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Updated July 2020
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It's time to admit it: when we argue online, we’re not actually trying to persuade anyone. We’re not even trying to ‘win’ a debate. We’re trying to “dunk” on our rivals, “own” our political enemies. We’re just performing for our followers, who are usually people who share our politics, our attitudes, and our biases.That kind of discourse might be entertaining, but it doesn’t get us anywhere. We don’t learn from each other or about each other. We don’t sharpen the arguments we make for our fa ...
 
Keeping democracy alive Democracy is not a spectator sport, it requires informed participating citizens. On Keeping Democracy Alive, we delve into dynamics that both inhibit democracy and reinvigorate it. looking into issues from: domestic economic issues to foreign, labor, trade, and education policy, NSA spying, the drug war, prison, police, and judicial issues, electoral and protest politics, middle east realities, right and left wing populism, environmental and energy issues, the wealth ...
 
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On Friday, June 5, I talked to journalist Zaid Jilani about the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, the impact of rioting, defunding the police, privilege theory, Amy Cooper, and more. Zaid has published work at The Intercept, Jacobin, The Guardian, and Quillette. Read his article, "White People Behaving Badly: The shaming of Amy Cooper and the prob…
 
If the word conservative means anything, it means conserving and not wasting money. Especially public money. How long can politicians claim to be conservative when they studiously avoid looking at obvious waste? Billions, hundreds of billions, trillions. On the first The post Worshiping Waste As Long as It’s Military Waste appeared first on Keeping…
 
For our regular listeners of Extremely Offline: It’s been a while! Since we effectively closed down XO, the world has gone to shit. We’re not necessarily saying the one caused the other, but just in case, we’re bringing the pod back, but under a new name. Zaid and I, along with our friend Shant Mesrobian, have launched a new show on YouTube called …
 
Meghan Murphy speaks with Lisa Marchiano, a Jungian analyst in private practice in Philadelphia and one of the hosts of the podcast This Jungian Life, about activism and movements as a new form of religion, as well as our codependent relationship with activists. Watch this episode on YouTube. Please support my work and The Same Drugs on Patreon. Pa…
 
The similarities are uncanny and deeply disturbing: Kaiser Wilhelm II and Donald Trump share an amazing number of attributes. Such as fascination with and envy of more powerful people, the need to belittle other heads of state, believing themselves physically The post Kaiser Wilhelm and Donald Trump: Brothers from Another Mother appeared first on K…
 
Karlos Dillard, revealed to be a grifter, may have finally pushed the Karen meme too far, revealing the destructiveness and false premise of of the trend. This week on The Same Drugs, Laura McNally and Meghan Murphy continue the tired conversation about Karen. This episode originally live streamed on YouTube on June 25, 2020. Please support my work…
 
Why does feminism seem hellbent on self-destruction these days? Well, it's nothing new... Jo Freeman wrote about trashing in the feminist movement back in the 70s. Today, thanks to online culture, it's ever more visible and pernicious. Rather than bringing women in, too often they feel pushed out. Those who try to make a difference, who end up in l…
 
The public is way ahead of politicians on this. Frightened of looking “soft on defense,” elected members of both parties duck and cover when polls show wide support for giving a serious haircut to the wild and woolly lands of The post “How Ya Gonna Pay for Medicare for All?” Here’s How appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Myths of glory and young men achieving manliness through combat serve to obscure the inherent moral injury. Especially in this period of a perpetual state of war. Without clear good guys and greater good clearly accomplished, today’s soldiers, and the The post War Myths and Moral Injury appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
This week, Laura McNally and Meghan Murphy discuss Brandy Jensen's Jezebel article about Vile Meghan, Gwen Benaway's bamboozling of CanLit, and CHAZ. This episode live streamed on June 18, 2020 on YouTube. Please support my work and The Same Drugs on Patreon. Patrons get access to special content, not available to the public. The Same Drugs is on T…
 
Militarized police against African Americans and Africans as well. There’s a sharp rise in consciousness from the murder of George Floyd witnessed by millions. The many resources in Africa have been a curse for that continent, according to our guest The post BLM Movement and Shut Down AFRICOM appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Jonathan Kay is a journalist; the Canadian editor and podcast host for Quillette; a National Post columnist; and an author, whose forthcoming Fall 2020 book will be about the history of American film exhibition. I spoke with him on Tuesday, June 16 about the current state of journalism, the New York Times meltdown over Tom Cotton's op-ed, the ousti…
 
