Guardians of the Republic
Everyday He’s More Batman

Everyday He’s More Batman

February 19, 2021

Where does the second Trump impeachment trial leave the Republic?  Mitt Romney steps up with a clear prescription for the future.  Plus thoughts on the impeachment attorneys, Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, and Dolly Parton.

A Big Tent for Conservatives and Kooks?

A Big Tent for Conservatives and Kooks?

February 5, 2021

This week: some Republicans step forward, but many don't; how the Biden administration and the media impact the health of the Republic; where the GOP is headed; a look ahead to impeachment; and initial polling on the new president.

 

It Really Is a New Day

It Really Is a New Day

January 22, 2021

It really is a new day in America, but much work remains to be done. Ian & Patrick discuss what President Biden means by "unity," the outlook for the Senate, a preview of impeachment, and a look at the underlying authoritarian inclinations that continue to threaten the Republic. Plus some hot takes on highlights from the inauguration ceremonies.

The Band-Aid Has Been Ripped Off

The Band-Aid Has Been Ripped Off

January 8, 2021

This week marked a turning point. The band-aid over what ails the Republic has been ripped off. Will Mitt Romney and company stand up to Josh Hawley's sedition caucus? Will the Biden administration tackle the racial justice issues at the core of our national divide? And what does the Georgia run-off say about the years ahead?

The Hope & Sedition Episode

The Hope & Sedition Episode

December 11, 2020

Ian and Patrick take a look at members of Congress signing onto seditious claims of election fraud and potential signs for hope in how Joe Biden will run his administration. Plus some thoughts on the vital role certain state officials have played in guarding the Republic. 

Why Don’t We Just Rename the Disease After Trump?

Why Don’t We Just Rename the Disease After Trump?

November 20, 2020

We look at new polling on the deep divide in our country and the challenges facing the Republic this week, including efforts to undermine the election results and how Biden should handle calls to investigate Trump. Also, the need for civics education and a proposal to name the Covid vaccine.

I Like People Who Don’t Lose Arizona

I Like People Who Don’t Lose Arizona

November 13, 2020

A look at Republicans dragging their heels on acknowledging the new President-Elect, a growing rift in the Democratic Party, the McCain family reaction to the election, and more.

We’ve Crossed the Delaware. Now What?

We’ve Crossed the Delaware. Now What?

November 6, 2020

What happened in the election? What happened with the polls? And what of the Republic? We've crossed the Delaware and won the first battle of Trenton, but we've many more battles ahead.

The American Voter Is Our Guardian Now

The American Voter Is Our Guardian Now

October 30, 2020

It's now up to the American Voter to guard the Republic! Patrick and Ian break down the polls, from the big picture to individual states, and look at the potential for authoritarian backlash if things don't go the way Trump supporters expect.

Did the Debate Move the Needle? C’mon!

Did the Debate Move the Needle? C’mon!

October 23, 2020

In this episode, Ian & Patrick grade the final presidential debate, take a look at polls in key states, ask whether the Supreme Court nomination marks a point of no return for the Republic, and wonder why Trump is a fan of The Village People.

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