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With Rule of Law, an Indictment of a Former President was Inevitable; Also, Banning Minors from using Social Media

Following the history making indictment of former President Donald Trump, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the historic nature of the indictment and compare the situation to what has been happening in Israel following the indictment of its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (01:30).  The guys also take a look at Utah’s move to ban minors...

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Maintaining Trust in the Financial System Following SVB’s Sudden Collapse; Also, Energy Budgets to Prevent Burnout

Following the sudden collapse of Silicon Valley Bank earlier this month, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the nature of what apparently went wrong and the role the government has and should play in both managing and preventing these types of situations (01:30).  The guys also consider a popular technique many having been using to...

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The Iraq War and the Domino Effect it Had on the Post 9/11 Era; Also, Your Actual Age Versus How Old You Feel

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at back at the Iraq War, which began 20 years ago this month with the invasion Iraq by the US and its allies and with all that has followed, consider whether it was one of the most consequential geopolitical moves in the 21st century (01:23).  The guys...

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What it Takes to Maintain a Partisan Narrative Universe; Also, Harriet Beecher Stowe as One of the Most Influential Americans in History

Seeing the revelations that have come out so far in Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation lawsuit against Fox News, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the most concerning aspects and what the state of mind of the major players reveals about the market for fake news (01:24).  The guys also take a look at Harriet Beecher...

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The Divide Amongst Experts on the Origins Covid-19 is Breeding Certainty; Also, Do Ultra Processed Foods Undermine Health?

Following a couple of U.S. agencies coming out with at least lukewarm support of Covid-19 originating from a lab leak, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the ongoing debate/investigation/analysis into the origin of Covid-19 and the certainty many express despite how much remains unknown (01:58).  The guys also discuss the emerging debate...

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The Russo-Ukrainian War Features Battles for Land, and to Shape Perception; Also, Are HBCUs Only for Blacks?

With the conflict between Russia and Ukraine passing the one year mark, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the back and forth on the battlefield and take a look at the efforts by differing parties to shape how the war is seen by their people and the people in other countries (01:29).  The guys also...

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Is Jihad More Exciting than Governing? Also, Black Americans in America’s Early History

Following reporting on how many Taliban members in Afghanistan have come to miss the days of jihad, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the nature of this sentiment and consider how it is not uncommon dissatisfied groups because making something work is often harder than blowing it up (01:53).  The guys also take a look...

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High-Altitude Balloons and the Need to Play the Espionage Game Right; Also, Fascia’s Huge Role in Our Bodies

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana react to the still ongoing trend involving all of these high-altitude flying objects that are getting detected and shot down (01:38).  The guys also take a look at fascia, which despite being a tissue we have all over our bodies, is something that we know much less about compared to...

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Black History Month and Using History to as a Political Tool; Also, Is ChatGPT a Better Communicator than You?

With the start of February, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss Black History Month, whether its observation as a momentary point of emphasis is helpful to society or not, and how picking fights over what history is taught, and how it is taught, can be

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The Murder of Tyre Nichols is Both Different From, and Similar To, Other Cases of Police Brutality; Also, Putting Friendship Over Facts

Looking at the senseless murder of Tyree Nichols, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss whether anything can be taken from the relative speed in which the process of holding the responsible officers accountable has begun and consider what can be taken awa

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Are State Run Lotteries Bad Government and Anti-American? Also, Why Pessimism on Americas Future is Misguided

Historian Jonathan D. Cohen has recently been making the rounds asking some important questions about whether operating lotteries is a proper thing for governments to do, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at Cohen’s rationale for questioning l

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Keeping Up with the Konfidentials; Also, Why the Labor Market Seems Bulletproof

With presidents being caught with confidential documents that they should no longer have now apparently being a trend, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana compare how President Biden and former President Trump responded to their respective document controversy,

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