Within minutes of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passing away on September 18, the nation erupted in conversation over a replacement. Today’s guest, Jack Beermann, a professor of law at Boston University, laments our immediate turn to politics in such a tragic moment. “It’s very sad to me that a great woman like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, within five minutes of her passing away there’s this great political firestorm over who’s going to replace her.”
Our conversation focuses on whether President Trump’s nominee will get enough votes in the Senate to be confirmed and who that nominee might be. Beermann also speaks to why battles over Supreme Court nominees have grown increasingly partisan in recent years. … More 60 — Who’s next on the Supreme Court? with Jack Beermann of Boston University Law
As tensions grow with Iran, the US is applying a “maximum pressure” policy to the country to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons.
I speak with Garrett Marquis, the spokesperson for the National Security Council and Special Assistant to the President. He details the “maximum pressure campaign” and its performance in a thoughtful and engaging interview. … More 55 – Trump’s ‘Maximum Pressure’ campaign on Iran with Garrett Marquis
On December 22, 2017 President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the most significant legislation of his presidency. In the twentieth episode of Bills with Luke Scorziell, we dive into the details of the new law. Specifically, how the tax reform bill affects individual taxpayers. From the new tax brackets to the repeal of the individual mandate to the expanded child tax credit, we cover it all. Stay tuned for objective, well-researched analysis on the new tax code. … More Ep. 20: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Individual Tax Reform