Will the real person stand up? the 14th amendment as it applies to corporate America. A bit of a (possibly controversial) take on corporate personhood, but one I think fits with context of history and legal cases. Also, a little bit more about the "World without Theodore Roosevelt" cast - expanded to discuss a world without Wilson and Taft.
Seems like it just might be appropriate to rerun this one, given the events in Washington. Second terms, bad events, good events, and a suggestion to maybe correct the second term curse.
The days of Garfield, Arthur and Harrison, bearded Presidents it seems are long gone. Why? A bit of a light topic, but we get into why it matters, a little. Also, are we gaining rights or losing them? Joe Kennedy Sr. and bootlegging, apportions, changing states, in this hodge-podcast.
One thing about drones, they are misnamed. Far from 'droning' in one pattern, they are complex and their complexity and power brings up a lot of questions. But the name sticks. This cast from 2010 talks about the history of drones. But more importantly, it looks at the ethics and wisdom of using these devices in combat. Cast was done in 2010, when there wasn't as much discussion on the topic, now that they are more in the news we discuss.
and a Constitutional amendment needed to be reduced. In this episode, we look at the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. It was created in a battle between a President and a Congress. And, due at least in part to offensive slaughterhouse odors and filth, it was cut down in its scope and its power for a century. Today, what to do with the 14th is not clear. The changing way the 14th is used in American law and politics is looked at in this episode. We talk about Justice Scalia's comments on the amendment, and how other Justices have ruled in the past. We look at guns and gay marriage, bakery goods and ice cubes. Finally, we wonder about the future of the 14th, and maybe all amendments.