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Keeping democracy alive Democracy is not a spectator sport, it requires informed participating citizens. On Keeping Democracy Alive, we delve into dynamics that both inhibit democracy and reinvigorate it. looking into issues from: domestic economic issues to foreign, labor, trade, and education policy, NSA spying, the drug war, prison, police, and judicial issues, electoral and protest politics, middle east realities, right and left wing populism, environmental and energy issues, the wealth ...
 
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In this episode, Luke and Jason are catching up on things since their couple of weeks off. Follow Jason Rodgers here: The Gecko Effect Follow Luke here: Beaches Scaly Beasts Facebook Beaches Scaly Beasts Youtube MPR Network: Website: https://www.moreliapythonradio.net YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtrEaKcyN8KvC3pqaiYc0RQ @MPR Network on…
 
Why do America’s veterans have to beg for help on TV ads? How is it that our government refuses to pay the true costs of war? On this show, senior veterans policy analyst Suzanne Gordon talks about the new book The post Veterans are Poorly Treated Pentagon Employees appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
The same old same old foreign policy of military first does not enhance our national security. On this show historian Leon Fink, author of Undoing the Liberal World Order, sees that the causes of terrorism are untouched by our reliance The post Militaristic Foreign Policy Fails; There are Other Options appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
You may have thought it began after 9/11. But it really all started in 1947, as National Security Archive Scoville Fellow Rachel Santarsiero explains. The focus of our huge arsenal then quickly shifted from Germany and Japan to the perceived The post 75 Years of National Security State: America? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
America today is not the America of the past. The Republican Party is unrecognizable. But in his new book What it Took to Win, author and history professor Michael Kazin, discerns a theme that still works as we head into The post What It Took–and Still Does–For Democrats to Win appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
The comfort of colonial powers relied on them not seeing the damage to exploited nations. So it is with mining and milling the uranium for nuclear power. Victims then as now are people without power, indigenous populations which are health The post Nuclear Power is Racist, Sexist, and Ageist: You Gotta Listen appeared first on Keeping Democracy Ali…
 
The Missouri Senator voted against one thing that can actually address what he says is the problem. Where once men felt pride in what they contributed to family and community as sole breadwinners, that is gone. The anxiety is real. The post Josh Hawley and the Republican Push for Toxic Masculinity appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Do liberal women feel that their culture is superior? Among women who feel liberated, what is it about the sight of Muslim women in traditional hijabs that so bothers many? In her new book Unruly Women; Race, Neocolonialism, and the The post Feminist Prejudice Against Women in Hijabs? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Private Security Firms; just part of doing business, right? Blackwater was America’s version in Iraq; The Wagner Group is Russia’s today in Ukraine and Africa. Atrocities in the Donbass region of Ukraine? Russia cynically said, that’s not us, it’s “little The post Outsourcing War: Making Atrocities Invisible appeared first on Keeping Democracy Aliv…
 
In this episode, Luke and Jason are hanging out and talking reptiles. Follow Jason Rodgers here: The Gecko Effect Follow Luke here: Beaches Scaly Beasts Facebook Beaches Scaly Beasts Youtube MPR Network: Website: https://www.moreliapythonradio.net YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtrEaKcyN8KvC3pqaiYc0RQ @MPR Network on FB and IG. Email: In…
 
The opposite of conservatism is a police state. Yet public figures who call themselves conservative are crushing many of our traditional civil liberties and our legal rights. This according to Jacob Hornberger founder and president of the Future of Freedom The post “Conservatives” Are Disastrous to Civil Liberties appeared first on Keeping Democrac…
 
The intent is humiliation, eating away at one’s humanity. How can that make one a better person? Former figure skater Keri Blakinger’s new book Corrections In Ink tells the story from the inside and asks: does locking up groups of The post “As If We Were Trash.” A Woman’s Memoir of Prison appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
In this episode, Luke and Jason are talking with Ollie and Reid about herping the NT and QLD Follow Jason Rodgers here: The Gecko Effect Follow Luke here: Beaches Scaly Beasts Facebook Beaches Scaly Beasts Youtube MPR Network: Website: https://www.moreliapythonradio.net YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtrEaKcyN8KvC3pqaiYc0RQ @MPR Network …
 
Justice Scalia claimed to be an Originalist: did he mean only propertied white Christian men have rights? Perhaps the actual intent is still consent of all the governed. In the 21st century, are we not all entitled to participate in The post Today’s Supreme Court: Not All May Participate in Democracy appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
In this episode, Luke and Jason are catching up on things. Follow Jason Rodgers here: The Gecko Effect Follow Luke here: Beaches Scaly Beasts Facebook Beaches Scaly Beasts Youtube MPR Network: Website: https://www.moreliapythonradio.net YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtrEaKcyN8KvC3pqaiYc0RQ @MPR Network on FB and IG. Email: Info@moreliap…
 
In theory, the state in a republic serves its citizens. Traditional conservatives insist they want government out of such things as sex. Our guest today Professor Paisley Currah in his new book Sex is as Sex Does, Governing Transgender Identity The post Sex Classifications Are There to Serve The State appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
America’s suburbs came into being as a way to keep white school kids at the top. But what’s happening with Asian-Americans in upscale places like the sample “Woodcrest” High School? Asian American kids are catapulting to the top. Should teachers The post Suburban High Schools Race At the Top; Between White and Asian Kids appeared first on Keeping D…
 
