Blind Partisan Episodes
No. 25 - Money in Politics
Many US voters have fears over the influence of money in politics. This episode Jacob and Elliot discuss their thoughts on money in politics, Lobbyists, and the impact of Super PACs and dark money.
No. 25 - NAFTA VS New NAFTA + Some Rants
President Trump has announced a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico to amend NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement). This episode Jacob and Elliot discuss their initial reactions to the new NAFTA deal and have some fun ranting about who knows what.
No. 24 - Kavanaugh Accusations
3 Women have come forward and accused supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. This episode Jacob and Dalton discuss how this may effect his nomination and how Republicans and Democrats have responded to the allegations.
No. 23 - Hurricane Florence and FEMA
Hurricane Florence Ravaged the US East coast and now Elliot and Jacob discuss our nations response to hurricanes, how (or if) FEMA should be funded, and the effects of global warming on hurricane frequency and intensity.
No. 22 - Working in the Trump White House
The chaos of the Trump White House is the topic of this Blind Partisan episode! Jacob and Elliot discuss the anonymous op-ed written by a trump white House staffer in this episode.
No. 21 - Tech Companies VS Politics
Elliot and Jacob discuss the feud between President Donald Trump and Google on this episode of Blind Partisan. As usual, they take several detours to discuss whether tech giants should be treated as utilities, whether “facts” can have implicit bias, and some creepy examples of tech companies spying on people.
No. 20 - Wisconsin Race for Governor with Phil Anderson and Patrick Baird
Elliot, with special guests Phil Anderson and Patrick Baird of the Libertarian Party of Wisconsin discuss the race for the positions of Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin and the challenges that arise for them as third party candidates on this episode of Blind Partisan. They discuss some of the most pressing issues to Wisconsin Citizens like schools, the legalization of Marijuana, and Foxconn.
No. 19 - Alex Jones
Elliot and Jacob discuss Info Wars Host Alex Jones on this episode of Blind Partisan. They discuss the recent purge of his content from several major platforms like YouTube, Itunes and Spotify. They discuss censorship and where the line should be. They also discuss the battle between content creators and the platforms they publish on.
No. 18 - Trump and the Media
Elliot and Jacob discuss President Donald Trump's relationship with the media in this episode of Blind Partisan. They discuss how both media on the left like MSNBC and media on the right like Fox News perceive the president as well as the interactions of Donald trump on social media.
No. 17 - Tariffs
Elliot and Jacob discuss the trade war currently brewing between between the United States and Canada in this episode of Blind Partisan. They discuss how tariffs in general hurt both parties, which countries have the largest tariffs and why the US federal government is being aggressive with trade.
No. 16 - Russia
Elliot and Jacob discuss the relations between the United States and Russia in this episode of Blind Partisan. They discuss some of the acts that Russia has committed, Whether Russia is an enemy of the United States, and whether US President Donald Trump has been compromised by the Russian given recent meetings between Trump and Putin in Helsinki, Finland.
No. 15 - Supreme Court
Elliot and Jacob discuss the United States Supreme Court on this episode of Blind Partisan. They discuss the announced retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, his nominated replacement Brett Kavanaugh and the problems facing our justice system
No. 14 - Landlords, Parodies and Medical Marijuana with Wendy Coriell
Wendy Coriell joins Elliot on this episode of Blind Partisan. They discuss the legalization of Marijuana, especially for medical uses. They also discuss negative experiences with landlords and the shakeups with city council.
No. 13 - Hotel Tax and Expo Center with Erik Hoyer
Brown County Supervisor Erik Hoyer joins Elliot on this episode of Blind Partisan. They discuss Brown County's controversial sales tax, the benefits of reducing the county's debt, and the need to fund the new expo center.
No. 12 - Wheel Taxes and Sales Taxes with Kathy A. Hinkfuss
Green Bay City Council Candidate for District 12 Kathy A. Hinkfuss joins Elliot on this episode of Blind Partisan. They discuss Green Bay's wheel tax, the number of years the tax should last, and how much constituents approve of an increase to sales taxes.
