    Jack Dorsey just resigned. Now what?

    On Monday, Jack Dorsey announced he was stepping down as CEO of Twitter, the social media website he co-founded in 2006. He is going to be replaced by Parag Agrawal, the company's chief technology officer who started at Twitter as an engineer and has been working on technologies associated with cryptocurrencies.

    Why it matters: Twitter is one of the most important meeting places for political minds and discourse, and has played a huge role in the political world over the last five years. Former President Donald Trump mastered engagement on the platform, using it to drive media coverage of his presidency, sidestep traditional news outlets and speak directly to his followers. And then, in the wake of the January 6 riots at the Capitol, he was banned.

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    • 22 min
    Abortion rights and Roe v. Wade.

    Abortion rights and Roe v. Wade.

    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the two Supreme Court rulings that have mostly defined the Constitutional right to abortion in the United States. If the state of Mississippi wins the case, depending on the nature of the justices’ ruling, it could effectively end the Constitutional right to abortion and pass the job of regulation over to the states, many of which are prepared to immediately limit when, how and where abortions can happen.

    Today, we're going to explore the history of abortion law and what exactly is being argued before the Supreme Court.

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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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209 Ratings

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Informative Podcast

Isaac Saul is a good podcast host and journalist that is willing to present the issues of the day in a fair and balanced manner. His recent episodes on abortion were insightful and respectful as well.

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Balanced and Substantive. A Breath of Fresh Air

Wow. I was absolutely floored by the recent abortion episode. I am a pro-life American and I have never in my life heard a truly balanced presentation of this issue in the media. After listening to the very substantive analysis, I have no clue what the author’s viewpoint is. For this impressive feat alone, I’ve become a subscriber and I felt compelled to write this review. Kudos.

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