2PP115 – 13 January 2016

2PP_Album_art 1400x1400Arthur finally found time to edit this episode! The Powerball lottery drawing in the USA hadn’t happened yet when we recorded, so we begin today talking about that first. Then we turn to the deaths of Natalie Cole and David Bowie. Arthur wonders: Should Bowie have told his fans he was terminally ill?

We also talk a bit about the whole “Is Ted Cruz really eligible to run for president?” thing. There actually are legitimate questions, but we talk mostly about the broader implications of those questions. That leads to more general talk about the primaries and polling.

Everyone’s welcome to leave a comment (agree or disagree!).

Links for this episode:
”Ted Cruz is not eligible to be president” – Mary Brigid McManamon in The Washington Post
”Harvard law professor: Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be president is ‘murky and unsettled’”The Guardian (via Raw Story)
”Yes, Ted Cruz is a ‘natural born citizen’” – Jonathan H. Adler in The Washington Post
”It is absolutely scandalous and ridiculous that American immigrants can’t become president”Vox
”The Republican Party Has Only Itself to Blame for Donald Trump” – By Kevin Drum on Mother Jones
Jason’s Blog
Arthur’s blog, podcasts and videos can be accessed here.

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One Response to 2PP115 – 13 January 2016

  1. Tim Corrimal says:

    Hey Arthur and Jason,
    Regarding your discussion about the eligibility of Ted Cruz to be President, Sue in Rockville has been researching public records and has put together this timeline. What’s really interesting is that dual citizenship wasn’t legal in Canada until 1977. Check it out.
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/256409078/Cruz-Citizenship-Timeline-documented

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