Dinner Table Politics: Scandal Scandal! Scandal!

The latest episode of Dinner Table Politics is online!

The accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh prompt Abby and Jim’s discussion about scandals past and present, including Clarence Thomas, Bill Clinton, and presidents stretching all the way back to George Washington. Kennedy, Eisenhower, Roosevelt, Jefferson – even Washington himself were all subjects of salacious rumors, many of which turned out to be facts.

When scandal arises, why does who you vote for impact who you believe? What was Gloria Steinem’s “One Free Grope” rule? And, on a less important note, what is the proper way to pronounce “harassment?”

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Also, if you missed last week’s episode, here it is:

Abby and Jim asked who was the “Senior Trump Official” that wrote the anonymous Op-Ed in last week’s New York Times? We review the list of suspects, including Jon Huntsman, Jr., Larry Kudlow, Mike Pence, Kellyanne Conway, and Melania Trump. (It probably wasn’t Melania Trump.)

Also, are we living in a computer simulation? Elon Musk says yes, but Abby only says maybe.

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Dinner Table Politics: Save the Polar Bears!

The latest episode of Dinner Table Politics is online!

 

Abby and Jim discuss Climate Change and what’s to be done about it. Did Obama do enough? Should Trump do more? How did the problem start? What’s to be done about it? And will any of the measures designed to fix it do any good? Bjorn Lomborg and James Hansen get their say, and the Paris Climate Agreement is put under the microscope. Abby also reveals her long-term plans for Jim’s funeral.

And for those of you who may have missed last week’s, because I failed to post about it here, that one was about religious freedom. Abby and Jim discussed the passing of John McCain, an American hero, and then discussed the separation of church and state. What does the Constitution have to say about religion? Is Utah’s Proposition 2 a political issue or a moral one? And should Scientology become the state religion of Rhode Island? Sen. Alan Simpson, C.S. Lewis, and Karl Rove all get mentioned, too, for reasons that are better left unexplained.

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Download last week’s religious freedom episode here.

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