A rotating cast of the finest political minds offer up commentary on the big topics of the week. Broadcast Thursday mornings from Auckland, New Zealand.
Let's talk politics, in 10 minutes or less!
Dr. Lara Greaves chats about the budget announcement today, what's happening over in Australia with their election, and the Tauranga by-election. Whakarongo mai nei.
The Alito leak brought abortion front and center again A leak out of the Supreme Court suddenly made abortion and Roe v Wade the main topic of outrage from the Left. Mentioned links: Getting some shopping done? If you're going to shop at Amazon, please consider clicking on my affiliate link. Thanks! On Apple devices, you can subscribe to the podcas…
Elon Musk buys Twitter One way newspapers push a particular narrative is mentioning the race of a perpetrator right up front or way in the back. Or not at all. A study was done looking at major newspaper articles going back 2 years and guess what they found. (You can probably guess, actually.) There was quite a backlash to Elon Musk’s purchase of T…
Professor Jennifer Curtin talks about the lates polls, Three Waters, and the Australian election. Whakarongo mai.
Lara talks about co-governance, the climate change adaption plan, and national’s policy framings around tax and spending. Whakarongo mai.
Rod chats about inflation and the Prime Minister's trip to Singapore. Whakarongo mai!
Ron DeSantis signs the Parental Rights in Education bill Well I’m finally back! We’ll see how the release schedule changes, but it’s good to get back on the saddle again. Joe Biden was supposed to be the adult in the room when it came to being President, but it doesn’t look that way. In one of his worst gaffes, he seemed to call for regime change i…
Rod phones up for some Political Commentary and shares his thoughts on the events du jour. Whakarongo mai.
Dr. Lara Greaves phones up to unpack what's new in politics. Whakarongo mai!
Pr. Jennifer Curtin phones up to chat about the borders reopening, Simon Bridges' resignation, and the clean-up after anti-vaccine mandate riot at Parliament. Whakarongo mai.
Rod chats about the supermarket duopoly, sanctions on Russia, and the National Party's call to scrap taxes. Whakarongo mai.
Rod phones up to talk about the escalation at the Wellington protest yesterday, the IPCC report, and the ongoing war in Ukraine. Whakarongo mai.
Dr Lara Greaves chats to Zoë about political responses to the anti-vaccine mandate protest in Wellington. Whakarongo mai.
Our clogged ports Sorry for the sound quality this time around. I haven’t unpacked the audio equipment yet from our move. I thought we’d have some inflation after the lockdowns were over. However, the Biden administration has not been doing much too keep that under control. I said that when a liberal restaurant owner kicked out a prominent Republic…
9/11 Headlines It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since the devastating terror attack on September 11, 2001. The memories seem so fresh. But are they? In this episode you’ll hear my memories, a listener’s memories, and a Romanian’s ruminations on how we came together in the days following. Mentioned links: One man’s ‘mirror for America’ (…
The latest casualty of socialized medicine Don’t ever let the UK National Health Service find out you have a child on life support. They’ve found another one and have condemned it to death, and will not allow her parents to take her out of the country for treatment. I first mentioned James Younger in October of 2019. His mom had convinced him he wa…
Time for some good news This time out, we’re going to have just good news. No conservative commentary. (Well, maybe just a little bit.) Mentioned links: We Just Got Proof That Uber Has Saved Thousands of Lives Man speechless after letter he wrote to Santa in 1961 is found in his old chimney Man surprises wife with long-lost wedding video after find…
Just private companies, or something more? Why would you voluntarily seek to represent a group that you disagree with? And should you be replaced in that representation? When Big Tech social media companies ban someone, some suggest that since they are private companies that’s OK. But there are other considerations. And what happens when they start…
Banned on Twitter It seems that these days you can be sent to Facebook or Twitter “jail” for merely stating scientific facts or bedrock judicial principles. Or you could lose your job entirely. Who would do such a thing? The enhanced unemployment benefits due to the COVID pandemic can have a downside that, in the long run, will hurt the workers it’…
DON’T do this! The trend these days is to bring politics into everything; into chicken sandwiches, airlines, pillows, baseball, and many other area where we don’t need it. We don’t need it because all it’s doing is widening the political divide. I’ll give 2 examples of it in this episode; Delta Airlines and Major League Baseball, and their reaction…
Why all the illegal immigrants rushing the border? Why is Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cake Shop still in court? The post Episode 315: The Crush of Illegal Immigrants / Jack Phillips Still a Target appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
When is a terrorist not a terrorist? When is a cage not a cage? When is women's sports not women's ports? The post Episode 314: New Definition of “Terrorism” / Kids in Cages / “Equality Act” Observation appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
My review of "Impeachment" season 2. My review of the impact of Rush Limbaugh. The post Episode 313: Impeachment Season 2 Review / RIP Rush Limbaugh appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
Many COVID restrictions lifted so soon after Biden's inauguration. San Fran cancels various school names, some for hilarious reasons. The post Episode 312: COVID Restrictions Lifting (Now) / Problematic School Names appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
A look at some of the executive orders of the Biden administration The post Episode 311: Executive Orders Are the Order of the Day appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
