Monthly Archives: March 2015

#54: Ted Cruz for President; Al Sharpton’s Place in History; Chris Borland & NFL Concussions

(Recorded March 28, 2015) This Week: (1) a quick-fire roundup of the week’s political news; (2) Ted Cruz announces his bid for the presidency; (3) a discussion of Al Sharpton’s place in history; and (4) Chris Borland & the NFL concussions crisis.

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This Congress, Your Honor?

Last week in the oral argument for King v. Burwell, Donald Verrilli got a good laugh from the audience in response to a hypothetical posed by Justice Scalia. See page 54, line 9 of the transcript. We noted this LOL moment in episode 51 (airing Tuesday), and I got to thinking, “There should be a Twitter bot that reads oral arguments and links to laugh lines.” So I accidentally pulled an all-nighter putting one together. Meet @LOLSCOTUS.

Right now, it’s working through the back catalogue, but it should catch up with current arguments pretty soon. Above, you’ll find a tweet pointing all the way back to 2002.