89 episodes

A bipartisan, unbiased look at politics from a former political science professor. No b.s., no right, no left - just facts and analysis so that you can form your own political opinion. Stay up to date on politics and get a better understanding of politics, how politics works, and everything politics each week.

Political Perspectives: Bipartisan Political Analysis, Political Science, & Everything Politics Amalfi Media

    • News
    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

A bipartisan, unbiased look at politics from a former political science professor. No b.s., no right, no left - just facts and analysis so that you can form your own political opinion. Stay up to date on politics and get a better understanding of politics, how politics works, and everything politics each week.

    #77 - Kyle Rittenhouse and Our “Broken” System

    #77 - Kyle Rittenhouse and Our “Broken” System

    Last Friday a jury in Wisconsin found Kyle Rittenhouse, the young man charged with two murder charges stemming from the shooting at a protest, not guilty of those charges. Reaction was swift from across the ideological spectrum with conservatives hailing the ruling as a win for 2nd amendment rights and liberals lamenting the verdict was indicative of a judicial system that is systemically racist. In this episode, I dive into the case and provide broader context of other cases that prove the Rittenhouse verdict is not evidence of the way in which our system is broken, but rather the way it works. However, it is necessary to be introspective about our criminal justice system and I highlight three cases and trends for how we can reform our system to ensure more equitable verdicts and to minimize injustice.
    Twitter: @TwoPsPerspective
    ___
    About: A bipartisan, unbiased look at politics from a former political science professor. No b.s., no right, no left - just facts and analysis so that you can form your own political opinion. Stay up to date on politics and get a better understanding of politics, how politics works, and everything politics each week.

    • 36 min
    #76 - Political Implications of East Coast Media Bias

    #76 - Political Implications of East Coast Media Bias

    Every day we get inundated with news from major media centers like New York and Washington, DC. In sports, it’s a common refrain that the world always is centered around the teams down the I-95 corridor from Boston to Baltimore, yet how does that impact our politics. In this episode, I spend some time highlighting stories from the west coast of the United States that would be major issues if they took place on the other side of the Mississippi River. From California towns declaring themselves sanctuary cities to Oregon parents turning violent at school board meetings, these stories mirror some of the same conversations that are taking place in the east coast but receive none of the coverage.
    Twitter: @TwoPsPerspective
    ___
    About: A bipartisan, unbiased look at politics from a former political science professor. No b.s., no right, no left - just facts and analysis so that you can form your own political opinion. Stay up to date on politics and get a better understanding of politics, how politics works, and everything politics each week.

    • 32 min
    #75 - Building Back Better Politics

    #75 - Building Back Better Politics

    After eleven months of fits and starts, President Joe Biden finally has the crown jewel of his Build Back Better plan in place. The infrastructure bill was supposed to be a bipartisan slam dunk, but it wasn’t? In this first episode of Political Perspectives, I break down the nearly year-long saga behind the legislation, why it got delayed, who is to blame, and who deserves credit for getting it passed. As I will do in all future episodes, I give both sides of the argument and let you decide who comes out on top.
    Twitter: @TwoPsPerspective
    ___
    About: A bipartisan, unbiased look at politics from a former political science professor. No b.s., no right, no left - just facts and analysis so that you can form your own political opinion. Stay up to date on politics and get a better understanding of politics, how politics works, and everything politics each week.

    • 33 min
    From the Swamp to the Swamp is now Political Perspectives!

    From the Swamp to the Swamp is now Political Perspectives!

    Political Perspectives is the same, great content you've known to love over the past year. I thought a name change was appropriate as my show grows, as the audience grows, and as my political content expands beyond DC politics. Plus, some new cover art. We hope you enjoy it!

    • 1 min
    #74 - Election Night Recap: Youngkin Wins and Democrats Look Lost

    #74 - Election Night Recap: Youngkin Wins and Democrats Look Lost

    Election Day has come and gone in the contentious Virginia gubernatorial race and to the surprise of many (not me), first-time candidate Republican Glenn Youngkin has likely defeated former governor Democrat Terry McAuliffe. While neither candidate has conceded, as of late Tuesday evening, Youngkin has a 96,000 vote lead with 93% of precincts reporting. Therefore, on this special election night podcast, I analyzed what happened and break down the county-level results that show Youngkin made considerable in-road in the Virginia suburbs like Loudon and Prince William counties while maintaining strong leads in traditionally conservative rural counties.
    Twitter: @FromTheSwampPod!
    ___
    About: A bipartisan, unbiased look at politics from a former political science professor. No b.s., no right, no left - just facts and analysis so that you can form your own political opinion. Stay up to date on politics and get a better understanding of politics, how politics works, and everything politics each week.

    • 36 min
    #73 - Election Day: Who Will be Virginia’s Next Governor?

    #73 - Election Day: Who Will be Virginia’s Next Governor?

    Election Day 2021 is upon us and if you’re not prepared, do not be alarmed. Most of the country is not voting, but a few states (and commonwealths) have off-year elections for governor and assembly races. Tonight, the eyes of the country will be fixated only a few miles from our nation’s capital as the Commonwealth of Virginia is set to decide its next governor. Tune in to listen to me break the race down and give you the inside scoop from the Beltway about how the race will break down and what you need to know.
    Twitter: @FromTheSwampPod!
    ___
    About: A bipartisan, unbiased look at politics from a former political science professor. No b.s., no right, no left - just facts and analysis so that you can form your own political opinion. Stay up to date on politics and get a better understanding of politics, how politics works, and everything politics each week.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Free Market? ,

Intellectually Stimulating with Humor

Matthew does an amazing job of breaking down complex topics into terms for non political science majors. He uses a little humor to lighten the mood on some serious topics. If you are interested in learning about our current and past politics with a bipartisan perspective this is the podcast for you! It’s hard to find bipartisan perspectives these days but Matthew remains professional and facts forward.

Hazellius ,

Great Podcast

Well researched, easily digestible, and always topical, From the Swamp to the Swamp is an excellent podcast by any metric.

Rick from Cockeysville ,

Stellar podcast

Completely different political podcast from any other. Matthew gives a view that is neither democratic or republican, liberal or conservative. Well worth a listen.

Top Podcasts In News

You Might Also Like

More by Amalfi Media