The idea that mob violence is always wrong is (or should be) non-controversial. But apparently it isn't quite that simple for some. The post Episode 310: Mob Violence is Always Wrong appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
A boycott backfire, a very "personal" gift, and a listener suggests a balanced news site. The post Episode 309: Boycott Backfire / A Personal Gift / Listener News Site Suggestion appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
When Trump started his term, illegal immigration started to trend down. With Joe Biden the presumptive President-elect, what do you think that trend is doing now? Politicians make verbal gaffes; it happens all the time. But watch how the media coverage changes depending on the party of the politician. I’ve found a news source that […] The post Epis…
Down-ballot wins for Republicans. How do you choose your news station The post Episode 307: A Wider View of Election Night / Choosing Your News Channel appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
My thoughts on the 2020 election. The post Episode 306: 2020 Election Thoughts appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
A shortened episode to mention just some of the good news of the last four years, and what to do in order to keep it going. The post Episode 305: The Last 4 Years appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
Another YouTube video against locking down, except this is not just another crank. Judging Amy Coney Barrett. Social media shuts down sharing of an article. The post Episode 304: Un-locking Down / Judging Amy / Twitter Blockage appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
Listeners write about their pandemic experience, defunding the police, and a group supposedly preparing for violence from the Right if they lose the electi The post Episode 303: Listener Contributions; Pandemic, Police, and Election Prep appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to take her place has turned DC more upside down than it already was. The post Episode 302: RBG to ACB on SCOTUS appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
"Systemic racism" is a phrase we hear a lot of these days. What is it and how can it really be dealt with? The post Episode 301: Systemic Racism appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
I celebrate episode 300 with some listener question about me and the podcast. The post Episode 300: Listener Questions, and the Guy Behind the Mic appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
Large study of transgenders reverses its conclusion. Last of a political type is gone. The problems with mass mail-in voting. The post Episode 299: Reversal of Transgender Study / Last of a Political Type / Mailing Your Ballots appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
The Black Lives Matter organization is starting to make demands of businesses. Also, getting history books out of school until they are "fair". The post Episode 298: Demands of Black Lives Matter / Demands of History appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
Can we have that honest conversation about race? And what is the price of an accountable media? The post Episode 297: That Honest Conversation / The Price of Media Accountability appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
Coleman Hughes looks at the stories and data behind police shootings as a black man. The post Episode 296: Stories and Data; One Black Man’s Journey appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
Cancel culture is real. It's been practiced against conservatives for years, but now that liberals have been targeted, the Left now decides it's bad. Welcome! The post Episode 295: Welcome the New Warriors Against Cancel Culture appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
The Supreme Court did it again. Once,they redefined the word "marriage". Now they've redefined the word "sex" in such a way that it could very well bleed through to other parts of law and culture. Is this how a "representative republic" is supposed to work? (Hint: No.) The post Episode 294: Redefining Words Redefines Law appeared first on Consider …
I discuss George Floyd's death, the protests, the riots, questions of systemic racism, and how we can move forward from here. On the way I ask a few questions that really require an answer. The post Episode 293: George Floyd; The Incident, the Protests, the Riots, and How We Go Forward appeared first on Consider This!.…
Outrageous statements from politicians predate Donald Trump. And a listener lets us know how God got her family through this pandemic. The post Episode 292: Outrageous Political Statements appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
A listener gives us her thoughts about what a post-pandemic economy might look like. The post Episode 291: Post-Pandemic Predictions appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
Are Democrats bother by having an old, white male at the to of the presidential ticket? Does God get any credit from Gov. Andrew Cuomo? The post Episode 290: (Non-)Bothered Democrats / Cuomo v God appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
During the height of the pandemic, I can't blame politicians for incorrect decisions in those circumstances. And it's OK to grieve over people we have lost and lives that have changed so drastrically. The post Episode 289: Not Casting Blame / Grieving Our Losses appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
The #MeToo movement had a good run. Democrats and the media, unfortunately, have killed it. The post Episode 288: The Death of the #MeToo Movement appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
Some things we have learned or enjoyed or missed or lost. Entertainment during isolation. The post Episode 287: Thoughts During the COVID-19 Shutdown appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton
In this episode, I talk about some of the good news that is all around us during this pandemic. The post Episode 286: Good News on the Coronavirus Front appeared first on Consider This!.על ידי Doug Payton