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Jul 29, 2021

Does the US need a divorce?

We decided to play a thought experiement for the 36th iteration of On the Rocks Politica.

Using the July 16 article by graduate student and blogger Andrew Tanner entitled, 'Fourth America is Almost Over-America Wants a Divorce', we consider the pros and cons of a divided US spliting into any...


Jul 22, 2021

Welcome back to 'On The Rocks Politica' Podcast! After a week off, Scott, Bruce and Cam are excited to get back into the lovely world that is local and national politics.

This week, after a careful study of the 144 Page 'One North Central: A Roadmap for Regional Prosperity',  the gang takes an analytical look at the...


Jul 8, 2021

In our first De-bunk episode co-hosts Bruce Chester and Scott M. Graves selected one topical phenomenon to 'de-bunk', that is to say refute or bring to light that which is not true.

Bruce explains the truth behind the myth that a separation of church and state is enshrined in the US Constitution.

Scott adds some...


Jul 1, 2021

In our first July 4th special the On the Rocks crew took a break from the Sturm und Drang of the day to day and recounted various tasty stories that lend meaning to their personal ideas of July 4th.

Bruce recounts moments on July 4th serving overseas in Iraq in the United States Army.  Somehow we then got on the subject...


Jun 24, 2021

In a Wall Street Journal Op Ed on Monday, June 21 two lobbyists close to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and former House Speaker John Boehner gave us a patronizing look at how our political elite consider the vagaries of 'more democracy' or direct governance through voting.

Read full Op Ed Here

Mike Solon, a...