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Isaac Saul

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Roe v. Wade is struck down.

On Friday, the Supreme Court ended the constitutional right to an abortion, overruling the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling and... more

27 Jun 2022 · 36 minutes
INTERVIEW: Clementine Morrigan on cancel culture, social justice, and white guilt.

Clementine Morrigan is not someone you'd expect to be an outspoken critic of the left. Warning: this episode contains explicit language You... more

24 Jun 2022 · 56 minutes
The SCOTUS religious school ruling.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that Maine violated the Constitution when the state refused to make public funding available... more

23 Jun 2022 · 27 minutes
The whole point of Tangle

A message from Isaac about what this is and why we do it. Plus, some quick hits from yesterday's news. You... more

22 Jun 2022 · 17 minutes
The drag show controversy.

One of the newest culture war battlegrounds in the U.S. is the exposure of children to drag shows. Plus, a... more

21 Jun 2022 · 27 minutes
Republicans flip a Texas seat.

Last week, Republican Mayra Flores won a special election for an open congressional seat in South Texas. Her win over... more

20 Jun 2022 · 28 minutes
The Fed takes on inflation.

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve approved the largest interest rate increase since 1994 and signaled it would continue lifting interest rates... more

16 Jun 2022 · 26 minutes
The SCOTUS bill & Kavanaugh threats.

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the Supreme Court Police Parity Act to extend Supreme Court security to the family... more

15 Jun 2022 · 28 minutes
A gun control deal in the Senate.

On Sunday, a group of 20 senators said they struck a bipartisan gun safety framework, a major breakthrough in talks... more

14 Jun 2022 · 24 minutes
The Jan. 6 hearings

On Thursday, the Jan. 6 committee held the first of its prime time hearings on the events leading up to... more

13 Jun 2022 · 29 minutes
INTERVIEW: Dorothy Schulz on how we can reform police.

On today’s episode, we are sitting down with Dorothy Schulz to discuss Biden's executive order on policing. Dorothy was a... more

12 Jun 2022 · 37 minutes
California's election results.

We have most of the results from Tuesday's primaries now. One of the things many people were watching was how... more

09 Jun 2022 · 29 minutes
Ilya Shapiro's free speech fight.

In January, Shapiro — a prominent lawyer who had just been hired as a law professor at Georgetown — became... more

08 Jun 2022 · 27 minutes
The Peter Navarro indictment.

On Friday, Navarro, a White House adviser to former President Donald Trump, was indicted by a grand jury after failing... more

07 Jun 2022 · 24 minutes
The Michael Sussmann verdict.

Last week, Sussmann was found not guilty of lying to the FBI when, in 2016, he passed on a tip... more

06 Jun 2022 · 28 minutes
Red flag laws.

Members of the Senate are working together to adopt a set of red flag laws or create incentives for states... more

02 Jun 2022 · 29 minutes
Biden's executive order on police.

The order came on the two-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd and after Congress failed to pass bipartisan... more

01 Jun 2022 · 27 minutes
The Uvalde police response.

On Sunday, the U.S. Justice Department announced it was going to launch an investigation into the police response to the... more

31 May 2022 · 25 minutes
Biden's Taiwan comments.

On Monday, President Joe Biden was visiting Japan when he told world leaders that the U.S. would militarily defend Taiwan... more

26 May 2022 · 25 minutes
We are broken.

Every now and then, Isaac feels compelled to abandon the Tangle formula and write something from the heart. Today is... more

25 May 2022 · 29 minutes
An update on Afghanistan.

It has now been over nine months since the U.S. left Afghanistan, so we thought it’d be a good time... more

24 May 2022 · 26 minutes
The $40 billion Ukraine bill.

On Thursday, the Senate approved $40 billion of additional military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine. Plus, a question about where... more

23 May 2022 · 27 minutes
The midterm results (and what they mean).

Primaries took place in Idaho, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. To narrow our focus a bit, we are going... more

19 May 2022 · 27 minutes
Sweden and Finland bid for NATO.

Plus, an update on primaries, and a reader question about the baby formula shortage. You can read today's podcast here. You can... more

19 May 2022 · 26 minutes
The Buffalo Shooting.

On Saturday, 10 people were killed in a grocery store in Buffalo, NY, by an 18-year-old white man. The violence... more

17 May 2022 · 27 minutes
The baby formula shortage.

Over the last few weeks, what began as a pandemic-era quirk has spiraled into a national crisis. More than 40%... more

16 May 2022 · 26 minutes
Allowing Trump back on Twitter.

On Tuesday, Elon Musk said he would reverse Trump's Twitter ban if he takes over the company. Plus, are Republicans... more

12 May 2022 · 26 minutes
The inflation problem.

Yesterday, President Biden addressed the country on inflation, telling Americans he understands what they are grappling with and that solving... more

11 May 2022 · 28 minutes
Democrats' abortion bill.

In the wake of the Roe v. Wade opinion leak, which revealed that the Supreme Court is ready to overturn... more

10 May 2022 · 26 minutes
J.D. Vance's win in Ohio

Last week, Vance won the Republican primary for the hotly contested Senate seat that opened when Republican Sen. Rob Portman... more

09 May 2022 · 24 minutes
INTERVIEW: Jacob Mchangama on the history of free speech

Jacob Mchangama is a Danish lawyer, human-rights advocate, and social commentator. He is the founder and director of Justitia, a... more

