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Ballot Access Laws | The Party Third parties Run Against | YDHTY, Episode 46

Depending on your partisan bent, Nathaniel Lane, Chair for the Green Party of Ohio, bears many descriptions. To Republicans, he's a socialist, Antifa sympathizing tree-hugger hell bent on destroying the economy with a radical green agenda. To Democrats, he's an embittered idealist hell bent on...
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Jeff Gregory of the Constitution Party: A Not So Controversial Individual | YDHTY, Episode 45

On October, 7, 1780, Brigadier General Isaac Gregory led a bayonet charge into a numerically superior Loyalist militia in the Battle of Kings Mountain. After a string of humiliating defeats by the British, the battle boosted the morale of Patriot militias, being noted by Thomas Jefferson as the...
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The North Carolina Congressional Map | Snakes and Strange Bedfellows | YDHTY, Episode 44

Every decade, the North Carolina General Assembly engages in the process of redrawing the boundaries of the state’s congressional districts, as required by law. Going above and beyond the minimum requirements, the majority party has historically engaged in the almost punitive practice of carving...
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YDHTY, EPISODE 37: The Stimulus and the National Debt

In June 2019, Republican's passed Donald Trump's signature tax bill, which was widely panned by critics for adding $1 trillion to the federal deficit over 10 years. Last month, in the ultimate "hold my beer" moment, Congress passed a $2 trillion stimulus bill to offset the near nationwide economic...
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What Makes a Good Public School? It's Not Rocket Science

Americans view public schools in the same way they view members of Congress - they tend to love theirs and hate everyone else's Pete Bylsma, a lifelong educator who’s worked with organizations such as the Gates Foundation and the Superintendent for the State of Washington to define what makes a...
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What's the Rate of Return on Investment in Education? Better than Anything You'd Spend it on.

Ronald Reagan once said the most terrifying words in the English language were, “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” For its part, the government does a fair bit to live up to that quote. From a $400 billion plane that can’t fly to a bridge to nowhere to a border wall designed to stop...
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Who Will Be the Democratic Nominee in 2020? Someone Unpopular.

This coming Monday, the Iowa Caucus will kick off a nomination process where - if history is any indication - approximately 10% of the voting population will attempt to nominate a candidate compelling enough to the average voter to beat an incumbent with an approval rating in the low 40s who lost...
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