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Trump Disqualification Decisions Pit the Constitution Against Your Feelings or Fears; Also, 2023 the Warmest on Record

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider how the recent rulings out of Colorado and Maine that Donald Trump is ineligible to be president put their desires and/or ideals in conflict with what the Constitution dictates (1:42).  The guys also discuss whether 2023 being the warmest year on record will create more urgency or apathy as far as taking action...

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Trump Disqualification Decisions Pit the Constitution Against Your Feelings or Fears; Also, 2023 the Warmest on Record
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The Politics of Star Wars as a Warning to Democratic Societies; Also, is Human Immortality in Reach?

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana react to an excellent video from Arken the Amerikan entitled “How Liberty Dies: The Politics of Star Wars” and discuss how the politics of Star Wars contain real world lessons for democratic societies (1:29).  The guys also take a look at some of the efforts being taken by some billionaire to achieve immortality, and...

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The Politics of Star Wars as a Warning to Democratic Societies; Also, is Human Immortality in Reach?
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Hip Hop’s Evolution over 50 Years Reflects and Drives Culture; Also, Rap Lyrics as Evidence in Court

As hip hop turns 50, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss how culture and technology have influenced both its founding and its development over the years and react to the documentary “Hip Hop at 50: Rhythms, Rhymes & Reflections,” which is currently airing on Hulu (1:35).  The guys also take a look at the ongoing effort by prosecutors in...

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Hip Hop’s Evolution over 50 Years Reflects and Drives Culture; Also, Rap Lyrics as Evidence in Court
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Israel’s Role in The Propping Up of Hamas Financially in Gaza; Also, Richest 1% Driving Climate Change

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the recent reporting coming out of the Middle East that for years now, Israel’s government had played a role in the propping up of Hamas’ government in Gaza through its backing of millions in funds from Qatar (1:51).  The guys also react to the report that the riches 1% of people in the...

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Israel’s Role in The Propping Up of Hamas Financially in Gaza; Also, Richest 1% Driving Climate Change
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George Santos Leaps Over the Line for Lying in Politics; Also, the Muslim American Push to Abandon Biden

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the expulsion of George Santos from the U.S. House of Representatives and consider the extent to which people tolerate, or even embrace, lying from politicians (1:37).  The guys also take a look at what some may call a quixotic push by some us Muslim Americans to abandon Joe Biden in 2024 because of...

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George Santos Leaps Over the Line for Lying in Politics; Also, the Muslim American Push to Abandon Biden
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The OpenAI Turmoil Exposes the Conflict Between Its Mission and Its Practice; Also, Is Eye Contact Rare?

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the turmoil that took place recently with OpenAI and its leadership, including key things that seemed to set the stage for it and the path things seem to be on in its aftermath, and consider whether the exercise of caution in the development of AI is even possible (1:34).  The guys also discuss...

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The OpenAI Turmoil Exposes the Conflict Between Its Mission and Its Practice; Also, Is Eye Contact Rare?
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Making Sense of an Economy That Looks Pretty Good but Doesn’t Feel So Good; Also, Vikings Sailed the Ocean Blue Before 1492

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the apparent disconnect between what the numbers are telling us about the economy, which is that it is doing pretty well, and the negative view of the economy that is reflected in recent polling and just general sentiment (1:57).  The guys also react to new evidence that confirms that the Vikings were traveling...

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Making Sense of an Economy That Looks Pretty Good but Doesn't Feel So Good; Also, Vikings Sailed the Ocean Blue Before 1492
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Tuberville’s Block of Military Promotions Shows Contempt for U.S. Values; Also, Is a Little Walking Like Viagra for Men?

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss ongoing blockade of the confirmation of military promotions by Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama and how his “my way or the highway” approach is so antithetical to the principle of compromise that is baked into the U.S. system by the Constitution  (1:10).  The guys also react to a recent study which suggests...

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Tuberville’s Block of Military Promotions Shows Contempt for U.S. Values; Also, Is a Little Walking Like Viagra for Men?
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Streaming Between the Lines – “The Gilded Age”

Sarah Colt’s “The Gilded Age” takes a look at the rapid industrialization and growth, as well as the exploding wealth gap between the capital class and the working class which defined the late nineteenth century in the United States, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss their takeaways from documentary, which originally aired in 2018 on PBS, including what...

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Streaming Between the Lines - “The Gilded Age”
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End of Emergency Child Care Funding Creates Direct and Downstream Issues; Also, the Perpetual Threat to Masculinity

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the tens of billions in federal child care funds that recently expired and what the role of government should be for something like child care (1:28).  The guys also consider why it always seems like masculinity is under attack (32:29).Federal childcare funding is about to expire–and it could be terrible for the U.S....

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End of Emergency Child Care Funding Creates Direct and Downstream Issues; Also, the Perpetual Threat to Masculinity
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Side Taking in the Israel-Hamas is Pushing People to the Extremes; Also, Is Free Will an Imagined Construct?

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the way many have seemed to want to take sides in an all or nothing way when viewing and discussing the Israel and Hamas war, and how several factors in our society seem to be involved in promoting this approach (1:37).  The guys also react to Robert Sapolsky’s premise in his new book...

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Side Taking in the Israel-Hamas is Pushing People to the Extremes; Also, Is Free Will an Imagined Construct?
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The GOP Controls the House, but Who Controls the GOP? Also, US Latinos’ Staggering Level of Economic Output

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the dysfunction in the US House of Representatives following the ouster of Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House that some Republicans seem to be intentionally driving and consider what may be the source of it (1:31).  The guys also react to some recent economic data which shows that Latinos in the us...

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The GOP Controls the House, but Who Controls the GOP? Also, US Latinos’ Staggering Level of Economic Output
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