This week, Mike starts by discussing the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, as well as a thought-experiment in which a lame-duck President Trump nominates replacements for retiring Justices Thomas and Alito. After that it’s on to the upcoming elections, including Mike’s thoughts on who will win, if the polls are wrong, the Supreme Court’s recent election rulings, and problems with our election infrastructure.
This week, Mike talks about the final debate between President Trump and Joe Biden, the ‘Hunter Biden’s Laptop’ story, Joe Biden’s call for a bipartisan commission to study potential changes to the Supreme Court, the state of COVID stimulus talks, an important Supreme Court non-ruling on late arriving ballots in Pennsylvania, and the Department of Justice’s antitrust suit against Google.
Mike discusses the Senate confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, focusing on reproductive rights, healthcare, and her potential role in any rulings involving the 2020 election. Next is a look at the Supreme Court’s order that allows the Census Bureau to stop its 2020 count.
In this introductory episode, I talk William Howard Taft, exaggeration and deception in politics, modern media, and why I’m starting a politics podcast for people who hate politics.