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America’s Persistent Culture of Illiberalism and the Blind Eye Many Turn to It; Also, Fluoride in Tap Water a Danger to Fetuses & Protesting Imperialism in New Caledonia

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss illiberalism, which is the opposite of the liberalism ideal that forms the philosophical basis of the American constitutional setup, and some recent articles that suggest that home grown illiberalism has been a central feature and not a periodic diversion in American culture (1:31). The guys also take a look at recent studies on...

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America’s Persistent Culture of Illiberalism and the Blind Eye Many Turn to It; Also, Fluoride in Tap Water a Danger to Fetuses & Protesting Imperialism in New Caledonia
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“Tradwife” Influencer’s Reversal and the Difficulty of Living Out Ideological Abstractions; Also, Appreciating Freedom of Speech in Light of Iranian Rapper’s (Literal) Death Sentence

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the story of Lauren Southern, the right wing influencer whose life experiences now have her publicly questioning the “tradwife” mindset she once was a big promoter of (1:25).  The guys also react to the death sentence given to Iranian hip hop hero Toomaj Salehi for his music and criticism of Iran’s controlling regime...

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“Tradwife” Influencer’s Reversal and the Difficulty of Living Out Ideological Abstractions; Also, Appreciating Freedom of Speech in Light of Iranian Rapper’s (Literal) Death Sentence
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Trump’s Effort to Bend America’s Legal and Electoral System to His Will; Also, Is Entropy Responsible for Human Consciousness

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss what appears to be a transparent and ongoing attempt by former president Donald Trump to exert dominion over American legal and electoral system (1:19). The guys also consider whether human consciousness may be a byproduct of entropy (40:27).   Judge Cites Trump for Contempt, and Says He Is Attacking the Rule of Law (NY Times) Trump...

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Trump’s Effort to Bend America’s Legal and Electoral System to His Will; Also, Is Entropy Responsible for Human Consciousness
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Discussing “The Joy Strategist” with Author Grace Harry; Also, Is Seinfeld Right to Blame the “Extreme Left” for TV Comedy Failings?

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana are joined by Grace Harry, author of the 2023 book “The Joy Strategist,” and discuss notable items from the book and what’s next for her (1:39). The James, Tunde, and Grace also react to Jerry Seinfeld’s recent assertions that the “extreme left” and PC crap” are responsible for the demise of TV comedy sitcoms...

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Discussing “The Joy Strategist” with Author Grace Harry; Also, Is Seinfeld Right to Blame the “Extreme Left” for TV Comedy Failings?
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Campus Anti War Protests Illustrate Both American Values and Perils of Painting with a Broad Brush; Also, Caitlin Clark’s WNBA Salary is Unfair, but Not Sexist

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at what's going on at Columbia University and other college campuses where so called peaceful protests on campuses over Israel’s actions in Gaza are creating quite a stir on campus (1:22).  The guys also weigh in on whether the slotted salary for former Iowa Hawkeye star and recent #1 draft pick...

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Campus Anti War Protests Illustrate Both American Values and Perils of Painting with a Broad Brush; Also, Caitlin Clark’s WNBA Salary is Unfair, but Not Sexist
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Scientists’ Fear of Backlash Chills the Study of Transgender Medicine; Also, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and the Lost High Profile Rap Beef

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the “culture of fear” that many scientists are saying has developed around gender medicine research (1:32).  The guys also react to the rap beef involving Drake, Kendrick Lamar and other heavyweights that recently exploded and consider why it seems we do not see high profile rap beefs like in the...

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Scientists’ Fear of Backlash Chills the Study of Transgender Medicine; Also, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and the Lost High Profile Rap Beef
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The Explosion of Sports Gambling Will Force Society to Adapt; Also, Ultra Processed Foods Work by Changing Our Brains

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana we take a look at the explosion of sports gambling in society and how it has changed both the business of and culture around sports (1:16).  The guys also react to recent revelations on how ultra processed food changes the way our brains work (34:41).   America Made a Huge Bet on Sports Gambling. The Backlash...

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The Explosion of Sports Gambling Will Force Society to Adapt; Also, Ultra Processed Foods Work by Changing Our Brains
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Does the Threat to Kids Posed by Social Media Justify Florida’s Heavy Handed Ban? Also, What the Outrage over Trans Visibility Day Says About Our Leadership

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at Florida’s recent law which, among other things, operates to ban kids under 14 from social media, and in light of the dangers posed by social media, react to the criticism that has called the ban unconstitutional and/or hypocritical (1:16). The guys also weigh in on President Biden’s issuance of a...

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Does the Threat to Kids Posed by Social Media Justify Florida’s Heavy Handed Ban? Also, What the Outrage over Trans Visibility Day Says About Our Leadership
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The Apple Antitrust Lawsuit May Signal that Regulators are Starting to Catch Up with Big Tech; Also, the (Astrophysics) Revolution Will Be Seen Through the James Webb Space Telescope

Following the recent antitrust lawsuit filed against Apple in the US, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider the ongoing efforts in the US and in Europe to attack several of Apple’s business practices in in today’s view of the historical context of antitrust enforcement (1:21).  The guys also explain why it is a good thing that some of the...

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The Apple Antitrust Lawsuit May Signal that Regulators are Starting to Catch Up with Big Tech; Also, the (Astrophysics) Revolution Will Be Seen Through the James Webb Space Telescope
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Kate Middleton’s Family Photo Reaction Previews a World Where You Can’t Trust Your Eyes; Also, Are Dating Apps Just Trying to Get you Hooked on Them?

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider the extent to which the various reactions of people to the release of the manipulated Kate Middleton photo demonstrates what it may look like to live in a world where reality and synthetic realities may be impossible to distinguish (1:24).  The guys also discuss the evolution of dating apps in light of the...

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Kate Middleton’s Family Photo Reaction Previews a World Where You Can’t Trust Your Eyes; Also, Are Dating Apps Just Trying to Get you Hooked on Them?
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A TikTok Ban Still Leaves Americans Open to Manipulation and Exploitation; Also, Sheryl Swoopes, Caitlin Clark and Getting Defensive Off the Court

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look the potential ban of TikTok that is working through the US Congress and consider whether this is more about data privacy and algorithmic manipulation or playing on American’s fear of China (1:07).  The guys also discuss the controversy over Sheryl Swoopes comments about Caitlin Clark and also Swoopes’ thoughts about whether...

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A TikTok Ban Still Leaves Americans Open to Manipulation and Exploitation; Also, Sheryl Swoopes, Caitlin Clark and Getting Defensive Off the Court
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The Supreme Court Confirms the U.S. is Presently a Nation of Men, Not Laws; Also, Overcoming a Brain Wired to Avoid Exercise

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss some key takeaways from the U.S Supreme Court’s decision to forbid states from taking Donald Trump, or any other “oathbreaking insurrectionist,” off the ballot under the disqualification clause of the 14th amendment (1:08). The guys also consider the idea that human brains are wired to avoid exercise and what can be done to...

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The Supreme Court Confirms the U.S. is Presently a Nation of Men, Not Laws; Also, Overcoming a Brain Wired to Avoid Exercise
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