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The Youth Vote
Check out The Youth Vote, hosted by this week's guest Isaac Goff-Mitchell. It's a great podcast about the different ways young people interact with politics.
Are you like Travis and want to go down a Reddit rabbithole and learn how to identify if someone is attracted to authoritarian ideals?
The rise of American authoritarianism - Mar 1, 2016 - Vox
Is the Republican Party attracting authoritarians? New research suggests it could be creating them. - Mar 23, 2021 - The Academic Times
Reconsidering the Relationship between Authoritarianism and Republican Support in 2016 and Beyond - Mar 11, 2021 - The Journal of Politics
Stanley Feldman determined he could get respondents to reveal authoritarian tendencies by asking questions about a topic that seemed much less controversial - parenting goals. Here are the questions:
Please tell me which one you think is more important for a child to have: independence or respect for elders?
Please tell me which one you think is more important for a child to have: obedience or self-reliance?
Please tell me which one you think is more important for a child to have: to be considerate or to be well-behaved?
Please tell me which one you think is more important for a child to have: curiosity or good manners?
Looks like the US isn't doing so great when it comes to its citizen's freedom
US sinks below Mongolia and Argentina in global ranking for freedom - Mar 24, 2021 - The Independent
And check out this clip from The Newsroom on HBO that eerily hit on this very point several years ago.
Here's that song that Isaac mentioned listening to after Trump was elected president in 2016:
FDT (Fuck Donald Trump) by YG
Do you remember who ran for the Democratic Presidential Nomination in 2020? We forgot some of these characters. Here are the ones that made it to the primaries.
Believe it or not, there were 18 others who withdrew before the primaries!
Learn more about the "First STEP Act" and its role in criminal justice reform here - Wiki
Wondering what the 2020 Democractic Presidential Primary race looked like as each of the primaries happened? Fortunately, as Isaac mentioned, FiveThirtyEight has a ton of data that's now been archived for your pleasure. Take a look!
**You can change which primary you're viewing using the menu to the left.
Learn more about the Gravel Institute that Isaac mentioned as the antithesis of PragerU.
Here's that Gravel Institute video Travis mentioned watching - turns out it's David Cross, not David Crosby that's featured. Check out their YouTube channel for other great videos!
Want to hear more about that New York assembly candidate Skyler Johnson? Check out more info about him here.
Did the Biden administration fire a few staffers for their past marijuana use? You be the judge.
White House Says Biden Hasn’t Fired Staff For Marijuana Use That Was ‘Casual’ Or ‘Years Ago’ - Mar 25, 2021 - Marijuana Moment
5 White House Staffers Fired Over Marijuana Use, Psaki Confirms - Mar 19, 2021 - Forbes
White House Fires 5 Staffers for Drugs, Despite Promise That Marijuana Wouldn't Disqualify Them - Mar 19, 2021 - Newsweek
White House staffers asked to resign or work remotely after revealing past marijuana use - Mar 19, 2021 - CNN
5 White House staffers lose jobs over drugs, marijuana use - Mar 19, 2021 - AP
Biden Fired A Bunch of Staffers for Smoking Weed, and People Aren't Happy About It - Mar 2, 2021 - Green Entrepreneur
Would You Rather...?
How about some thinkers to cleanse the palate? Enjoy!
Kanye OR Roseanne receive a major party nomination in 2024?
Be stuck on a desert island with AOC OR Bernie Sanders?
Live in an episode of House of Cards OR Veep?
The Biden Administration be successful at passing a $15/hour minimum wage OR universal health-care/Medicare for all before the 2024 election?
The Biden Administration wipe out student loan debt OR pass progressive immigration policy before the 2024 election?
Who do you think should be our 47th President?