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Pragmatism is Patriotism. The goal of Practically Political is to engage and motivate citizens who are fact- and issue-oriented, invite conversation, respect differences of opinion, believe in compromise and put sound policy before partisanship. Whether you’re a Republican, Democrat or Independent, if your bottom line is to get our government working again to serve the best interests of all Americans, then please join us in making our voices heard. This is not the time to give into hopelessness, anger or despair; it’s a critical opportunity to redefine what democracy really means.

Practically Political Dave Spencer

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Pragmatism is Patriotism. The goal of Practically Political is to engage and motivate citizens who are fact- and issue-oriented, invite conversation, respect differences of opinion, believe in compromise and put sound policy before partisanship. Whether you’re a Republican, Democrat or Independent, if your bottom line is to get our government working again to serve the best interests of all Americans, then please join us in making our voices heard. This is not the time to give into hopelessness, anger or despair; it’s a critical opportunity to redefine what democracy really means.

    Biased Social Media - Federal Reserve Inflation - SCOTUS Upholds AZ Voting - Cuba

    Biased Social Media - Federal Reserve Inflation - SCOTUS Upholds AZ Voting - Cuba

    Dave and Carrie ask whether social media companies are presenting a biased view of America in their curation algorithm. Then they discuss the Federal Reserve's outlook on Inflation and if they need to do more to curb the downside of a deluge of spending. Liberals are unhappy about SCOTUS's ruling on the AZ voting law which was passed. They ask, "why are they so mad about this?" And finally, they discuss Cuba and if the current administration is doing enough to fight communism there and promote freedom.

    • 9 min
    End of Unemployment Payments - Punishing Rideshare Companies - US Two-Party System - DeSantis Ideological Curriculum

    End of Unemployment Payments - Punishing Rideshare Companies - US Two-Party System - DeSantis Ideological Curriculum

    Carrie and Dave discuss the end of unemployment payments, Democrats 'punishing' pideshare companies, the possible end to the US Two-Party System, and Governor DeSantis' ideological curriculum.

    • 9 min
    Manchin and the GOP - VPOTUS at the Border - Biden vs Putin - Google Docs Autocorrect

    Manchin and the GOP - VPOTUS at the Border - Biden vs Putin - Google Docs Autocorrect

    Carrie and Dave dig into 4 new topics on this episode of Practically Political. Do you think Sen. Joe Manchin might switch over to GOP if Dems keep attacking him? Vice President Kamala Harris visited Guatemala this week and said “don’t come.” Do you think this is too little too late? Do you think it’s wise for Biden to meet with Putin, given that Putin doesn’t respect America? Google recently announced its Google Docs, the popular free word-processing software, would soon be nudging people away from what it deems as potentially sexist language. Where do our hosts fall on this decision.

    • 11 min
    Budget Reconciliation - Higher Food Prices Hurting Blacks and Latinos - China's One Child Policy - When You Pick Favorites, You Lose

    Budget Reconciliation - Higher Food Prices Hurting Blacks and Latinos - China's One Child Policy - When You Pick Favorites, You Lose

    Carrie Sheffield asks Dave his weekly questions touching on budget reconciliation, higher food prices, China's one child policy, and policies that favor certain groups.

    • 2 min
    Practically Political with Executive Producer Paul Gilbert

    Practically Political with Executive Producer Paul Gilbert

    Practically Political with Executive Producer Paul Gilbert by Dave Spencer

    • 16 min
    Guest Paul Gilbert, Executive Producer Practically Political

    Guest Paul Gilbert, Executive Producer Practically Political

    As part of a new feature where pragmatists talk politics, Dave Spencer sits down with Practically Political Executive Producer, Paul Gilbert. Their conversation focuses on the government shutdown and an analysis of the expanding field of Democratic presidential candidates.

    • 19 min

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