podcast gerrymandering

Redistricting In Maryland - The Tentacled Horror of Gerrymandering | YDHTY, EP 83

Maryland's 3rd congressional district has been described as everything from a broken-winged pterodactyl to blood spatter at a crime scene. It's a district so egregiously carved, you need a boat to travel across it without crossing into another district (it should be noted the district contains no...
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The Solution to Polarity: Everybody Gets a Gerrymander! | Mattias Polborn | YDHTY, Ep 82

In 2019, a poll done by Georgetown University showed over 80% of respondents were frustrated by the lack of civility among members of Congress and thought compromise should be one of their chief goals. One year later, roughly the same percentage of those in the House of Representatives won...
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podcast politics

How Your Groceries Became Liberal | Bob Talisse | YDHTY, Ep. 81

One of the more unfortunate aspects of today’s polarized political climate has been the destruction of personal relationships over political differences. Social media, once a place where you could reconnect with old friends from school and work, became a place where people cut themselves off from...
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The Rise of Bitcoin & The Case for a New Global Currency | YDHTY, EP 79

If the riot at the Capitol was a signal of the populist right's mistrust and discontent with the establishment, the recent run up in the price of GameStop's stock by a mob of Redditor's at the expense of hedge funds might be the populist left's. Since September 2020, a group of average investors on...
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podcast politics 2020 election

Bigfoot Does Not Exist | A Scientific Approach to the Issue of Voter Fraud | YDHTY, Ep. 78

With any luck, 2020 will be the year America officially hi peak post-truth, with people's beliefs on who won the most recent presidential election and the best way to combat COVID-19 falling in line with their partisan biases. This is part of a longer trend where science and data have been misused...
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podcast politics green party

Jo'Nathan Kingfisher of the Wisconsin Green Party | YDHTY, Episode 77

One of the things I've learned speaking with minor party candidates and activists is the number of issues they bring to the table that would be popular with voters if Americans ever got the chance to hear them. Issues such as the decriminalization of marijuana, criminal justice reform, and ending...
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podcast economy

How to Make Towns More Sustainable | Chuck Marohn | StrongTowns.org

Of the pandemic's many casualties, the fiscal state of America's cities and towns has been chief among them. In a report put out by the National League of Cities last year, cities, towns, and villages across America are predicted to see a collective budget shortfall of over $200 billion over the...
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podcast politics electoral reform ballot access

How Ballot Access Laws Hurt Third Party Candidates | Richard Winger | YDHTY, EP. 70

Of all the things that make a viable candidate, being able to actually cast a ballot for said candidate is probably the most important characteristic. With each state having its own set of rules around how candidates can qualify for battle access, minor parties and independent candidates looking to...
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Steven Hill | Rebuilding America with the Lessons of Europe | YDHTY, EPisode 67

A recurring theme in the last two presidential election cycles has been the concept of bringing America back to a former state of greatness that has since been lost. Whether in Trump's "Make America Great Again" or Biden's much less catchy "Build Back Better" (sorry - but Trump, for his faults,...
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podcast politics 2020 election

What People Don't Understand About the MAGA Movement | YDHTY, Episode 66

This week, John King's Magic Wall saw its shadow, giving us a few more weeks of election season before declaring an official winner to the 2020 Presidential Race. In a normal year, things like a slow economy and a pandemic would be blamed on the incumbent, and the challenger would coast to an easy...
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