In this episode, Luke and Jason are doing an unscheduled Livestream/podcast. Follow Jason Rodgers here: The Gecko Effect Follow Luke here: Beaches Scaly Beasts Facebook Beaches Scaly Beasts Youtube MPR Network: Website: https://www.moreliapythonradio.net YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtrEaKcyN8KvC3pqaiYc0RQ @MPR Network on FB and IG. Em…
 
Though the angry white supremacist right grabs today’s news, the truth is the Christian Left has much deeper roots in American history. According to the Reverend Quadricos Bernard Driskell, the religious left has always been part of the fabric of The post We Know the Religious Right: Where is the Christian Left? appeared first on Keeping Democracy …
 
Pre-capitalist indigenous cultures have a lot to offer us today for a better, greener future. And socialism is not how its pictured. Neglected by the Great Men study of history, Rosa Luxemburg, a 4′ 11″ disabled young woman from what’s The post The Prescience and Vision of Rosa Luxemburg. Who? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
A glorious celebration of a great state symbol: the Queen, who’s been through so much in her 70 year reign. Nostalgia for an imperial glorious past only goes so far. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was booed by his own party The post The Queen and BoJo: The UK From Here appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Of course all parents want to protect their children from inappropriate material. But when “parental rights” mean teachers are forbidden from mentioning homosexuality or racism because that means teachers are “grooming” kids for pedophilia or Chinese communism, liberty is under The post The “Moms For Liberty” Nightmare for American Schools appeared…
 
In this episode, Luke and Jason are talking reptiles. Follow Jason Rodgers here: The Gecko Effect Follow Luke here: Beaches Scaly Beasts Facebook Beaches Scaly Beasts Youtube MPR Network: Website: https://www.moreliapythonradio.net YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtrEaKcyN8KvC3pqaiYc0RQ @MPR Network on FB and IG. Email: Info@moreliapython…
 
When national Democrats acted as if “we” need to educate “them,” someone who at least pretends to listen and respect wins. They have fear that what little they have may be taken away. The real change comes not from mere The post To Win: Listen to and Respect Voiceless Rural People appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Here we are well into the 21st century and we’re stuck on imperialism, a 19th century western idea. Meanwhile a new non-western, non-American, nonaligned world is emerging. And perhaps it’s a very good thing. On this show international journalist Patrick The post Like it or Not:The Emerging Post-American, Non-West Order appeared first on Keeping De…
 
In this episode, it's just Luke and Jason hanging out and chatting about reptiles. Follow Jason Rodgers here: The Gecko Effect Follow Luke here: Beaches Scaly Beasts Facebook Beaches Scaly Beasts Youtube MPR Network: Website: https://www.moreliapythonradio.net YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtrEaKcyN8KvC3pqaiYc0RQ @MPR Network on FB and …
 
Saving the planet is not just for hippies anymore. It’s good to remember that when the business community came out against the war in Vietnam, that was the tipping point. In his new book Climatenomics, Washington, Wall Street, and the The post Capitalism: Powerful Environmental Ally? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Divide and rule. It’s worked quite well for many decades. When sectors of America are made invisible, behind walls, it takes away the power of democracy. In their new book Standing Up, Tales of Struggle, authors Ellen Bravo and Larry The post The Unique Success From Undoing Intentional Invisibility appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
In this episode, Luke and Jason are talking to Adam Brice from Wild Nature about herping WA and venomous snake photography. Adam's IG https://www.instagram.com/adam_brice_wild_life/ Follow Jason Rodgers here: The Gecko Effect Follow Luke here: Beaches Scaly Beasts Facebook Beaches Scaly Beasts Youtube MPR Network: Website: https://www.moreliapython…
 
Of all the motivations for war, nostalgia is at the top. Longing for an imagined glorious past. We see it not only in Ukraine but in many former empires, like France. And this nostalgia plays itself out in racist nationalist The post The Murderous Power of Imperial Nostalgia appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
The attack on traditional rights is at the vanguard of the culture war, reproductive rights are the floor not the ceiling. Religious nationalists cherry pick what they mean by liberty. We can wish Samuel Alito was an outlier but he’s The post The Real Intent of Alito’s Assault on Privacy appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
In this episode, Luke and Jason are talking Steve Crawford from prestige pythons. We chat all about pythons including oenpellis, scrubbies, roughies and more. Follow Steve: IG:https://www.instagram.com/prestigepythons/ Website:http://www.prestigepythons.com.au/ Follow Jason Rodgers here: The Gecko Effect Follow Luke here: Beaches Scaly Beasts Faceb…
 
There are concentric circles: innermost being the destruction of Ukraine. But the increased insecurity of so many essential factors as a result of the war is starting to disrupt and bring increased misery to the poor of the world. On The post The Worldwide Effects of the Ukraine War appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Follow Jason Rodgers here: The Gecko Effect Follow Luke here: Beaches Scaly Beasts Facebook Beaches Scaly Beasts Youtube MPR Network: Website: https://www.moreliapythonradio.net YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtrEaKcyN8KvC3pqaiYc0RQ @MPR Network on FB and IG. Email: Info@moreliapythonradio.com Tee-spring store: https://teespring.com/stor…
 
Why does it have to be us or them? Bush II tried to use Iraq to force nonaligned nations to choose; it failed. And it’s not working today on Ukraine. Why do so many nations still insist on not choosing The post Ukraine War: Trying to Bifurcate a Non-Aligned World appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
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