Constitution: Originalism or Living Document

An objective, non-partisan look by a government teacher at the way we interpret the Constitution. Should it be seen according to the original meaning of the framers or as a “living document”. http://shoutengine.com/SleptinGovernmentClass/SleptinGovernmentClass-0008-constitution-originalism-or-living-document-34239.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

Judges, Senators, and the “Nuclear Option”

An objective, non-partisan look by a government teacher at the judicial nomination process and the Senate “nuclear option”. (Minor Correction: at one point while dicussing a bit of history I refer to Judge Bork as “Neil” – his first name is “Robert”,  – apologies) http://shoutengine.com/SleptinGovernmentClass/SleptinGovernmentClass-0007-judges-senators-and-the-nuclear-option-33912.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android […]

Wiretapping and Your Rights

An objective, non-partisan look by a government teacher at wiretapping, FISA, and your Constitutional rights to privacy against government eavesdropping. http://shoutengine.com/SleptinGovernmentClass/SleptinGovernmentClass-0006-wiretapping-and-your-rights-33644.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

ObamaCare and the 2018 Congressional Elections

An objective, non-partisan look by a government teacher at how a Congress already thinking about the next election is likely to vote on repealing and/or replacing Obama Care. http://shoutengine.com/SleptinGovernmentClass/SleptinGovernmentClass-0005-obamacare-and-the-2018-congressional-elections-33349.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

Traditions: State of the Union and Correspondents’ Dinner

This episode we take a look at the presidential traditions of giving a State of the Union address and attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner http://shoutengine.com/SleptinGovernmentClass/SleptinGovernmentClass-0004-traditions-state-of-the-union-and-correspondents-33011.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

The Battle of the President v. the Press

An objective, non-partisan look by a government teacher at the conflict that takes place between the President and the Press. What are the REALLY fighting about? http://shoutengine.com/SleptinGovernmentClass/SleptinGovernmentClass-0003-the-battle-of-the-president-v-the-press-32719.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS