You Don't Have to Yell

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America's Two Party System - Chicken or Beef?

A few years back, I used to fly between Boston and Dublin, Ireland for work, and became intimately acquainted with Aer Lingus’ transatlantic in-flight service. They served a meal on the flight, which was either beef stroganoff or chicken curry. While I’m sure there were people on the plane who...
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Why does the US have a two party system? - You Don't Have to Yell, Episode 6

The phrase, "politics makes strange bedfellows" can be originally sourced back to William Shakespeare's The Tempest, when the character Trinculo seeks shelter from a storm under the cloak of Caliban, a character described as part man, part fish. While the line was actually modified from its...
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The Life of a Third Party Candidate: You Don't Have to Yell - Episode 5

As I write, CNN is currently hosting two nationally televised debates to determine which of the 70 some odd people who've thrown their hat in the ring to win the Democratic Presidential Nomination for 2020. There's also been a smattering of coverage about two long shot primary challenges to...
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Chinese Immigration to America: Podcast Episode Numero Uno

My grandmother, who came to the US from Ireland in the 1920s, had a story about taking my mom and her siblings into Boston to run some errands. There was a department store with a day care where you could drop off your kids for while you went shopping, and her plan was to bring them there. When my...
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