FairAndUNbalanced's podcast

Those criticisms hurled at our new President are not only unfair. They are wounding in ways we, and the critics, can only begin to imagine.

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Direct download: Vicious_Dislike_of_Donald_Trump.mp3
Category:Political Criticism -- posted at: 10:22pm EST

Left wingers argue that new laws should have taken away the shooter's gun.

Conservatives know what and who to blame.

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Direct download: The_Real_Lesson_From_the_Airport_Shooting.mp3
Category:Policy, Guns, NRA -- posted at: 9:35pm EST

Leaders of countries once at war now spoke of peace.

The message of hatred replaced by partnership, of conflict yielding to compassion, seemed innocent, uncontroversial.

Then guilty minds became angry at imagined insult.

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Direct download: Guilty_Minds_Provoked.mp3
Category:Politics and Bigotry -- posted at: 10:48pm EST

October 25, 1983 was the night US wrestling fans and movie goers, Irish escaped prisoners, and a Russian officer had something in common.

They were all about to die.

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Direct download: Outlasting_Them_All.mp3
Category:Nuclear Arms Race -- posted at: 7:21pm EST

If, as Paul Simon promises, the words of a prophet are written on a subway wall, I may yet learn something spiritual from two fictional killers.

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Direct download: Respecting_Pulp_Religion.mp3
Category:Religion -- posted at: 11:06pm EST

Conservatives attack US intelligence for revealing uncomfortable facts.
Liberals have criticized when the CIA has turned out to be wrong.

Our new President has a new reason.
He declines to attend intelligence briefings because he is already intelligent.

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Direct download: Attacking_Intelligence.mp3
Category:National Security -- posted at: 7:13pm EST

The debate is not whether the logic and planning behind Donald Trump's contact with Taiwan was sound or foolish.

The debate is whether the conversation was planned at all, or if it simply came from some wild, unconsidered impulse.

The answer may provide a harbinger of things to come.

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Direct download: Donald_Trumps_Chinese_Puzzle.mp3
Category:Policy -- posted at: 9:51pm EST

The first harm from the new President will not come through law or policy.

It will be felt on American streets.

 

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Direct download: The_Mean_Streets_of_a_More_Hostile_America.mp3
Category:Politics and Bigotry -- posted at: 10:12pm EST

How can we give thanks, as patriots mourn a rejection of national ideals?

History's quiet heroes provide one answer.

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Direct download: Thanksgiving_in_Tragic_Loss.mp3
Category:National Tragedy -- posted at: 9:46pm EST

Think you know history? Think you understand why the Electoral College was formed?

Think it was all about distrust of "tyranny of the majority" and big vs small states?

Think again.

Most of us were taught a constitutional fiction.

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Direct download: Electoral_College_Gets_a_Failing_Grade.mp3
Category:History, News -- posted at: 9:24pm EST