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Unf*cking The Republic

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Unf*cking The Republic (UNFTR) is a series of audio essays on the grand American experiment lovingly curated and presented by a quasi-anonymous political writer.  Each essay reflects on a singular topic that is generally misunderstood or purposely obfuscated by the so-called “powers that be.” As we … read more

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Californication: F*cking Around with our Biggest Economy.

The last time California had a “successful” gubernatorial recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor. While we try not to wade into current events, there is significance in this current attempt to unseat Gavin Newsom that goes far beyond the borders of California. In this episode we catch up on what’s happening in California. Beyond the biblical weather events, an ongoing plague and rampant homelessness, there are silver linings in economic terms that could theoretically ameliorate many of the deep issues our biggest state faces. But there’s another dark scenario beyond blowing this moment and upending the political framework of Cali.

Resources

CalMatters: Measuring California’s progress on income inequality

The Atlantic: What California’s Recall Election Says About America

Wikipedia: 2003 California gubernatorial recall election

California Secretary of State: Recall History in California (1913 to Present)

New York Times: California Could Throw Away What It’s Won

Bloomberg: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

Statista: Real value added to the GDP of California in 2020

LA Times: After decades of Republican victories, here’s how California became a blue state again

ITEP: Who Pays? 6th Edition – State-by-State Data

PPIC: Who’s Leaving California—and Who’s Moving In?

Pod Love

Canadaland: The Backbench

Canadaland: The White Saviors

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Unf*cking the Republic is produced and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com). The show is written and hosted by Hawkeye Pierce and distributed by homemade hooch.

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