No. 11 - Sales Tax.. Let the People Decide with Eric Drzewiecki
Brown County Board Candidate for District 4 Eric Drzewiecki joins Elliot on this episode of Blind Partisan. They discuss how the Brown County Sales tax should be put up to a referendum, how non voters are created, and whether or not taxes are theft.
No. 10 - The Issues That Matter to District 2 with Veronica Corpus-Dax
Green Bay City Council District 2 Candidate Veronica Corpus-Dax joins Elliot on this episode of Blind Partisan. They discuss the likely losses that Colburn Pool will incur and how Green Bay can attract young professionals.
No. 9 - Running for Local Government with City Council Candidate Shannon Spoehr
Green Bay City Council District 7 Candidate Shannon Spoehr joins Elliot on this episode of Blind Partisan. They discuss what drives a citizen to run run for public office for the first time and the disenfranchisement voters.
No. 8 - Paying for the Pool with Green Bay Alderman Chris Wery
Green Bay City Council Alderman for District 8 Chris Wery joins Elliot on this episode of Blind Partisan. They discuss the shipyard project and what roadblocks led to the Green Bay bullfrogs moving to Ashwaubenon. They also talk about the numbers behind Colburn Pool and how it could pay for itself.
No. 7 - Fixing Green Bay Dysfunction with City Council Candidate Brian Johnson
Green Bay City Council District Candidate Brian Johnson joins Elliot on this episode of Blind Partisan. They discuss respecting the opinions of peers in City Council to get projects done, getting rid of personal issues and moving forward for the city, implementing term limits, what the job of the city is to provide to the public, fixing roads, implementing a wheel tax, and public safety.
No. 6 - Colburn Pool and Council Dysfunction with City Council Candidate Debbie Jacques
Green Bay City Council District 8 Candidate Debbie Jacques joins Elliot on this episode of Blind Partisan. They discuss the Colburn Pool project and why opinions from constituents are mixed on the issue and how the pool plans will change the Colburn area. They also discuss the dysfunction of the Green Bay City Council, how it can be fixed, and how disunity causes Green Bay to lose potential developers and development projects.
No. 5 - Get to Know the Candidate with Green Bay City Council Candidate Vanya Koebke
Green Bay City Council Candidate Vanya Koebke joins Elliot on this episode of Blind Partisan. They discuss Vanya's plans and opinions on matters in Green Bay for why he is a good fit to run for City Council. Vanya also talks about being pro tax payer, wanting to attract new businesses, fixing roads and sidewalks, abolishing assessment taxes for roads, implementing a wheel tax, and the current dysfunction in City Council.
No. 4 - Wheel Tax Doubts with Green Bay Alderman Randy Scannell
Green Bay Alderman Randy Scannell joins Elliot on this episode of Blind Partisan. They discuss how a Wheel Tax could be beneficial to road repair for Green Bay and taking costs heavily off of citizens living along roads being worked on. They also talked about some of the issues that may arise from the Wheel tax such as increasing costs over time.
No. 3 - Wheel Tax with Green Bay Alderman Bill Galvin
Green Bay Alderman Bill Galvin joins Elliot on this episode of Blind Partisan. They discuss how a Wheel Tax could be beneficial to road repair for Green Bay and taking costs heavily off of citizens living along roads being worked on. They also talked about city budgets, city staff layoffs, and the price of road assessments.
No. 2 - The State of Wisconsin with Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Jeff Rumbaugh
Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Jeff Rumbaugh joins Elliot on this episode of Blind Partisan. They discuss how Jeff's views differ from lifetime politicians, what Care. For REAL. means, school safety and openness, and....bees?
No. 1 - Brown County Tax Payers Association with Tom Sladek and Rich Heidel
Tom Sladek, Treasurer and Rich Heidel, President of the Brown County Taxpayers Association join Elliot Christenson on the first episode of Blind Partisan on Newsmakers Network. They discuss the association’s lawsuit against Brown County related to the new county sales tax which began on January 1, 2018. Additionally, they discuss the different forms of taxes used in Brown County for economic development, and prioritizing money to work on beneficial community projects and much more.