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Debt Ceiling and Recognizing a New Normal; Also, Approaches to Living in Times of Uncertainty

Seeing all the handwringing over the debt ceiling and the so called “meteor headed to crash into our economy,” James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider whether politics surrounding the debt ceiling illustrate dysfunction or gamesmanship, and the extent to w

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Election Audits or Profiteering Schemes? Also, Can Leisure Time Reduce Happiness?

With Arizona’s partisan election review reportedly confirming what all the prior reviews said about the outcome of the 2020 election and appearing to be an (expensive) exercise in futility, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider the extent to which the re

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This is Your Society on Social Media; Also, Making Sense of Huge Changes in Average Height

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at some of the revelations in the “Facebook files” series being published by the Wall Street Journal consider how our humanity in impacted by social media in ways that have serious effects on society (01:41). The

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Looking at How the Trauma from 9/11 Changed Society; Also, Why Dental Problems Are the Norm

Following the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks in the United States, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider how the trauma experienced that day has affected Americans and American society and discuss the effectiveness of the nation’s respons

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NIL in College Sports & the Puzzling Embrace of Socialism; Also, the Possibility of Developing a Sixth Sense

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the recent change in college athletics that has allowed student athletes to make money off of the use of their name, image and likeness and question whether college athletics have evolved enough over time that

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What’s Next with the Eviction Moratorium Put to Bed; Also, Nevermind Nudity Leads to a Belated Lawsuit

The federal eviction moratorium was in place for almost a year and now has been struck down, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the circumstances that led to its demise and what we have and don’t have to try to mitigate the ongoing economic effects

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A Messy Withdrawal and a Manipulated Reaction; Also, Producing Drinking Water out of Thin Air

The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan has clearly not gone as smoothly one would like, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana try to make sense of what has happened and also discuss the media’s role in the over-the-top reactions coming from the public (01:27).

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Culture Series: The Art of War, a Treatise by Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” may be a military treatise that dates back to the 5th century BC, but it remains popular to this day because many of the concepts it teaches are timeless and extend beyond waging war. James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss what

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Nostalgia as a Barrier to Progress; Also, Whistling Past Our Global Warming Graveyard

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss how nostalgia and the tendency to think about the past in an idealized way may, from a societal standpoint affect our ability to deal with our new issues and circumstances (01:23). The guys also consider whether even

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The Growing Vaccine Mandate Trend; Also, Simone Biles and the Mental Aspect of Performance

It is apparent that many employers intend to require, or at minimum try to induce, their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider whether this approach represents an overreach and also try to make sense of the linge

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With Billionaires in Space, What Comes Next; Also, the Latest on Exercise and Body Health

After seeing billionaires Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos literally shoot for the stars recently, as well as some of the criticism of their efforts, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana weigh in on the consequences of space travel becoming a private enterprise an

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Has Wokeness Gone Too Far; Also, Caffeine as the World’s Addiction

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss wokeness in our society, taking a look at its traditional social justice framing as well as the way it has been made a part of the so called “culture wars” (01:29). The guys also marvel at the scale of the world’s ca

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