Guardians of the Republic
National Polls vs. Battleground Polls

National Polls vs. Battleground Polls

October 16, 2020

National polls versus the battleground state polls -- what to believe?  Why it's important to know the price of a bushel of soybeans. And, of course, Ben Sasse.

We Should Never Despair

We Should Never Despair

October 9, 2020

We're back!  The latest polls and why they matter. The debates, Covid, the future of our elections. We cover it all.

With a Heart Full of Love and Gratitude

With a Heart Full of Love and Gratitude

April 16, 2020

The podcast takes a pause, but before it does Ian and Patrick take a look at the 2020 election and VP prospects for Joe Biden. Plus some final thoughts on gratitude as we weather the current crisis.

 

 

You’re a Disgrace! You’re a Disgrace!

You’re a Disgrace! You’re a Disgrace!

April 9, 2020

Trump has changed the rules, but many - journalists, Senators, etc - keep operating under the old standard practices. It's time to shake it up. Plus Patrick and Ian discuss recent shifts in COVID polling and our heroes on the front lines.

Anthony Fauci, the Most Lovely of Men

Anthony Fauci, the Most Lovely of Men

April 3, 2020

Misinformation is proving dangerous during this crisis. Ian and Patrick discuss the polar opposites of Jared Kushner and Anthony Fauci, polling that suggests the "bump" in Trump's approval rating may be more aspirational than real, and an ode to our health care workers on the front lines.

Well, That’s Ben Sasse For You!

Well, That’s Ben Sasse For You!

March 26, 2020

Ian and Patrick look at the impact of the White House COVID briefings on public confidence, Trump as an authoritarian "weakman," the trillion dollar stimulus package (where Ben Sasse finally emerges from his silence), and the Democratic nomination.

We WOULD Shut Down the Highways, You Idiot!

We WOULD Shut Down the Highways, You Idiot!

March 19, 2020

Ian and Patrick discuss some of the questionable statements and about-face takes from those who are putting party before country around the coronavirus outbreak. Plus where the presidential election is headed and thoughts on how we can learn something positive from the current crisis.

The Coronavirus Episode

The Coronavirus Episode

March 12, 2020

President Trump's response to the coronavirus outbreak not only has consequences for public health, but for the health of the republic itself. Plus the state of the Democratic nomination race and the search for a running mate.

The Joe Biden Episode

The Joe Biden Episode

March 5, 2020

Joe Biden had a big week and coronavirus roils the markets.  What does all this mean for the Republic. Plus Ian and Patrick look back at the 2020 Democratic field. 

The Bernie Sanders Episode

The Bernie Sanders Episode

February 27, 2020

With news that Russia was trying to boost Bernie Sanders in the 2020 election, Ian and Patrick talk about what his candidacy means for the country and the Democratic Party. Plus: will guardians (or betrayers) of the Republic emerge from the coronavirus outbreak?

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