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Episode 7:  Please, Forget Mail-in Ballots. Vote Early In Person!

Episode 7: Please, Forget Mail-in Ballots. Vote Early In Person!

October 24, 2020

Saying this is the most important presidential election of our lives is probably the oldest cliché in the history of American politics. But there’s no denying that, for obvious reasons, this was the case in 1800, 1860, 1960, and 2008; and is also the case in 2020.

Ironically, nothing demonstrated this quite like trying to get a Nigerian friend to talk about his country’s #EndSARS protests, only to have him deflect to talk about this US presidential election.

This is why no citizen worth their salt should let it go by without participating. But, if you’re still trying to decide whom to vote for, you are probably just too stupid to vote.

This is also why today's talk focuses more on the importance of voting early and in person than on the reasons why it’s better to vote for Joe Biden than Donald Trump.

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Episode 6: Social Media Sowing Seeds of Our Own Destruction

Episode 6: Social Media Sowing Seeds of Our Own Destruction

October 18, 2020

Reports abound about the way President Putin is manipulating President Trump as a useful idiot to sow chaos, confusion, and civil strife in the United States. But all the norm busting, law breaking, and race baiting Russia is masterminding pale in comparison with the seeds our own social media companies are sowing for our destruction.

Given how the 2016 presidential election threw this foreboding dynamic into stark relief, the eve of this 2020 election seems a critical time to sound yet another alarm.

 

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Episode 5:  Lady Gaga’s Epiphany - The Little Monster was Me …

Episode 5: Lady Gaga’s Epiphany - The Little Monster was Me …

October 10, 2020

Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson headline a litany of entertainers who killed themselves trying to live up to the famous personas they themselves created, respectively. This is why I am so heartened that Lady Gaga appears to have come to her senses before it's too late. This talk pays homage to her epiphany.

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Episode 4: Trump-Biden Debate and Trump’s COVID-19 Karma

Episode 4: Trump-Biden Debate and Trump’s COVID-19 Karma

October 3, 2020

What a week! And that's saying a lot given the norm-busting chaos that has unfolded every week of the Trump presidency.

But this one began with everyone panning President Trump for his bullying fact-free performance during his debate with Joe Biden. It ended with Biden leading the nation in wishing a speedy recovery to Trump, his wife Melania, and a metastasizing number of his COVID-defying sycophants who have all now tested positive.

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Episode 3: Women’s Tennis: Naomi, Serena’s Heir Apparent

Episode 3: Women’s Tennis: Naomi, Serena’s Heir Apparent

September 26, 2020

The world of tennis has seen many pretenders to Serena's 20-year reign come and go. This episode explains why Naomi Osaka is the most promising of them all.

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Episode 2: The Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Episode 2: The Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 20, 2020

Legal commentators hailed her as the female Thurgood Marshall. It was intended as a compliment. But too many of them failed to realize the cultural phenomenon that was the “Notorious RBG”. This episode pays tribute to all she was and presages the political warfare her death portends.

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Episode 1: Trump Spawns Cottage Industry

Episode 1: Trump Spawns Cottage Industry

September 16, 2020

The Trump Presidency has spawned a cottage industry of books. This episode explains why reading each one is like a junkie getting a fix.

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Welcome to Talking iPINIONS

Welcome to Talking iPINIONS

September 15, 2020

The Talking iPINIONS podcast is the inevitable complement to my BLOG, The iPINIONS Journal - Commentaries on the Global Events of Our Time, which I launched in 2005.

As with my commentaries, my talks will be on topics that run the gamut and span the globe. I am all too mindful that practically everyone with a smartphone has a podcast these days. But I hope you will find my podcast like an oasis of reasoned and informed commentary in a desert of visceral snark!

Please check back every weekend for a new episode.

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