Slept In Government Class

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Sinopsis

A podcast for those who simply want an objective, non-partisan look at government. If you just want the facts about what government is doing without the partisan spin then this is the podcast for you.

Episodios

  • The Court Doesnt Know What Sex Is

    The Court Doesnt Know What Sex Is

    12/10/2019 Duración: 30min

    The Supreme Court struggles with the word sex as it tries to grapple with the interpretation of the Civil Rights of Act 1964, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

  • Rating Election Promises

    Rating Election Promises

    03/08/2019 Duración: 30min

    Frustrated when you here candidates promising you everything? I take a hard look at which promises you can beleive and which are worthless.

  • Abortion v Democracy

    Abortion v Democracy

    13/06/2019 Duración: 32min

    Are we asking the wrong questions about abortion? Should Abortion be “Off-Limits” in the Democratic Process? What is the role of the Supreme Court?

  • Contraception and Solar Eclipses

    Contraception and Solar Eclipses

    21/05/2019 Duración: 28min

    Words like "penumbras" and "emanations" are normally used to describe solar eclipses. So what do they have to do with the Constitution and contraception? We'll look at the Supreme Court landmark case of Grisworld v. Connecticut.

  • Satan Christmas and the Constitution

    Satan Christmas and the Constitution

    15/12/2018 Duración: 35min

    Does the Constitution require the State of Illinois to display a satanic statue along with their statehouse holiday display? I'll examine what the Constitution and the Supreme Court have to say about this hot, holiday, issue.

  • Prehistoric Government

    Prehistoric Government

    15/11/2018 Duración: 33min

    When did the first governments in world history appear - and why? This was a question the founding fathers were consumed by as they designed the system of government we all still live under -questions/ideas? sleptinclasspodcast@gmail.com

  • Secret to Predicting Elections

    Secret to Predicting Elections

    20/10/2018 Duración: 32min

    What's the secret to predicting elections? Why do the so-called "experts" seem to get it wrong sometimes? I'll explain how to successfully predict elections, what the "experts" frequently get wrong and why you can't always trust the polls.

  • Ranking the United States

    Ranking the United States

    24/01/2018 Duración: 21min

    Is there an objective way to rank countries? Is one better than another? We look at at three indices political scientists use to rank countries and see where the United States falls on the lists.After teaching high school government for fifteen years, I was disappointed to find a lack of objective, straight-forward talk in the media about how government works. This podcast is a non-partisan look at American government and how it impacts you and the freedoms you enjoy.

  • Win Lose Immigration

    Win Lose Immigration

    16/01/2018 Duración: 19min

    The executive branch, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has been hard at work arresting immigrant employees hired illegally. Meanwhile, the 9th circuit court said that DACA isn't going anywhere - for now. Checks and balances at work!After teaching high school government for fifteen years, I was disappointed to find a lack of objective, straight-forward talk in the media about how government works. This podcast is a non-partisan look at American government and how it impacts you and the freedoms you enjoy.

  • 2018 Experiments in Democracy

    2018 Experiments in Democracy

    09/01/2018 Duración: 18min

    States have been called "laboratories of democracy" so what experiments are underway in the form of new state laws starting this year. Marijuana, immigration, dog divorces, and barber house-calls. All this and more!After teaching high school government for fifteen years, I was disappointed to find a lack of objective, straight-forward talk in the media about how government works. This podcast is a non-partisan look at American government and how it impacts you and the freedoms you enjoy.

  • 2018 Government New Year

    2018 Government New Year

    02/01/2018 Duración: 22min

    It's a New Year for the all of us including your government. What can we predict for this new year? I'll talk about what to expect from all three branches as we move through 2018!After teaching high school government for fifteen years, I was disappointed to find a lack of objective, straight-forward talk in the media about how government works. This podcast is a non-partisan look at American government and how it impacts you and the freedoms you enjoy.

  • Tax Law: Coal or Candy?

    Tax Law: Coal or Candy?