Is this possibly a time of reckoning? As with all significant change, those in most pain today are once again leading. With Covid 19 further squeezing already low income people, many are in desperation just to survive. America has been The post Which America Will Be Ours After the Pandemic? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
This week, Meghan Murphy and Laura McNally talk about J.K. Rowling, Wendy Mesley, Kathleen Lowrey, the fact that "safetyism" and cancel culture actually makes everyone feel UNsafe, and Meghan's 2007 Halloween costume. This episode live streamed on June 11, 2020 on YouTube. Please support my work and The Same Drugs on Patreon. Patrons get access to …
 
How is it that so many Americans who consider themselves religious can be so deeply devoted to a president who consistently lies and displays immoral behavior? Because Reagan and the two Bush presidencies failed; Trump is the first president to The post Trump and the Puritans: Now We Understand appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
This week, Laura McNally and Meghan Murphy talk about how unbearable white people on the internet are right now; #BlackOutTuesday, virtue signalling and faux-politicking online, in response to the protests against police brutality; white feminism; and staying in one's "lane." This episode was live streamed on YouTube on June 4, 2020. Unfortunately …
 
Coleman Hughes is a writer living in New York City who has contributed to Quillette, The Spectator, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more. In 2019, he testified before a U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee at a hearing on reparations for slavery. Meghan Murphy speaks with him and race and racism in America, the Black Lives Matter move…
 
In this week's episode, Meghan Murphy and Laura McNally wonder who is the real Karen of the Ramble park debacle: Amy Cooper or Christian Cooper? Also, it turns out all Karens are not manager-calling, dog leash-policing yuppies. The Karen people are a historically oppressed group of people, persecuted and under attack since Burma became independent …
 
In this episode, Meghan Murphy and Laura McNally talk about wearing cloth masks — purposeful? Or virtue signalling? Also, "sex workers" are complaining that influencers are dipping into their revenue stream on OnlyFans — why is everyone turning to porn and are professional "porn stars" losing out? This episode was live streamed on YouTube on May 21…
 
Denial is the final stage for a successful genocide. Since Nuremberg, we’ve heard the phrase “Never Again.” But that requires facing real history, hearing the voice of the victims not just the winners. Though the Turkish genocide of a million The post Never Again? Denying The Crime Is Part of the Crime appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Though President Trump openly tests the legal system and seems to flaunt the law, he may still have to answer and be held accountable. Yes, even though he’s made so many judicial appointments. Law professor and former general counsel to The post Trump May Yet Have to Answer to the Law appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Laura and Meghan are back with another live stream episode of The Same Drugs. This week, we talk about cancel culture and the Chrissy Teigen/Marie Kondo/Alison Roman feud. This episode aired on YouTube on May 14, 2020. Become a patron to get early access to episodes of The Same Drugs and special content, not available to the public. The Same Drugs …
 
Memorial Day 2020. In 2009 at age 23 Erik Edstrom went to Afghanistan as an infantry officer, Army Ranger, and became a Bronze Star Medal recipient. In this Memorial Day of the Covid 19 era, he dug up his journal The post Celebrated To Death: Afghan Vet on Memorial Day appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Ever since slave traders insisted the kidnapped people were enthusiastic about coming to America, many big businesses have thrived on lies. Remember doctors saying cigarettes were OK? Industrial Strength Denial is the name of a new book by former environmental The post Industrial Strength Denial: Is the Truth Still Powerful? appeared first on Keepi…
 
Myths are often more powerful than real history. Consider that for 200 years the meaning of the 2nd Amendment aroused no controversy. It was about both militias and individual rights for self defense. And there were limits. On this show, The post You Don’t Understand The Second Amendment appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
We're back for another #lockdownlivestream, though we're close to unlocking, so perhaps we're moving towards an unlocked live stream? Laura and Meghan chat about Caren's missing organic flour, Anne Frank's white privilege, and what to do with phony friends. This episode aired live on May 7, 2020. Watch it on YouTube. Become a patron to get early ac…
 
Democracy requires an educated populace. That means more than just pressure and STEM education, not only well qualified and competent, but we need good moral kids. Private tutoring and other franchises are doing quite well, but they are serving to The post Hyper Education: Are We Missing the Point? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
On part one, Ron Jacobs and MayDay veteran Burt Cohen discuss the virtually unknown MayDay 1971 protest in DC when 13,000 people were arrested. And on part two, five college world security professor Michael Klare examines the significant silver lining The post I) May Day 71 II) Silver Lining of Pandemic appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Jonathan Kay is a longtime journalist, commentator, and editor. He is the Canadian editor and podcast host for Quillette, a National Post columnist, and an author, whose forthcoming Fall 2020 book will be about the history of American film exhibition. He's been analyzing the global data on COVID-19 cases, fatalities, transmission, and superspreader…
 
