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Politics Chat: Democrats hold first presidential debate

By Aristophanes, Hermes and Dolos  •  June 28, 2019

The American Unionist politics crew discusses the two-night, 20-candidate event.

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It’s time to launch an impeachment inquiry

By Aristophanes  •  June 1, 2019

The special counsel refused to make a prosecutorial judgement. Congress has the sole ability to determine the president’s guilt or innocence.

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Missouri clarifies the line of succession

By Aristophanes  •  April 22, 2019

At last, a decades-old constitutional question is put to rest.

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3 takeaways from the Mueller report

By Aristophanes  •  March 24, 2019

The special counsel’s investigation is over. How will the findings shape the remainder of the Trump presidency?

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Politics Chat: Howard Schultz, Ralph Northam and the future of the Democratic Party

By Aristophanes and Hermes  •  February 2, 2019

Aristophanes and Hermes discuss recent political news.

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Don’t abolish the Senate. Reapportion it.

By Aristophanes  •  January 27, 2019

Congress’ upper chamber may be undemocratic, but there’s an elegant and constitutional fix.

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Top 10 news stories of 2018

By Aristophanes and Hermes  •  December 31, 2018

The American Unionist crew ranks the most important news events of the year.

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Trump administration doesn’t understand school safety

By Hermes  •  December 27, 2018

Gun control has proven effective in many other countries, yet the United States still demurs.


Bill Haslam will be Tennessee’s next senator

By Hermes  •  December 24, 2018

Let’s end the speculation. Tennessee’s next senator is as good as elected.

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Democrats can win the Senate in 2020 by targeting these 7 seats

By Aristophanes  •  December 8, 2018

Senate elections tend to favor Republicans, but Democrats can make gains if they focus on the right states.

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Would a larger House of Representatives actually help?

By Aristophanes  •  December 2, 2018

The size of Congress is an international outlier. Maybe that’s not as bad as it seems.

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Should I vote in Republican or Democratic primaries?

By Aristophanes  •  November 12, 2018

Political polarization is asymmetric. For voters like me, that’s a problem.

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Politics Chat: Who won the midterms?

By Aristophanes, Hermes and Dolos  •  November 10, 2018

Democrats captured the House, while Republicans held the Senate. Who had a better night during the 2018 midterm elections?

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Phil Bredesen is wrong to support Kavanaugh

By Hermes  •  October 5, 2018

On Friday, the Democrats’ Senate candidate in Tennessee said he was a “yes” on Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

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Politics Chat: Will the Senate confirm Brett Kavanaugh?

By Aristophanes, Hermes and Dolos  •  October 2, 2018

The crew discusses the latest news in the battle over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.


Politicians shouldn’t choose our judges

By Aristophanes  •  September 28, 2018

To depoliticize federal courts, we must first depoliticize the selection of federal judges.

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Nike isn’t woke — it’s smart

By Aristophanes  •  September 8, 2018

The company is shrewdly taking advantage of Colin Kaepernick’s anthem protests to boost sales.

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Bureaucrats may contain Trump, but only voters can defeat him

By Aristophanes  •  September 6, 2018

An anonymous op-ed from a senior White House official is indeed “gutless,” but not in the way the president thinks.


President Trump’s beef with Google is his most asinine yet

By Hermes and Aristophanes  •  August 30, 2018

In criticizing Silicon Valley, Trump is attacking the very technology that fueled his rise.

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Green Party voters: cast your protest vote another time

By Hermes  •  August 19, 2018

A vote for a Green Party candidate in November is as good as a vote for a Republican-controlled Congress.