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  • April 3, 2020

Governors’ Orders, Trump’s Shift, China’s Lies

Co-hosts Robert and Jean weave COVID 19 cultural observations into this week’s discussion of headline news, including: messaging and policy shifts by governors and the White House and revelations about China’s COVID-19 disinformation campaign.

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  • March 27, 2020

Cuomo Leads; Congress Does Business Un-Usual

Senior Political Writer for U.S. News & World Report Susan Milligan joins co-hosts Robert and Jean in a discussion about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s COVID-19 leadership and how the rescue/disaster package sausage was made in Congress this week.

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  • March 14, 2020

Old-Fashioned Values for Democrats; Trump’s Real Opponent

Should Democrats’ messaging take a page from the RFK campaign playbook? This week's guests say “yes.”  Robert and Jean find bipartisan agreement on Trump’s most formidable re-election opponent: the Coronavirus.

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  • March 6, 2020

Hearts Beat for Biden; Leadership During a Pandemic

Robert experiences happiness and hope, Jeanie feels patriotic and U.S. News & World Report Senior Political Writer Susan Milligan gives unique perspective from the Democratic primary campaign trail. This week’s episode also ponders: What is the responsibility of national leaders…

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  • February 20, 2020

A Conversation About Conversation; Democrats’ Debate

Robert and Jean interview Keith Allred, the executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, before comparing notes on the Democratic debate in an episode that is replete with agreement about the need for respectful conversation…and for preparation (we’re…

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  • February 14, 2020

Bernie the Frontrunner; Trump the Vengeful

Jean and Robert discuss Bernie Sanders’ status as the Democratic frontrunner, including a detour into Jean’s Land of Make Believe, where the political parties have leaders, not just winners. A discussion of Trump’s “post-acquittal behavior” (Jean), or “vengeance tour” (Rob)…

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  • February 7, 2020

A Fractured State of the Union and… a Brokered Convention?

Robert and Jean agree that the State of the Union Address is always an affront to public speaking, and that this year’s spectacle was a stunning display of political division. Their subsequent discussion of the Iowa caucuses’ debacle leads to…

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  • January 24, 2020

Is impeachment a Waste of Time? And Where Are Democrats Going?

Jean and Robert debate the whether the Senate impeachment trial is a waste of time and then discuss whether the future of the Democratic Party lies with Bernie Sanders.

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