Moments from now Mike Johnson of Louisiana will become Speaker of the House and I just found out that Johnson and his wife have a podcast about ‘religious conservatism’, basically a heavy focus on abortion bans, opposing gay marriage and the like. Before entering Congress Johnson was a ‘religious liberty’ activist. It’s on Apple Podcasts and Spotify and the rest. You have to figure that opposition researchers are going to be listening to it pretty closely. The first episode I’m listening to is Episode 12 “The Truth about January 6th that You’ve Never Been Told”. After that there’s Episode 14 “Post-Roe America: What Happens Now?” Johnson supports an absolute national ban on abortions.
|November 3, 2023 4:23 p.m.
It’s hard to analyze public questions with dispassion and wisdom in today’s brutal cacophony of social media driven public conversations….
|November 2, 2023 1:30 p.m.
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|November 1, 2023 3:48 p.m.
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|October 31, 2023 3:16 p.m.
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