Impeachment: Criminal or Political?

Impeachment: An objective, non-partisan look by a government teacher at how impeachment works and whether it is about crimes or politics or both.After teaching high school government for fifteen years, I was disappointing to find a lack of objective talk out there on the straightforwards of how government works. This is a non-partisan look at […]

Can the Government Really Shut Down?

This episode we take a look at government shutdowns – what are they, what causes them, and how does this all complicated budget process work anyway?After teaching high school government for fifteen years, I was disappointing to find a lack of objective talk out there on the straightforwards of how government works. This is a […]

Cruise Missiles and the Constitution

An objective, non-partisan look by a government teacher at the constitutional question of whether a president needs congressional approval to launch a military strike. What would James Madison have thought of cruise missiles? http://shoutengine.com/SleptinGovernmentClass/SleptinGovernmentClass-0009-cruise-missiles-and-the-constitution-34522.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 […]

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