On last week's episode of The Same Drugs' #lockdownlivestream, Laura and Meghan talk more about the "bat fried rice" t-shirt design and subsequent backlash against Meghan online, claims that she's "moving to the right," the problem with identity politics, then tell everyone to go fuck themselves. This episode aired live on April 30, 2020. Watch it …
 
You never heard of the Elaine Race Massacre, right? In Arkansas, in the times after World War One, black people wanted to form a union. That did not sit well with the racist culture. In 1919, a massacre of over The post Recognizing Damaged Heritage Brings Real Racial Healing appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Toby Young is the London associate editor of Quillette, associate editor of The Spectator, and the founder and General Secretary of the Free Speech Union. While I am positive there is much we disagree on, we do share views on free speech and no platforming. In this episode, we talk about why the left has largely abandoned free speech, why social me…
 
On May 4, 1970, Laurel Krause was just 15 years old. That night in a hospital with her parents she identified her 19-year-old sister Allison’s lifeless body. The bullets that killed Kent State University students Allison, Jeff, Sandy and Bill, The post Kent State Plus 50: Time to Face The Truth appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Nancy Jo Sales is an award winning journalist, who has published work at Vanity Fair, The Guardian, New York Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and more. She is the author of American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers and The Bling Ring: How A Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World. Her HBO documentary, S…
 
Both the Great Depression and today’s recession started off in a time of great economic inequality. Both economic calamities brought to the surface systemic inadequacies. Perhaps the most recognized authority on the history of the Great Depression, Stanford history professor The post Thirties Historian: This is Not Depression 2.0 appeared first on …
 
On this week's #lockdownlivestream, Meghan Murphy and Laura McNally talk China, the controversy around the "bat fried rice" t-shirt design, why "woke bros" won't bring their politics to the bedroom, and Gavin the very big baby. This episode aired live on YouTube on April 23, 2020. Become a patron to get early access to episodes of The Same Drugs an…
 
Could the coronavirus-caused sudden disruption of the worldwide economy result in unforeseen exercise of harsh nationalism and extended government emergency powers? The people protesting with AR-15s are of course threatening the rest of us taking appropriate precautions. Meanwhile our guest The post Danger of Covid 19 Government Over-Reach ? appear…
 
Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, aka Posie Parker, is a British women's rights campaigner and YouTuber. I spoke with her on April 8, 2020 about feminism, the best ways to empower women, how she's coping with COVID lockdowns, and why she is so controversial. The Same Drugs is on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook. Become a patron to get early access…
 
Trump as usual: kicking something when it’s down. The Republicans saddled the USPS with a $72 billion burden, now they are going full steam to just eliminate the postal service. After all, if it doesn’t make money, what good can The post It’s True: Trump Is Making War on the US Postal Service appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Who's getting cancelled under Corona?! Charlotte (ne Charles) Clymer, corona cuddlers, lockdown protesters, and conspiracy theorists. Check this week's #lockdownlivestream. This episode originally aired live on YouTube on April 16, 2020. Become a patron for early access to episodes and special content, not available to the public. The Same Drugs is…
 
Whatever you say about Donald Trump, he is a skilled provocateur. The instant Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign, there was Trump, sowing divisions, insisting Bernie supporters “have a home” in the Trump campaign. Of course very few would ever fall The post Trump Provocateur Against Democrats//Weaponizing Coronavirus on Iran and Venezuela appear…
 
Mike Nayna is a filmmaker living in Melbourne. His 2015 short, Digilante (recently picked up by The Atlantic), took a critical look at viral cancel culture and how the moral intentions of social justice warriors can go terribly wrong. He is currently working on a film about the "grievance studies" affair — a project of James A. Lindsay, Peter Bogho…
 
We’re all fascinated by Cinderella stories. This one happens to be true, with many twists. Extremely rich WASP man marries very poor Jewish immigrant in 1905. But she turns out to be the strong one. The new book by Adam The post Rebel Cinderella: A True Story You’ve Never Heard appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Sure the super rich and powerful want us to accept our powerlessness. But we are not! Since the rule of white male aristocrats, the struggle to tamp down voting has been consistent and largely successful. The are determined to hold The post Realistic Optimism for Actual Democracy appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
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