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1% vs. 99%Election 2018PodcastPopulismSocialism

http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/SocialismNewDeal2018.mp3When big gets too big, free market capitalism is stifled. The increased concentration of power and wealth undercuts economic freedom. The socialism of FDR’s New Deal very much helped capitalism become more competitive. A big, though lesser known, aspect of

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International AffairsPodcastPopulismRacismTrump

http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/BrexitShambles.mp3Much like the toxic combination of angry racist populism with the power of the financial elite here in America, the European Union has been a brake on this dangerous combination in England. Today the British Right’s push for the UK

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AbortionGunsHidden HistoryPodcast

http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/NRA_Evangelicals_2.mp3Since its founding after the Civil War the NRA was concerned about the proliferation of guns in America. They became a sportsmen’s gun club focused on responsibility and safety. And conservative¬† Christian evangelicals cited Bible references to say life began

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International AffairsJusticePodcastSocialism

http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/Nicaragua.mp3Reached somewhere he won’t specify in Nicaragua, our guest is protecting himself from killings, kidnappings, and the coordinated strategy of roadblocks.The Trump Administration and most of the mainstream press paints a picture of the Sandinista government turning against their own

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CultureFreedom & RIghtsJusticePodcastRacismTrump

http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/KidsInJails_Language.mp3America is shocked at the sight of 2500 migrant kids in cages. But behind high walls are over 50,000 American kids.This is invisible for a reason. According to Professor Cara Drinan, expert on juvenile sentencing and criminal justice reform, if

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CulturePodcastProtests & ResistanceWar

http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/Bacevich_IndianKids.mp3Donald Trump won a lot of support from conservative Americans who agreed our endless wars are nothing but a big waste. Of course he flipped positions since then but renowned professor Andrew Bacevich observes that there is still anger at

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1% vs. 99%PodcastProtests & ResistanceWar

http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/Debs_LaFollette.mp3Is it treasonous to urge resistance to a war once America is in it? Most Americans opposed our entry into the First World War but once Wilson sent our men, some argued it was no longer OK to urge resistance.

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CultureFreedom & RIghtsPodcastTrump

http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/NetNeut6_19_18.mp3The effects of net neutrality have been like the founding fathers dream: a truly free media open to all points of view, where even the smallest voice can reach millions. It’s logical then that the big internet service providers and

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1% vs. 99%CulturePodcastPopulismRacismTrump

http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/MeanNess.mp3It may be out in the open now, and it is disconcerting to see and feel the blatant racism and hatred across America now. But maybe the ugly spirit of white supremacy may have been hidden from white people before 

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AbortionFreedom & RIghtsJusticePodcastTrump

http://media.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/p/content.blubrry.com/keeping_democracy_alive/TrumpCourts.mp3No matter how soon Trump goes away, all Americans will feel the effects of his judicial appointments for decades to come. He’s going around legislatures and using the power of the presidency to undo hard fought battles for reproductive, sexual

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