09 May 2022 · 37 minutes
The Disinformation Governance Board.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says it is stepping up an effort to counter disinformation from Russia, along with... more

05 May 2022 · 25 minutes
The end of Roe v. Wade?

On Monday night, Politico published a bombshell story that included a leaked draft of a majority opinion striking down Roe... more

04 May 2022 · 40 minutes
Prayer at school.

Thanks for your patience as our podcast platform was down for software updates this afternoon! On today's ep; Last week,... more

03 May 2022 · 30 minutes
Forgiving student debt.

President Joe Biden is reportedly nearing a decision on how to handle forgiving student debt for borrowers, a policy he... more

02 May 2022 · 28 minutes
Listener Mailbag: Your questions answered.

Plus, an exclusive offer for listeners of the pod. You can read today's podcast here. You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking... more

28 Apr 2022 · 38 minutes
The Kevin McCarthy tapes.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is considered the favorite to become speaker of the House, replacing Rep. Nancy Pelosi... more

27 Apr 2022 · 26 minutes
Elon Musk buys Twitter.

Yesterday, after weeks of news reports swirling about Musk's involvement with the social media giant, Twitter accepted his takeover bid.... more

26 Apr 2022 · 30 minutes
Macron wins in France.

Yesterday, Emmanuel Macron defeated Marine Le Pen in France's presidential election, becoming the first French president in 20 years to... more

25 Apr 2022 · 24 minutes
Libs of TikTok.

A "very online" story, but one that quite a few listeners have asked about. The controversy surrounding the alleged "doxxing"... more

21 Apr 2022 · 30 minutes
Federal mask mandates end.

On Monday, Florida Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle declared the Biden administration's Covid-19 mask mandate for public transportation unlawful. The ruling... more

20 Apr 2022 · 28 minutes
The RNC's debate decision.

On Thursday, the Republican National Committee (RNC) voted to withdraw from the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), effectively ending more... more

19 Apr 2022 · 26 minutes
A year ago, I went all in.

A departure from form today, as Tangle reaches an important milestone. Thanks for listening. You can read today's podcast here. You can... more

13 Apr 2022 · 22 minutes
Amazon workers unionize.

Amazon workers in Staten Island, New York, voted to unionize earlier this month, the first time a successful organizing effort... more

12 Apr 2022 · 26 minutes
Ketanji Brown Jackson's judicial philosophy

We're covering Judge Jackson's confirmation and what it means for the court. Plus, a question about the "gap" in Trump's... more

11 Apr 2022 · 24 minutes
INTERVIEW: Politics + Media 101's Justin Higgins

On today’s podcast, we are sitting down with Justin Higgins. Justin is the host of Politics + Media 101, he... more

10 Apr 2022 · 51 minutes
Your criticism, my response.

Every once in a while, a newsletter we publish generates enough feedback and criticism that we feel it's necessary to... more

08 Apr 2022 · 33 minutes
War crimes in Ukraine.

Over the last two weeks, a series of news reports broke about the town of Bucha, which sits in the... more

07 Apr 2022 · 22 minutes
Elon Musk joins Twitter.

Yesterday, the social media platform Twitter announced that Musk would be joining its board of directors. The announcement came just... more

06 Apr 2022 · 24 minutes
The Disney controversy.

A closer look at what is going on with Disney and and the events unravelling in Florida. There are two... more

05 Apr 2022 · 28 minutes
The Iran Nuclear Deal negotiations.

For the past several months, the Biden administration and the European Union have been negotiating to reinstate the 2015 Joint... more

04 Apr 2022 · 26 minutes
The end of Title 42.

Yesterday, The New York Times reported that the Biden administration is planning to end Title 42, the emergency CDC health... more

31 Mar 2022 · 23 minutes
Biden's new budget.

Is this a pivot? A White House budget like this is not a binding document; it is more like a... more

30 Mar 2022 · 23 minutes
The Ginni Thomas texts.

The conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas caused a stir last week when her text messages... more

29 Mar 2022 · 25 minutes
Biden's Warsaw speech.

On Saturday, the president traveled to Poland to deliver what was billed as the most important speech of his presidency... more

28 Mar 2022 · 22 minutes
An update in Ukraine.

It has now been one month since the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine began. It has been 10 days since... more

24 Mar 2022 · 25 minutes
Ketanji Brown Jackson's hearing.

Jackson was nominated to become a United States Supreme Court justice on February 25. Yesterday was the second day of... more

23 Mar 2022 · 25 minutes
The Hunter Biden story.

Last week, The New York Times published an update on an ongoing federal investigation into Hunter Biden (Tangle covered that... more

22 Mar 2022 · 27 minutes
A gas tax holiday.

With the average price of gasoline at $4.25 per gallon, politicians are discussing ways to drive the price down. As... more

21 Mar 2022 · 23 minutes
INTERVIEW: Scott Tinker on the future of energy

Scott Tinker is an energy expert, geologist, and documentary filmmaker trying to carve out the "radical middle" on the future... more

20 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
INTERVIEW: Scott Tinker on the future of energy

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Scott Tinker is an energy expert, geologist, and documentary filmmaker trying to carve out the "radical middle" on the future of energy.... more