Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer, recently testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee about his involvement in the 2016 election and hush money paid to Stormy Daniels, among other proof which incriminates President Trump. Cohen’s testimony also has us all wondering: is our democratic republic is failing (so much that it has enabled a bad actor like Cohen to exploit our democratic system and defraud the American public)? Or is it a clear indication that while our democratic system is not perfect, it is nevertheless functioning?
On the 6th of November, over 1,200 candidates ran for seats in the House and Senate. On this episode, we come together to answer the question - does it matter?
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As of July 1st, Maryland instituted the Online Electioneering and Transparency Act, which requires companies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter and others with at least 100,000 unique monthly users to keep record of online political ads. On this episode, we dive beyond the ethics of online political ads, and discuss the ethics of regulating political ads altogether.
According to a New York Times article published this month, following the violent protest that erupted in Charlottesville Virginia, statues around the country, which represent eras of the Confederacy have been coming down. From Los Angeles, to Brooklyn, monuments and statues have come down, with many other cities proposing removal of theirs. On today’s episode, we discuss the implications and social significance of the removal of monuments.