Happy One Year Anniversary for Impolitic! – Episode 45

In this Very Special™ one-year-anniversary episode of Impolitic, Paul and Sean look back over the past twelve months, highlight their picks for the key events of the year, and serve up some thoughts on how the events of Impolitic: Year One will be remembered by future historians. If journalism, as former WaPo publisher Philip Graham claimed, is the “first rough draft of history,” then consider this episode the second.

Abolish ICE; Replace the Democrats; Boycott the NFL; and Screw DC – Episode 37

Paul and Sean examine the Trump administration’s most recent specimen of depravity: separating migrant children from their parents and losing many altogether. Then, after advocating ICE abolition and shaming Democrats for their perennial cowardice, they turn to the NFL’s policy of enforced patriotism; a classist new DC law; and Trump’s bungling of North Korea negotiations.

Clinton Punches Left – Episode 10

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This week Paul and Sean discuss a Pod Save America interview of Hillary Rodham Clinton and the former presidential candidate’s campaign against the Democratic Party’s left wing. They also touch on Trump’s rabble-rousing against black athletes, the special election in Alabama, and Richard Epstein’s new podcast.

Identity Politics on the Quad; Keep It Up, Colin Kaepernick – Episode 6

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This week, Mark Lilla’s hot take on the death of campus liberalism gives Sean the piles. Also, Colin Kaepernick’s protest reveals the skewed economic structure of the NFL.