Just trying to make sense of a bad situation.
Jake is joined by Doctor Donna Sinclair to discuss the history of social studies education in the United States. They then discuss some of the challenges that school boards and teachers face in the modern-era, especially with the controversy around the definition and perceived implementation of “Critical Race Theory” into state curriculums Enjoy!
Jake and Matt ask the question: are the electoral college, equal representation in the Senate and the senate filibuster anti-democratic processes, and if so, what can be done to fix them? Enjoy!
Theory and practice
Jake talks about the diverging arguments about the original intent of the 2nd amendment. Then Jake summarizes and puts into context the major legislation and court cases that have framed gun ownership in the US thus far. And finally Jake tell both sides what they get wrong in this evermore heated debate on guns in …
n this Episode, Jake and Geoff discuss the history of voter suppression in the United States. They talk about how African-American voters were effected by Jim Crow legislation after Reconstruction ended in 1877. They then identify and analyze how modern voter suppression tactics manifest in voting rules after the passing of the Voting Rights Act …
In this installment of To The Republic, Jake tackles the question: what is conservatism? By examining philosophy, history Jake attempts to show that conservatism is a disposition within the philosophy of liberalism. Therefore, conservatism and liberalism should not be looked at as in opposition to each other but rather complements to one another. Enjoy!
In this installment of To The Republic, Jake and Geoff examine the responses of five former US Presidents to particular national crisis that occurred during their time in power. Specifically we look at the Presidents George Washington’s response to the Whisky Rebellion; James Buchanan’s response to state secession and the issue of slavery ; Herbert …
On this episode, Jake and Matt discuss the successes, failures, and missteps of President Trump’s foreign policy now that his administration will be leaving power. Enjoy!
Jake and Geoff discuss the nation’s voting rules, how the nation determines its elections, why the US has an unofficial two-party system, and much more! Enjoy!