2PP083 – 26 February 2013

A rotary phoneSo far, the new recording schedule is going pretty well! We begin today with Jason’s trip to the Open Day at the Library of Congress—and to a real estate open house.

When we begin talking about current events and politics, we talk first about C. Everett Koop. Then, we move on to the sequester. Then it’s on to the Republicans and their obsession with destroying democracy. Charter schools—clearly one of Arthur’s pet peeves—also gets a look in. All of that leads us to talk about instant runoff voting, of all things (Arthur suggests watching the video in the links—it explains it much more clearly than he says he did). While it wasn’t the best explanation, the system nevertheless could be part of the way forward.

Please leave a comment (anyone’s welcome—agree or disagree!), or you can ring the 2Political Comment line on 206-350-3982.

Links for this episode:
Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born February 25, 1841
Tex Avery was born February 26, 1908
Jason’s blog posts on his visit to the Library of Congress Reading Room Open Day are all under this label
The Alternative Vote Explained – C. G. P. Grey’s video that Arthur recommended
Jason’s Blog
Arthur’s blog, podcasts and videos can be accessed here.

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3 Responses to 2PP083 – 26 February 2013

  1. TIm Corrimal says:

    Hey Arthur and Jason,
    Loved your latest show. We found out this week that due to the Sequester cuts, all employees will have multiple unpaid furlough days. This has gotten ridiculous. The GOP needs to grow up and work with our President instead of grand standing on the issues they lost on in the 2012 election. They are playing the Newt Gingrich 1995 Government Shutdown Card and they will suffer as a result in the long run.

  2. Andrew says:

    Harry Reid is an idiot. What does he think Republicans will do on DAY ONE when THEY are the majority?

    What rule will they change?


    Let me think about this …. Hmmm.

    I’m thinking, I’m thinking.

  3. dominic goodson says:

    There’s certainly a great deal to know about this subject. I like all the points you made.

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