23 – Farewell, 2018

The JDRC Politics Podcast

Episode 23

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

We’re back! In this episode, we talk about 2018 as a whole, and what the past and future of politics entailed and entails. Listen above to learn more.

Here are the main topics discussed on this episode of The JDRC Politics Podcast

  • America and China started a trade war
  • Trump had another chaotic year in the White House throughout 2018
  • In the 2018 midterms, Democrats won the House, but Republicans increased their majority in the Senate
  • The Senate confirmed Kavanaugh despite the Democrats’ opposition
  • Teresa May clings to power with no deal approved by parliament and Brexit scheduled for March 29
  • Russian agents poisoned Sergei Skripal and his daughter
  • AMLO became president of Mexico
  • French protest Macron

Some other notable mentions…

  • Facebook was besieged by scandals like Cambridge Analytica and fake news
  • Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against rebels and America retaliated
  • Xi Jinping cemented his authority
  • Despite a meeting with Kim Jong Un, Trump has made little progress negotiating with the DPRK
  • Trump exited the Iran deal and levied crippling sanctions
  • Populists control Italy
  • Putin continues his rule
  • Malaysians got rid of the corrupt party
  • Climate change caused devastating wildfires but Trump denied that global warming had a role
  • Gun violence continued in the US
  • Ethiopia is engaged in peace efforts with Eritrea
  • Saudi agents murdered Jamal Khashoggi

Memo mentioned in the show: https://static.politico.com/28/7f/80157df74b96bb352b10f8b7aa66/09-30-18-mitchell-memo-ford-allegations.pdf



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