August 2020

Hard Reset 08/26/20

In this episode, Molly and Justin explore some hidden consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak – How do prisons deal with the pandemic? How might rapid virus testing work in day-to-day life? And how has America’s complicated history of inequality affected people trying to navigate these new challenges?

Save the Post Office Saturday – 8/22/20 (Barb Seaman)

It was “Save the Post Office Saturday” this past weekend.  Thousands of people across the country gathered to demand that Congress shore up the US Postal Service.  According to Move On, the USPS revenue comes entirely from postage and services.  Not tax dollars.  Revenue is expected to be down by 50% this year, so the …

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To the Republic: States vs. The Federalists

In this episode of To the Republic, Jake and Geoff discuss the history of the relationship between states and the federal government in America. They explore the different theories that have underpinned the changes in how this relationship plays out. Finally, the hosts debate about how federalism is conceptualized in the modern-era and beyond. Enjoy!