Sibling Talk—News and Politics from a Progressive Point of ViewSep 19, 2023
November 13 Where Have All the Conservatives Gone?
Is there any room in the GOP for conservatives? Mary Jo and John don't think so.
November 27 GOP Primary Talk
Could anyone else emerge from the GOP primaries? John and Mary Jo have ideas.
November 8 Will Abortion Change 2024?
John and Mary Jo sort out the results in Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio.
November 6 O-H-I-O
Mary Jo and John preview the Ohio referendum votes.
October 30 Gag Me With a Spoon
Donald Trump is dodging gag orders. Mary Jo and John have thoughts about all the shenanigans.
October 27 Mr. Johnson is in the House
The House has a Speaker and Mary Jo and John have opinions.
October 23 When Conservative No Longer Means to Conserve
What happened to the idea of being conservative? Mary Jo and John ask the question.
October 20 Speaking out on Israel
President Biden has spoken out on Israel and Ukraine. Mary Jo take apart what he had to say.
October 18 The Great Shrinking Trump
Mary Jo and John think Trump might be facing his greatest fear--being marginalized.
October 12 What a Mess! (Republican Style)
Mary Jo and John try to make some sense of what is going on in the House of Republicans.
September 28 "Shut Down" was an Album by Jan and Dean
What makes a shut down start and what can stop it. Mary Jo and John have ideas.
September 27 Shut Down
The Party of Chaos is at work. Mary Jo and John try to make some sense of it.
October 6 With Trouble, With a Capital T and that Rhymes with G and It Stands for Government
Some House Republicans are happy to paralyze the government. That was always the objective.
September 15 Why Joe Biden Might Not Want to Run
Mary Jo and John have a different idea about why President Biden might not run. (Spoiler: the reason is not his age.)
September 12 Kevin and the Giant Impeachment
The Republicans have decided they want to impeach President Biden. Mary Jo and John put this all in context.
August 31 Some Lessons from Law School
Mary Jo explains summary judgment and other legal things that John doesn't understand.
August 29 Does Joe McCarthy Teach Us Anything About Donald Trump?
Could Trump come to a finish in a way similar to what happened to Joe McCarthy in the 1950's?
August 24th Dee-Bate! Dee-Bate!
Mary Jo and John sift through the GOP debate to try and find some things of value.
August 22 Georgia On My Mind
Mary Jo and John unpack the Georgia Trump indictment.
August 17th What's a Debate without Donald?
What will the Republican debate be like without Trump to mix things up? John and Mary Jo have some answers.
August 15th What Should Joe Do About Hunter?
How should President Biden react publicly about the legal troubles of his son? Mary Jo and John sort it out.
August 10 Why-o, Why-0, Why-o, Why Did I Ever Leave Ohio?
The Ohio vote has things to say about abortion and about democracy. Mary Jo and John unpack the messages.
August 7 Should the Trial Be Televised?
Mary Jo and John see the question of televising the Trump trial differently.
July 25 What is Happening in Israel?
Mary Jo and John sort out what is happening in Israel.
July 20 There Has Been an Awful Lot Going On
Mary Jo and John are back from vacation and there is a lot to catch up on.
June 22 Fishing in Alaska
Justice Alito just doesn't see a problem but Mary Jo and John do.
June 20 What-About-Ism
The Republican answer to everything is "what about?" Mary Jo and John sort out what is so wrong with this.
June 15 Weaponizing
"I will be your retribution," said Trump in a moment of weaponizing. Mary Jo and John sort it out.
June 13 The Banality of Evil
Mary Jo and John tie Hannah Arendt, Adolf Eichman, and Trump's bathroom together.
June 8th The GOP Debates Are Coming
The first GOP debate is August 23rd. Mary Jo and John wonder if we should have a drinking game.
June 6th Nominating the Indicted
Will the GOP actually nominate an indicted candidate? Mary Jo and John have some opinions.
May 30 In Defense of Old Presidents
Joe Biden is doing what he said he would do. Mary Jo and John wonder what else we should expect of him.
May 23 More Republicans Jumping In
Tim Scott has announced and Ron DeSantis is about to. Mary Jo and John look at the GOP field.
May 11th The Trump Poop Show
Trump's CNN Town Hall was worse than we could have imagined. John and Mary Jo explain why.
May 9th Liable in a Court of Law
Donald Trump was found liable for sexual assault. Mary and Jo think through what this means.
May 2 What Shall We Do With the Debt Limit?
Mary Jo and John talk about the coming catastrophe if the debt limit is not raised.
April 27 Blame it on the Mouse
Disney is fighting back with a lawsuit against Ron DeSantis. Mary Jo and John are betting on the Mouse.
April 25 Tucker, We Hardly Knew Ye
Tucker Carlson is gone from Fox. Mary Jo and John are having trouble feeling sad.
April 21 A Time to Settle
Mary Jo and John were looking forward to the Fox-Dominion trial. They have to settle for some discussion,
April 18 A Little Voting Music
At the bottom of the Fox affair was the conspiracy about voting machines. Who believes these things? Mary Jo and John try to figure it out.
April 15 Is It the End of Democracy?
Mary Jo and John are feeling a sense of urgency about the democracy. Find out why.
April 11 Do the Democrats Really Want Joe Biden?
Mary Jo and John are already handicapping the Presidential election.
April 4 Talking Law Stuff
What is the difference between felonies and misdemeanors? Mary Jo walks John through some law stuff.
March 31 Indictments
Donald Trump has been indicted. Is this a aberration or simply the legal system working? Mary Jo and John take it apart.
March 28 Ron DeLesser
Ron DeSantis has been on a book tour. Mary Jo and John make an assessment of his campaigning.
March 23 John Makes a Daring Prediction
No one knows what (or if) the Trump indictment might be but John gives Mary Jo a wild suggestion.
March 16 Oh, Gay Stinky Paree!
France is demonstrating against Macron's to change the retirement age. And the garbage is building up.
March 14 It's in the Bank
What does the banking crisis mean? Mary Jo and John look into it.
March 9th Does Trans World Airways Fly Into Florida?
The MAGA group is obsessed with trans people. Mary Jo and John try to sort out why.
March 6 Saying the Quiet Thing Out Loud
Donald Trump said, "I will be your retribution." Mary Jo and John look at what this means.