Washington's Beard show

Washington's Beard

Summary: A political podcast recorded in San Francisco, California. Weekly, topical discussion of current events from the political theater that is Washington D.C.


 Episode 020 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Paul Ryan is Mitt's running mate, we discuss what it means and examine Ryan's record. And just 'cause Ron Paul won't be on the ballot doesn't mean liberty's dead--we talk Gary Johnson, how he's different/the same as Ron and how he could ruin everything. We may also make fun of Joe Biden a bit. It's hard not to.

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"Romney's gonna bring the thunder." Latest polls show Obama ahead in key swing states...but hold your shorts, 'cause it's not that simple. Who might be Mitt Romney's VP? Cookie Monster seems unlikely. Source links: Hot Air: CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac swing-state polls show Obama hitting 50%

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We live! We catch up on four months of our lives, talk California's props, and can finally talk Romney versus Obama for the presidential race in the United States of Amercia. We also discuss illegal immigration and the imminent Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare and the individual mandate--will it be ruled Constitutional? Find out. Source links: Wikipedia: California Proposition 13 CNN: Romney iPhone app misspells 'America' to Web's delight The Onion: (Classified) Bill Defends Against Flesh-Eating (Classified) Amazon: The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America

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We recap two weeks of political hysteria surrounding presidential candidates and birth control "debate," we each make two predictions for the coming year, and explain how the best move for workers' rights is the extrication of workers' "benefits" from their--our--employers. Oh yeah, and half of the south thinks Obama is a Muslim. Sorry to all the rational folks that live there! Source links: Hot Air: Obama’s approval rating hits new low in CBS poll Washington Times: U.S. on pace for $1 trillion deficit Wall Street Journal: Coffee Is an Essential Benefit Too TED: Thorium, an alternative nuclear fuel Public Policy Polling: Very close race in both Alabama and Mississippi [half think Obama is Muslim]

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Ron Paul probably didn't win the Maine caucus but that doesn't mean some shenanigans didn't go down. We catch up with the Republican primary, the insanity of the FOR-SOME-REASON national debate on birth control, and new happenings in and around Iran. Oh brother.

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What good is war? What war is good? We ambitiously go through America's past wars in history and justify them...or make a case for why they were actually unjust. No news, just a good bit of history and some philosophical pondering. Source links: YouTube: Milton Friedman on Donahue (part 1 of 5) Wikipedia: American Revolutionary War Wikipedia: War of 1812 Wikipedia: Mexican-American War Wikipedia: American Civil War Wikipedia: World War I Wikipedia: World War II

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In the afterglow of Rick Santorum's great upset, we discuss the caucuses and primary of Minnesota, Colorado and Missouri. Which leads us to discussion of social conservatism and the recent Federal appeals court ruling against California's Prop 8. Some Milton Friedman sycophancy ensues. Source stories: Hot Air: Dependence on government up 23 percent under President Obama

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Obama’s State of the Union, Mitt and Newt in Florida, why we don’t agree with banker bailouts, Ron Paul’s marginalization, the value in Michael Moore, and our breakdown of the different “sects” of Republicanism. Source stories: YouTube: Milton Friedman vs. NOT Michael Moore YouTube: Tom Woods on the Depression of 1920 Hotair: Rasmussen in FL: Romney 44, Gingrich 28

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Newt won in South Carolina, so what’s that mean for Mitt? South Carolina? The world? Europe outlines their planned embargo on Iranian oil, Stephen Colbert "really likes Ron Paul," and Apple tells Obama iPhone manufacturing jobs are "never coming back." Source stories: The Telegraph: European Union agrees on Iran oil embargo The New York Times:How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work Hotair: Rasmussen in FL: Gingrich 41, Romney 32 Hotair: Gallup tracking poll puts Romney up nationally by...one point The Guardian: EU agrees Iranian oil embargo

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Huntsman is out and Romney’s giving away money. And SOPA is wounded! Or is it?

 Episode 010 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In which we welcome our new leader, Mitt Romney, after a decisive win in the New Hampshire primary, and discuss upcoming states and the influence of independent voters.

 Episode 009 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In which we discuss the New Hampshire Republican primary debates and get ready for one wild night. Maybe more predictable than wild.

 Episode 008 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In which we discuss the Iowa Republican caucus AS IT HAPPENS, the mysterious rise of Rick Santorum and a bit of Iran debate.

 Episode 007 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In which we discuss two pre-Iowa Republican debates, the AP polls RE: Obama's approval ratings, the Keystone Pipeline, and answer reader questions on Jon Stewart, the Gold Standard, Ayn Rand and our least favorite presidents. And in which Colin has a cold.

 Episode 006 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In which we discuss the latest national polls RE: the Republican primary race, their upcoming debate, a possible shadow war in Iran and answer reader questions on Israel's influence in the US, our favorite US Presidents, and the Euro debt crisis.


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