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Nutty In NYC

Thoughts, opinions, and ideas of Martin Nutty, a Dublin-born and New York resident podcaster. Covering matters political, economic and social with a smattering of literature thrown in.

Recent Episodes

10: Cruelty Is Not Cool

Sept. 20, 2022

Thoughts on Governor Ron De Santis of Florida, how he shipped migrants to Martha's Vineyard, and the long-troubled, painful relationship America has had with many arriving migrants to its shore NPR: On the Martha's Vineyard …

9: The Problem With Primaries

Sept. 2, 2022

Primary elections frequently result in highly partisan general election candidates. I think Alaska has figured out a better way to produce candidates that better represent voters. Alaska may be The Last Frontier state, but i…

8: Ranked Choice Voting

Aug. 26, 2022

How can somebody with only 26% of the vote win an election? That happened this week in the New York Democratic Primary for the 10th Congressional District. Is that good for democracy? I don't think so and I think Ranked Choi…

7: The Republican Coalition - Financiers and Foot Soldiers

July 15, 2022

All American political parties are made up of coalitions, or voting blocks, that are cobbled together to support either the Republican or Democratic Party. Looking at the Republican party I see it as broken down into two maj…

6: The Senate Filibuster - Jul 5, 2022

July 5, 2022

Why the Senate Filibuster needs to be eliminated. Why it's invoked more frequently by the Republican Party - the party of Non Governance. Understanding the 3 legs of Non Governance rule Some Links: Josh Marshall June 6th OpE…

5: A Brief History of the Republican Party

June 23, 2022

How did the Republican Party become what it is today? Here's a quick sketch of its long, strange and troubling journey

Recent Blog Posts

Is Alaska The Way Forward?

Many in the mainstream media consider Mary Peltola’s election to Alaska’s At Large congressional seat to be an upset. I believe, that when Am…