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French Protestors Fume over Climate Taxes and a Rising Cost of Living

Taxes and Spending

12/14/2018Audio/Video
French protests over a new climate-change-inspired fuel tax highlight high costs imposed on ordinary people by climate-change policies.
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After #MeToo, Men Begin Avoiding Female Co-Workers

Labor and WagesLegal System

12/13/2018Audio/Video
When the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, employers hired fewer disabled workers, because they feared lawsuits. We may now be seeing a similar trend in the face of more sexual harassment claims.
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We Need Unilateral Free Trade with Post-Brexit Britain

12/12/2018Audio/Video
As the EU tries to exploit the UK in Brexit negotiations, the US should adopt total unilateral free trade with the UK.
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Building a Blockade

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

12/12/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton details how technological innovations changed the course of naval warfare during the Civil War.
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The Anaconda Plan

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

12/05/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton details the early attempts of ocean warfare in the Civil War.
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Indians and the Confederacy, Part 3: The Trail of Blood on Ice

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

11/29/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton recounts the Trail of Blood on Ice: an attempt by neutral fugitive Indians to escape to Kansas.
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Indians and the Confederacy, Part 2: The Cherokee Nation

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

11/21/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton recounts the division of the Cherokee nation into those who favored the Union and those who wanted to ally with the Confederacy.
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Indians and the Confederacy, Part 1: "Civilizing" The Five Nations

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

11/15/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton presents some important pre-war background history on the Cherokees, Creeks, Chickasaws, Choctaws, and Seminoles.
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No Matter How You Vote, Politicians Don't Represent You

StrategyPolitical Theory

11/08/2018Audio/Video
One of the most foundational assumptions behind modern democracy is that the elected officials somehow represent the interests of those who elected them.
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Union Diplomacy, Part 2: The Trent Affair

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

11/07/2018Audio/Video
After months of growing tension between the United States and Britain, a single event almost plunges the two countries into war.
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