Chris Spangle and Levie Rainey discuss the 2018 Georgia race for Governor with Stacey Abrams, Brian Kemp, and Ted Metz. Levie is a student libertarian torn between liberal professors and conservative family members resenting her Libertarian vote for Metz. We discuss the race, the wasted vote why she isn’t wasting her vote, and why she ought to be hopeful for the Libertarian Party’s future.
Today I am joined by Shoshana Weissmann! Shoshana is the digital media manager with the R Street Institute, where she manages the institute’s social media and email marketing, in addition to contributing graphics and video skills. She is also a policy fellow, working on occupational licensing reform and other issues, and writes in various publications, including The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
Today, we discuss of a variety of topics as they relate to occupational licensing and commercial freedom. Listen as we discuss Shoshana’s work with occupational licensing reform, permits, state regulations vs. federal regulations, evidence-based policymaking, alternatives to government regulations, and more!
Bio: Shoshana joined R Street in June 2017, having most recently managed digital communications for Opportunity Lives, a group that highlighted positive stories and policy solutions. Before that, she managed social media and wrote for The Weekly Standard. Earlier in her career, she managed digital communications for America Rising PAC, where her strategy was highlighted in a piece that appeared in The New York Times. Shoshana has been featured in MavPAC’s “Future 40” list in 2018, Red Alert Politics’ “30 Under 30” list in 2013, and, in 2012, was the youngest person on the District of Columbia Republican Committee’s “35 Under 35” list. She lives in Washington and has a stuffed sloth named Grover G. Norsloth.
Find Shoshana Online: www.rstreet.org/team/shoshana-weissmann/
Chris Spangle and Sarah Brady Wagner discuss the current political climate. Trump is being blamed for heightened rhetoric. How much should he be blamed, and what other political figures share the blame? How did we become so tribal? Is America more violent than in our past? Why is peaceful action the right way to persuade people?
Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis host the latest in the wildly popular candidates series, sponsored by Weiland’s Flowers of New Castle, and with the support of the Henry County League of Women Voters.
Henry County has an open State Senate Seat and all three candidates participated in our program. Dave Cravens is the Democrat candidate, Mike Gaskill is the Republican, and Greg Noland is the Libertarian. The district covers portions of Henry, Delaware, and Madison counties.
Topics include criminal justice, jails, public education, industrial hemp, medicinal and recreational marijuana policy, property taxes, and potential hate crime legislation.
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The United States of America has an illustrious history in large part due to a free market economy. So why is it that when we prop up a government in another country, we make sure it is some type of single-crop dictatorship? Hodey Johns and Rhinehold explore how Honduras went from a fertile land of plenty to the most deadly place on earth thanks to your tax dollars.
Sarah Brady Wagner and Rhinehold discuss President Trump’s recent comments on ending birthright citizenship. What is it and how does his idea jive with the 14th Amendment?
In our “The Swamp, Explained” series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in depth on how Washington works. On this episode, we compare the heated political environments of the 1960’s to today, we examine how Trump is emboldening the Swamp by not staffing the Executive Branch, and we question if the Federal Reserve is truly independent.
Bib Gourmand – dcist.com/2018/09/bibgourmand2018_dc.php
Rob has lived and worked in Washington DC for 40 years. He worked for the EPA and the Ford and H.W. Bush campaigns. Check out his resume here: www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/
Have questions for Rob? Email us – email@example.com
Hodey Johns flips the script that people try to write about Michael Shipley. We explain why philosophical disagreements need not lead to broken alliances, how everyone can be excited about a horizontal business model, and the subtle difference between Orwell and Stalin.
Today I am joined by a familiar face (or voice, rather) or the We Are Libertarians Network – Chloe Anagnos! Chloe is a writer and digital marketer and has been a contributor for the American Institute for Economic Research
(AIER) since 2017. Her work has been the subject of articles in FOX News, The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), USA Today, CNN Money, and WIRED. She has been a writer, commentator, and panelist for media outlets around the country on subjects like political marketing, campaigning, and social media. She is also the Chapter Leader for AFF-Indianapolis.
Chloe and I start our conversation today discussing our roles in AFF (America’s Future Foundation) in both Indianapolis and Philadelphia, respectively. AFF is a professional development network for individuals who believe in the power of personal liberty, entrepreneurship, and innovation, channeled through free-markets, to promote positive social change. AFF events bring together like-minded advocates in with each respective community to network, learn from each other, discuss key issues, and ultimately collaborate to improve themselves and the city as a whole.
Both Indy and Philly AFF-chapters held seminars in recent months discussing the impacts of the opioid epidemic and the free-market solutions that are available to help mitigate the situation. Chloe and I discuss these AFF events at length, which then leads us to a more generic discussion about healthcare and the free-market solutions that are out there to help “fix” our broken healthcare system.
Learn more about the America’s Future Foundation- americasfuture.org
A judge sentences a man to an extra 4 years in prison over rap lyrics. Hodey Johns and Alicia Dearn, legal guru, explains how it happened, why you should rethink anything you’ve ever put on social media, and how we begin to change the system.