In this post inauguration episode we reflect on the legacy of Donald J. Trump and the impact he’s had on the country, the world and the presidency. We’ll run down some of his most notable accomplishments in office and give credit where it is due. We’ll also look at some of the more significant failures he’s faced while in office. Then we’ll take a look at what the long last impact of his time in office will have on numerous aspects of life moving forward before we look to the future of the Biden administration and discuss the challenges facing the new president and how we think he will handle them.
Insights Into Teens: Episode 94 “Current Events: Insurrection”
This week we address the difficult topic of the January 6th protest turned insurrection at the United States Capitol Building. It was a dark and scary time for our country to see what was thought to be peaceful protestors supporting President Trump’s claim of victory in the 2020 United States Presidential election March on the Capitol, lay siege to a joint session of congress and breach the building all for the purpose of disrupting the final stage in certifying the election.
We’ll discuss what happened and the progression from protest, to riot to insurrection. We’ll layout the timeline of events as we know at this moment. We’ll talk about some of the crimes committed and the assault on the building itself and what led up to it.
We’ll also talk about the outcome. What was the ultimate result of the insurrection. What happened to the people who participated. What consequences the president and his party face as a result. What the future might hold after this unprecedented event. And finally we’ll have an open discussion about how to talk to your kids about events like this so they can understand what is going on, feel safe with day to day life and can cope with the fear and anxiety unexpected events like this can bring on.
Insights Into Teens: Episode 85 “Running for President”
In this episode we take a look at the Presidential Election. We’ll explore what the requirements are to run for president and what the process of a presidential election looks like. We’ll explain complicated things like the Electoral College in a simple and easy to understand way. Then we’ll look at some of the reasons people run for president and some of the drawbacks to being president. Finally we put Madison on the spot as our fictional candidate and ask her some of the real questions that our presidential candidates are asked. Some of the answers are very interesting.
Insights Into Tomorrow: Episode 3 “Battleground Iran”
This week’s episode is ripped from the headlines as we explore the rising tensions between the United States and Iran. We look back at nearly a century of history between the two nations and what brought us to the current brink of war that exist between the two countries. We’ll explore the current relationship not only between the United States and Iran but also how that relationship is influencing the United State’s position around the world with both it’s allies and adversaries. Then we’ll take a look at the various scenarios laid out before us and speculate on the direction that the current conflict will go, the impact on future administrations and the overall stability in the region.
Insights Into Tomorrow: Episode 1 “Presidential Impeachment”
In this episode we explore the nature and definition of presidential impeachment while looking at how it has been employed in the past. We look at what the process entails, how it should be employed and how congress is using it in the modern world. We also look at the current process underway, examine the merits of the facts and explore the impact such actions will have on the future of our country.
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