Xander Meise

  • Big speech. Big Meeting. Big Movie?

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    What was notable about the State of the Union? What was missing? What what’s going to happen at the Trump-Kim…

  • Putin’s Secrets, Xi’s Tech, and a British Spanking

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    Special guest Ali Wyne joins Xander and Dave this week. We chase the news of the President’s unusual secrecy over…

  • A Year in Two Days

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    In the 48 hours since we recorded this episode, the president ordered US forces out of Syria, ordered troop levels…

  • Dissecting Political Language For Fun and Profit

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    A quick border policy update before we dive deeeeeeep into the president’s statement on Saudi Arabia’s killing of Jamal Khashoggi.…

  • The Very Best Chicken Fingers in Manchester, New Hampshire

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    This week we cover the potential impact of the midterms on foreign policy, the legalities of sending active duty military…

  • Saudi Problems, Broken F-22s, and Dog Halloween

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    How the Magnitsky Act can be used to respond to Saudi Arabia’s likely murder of Jamal Khashoggi. The implications of…

  • People Keep Going Missing

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    This week: Nikki Haley is leaving the UN. A Washington Post columnist went missing in a Saudi consulate. The President…

  • John McCain, New NAFTA, and Google in China

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    We react to the passing of John McCain and discuss his position at a turning point in his party. Then…

  • The Dumpster Fire Index (We’re back!)

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    We’re back! Dave, Tony and Xander review the president’s legal troubles before a deep dive on thinking about cybersecurity. Then…

  • The Good News is About Ebola

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    Episode 52: We get an update on the growing humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The Supreme Court decided cases related to…