Economic Pessimism Hits a 50-Year Low… Are We Surprised?

Every year since 1972, the Wall Street Journal and the University of Chicago have teamed up on a nationwide poll, attempting to find out how Americans feel about the economy. On Monday, their findings for 2022 were released… And unsurprisingly, they weren’t great. In fact, they were pretty terrible: 83% of Americans polled said that […]

The Sinister Plot Against Public Schools

If you’re a consumer of mainstream news, you’ve probably encountered reports of a sinister plot bubbling up among America’s scariest fringes… And it has the chance to change our country forever. Who are these people, you might ask? Despite what you’d think based on their media profile, they’re not terrorists, or a political party, or […]

Elon Musk Takes on the Thought Police

Over the past week, we internet users were given a rare treat in the form of media honesty. The subject? Just how stupid the mainstream media thinks we are. This came courtesy of Elon Musk, who made a $43 Billion offer to buy Twitter, taking the social media behemoth private. This offer, given Twitter’s struggles […]

The Messed Up World of “Covid Relief”

Us taxpayers fund a lot of crazy things, don’t we? From the $400,000 camel statue to the infamous $2 million bathroom… we’ve seen plenty of examples over the years of government waste and mismanagement. And recently, with pandemic relief money raining down from D.C., state and local governments have had an opportunity like never before to think up new projects. And […]

There’s Nothing More Tribalistic than War

As the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues to unfold, the rhetoric surrounding the war seems to get stronger by the day. Just when you think the politicians have exhausted their supply of condemnations, they come back with more for our consumption. The remarks are, in many cases, deserved. Putin’s actions are deeply immoral, and they ought to […]

“Don’t Say Gay” and the Anti-Parenting Movement

Have you heard? Ron DeSantis is outlawing saying the word “gay” in Florida! One caveat, though—the bill, which is expected to be signed by DeSantis any day now, doesn’t actually mention the word “gay” at all. Or ban anyone from using any adjectives of the sort… At least, not if you actually read the text. […]

The Tuttle Twins, Modern Propaganda, and a True Conspiracy

This week marks 60 years since a horrifying conspiracy was attempted against the American people. On March 13th, 1962, our top military leaders formally proposed killing Americans and blaming it on Cuba, inciting domestic panic and outrage.  Their ultimate goal? To drum up support for military intervention in Cuba. The official memorandum—which you can and […]

267. What Is The Presumption of Innocence?

In our American legal system, there is a principle that all people are innocent until they are proven guilty in a court of law. Here’s a transcript of our conversation: Emma: Hi, Brittany. Brittany: Hi, Emma. Emma: We record these podcasts a bit in advance, but as of the time that we are talking right now, today, it […]

266. Why Is Self-Defense Important?

Today Emma and Brittany discuss why the right to self-defense is so important and how a recent court case helped solidify this right. Here’s a transcript of our conversation: Emma: Hi, Brittany. Brittany: Hi, Emma. Emma: I know that Connor and you have discussed the Second Amendment in an episode last fall, but since it’s been a little […]

268. Who’s In Charge of What We Learn in Public School?

Right now, there is a battle going on between government teachers who think they should decide what children should be taught in schools. But kids do not belong to the government, and only families can make this decision. Food pyramid episode  Education Vacation Here’s a transcript of our conversation: Brittany: Hi, Emma. Emma: Hi, Brittany. Brittany: So, right […]