    26/12/2017 Duración: 17min

    Is the new tax law candy in your stocking or just a lump of coal? Is it good for the nation as a whole? What about our future national finances?After teaching high school government for fifteen years, I was disappointed to find a lack of objective, straight-forward talk in the media about how government works. This podcast is a non-partisan look at American government and how it impacts you and the freedoms you enjoy.

  • A Constitutional Christmas

    A Constitutional Christmas

    20/12/2017 Duración: 28min

    Does any mention of Christmas - rather than "the Holidays" - by the government violate the separation of church and state? What about religious displays of Christmas on public lands? As always, there's more to it than you think.After teaching high school government for fifteen years, I was disappointed to find a lack of objective, straight-forward talk in the media about how government works. This podcast is a non-partisan look at American government and how it impacts you and the freedoms you enjoy.

  • Is Cake Decorating Free Speech?

    Is Cake Decorating Free Speech?

    12/12/2017 Duración: 28min

    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Masterpiece Cakeshop v. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission - the gay wedding cake case. The case took an interesting twist that got me to flip my opinion of the lightly outcome once I saw what was said by judgesAfter teaching high school government for fifteen years, I was disappointed to find a lack of objective, straight-forward talk in the media about how government works. This podcast is a non-partisan look at American government and how it impacts you and the freedoms you enjoy.

  • Congressional Ethics (or Lack Thereof)

    Congressional Ethics (or Lack Thereof)

    06/12/2017 Duración: 21min

    The Constitution allows Congress to kick out its members for bad behavior but is this ever likely to happen?After teaching high school government for fifteen years, I was disappointed to find a lack of objective, straight-forward talk in the media about how government works. This podcast is a non-partisan look at American government and how it impacts you and the freedoms you enjoy.

  • Government vs the Internet

    Government vs the Internet

    28/11/2017 Duración: 22min

    The US Government had a lot to do with the creation of the internet as we know it today. It also holds the fate of the internet in its hands as it plans to do away with "net neutrality". After teaching high school government for fifteen years, I was disappointed to find a lack of objective, straight-forward talk in the media about how government works. This podcast is a non-partisan look at American government and how it impacts you and the freedoms you enjoy.

  • T-shirt Voting

    T-shirt Voting

    21/11/2017 Duración: 18min

    The Supreme Court will be hearing a case this term on a Minnesota case where a man was denied the right to vote for wearing a political t-shirt. Can states ban political clothing, buttons and other forms of speech from the polling place?After teaching high school government for fifteen years, I was disappointed to find a lack of objective, straight-forward talk in the media about how government works. This podcast is a non-partisan look at American government and how it impacts you and the fre

  • Place Your Bets!

    Place Your Bets!

    14/11/2017 Duración: 24min

    Can Congress force some states to ban sports betting but not others? NJ is betting than can beat Congress in a Supreme Court contest to declare Congress' ban unconstitutional. Whom would you bet to win this case coming the winter to the Supreme Court? After teaching high school government for fifteen years, I was disappointed to find a lack of objective, straight-forward talk in the media about how government works. This podcast is a non-partisan look at American government and how it impacts you and the freedoms you enjoy.

  • Is it Legal to Rig an Election?

    Is it Legal to Rig an Election?

    07/11/2017 Duración: 35min

    There's a lot of different ways to rig an election - to put your opponent at an unfair disadvantage in a race. A common, and legal way the Supreme Court is looking at right now is partisan gerrymandering - rigging, by drawing electoral lines.After teaching high school government for fifteen years, I was disappointed to find a lack of objective, straight-forward talk in the media about how government works. This podcast is a non-partisan look at American government and how it impacts you and the freedoms you enjoy.

  • Death and Taxes

    Death and Taxes

    31/10/2017 Duración: 23min

    Can you cut taxes and still increase the amount of money the government takes in? What does the government tax plan mean for you? Will you pay more in taxes next year?After teaching high school government for fifteen years, I was disappointed to find a lack of objective, straight-forward talk in the media about how government works. This podcast is a non-partisan look at American government and how it impacts you and the freedoms you enjoy.

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