Political Pursuits: The Podcast, hosted by Lou Ann Anderson, takes a look at the political gamesmanship pursued throughout our country, throughout even our world. We curate political news and current events – and do it with an eye for not just who is making certain moves, but also for what the moves mean, why they matter and how an opponent might react.
For better or worse, all of these characteristics are trackable and in evidence with regard to the gamesmanship seen in today’s political landscapes. We hope you’ll join us at Political Pursuits as we offer our bent on how today’s issues are impacted in this game-playing environment.
Look for new episodes most Mondays and Thursdays.
The game is afoot!
From Culture and the Arts to the Culture of School Boards
Lou Ann joins Austin Talk 1370's Jim Cardle and Lynn Woolley to discuss her recent Epoch Times column entitled "America's Art and Culture in Need of Reversal" as well as growing scrutiny regarding the culture of school boards.
TISD Bond Election: No Place for Candor?
Election Day is approaching. On Tuesday, Nov. 2, Temple ISD voters will weigh in on doubling school taxpayers’ current financial liability. Lou Ann discusses her recent Temple Daily Telegram Letter to the Editor which outlined three reasons to vote no. The paper edited out one of the reasons which noted TISD promoting an ADL-sponsored curriculum that has “strong commonality with Critical Race ideology” and asked “should ‘woke’ schools be rewarded with more taxpayer dollars?” Seems concerned parents might have some homework to do.
Should ISD Debt, Indoctrination Be Rewarded?
Lou Ann joins Austin Talk 1370's Jim Cardle and Lynn Woolley to discuss Cy-Fair ISD, the third largest Texas school district, suspending the ADL-sponsored No Place for Hate program. Parents see this as an important victory in the fight against Critical Race Theory. They additionally discuss upcoming bond elections in light of current ISD debt.
Resistance Mounts Over National Org's 'Domestic Terrorist' Claims Against Outspoken Parents
The National School Boards Association's ploy to partner with the Biden Administration in labelling outspoken parents as "domestic terrorists" is meeting resistance from various quarters of the political landscape. Lou Ann outlines the latest developments in this effort to chill free speech through out-of-control bureaucracies within overreaching governments. She also exposes the Texas connection to the NSBA.
TISD: An Agent in Radical Social Order Reform?
The Temple Independent School District proudly promotes its participation in the Anti-Defamation League-sponsored No Place for Hate program. A deep dive into components of this program reveal it to be Critical Race Theory packaged under a different name. The Coordinator Handbook and Resource Guide reads as a community organizer’s social justice operations manual. Lou Ann discusses this and other information pulled from the NPFH website. TISD is currently asking voters to approve $174.9 million in bond packages which, with interest, will land closer to $260 million. When added to existing debt ($264.7 million), the new debt would basically double school taxpayers’ financial liability. Is now the time to reward TISD for accumulating debt AND indoctrinating our students?
TISD Performance: Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?
Is TISD making the grade so as to deserve approval of up to $260 million in new bond debt? And especially as district residents already face $264 million in current bond debt? Or asked differently, is the juice really worth the squeeze? Jamin Speidel and Stuart Speidel join Lou Ann to discuss this topic.