Today’s podcast points out that while all the talk of a government shutdown centers on Republican infighting in the House of Representatives, the idea that the government must shut down if Republicans are not unanimous is based in the idea that no Democrat will vote to keep the government open. If that’s true, won’t they get some of the blame? And with the debt topping $33 trillion, can spending remain a secondary issue in our politics? Give a listen.

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  1. GlennAmurgis Coolidge

    they get a pass on everything from influence peddling to “mostly peaceful protests” which destroy businesses and questioning the outcome of elections (see 2000, 2004, 2016., stacy abrams ….). 


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  2. FredGoodhue Coolidge

    The World at War and Victory in the Pacific were great documentaries.  I remember watching The World At War in the mid 1970s on my TV in the US.

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  3. WilliamWarford Coolidge

    Good one, Abe. I was obsessed with The World at War, and just as you said, there is no spin, just straightforward coverage and explanation of what happened. I still remember the opening line: “Down this road, the soldiers came.”

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  4. LukeWVa Listener

    My father and I watched The World at War on early Saturday evenings on a local station in West Virginia in the 1970’s.  Part of it was interesting because there was a lot of what had been silent film with sound effects added, and it was easy to notice that the same sound effects were used over and over.  The music of the opening was striking, too. Carl Davis – The World At War Main Theme – YouTube

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