Sibling Talk—News and Politics from a Progressive Point of View574 episodes - English - Latest episode: 15 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2 ratings
Commentary about the news from Mary Jo Toumert and John Paulett. Ok, we will admit it. We are liberals, but we make a lot of sense. And we are brother and sister.
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John and Mary Jo sort out the results in Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio.
Mary Jo and John preview the Ohio referendum votes.
Donald Trump is dodging gag orders. Mary Jo and John have thoughts about all the shenanigans.
The House has a Speaker and Mary Jo and John have opinions.
What happened to the idea of being conservative? Mary Jo and John ask the question.
President Biden has spoken out on Israel and Ukraine. Mary Jo take apart what he had to say.
Mary Jo and John think Trump might be facing his greatest fear--being marginalized.
Mary Jo and John try to make some sense of what is going on in the House of Republicans.
What makes a shut down start and what can stop it. Mary Jo and John have ideas.
The Party of Chaos is at work. Mary Jo and John try to make some sense of it.
Some House Republicans are happy to paralyze the government. That was always the objective.
Mary Jo and John have a different idea about why President Biden might not run. (Spoiler: the reason is not his age.)
The Republicans have decided they want to impeach President Biden. Mary Jo and John put this all in context.
Mary Jo explains summary judgment and other legal things that John doesn't understand.
Could Trump come to a finish in a way similar to what happened to Joe McCarthy in the 1950's?
Mary Jo and John sift through the GOP debate to try and find some things of value.
Mary Jo and John unpack the Georgia Trump indictment.
What will the Republican debate be like without Trump to mix things up? John and Mary Jo have some answers.
How should President Biden react publicly about the legal troubles of his son? Mary Jo and John sort it out.
The Ohio vote has things to say about abortion and about democracy. Mary Jo and John unpack the messages.
Mary Jo and John see the question of televising the Trump trial differently.
Mary Jo and John sort out what is happening in Israel.
Mary Jo and John are back from vacation and there is a lot to catch up on.
Justice Alito just doesn't see a problem but Mary Jo and John do.
The Republican answer to everything is "what about?" Mary Jo and John sort out what is so wrong with this.
"I will be your retribution," said Trump in a moment of weaponizing. Mary Jo and John sort it out.
Mary Jo and John tie Hannah Arendt, Adolf Eichman, and Trump's bathroom together.
The first GOP debate is August 23rd. Mary Jo and John wonder if we should have a drinking game.
Will the GOP actually nominate an indicted candidate? Mary Jo and John have some opinions.
Joe Biden is doing what he said he would do. Mary Jo and John wonder what else we should expect of him.
Tim Scott has announced and Ron DeSantis is about to. Mary Jo and John look at the GOP field.
Trump's CNN Town Hall was worse than we could have imagined. John and Mary Jo explain why.
Donald Trump was found liable for sexual assault. Mary and Jo think through what this means.
Mary Jo and John talk about the coming catastrophe if the debt limit is not raised.
Disney is fighting back with a lawsuit against Ron DeSantis. Mary Jo and John are betting on the Mouse.
Tucker Carlson is gone from Fox. Mary Jo and John are having trouble feeling sad.
Mary Jo and John were looking forward to the Fox-Dominion trial. They have to settle for some discussion,
At the bottom of the Fox affair was the conspiracy about voting machines. Who believes these things? Mary Jo and John try to figure it out.
Mary Jo and John are feeling a sense of urgency about the democracy. Find out why.
Mary Jo and John are already handicapping the Presidential election.
What is the difference between felonies and misdemeanors? Mary Jo walks John through some law stuff.
Donald Trump has been indicted. Is this a aberration or simply the legal system working? Mary Jo and John take it apart.
Ron DeSantis has been on a book tour. Mary Jo and John make an assessment of his campaigning.
No one knows what (or if) the Trump indictment might be but John gives Mary Jo a wild suggestion.
France is demonstrating against Macron's to change the retirement age. And the garbage is building up.
What does the banking crisis mean? Mary Jo and John look into it.
The MAGA group is obsessed with trans people. Mary Jo and John try to sort out why.
Donald Trump said, "I will be your retribution." Mary Jo and John look at what this means.
CPAC has become the Trump Show. Mary Jo and John think about what that means,
The world has a clear view of the lying and deceit that went on at Fox News. Mary Jo and John try to understand what this means.