Wow! What a storm! Now, grab a broom and help clear off Pete’s solar panels…
Today on StandUP!
It must be really difficult for anyone in any other part of the country to care about the snowstorm that just hit the Northeast, so let’s not dawdle and get right to our first guest, Constitutional Law Professor at Georgia State University, Eric Segall. The US is one of but a few Western/developed nations that still allows a death penalty for crime and today Eric highlighted the difficult and tricky issues that come along with that, from executing the mentally challenged to the secretive chemical ingredients that create a lethal injection.
Next, Lawrence Lessig joined Pete to discuss the seedy underbelly of campaign finance and explain why it’s important to change the way things are done. All this is especially timely in light of the news that the Koch brothers, Charles and David, plan to spend roughly 889 MILLION DOLLARS on the 2016 campaign season.
Our final guest of the day was former Army Colonel and professor emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University, Andrew Bacevich. Pete and Col. Bacevich talked military re-deployment and it led into a great, great discussion with you about the nature of Freedom and whether it is a good thing to honor our soldiers as heroes, even in a conflict we find to be unjust.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go home and finish writing an angry letter to Mother Nature for not destroying the infrastucture of America’s largest city with several feet of heavy, frozen water.