What's the difference between the House and the Senate? How do congressional investigations work? What is Federalist X actually about? Civics 101 is the podcast refresher course on the basics of how our democracy works.
US vs: Two Party System
Americans often take issue with our two-party system. So what other options are out there? Today, with the help of political scientists Guillermo Rosas and Robin Best, we explore the reason why we have (and may always have) such a system, and compare it to other democracies around the world. This episode contains an overabundance of Street Fighter 2 references.
The nuanced job of winning friends and influencing people. On a global scale.
Gerrymandering: the act of drawing congressional districts to favor one party over the other. But how does it work? Is it "legal"? Today we explore the many ways people in power use maps to reward friends and punish enemies.
After 9/11: The Department of Homeland Security
A new department and a complete governmental transformation, all in under a year.
Money makes the world, and our government, go 'round. This is what happens when the money isn't there and the plates stop spinning.
State Attorneys General
We often hear them referred to as the “top cop” of a state. The attorneys general are the chief legal advisors and law enforcement officers, the ones in charge of statewide investigations and asserting state sovereignty. They sue presidential administrations and big businesses, give press conferences and advise the legislature. But what is the daily business of a state attorney general? How does the “People’s Lawyer” actually work for the people?
Our guests are former New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney and New Hampshire policy experts Jackie Benson and Anna Brown.
Love this show
So informative and interesting! Keep up the amazing work!
How it’s suppose to work
I love the work that you guys do and I have learned a lot. But it’s become increasingly obvious that the way it’s suppose to work is just window dressing or talking a good game, compared to how things really get done.
… for teaching me the things I learned in grade school, and then more, so much more. I hope this podcast helps to better this country. Honestly!