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Mark Riley: The Intersection of Politics and Culture

Dec 21, 2022

In this episode, anti-abortionists want to jail people who traffic in the
abortion pills that have become popular since the Supreme Court
gutted Roe v. Wade.

President Joe Biden wants to improve relations
with countries in Africa, in part to keep up with China. Will it work?

Florida Governor DeSantis facing opposition...

Dec 12, 2022

Donald Trump, remember him, now wants to shred the Constitution because, wait for it, voter fraud from 2020. He also got himself a couple of setbacks in recent days! Brittney Griner has been freed from a Russian gulag, but not everyone is happy. The House passes legislation to protect same sex and interracial marriages;...

Nov 28, 2022

In his episode, as we head into the Holiday season, are the gaps between haves and have-nots getting wider?  Why are some in Media just started to pay attention?
The real heroes of the 2022 World Cup aren’t much talked about, and they’ll remain heroes no matter the outcome of the games.
Wonder how many mass...

Nov 21, 2022

Like a bad penny, like a recurring boil, he’s
back. I predicted wrongly on this, but why is Donald Trump running for
president again? Elon Musk may have inflicted a death blow on
Twitter. Can he stop the bleeding? Quick takes on Nancy Pelosi
stepping aside from her role as House Speaker, more homophobic
murders, this...

Nov 14, 2022

Well, the midterms are done, and all I can say is “Mea
Culpa”. While I never thought there would be a red wave, or
tsunami, or anything else the punditocracy predicted. I did, however,
think that the Democrats might lose both houses of Congress.
Thankfully, that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. And...