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Issue Brief, 12 – Intercontinental Rail

An intercontinental railroad that would run throughout the United States, comparable to those in other major industrialized nations would be a boon not only to the economy, but to the people of the country and to those proponents of cutting down emissions from major fuels. Poltical inaction on the issue is at the core of the effort to stop the start of what would be a major infrastructure investment in the United States.

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Show Notes

Important readings on the subject.

  1. https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2019/02/20/high-speed-rail-usa-california
  2. https://www.marketplace.org/2019/04/04/us-has-tried-build-high-speed-rail-50-years/
  3. https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/05/07/why-is-there-no-high-speed-rail-in-the-us.html
  4. https://www.afar.com/magazine/several-high-speed-train-routes-are-coming-to-the-united-states/amp
  5. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-speed_rail_in_the_United_States
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37 – Federal Reforms

How can a people oriented majority siphon away the hold and power of the elites of the country and put more influence in the hands of the people, how can we ensure that we live in a country truly for all Americans? Reforms on the federal level to fundamentally change the way in which our government works.

Show Notes
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Issue Brief, 8 – End the Anti-Vaccination Movement

Show Notes

Some important links below pertaining to the Anti-Vaccination movement.

1.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5489284/

2.https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/who-are-the-anti-vaxxers/amp

3.https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/3347503002

4.https://measlesrubellainitiative.org/anti-vaccination-movement/

5.https://amp.theguardian.com/cities/2019/mar/14/are-urban-anti-vaccine-hotspots-putting-children-at-risk

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24 -National Popular Vote Interstate Compact

 

 

From the page of the grassroots campaign leading cause to enact The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact – “The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Explanation CO,DE

link -https://www.nationalpopularvote.com/ | media – https://twitter.com/NPVgrassroots


Show Notes

Please note comments are welcome! As well, I am going to be phasing out the usual outro for the podcast and in place for now there will simply be the piece that plays in in the intro.

Piece Used in the Background – Borodin, In the Steppes of Central Asia, Polov.

02:30 – Please see the above links for more information regarding the NPV Grassroots campaign.

03:30 – Secretary Clinton & the Popular Vote (1), and President Trump and his slim margin of victory through the electoral college. (2)

(1) https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/hillary-clinton-officially-wins-popular-vote-29-million/story?id=44354341

(2) https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/2016-election/swing-state-margins/?noredirect=on

04:00 – Disproportionate Time Spent in Swing States

https://www.nationalpopularvote.com/campaign-events-2016

04:40 – Lower voter turnout tied to the Electoral College

https://www.npr.org/2016/11/26/503170280/charts-is-the-electoral-college-dragging-down-voter-turnout-in-your-state

05:40 – Smaller States have greater power and leverage within our political system

https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/government/elections/smaller-states-get-bigger-say-in-electoral-college-20161126

08:51 – Why we may need a Constitutional Convention.

http://bostonreview.net/us/richard-kreitner-sanford-levinson-federalist

11:00 Constitutional Interpretation, Originalism and the such

https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/169489

14:00 Why we are so divided, and why we cant agree on basic FACTS.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/11/making-up-is-hard-to-do/501146/

16:15 – Why Americans are to the left of center, or Liberal

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/01/why-america-is-moving-left/419112/

19:06 – Why Democrat’s, Progressives have bold ideas for the country.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/04/02/morning-bits-democrats-have-big-plans/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.5fbe0f5d49d2