How do landmark Supreme Court decisions affect our lives? What does the 2nd Amendment really say? Why does the Senate have so much power? Civics 101 is the podcast about how our democracy works…or is supposed to work, anyway.
Term Limits for Congress?
Voters love the idea of term limits for Congress, so why don't we have them? And would they deliver on their promises?
What is the Order of Succession?
If the President and Vice President are both unable to hold office, who comes next?
A brief summary of what's on the Supreme Court docket.
What powers does the Speaker of the House have?
It's sometimes referred to as the second-most powerful job in Washington DC. Learn about the powers and history of the position that will likely be in the news for months to come.
The After School Satan Club
The Satanic Temple brings 1st Amendment questions to town.
Heather Cox Richardson on the State of America
Author and historian Heather Cox Richardson on her new book, Democracy Awakening.
Great Info, please leave the ReadyRainbow sound affects out
It is so condescending to think your listening audience can’t understand this fantastic information without the Reading Rainbow sound effects, musical interjections and over the top enunciation by the two hosts. I find it incredibly distracting.
This is not civics
Anyone who thinks this isn’t just another news show peddling a narrative has bought into the narrative. Most of the opinions lead in a democrat national committee talking point direction. Write me off as a Trump supporter, which I am not, to dismiss an opposing point of view. I’m a college educated with degree in political science and another in public administration. I was actually taught how things function and act in a world where elected politicians manage government employees. That’s civics with out political opinion injected. It’s simply the mechanics of how a government functions. It’s pretty boring to most but I enjoy it.
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