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 […]

Special Prosecutors: the Good, the Bad and the Messy

What is a special prosecutor? Do we need one? What makes them different from everybody else in government? Find out this week as we try to untangle the mess.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. […]

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

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