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August 26, 2021

Vote Fraud Exists. Just Ask Dead Voters (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews explains that vote fraud exists and that it matters. It may not be widespread, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. And Dr. Matthews relates these facts to efforts in the states and at the federal level to change election law. With IPI President Tom Giovanetti.

August 19, 2021

Is Joe Biden the Republican's Secret Weapon for a Midterm Victory? (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Resident Scholar describes several Biden administration disasters that are eroding confidence in his administration and likely will contribute to Republican gains in the 2022 midterm elections.

August 5, 2021

Which Administration Is the 'Party of Lawlessness' Now? (Audio: Podcast)

A day or so after the most breathtaking improper exercise of unconstitutional executive power in memory, IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews and IPI President Tom Giovanetti discuss the Biden administration’s renewal of the CDC’s moratorium on evictions (yes you read that right), and discuss the implications and problems of such a move.

July 29, 2021

The Texas Special Session That Wasn't (Audio: Podcast)

IPI’s Director of Development Addie Crimmins, with several years of experience in and around the Texas Legislature, talks us through the strange tale of the special session of the Texas Legislature that has been paralyzed by Democrat elected officials “leavin’ on a jet plane” and spending the special session in DC. With the occasional contribution by IPI President Tom Giovanetti.

July 22, 2021

IPI Policy Basics: Put Not Your Trust in Polling (Audio: Podcast)

In a recent polling industry autopsy of the 2020 election, pollsters themselves acknowledge that they don’t know why their numbers were skewed by about 4% in favor of Joe Biden and Democrats. "It’s time to stop paying attention to pollsters," says IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews. And IPI President Tom Giovanetti thinks that’s a great idea, since polling has a pernicious effect on our political system.

July 15, 2021

Who Is Politicizing the Vaccine? (Audio: Podcast)

In a conversation between IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews, we discuss how the vaccine issue has been politicized by both sides, not just one. And that vaccine hesitancy is bipartisan.

July 1, 2021

The Debt Ceiling Showdown Is Back (Audio: Podcast)

"It’s ba-aack!” After an almost two year suspension, our old friend the debt ceiling showdown is back again as a deadline facing Congress. IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews guides us through the recent history of the issue and explains how the debt ceiling can be used as leverage by the part out-of-power, if they are so inclined. Will they raise the debt ceiling? Will they once again find a way to suspend the vote and cop out? Or will they eliminate Congress’ control over the debt limit all together? The inquiring mind of IPI President Tom Giovanetti wants to know.

July 1, 2021

IPI Policy Basics: Local Control Is NOT a Governing Principle (Audio: Podcast)

Almost everyone, conservatives and liberals alike, thinks local control is a governing principle, and that state legislatures have no business intruding on local issues. But this is a misunderstanding of the structure of our constitutional system and results in cities enacting all sorts of policies that erode economic liberty, property rights, and individual liberty.

 

June 10, 2021

IPI Policy Basics: Facts about the Presidential Election (Audio: Podcast)

With rumors swirling that some expect Donald Trump to be “reinstated” as president at some point, IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews and IPI President Tom Giovanetti discuss the facts about the presidential election and process, and attempt to provide some perspective going forward.

May 6, 2021

What's Happening During the Texas Legislative Session? (Audio: Podcast)

IPI’s Addie Crimmins, who has spent years in and around the Texas Legislature, updates us on the legislature’s priorities and accomplishments thus far, with less than a month remaining in its 120-days-every-two-years session.

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