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Join Jimmy Davis as he explores the politics of the week from a centrist, pragmatic point of view. He also uses his expertise in local government to provide an insider’s perspective of how our government works. New shows every Sunday!

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April 17, 2021

121: Remaking the Court

After President Biden put together a Commission on the Supreme Court, four Congressmen put forth a proposal to expand the Supreme Court to thirteen. I review the history of the Supreme Court (and the federal judiciary) to put context on both the Commission and proposal.

I also talk about the anti-vaxxer "gotcha" moment, more whining from Donald Trump, racism in our highways, and the shooting death of Duante Wright.

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April 10, 2021

120: Gaetzgate

This week, we dive into the bizarre but serious story of Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz, who could be facing sex trafficking charges, among other things. We also get into why COVID rates might be higher in some states than others, the new definition of bipartisan legislation, carbs and racism, Spirit Airlines proving why they are the worst airline, UTLA's latest demands, and comparing Georgia & Colorado voting laws. To get your 10% discount on Baxter Blue glasses, visit https://baxterblueglasses.pxf.io/c/2544961/1031264/11471

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April 4, 2021

119: The Vaccine

It's our first episode on our new platform, Podbean, and we are talking about the COVID vaccine, including how much it's been distributed, when we might get to herd immunity, the vaccine passport, and some conspiracy theories about the vaccine. We also talk about being a year into this post lockdown world, a tweet about voter ID, parents suing LAUSD, and President Biden's infrastructure proposal.

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March 31, 2021

We Have Moved to Podbean!

Exciting news!  We have moved the podcast to Podbean!  We are basically just using this episode to test our feeds to make sure all of our subscribers receive the show.  So, hopefully if you are a TMP fan, you're seeing (or hearing) this!

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March 28, 2021

118: Setting Limits

The theme this week is limits, in that we talk about term limits and the potential limiting of gun ownership (after the shootings in Atlanta and Boulder). We also discuss the media's coverage of President Biden's trip going up the stairs of Air Force One versus its coverage of President Trump's walk down a ramp back in June, Trump's statement during an interview regarding the Capitol riots, and the CDC's new guidance on social distancing in schools.

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March 21, 2021

117: On the Border

This week, I dive into the issue of illegal immigration and the current "crisis" along the border. Also, I discuss the latest in my new home woes, the Tiger Woods crash, a graphic posted by a relative that has me simply shaking my head in shame, and some revealing (but not very earth shattering) text exchanges between Bay Area county health officers.

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March 14, 2021

116: America’s Vote

This week, I discuss the Right to Vote Act (H.R. 1) and some new approved or proposed voting laws in Georgia and Iowa. In that context, I also discuss the ramifications of voter ID laws. I also discuss more cancellations, a "shocking" article on coronavirus cases, some lesser reviewed aspects of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, and tweets from UTLA and 365Diversity.

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March 7, 2021

115: Stimuli

This week, I get into the stimulus package that's in the works, the Dr. Seuss "controversy", COVID deaths, the COVID economy, and minimum wage.

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March 1, 2021

114: Tit for Tat

This week, my kids join me to talk about what they have been up to lately, how they have liked Zoom school and how it has changed over the last year, and what they are looking forward to when going back to school in person for the first time in over a year. We also talk about the sexual harassment allegations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, more news bias, and CPAC and the direction of the GOP and conservatives.

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February 22, 2021

113: Powerless

This week, we dive into the Texas cold snap and related power issues, and why it's not too surprising that something like this happened. We also talk about the death of Rush Limbaugh and a school board that inadvertently got itself into some hot water.

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