This week we recap and share our thoughts on the First Address to a Joint Session of Congress for President Trump, and our trials and tribulations in social media.
We might have created a jingle for Kellyanne Conway. We might be available to create a jingle for for you too if you ask nicely.
What did you think of the speech? Was Mr. Trump finally Presidential? Is he still?
Are you virtuous? Do you practice Stoicism? Do you know what Stoicism is? Did you know that it can help you cope with all the political crap going on that you disagree with?
Our good friend Justin Vacula drops by the studio to tell us all about it and weigh in on the current news as we comb through the stories of the day!
What makes you happy? Leave a comment!
We were so inspired by This American Life's episode 489: No Coincidence, No Story! (we're huge fans Ira) that we decided to discern the difference between irony and coincidence in our pick for the Top Ten stories of Wednesday February 1st, 2017.
Did you watch the President's Prime-time Rose/Gavel Ceremony to pick nominate a new Supreme Court Justice?
If you're done with politics on Facebook, here's the article we talked about to save your sanity!
Do you think there is a benefit to our political leaders having direct connection with people in the Twittersphere? Are they making traditional news media (cable news in particular) less relevant?
Will Miss. Information win the 2017 Miss America pageant? Will the word of the year be 'unpresidented'? What do you think of our new tagline? Lot's of questions this episode - put your thoughts in the comments!
And please... Find it in your heart to send a donation to Austin in Chicago through the GoFundMe campaign, or some good thoughts in a card or note to to him at P.O. Box 641 Cary Illinois 60013.
We'll catch ya next time on APIL Podcast where all politics is local!
Pop quiz: Is the Carrier deal about air conditioners or furnaces? Will it be a success? Yes or No?
Do you think the President-elect has made good decisions about who he will surround himself with so far?
Are there any retired 4 stars out there still looking for a second career who havent been invited to the party yet?
So OK, I realize I mispoke, and it's Mad Dog not Bull Dog - Sir, sorry Gen. Mattis, Sir. ~K
Can Bronze possibly be better than Silver? Are you one of the lucky people who found a health care plan for less than $75?
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Did America choose wisely in electing Donald Trump? We have commiserated (and eaten a ton of comfort food) and recovered from initial shock - and now in this episode we lay it all out on the line.
One thing is for sure - ethical journalism and fair and honest reporting are as important as ever, and need to operate unhindered. Mainstream major news organizations took a pummeling from the President-elect during the campaign (and he continues to skirt the press at dinnertime in fancy restaurants). At the same time, Alt-right news websites favoring him received incalculable free advertising and street cred, and internet marketers dealing in fake news and clickbait brought home the bacon, and swayed public opinion.
Are you tired of it yet?
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Join Mike and Karla as they return from hiatus to tackle late breaking news about the FBI's continuing investigation of HRC's emails, and the broader philosophy of WikiLeaks.
How do you feel about WikiLeaks and its impact on the presidential election so far? Do you prefer known unknowns or unknown unknowns? #cuke
If a presidential candidate needs to poll better than 50%, how will we fare with 2 candidates polling in the 30's and 40's? What does that mean? Can Hillary win just by campaigning via email? Did Donald Trump move the needle in this election with his trip to Mexico and the speech which followed? Is the future of news just headlines and snippets?
This week we have a ton of questions, let us know your thoughts in the comments!
This week, it's a race to claim doing good in water ravaged Louisiana. Does the politician who shows up first win? What are your thoughts about the way the Obama administration and presidential candidates have handled and pivoted the optics? Leave a comment!
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What were your memorable takeaways from the Democratic National Convention? Have you ever seen a major political candidate out on the campaign trail? Tell us in the comments!