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In the Swamp Explained, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. The show is hosted by Chris Spangle of the We Are Libertarians network. His co-host is Rob Quartel, a business and public policy entrepreneur and a 45-year veteran of the political institutions and wars in Washington, DC. Rob has worked for Republican presidential campaigns, government agencies like the EPA, and was US Federal Maritime Commissioner under Bush 41. He's also been a candidate for Congress and Senate and a successful businessman and technologist. Given his experience and iconoclastic viewpoints, Rob gives us great insight into the swamp that makes up our nation's capital.

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In the Swamp Explained, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. The show is hosted by Chris Spangle of the We Are Libertarians network. His co-host is Rob Quartel, a business and public policy entrepreneur and a 45-year veteran of the political institutions and wars in Washington, DC. Rob has worked for Republican presidential campaigns, government agencies like the EPA, and was US Federal Maritime Commissioner under Bush 41. He's also been a candidate for Congress and Senate and a successful businessman and technologist. Given his experience and iconoclastic viewpoints, Rob gives us great insight into the swamp that makes up our nation's capital.

    Election Preview, The American Civil Service Explained Through Miles Taylor | The Swamp Explained

    Election Preview, The American Civil Service Explained Through Miles Taylor | The Swamp Explained

    The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss Miles Taylor's tell-all book of the White House inner workings and why it illustrates the Swamp well. Rob gives his predictions of what will happen in the coming week as well as the years to come. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    COVID-19 Comes for Trump, What Happens Now?

    COVID-19 Comes for Trump, What Happens Now?

    The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss Trump's illness and its effects on the race and Coney Barrett's nomination. We discuss the 25th amendment and succession protocol. We also cover the debate and his taxes. 
    Follow Rob on twitter: @RobQuartel. Check out Rob's resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/ 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ruth Bader-Ginsburg's Death, AG Barr, Woodward, and Princeton

    Ruth Bader-Ginsburg's Death, AG Barr, Woodward, and Princeton

    The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg and the nomination of a new justice's effect on the race. We also discuss the controversies of Attorney General William Barr, the fallout of the Woodward book, and the Department of Education suing Princeton University.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Education During COVID-19, Portland, and 2020 Polling

    Education During COVID-19, Portland, and 2020 Polling

    In The Swamp Explained series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss students returning in the fall, the problem with Portland, the resurgence of COVID-19, and the bad numbers for the President in recent polling.


    Get the Swamp Explained Podcast Feed: https://swamp.fireside.fm/


    Follow Rob on twitter: @RobQuartel. Check out Rob's resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/


    Have questions for Rob? Email us - editor@wearelibertarians.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    John Bolton's Book, Analysis of the 2020 Campaign, Trump Rally

    John Bolton's Book, Analysis of the 2020 Campaign, Trump Rally

    In the "The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss the new John Bolton book, the Trump Rally, and give thoughts on the 2020 campaign.


    Follow Rob on twitter: @RobQuartel. Check out Rob's resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/


    Have questions for Rob? Email us - editor@wearelibertarians.com

    • 50 min
    The Opening, Trump vs. The Press on Bleach, Biden Accusations

    The Opening, Trump vs. The Press on Bleach, Biden Accusations

    In The Swamp Explained series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss the political calculations of "opening" the economy, Trump's disinfectant comments, Biden's sexual harassment accusations, and the protests.


    Follow Rob on twitter: @RobQuartel. Check out Rob's resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/


    Have questions for Rob? Email us - editor@wearelibertarians.com

    • 1 hr 6 min

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