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There’s a lot of noise out there. Political Playlist is here to help you break through it and stay informed.

The Fist-bump Heard ‘Round The World!

The issue is Saudi Arabia and the question is what did the US truly gain from President Biden’s recent trip to Saudi Arabia?

Middle East Feast!

The issue is the Middle East and the question is what does Biden’s trip to Israel tell us about the future of Middle East relations?

Limiting the Powers of the EPA

Supreme Mother Earth

The issue is change and the question is will the Supreme Court’s decision on the EPA reduce our advances in combating climate change?

Brittney Griner’s Detention

Putin’s Jump Shot

The issue is foreign detainees and the question is what can we learn from Brittany Griner’s detention in Russia?

Overturning Roe v Wade

Oh Fuck, They Really Did It.

The issue is abortion and the question is what are our young lawmakers in Congress saying about the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade?

Introducing: The Jan. 6th Committee

The issue of this week’s Political Happy Hour is The January 6th Committee and the question is, what is a more effective messaging approach for the committee: Anti-Trump, or Pro-Democracy?

Adam Kinzinger – Political Maverick

Political Call Sign: Maverick

The issue of this week’s Political Happy Hour is Party Loyalty and the question is, is there room for a so-called political maverick in today’s hyper-partisan politics?

The Uvalde Shooting

The question we’re asking this week is in the wake of the most recent school shooting, is now the time for community healing or legislative action?

Domestic Terrorism & the Buffalo Shooting

Homegrown Trouble On this episode of Political Playlist Happy Hour, Michael, Anna and Anthony address the recent mass-shooting tragedy in Buffalo by examining it through the lens of the recent Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2022. The Democratically proposed legislation looks poised to pass but tune in to find out…

Military Aid to Ukraine

Fund’s A-Blazin’ ! The issue is The War In Ukraine and the question is now that Congress is set to approve $40 Billion in military aid to Ukraine, what comes next? On this episode of Political Playlist Happy Hour, Michael, Anna and Anthony dive into the latest pen strokes out…

Overturning Roe

To Womb It May Concern On this episode of Political Playlist Happy Hour, Michael, Anna and Anthony break down the latest media maelstrom surrounding Justice Alito’s leaked draft decision regarding whether or not the Supreme Court may be poised to overturn the landmark abortion rights case. Strong drinks and hot…

Elon Musk & Twitter

In Musk, We Trust! On this episode of Political Playlist Happy Hour, Michael, Anna and Anthony break down the latest social media bombshell surround Elon Musk buying twitter and look at how and why Republicans have almost unanimously leapt for free speech joy while the Democrats are staying deafeningly quiet….

Student Debt Relief & Forgiveness

Bail Me Out, Uncle Sam! On this episode of Political Playlist Happy Hour, Michael, Anna and Anthony break down the Biden Administration’s recent decision to extend the student loan moratorium until August, effectively sending each party racing back to their political corners on this issue. And it is one that…

What Is Title 42?

Welcome A-Border! On this episode of Political Playlist Happy Hour, the gang pours a glass, and dives into a specific immigration policy known as Title 42 that was instated early on during the pandemic. Just recently, the Biden Administration announced it would be ending it, which has caused a stir…

Legalizing Marijuana?!

High Times on the Hill On this episode of Political Playlist Happy Hour, the gang pours a glass, and pops a gummy, to discuss the recent passing of the MORE Act in the House. Passed mostly along party lines save for a few of our leaders on the platform, most…

Madison Cawthorn’s Electability

Orgies and Drugs and Ballots, Oh My! Oh my, indeed! Where to begin, with this latest Happy Hour taking a turn towards the provocative as Michael, Anna and Anthony discuss the North Carolinian’s recent comments that have Washington and the Republican Party fuming. But in today’s day and age, will…

Cryptocurrency Regulation

Crypto Bros? In this episode, Anna needs every last drop of her organic, locally-sourced, hand-foraged Kombucha Margarita for teaching Michael and Anthony all about Crypto and bitcoin and AnthonyCoin (coming soon)…and unpacking the myriad legislation proposed around this new emerging market. And in a shocking plot twist, there is actually…

The Budapest Memorandum

What’s History Got To Do With It? In this episode, the boys are still left to their own devices as Michael and Anthony take a deep dive into The Budapest Memorandum, a denuclearization agreement signed back in 1994 between the US, UK, Russia and Ukraine.

Banning Russian Oil – Possible?

Barrel Boycot? With war raging in Ukraine, Anthony and Michael tackle the President’s recent decision to ban imports of Russian oil and ask the hard questions of what the costs of this will be. Spoiler: it’s going to be pricey. They also read various tweets from our young leaders of…

AZ Primary Watch!

Sinema Sidelined? Or as we discovered in this segment of the Happy Hour, “Run Ruben Run” would have been a more apt title as the gang discuss the possibility–err, likelihood that Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego (D; AZ-7) will challenge Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) in the 2024 Arizona Senate Primary.

It Pays to be Purple : What Living in a Swing State Has Taught Me

As a young person living in a purple state, I feel as though I’ve developed an interesting perspective on the relationship between political engagement and what “color” a state is. Let’s dive in, shall we?

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: You’re Not Yelping

The full rundown from our January 14, 2022 newsletter.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: What a Difference a Year Makes

The full rundown from our December 31, 2021 newsletter.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: Netflix and Chill…and Legislate

The full rundown from our December 17, 2021 newsletter.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: Mace in the Hole

The full rundown from our December 3, 2021 newsletter.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: Have You No Decency, Sir?

The full rundown from our November 19, 2021 newsletter.

Should a Cognitive Test Be Required for Aging Politicians?

A Republican senator from Louisiana supports a cognitive test for older politicians. As Congress’s average age has been steadily increasing for 30 years – would you too?

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: AARPolitics

The full rundown from our October 22, 2021 newsletter.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: IS She All That?

The full rundown from our October 8, 2021 newsletter.

Political Playlist Happy Hour #15: 50 Shades of Red and Blue

Join us in this episode as Michael, Anna and Anthony discuss the varying degrees of ideology individuals have towards their political party.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: Fifty Shades of Red and Blue

The full rundown from our September 24, 2021 newsletter.

Global 👀 with Greta: AOC’s ‘Tax the Rich’ Dress – Easy Fodder for the Starving Critics

Welcome to a new section of opinion articles on Political Playlist! I’m Greta, coming to you live (sort of) from Italy. I’ll be reporting major events happening in the U.S. political environment from my Italian perspective. As someone who is focused on American politics and political relations among Western democracies, I think that my passion for journalism and my European point of view enriches my work. Now, onto today’s topic… the TAX THE RICH dress.

Political Playlist Happy Hour #14: with Erin Vilardi from Vote Run Lead

We revisit a conversation with Erin Vilardi, CEO of Vote Run Lead – an organization that has helped over 36,000 women run for political office.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: To Womb it May Concern

A full rundown from our September 10, 2021 newsletter.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: 20 Years in the Making

The complete rundown from our August 26, 2021 newsletter.

A High Schooler’s Case for Civic Education

I’m a high school senior in North Carolina and consider myself lucky. I consider myself lucky because I live in a state where civic education is required.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: Lawmaking for Dummies

The full rundown from our August 12, 2021 newsletter.

BIG NEWS: August 2-6, 2021

It’s August 6, and it’s Greta here with some Big News about young politicians who made the headlines this week!

BIG NEWS: July 26-30

It’s July 30, and it’s Greta here with some Big News about young politicians who made the headlines this week!

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: Welcome to the Psychedelic Rehab

The complete rundown from our July 29, 2021 newsletter.

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