PG 66: Foreign Policy-Palooza! & Financial Regulation

This week, it’s a seriously foreign-policy centric Politics Guys, with Jay and Mike discussing the presidential candidate forum moderated by NBSC’s Matt Lauer, an agreement between Russia and the US on Syria, North Korea’s nuclear advances, and a bill to allow victims of 9/11 to sue Saudi Arabia. After that, Mike channels his inner Bernie Sanders over financial regulation.

6 thoughts on “PG 66: Foreign Policy-Palooza! & Financial Regulation”

  1. I would be interested in a “Ask the Politics Guys” episode where you talk about the pros and cons of the TPP.

    1. That’s a great idea, and we’ll put it on the to-do list. We’re working through an ATPG question and interview backlog right now, but I’m hoping we’ll feature it sometime in mid-October. If you’d like, I can say it’s from Dustin from … well, I’d need to know where you’re from, so feel free to let me know if you’d like. (And it’s fine if you’d rather not, of course.) – Mike

        1. I think TPP is a great idea! It seems like it’s unpopular without anyone even knowing what it is? This week you guys alluded to past Presidential candidates, and a few weeks ago Mike blew my mind when he said he proudly voted for Bush Sr. I was too young to understand maybe, but I had a very different perception of him. A discussion about legacy of recent past Presidents would be really interesting. In light of Obama’s 4th quarter rush to create a legacy, and the thoughts being batted around that we might do well to give the executive branch more power in creating policy because of that focus on long-term legacy, I think it would be interesting to hear your thoughts on legacies? Thanks!

          1. Interesting idea – a show on presidential legacies would probably take some research, but it could be great for after the election madness is over. Thanks for the suggestion!

          2. FWIW, my main interest in the TPP comes from the fact that my office mate is always railing against it. I asked him what his tops concerns are and he sent me this link ( If/when a TPP episode comes up it would be interesting to hear comments on some of the EFF concerns.

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