Boyd returns to the conversation between Justices Barret and Sotomayor to dig into how the Supreme Court makes decisions seperate of personal and public opinion. Once the Supreme Court is behind closed doors, their only job is to maintain the constitution. That's a duty that exceeds any presidential term.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court started hearings regarding NetChoices case against Texas and Floridas proposed social media regulations. We don't have a decision yet of course, we probably won't see one until late spring, but there's a feeling about which way the judges are leaning. No matter what their decision is, this case will surely set an important precedent for how social media interacts with free speech.
Earlier today, President Biden sat down with Speaker Johnson and several other lawmakers to discuss how to avoid a government shutdown despite tension growing from the border and aid conversations. You have to wonder, what did they solve in the 45 minute meeting and will it translate to a saving grace in the next three days. Joining Boyd from R-Street Institute to dive into the issue, James Wallner.
Congressional leaders met at the White House for a meeting together with President Biden to talk about the path forward to prevent another government shutdown. The good news? All leaders seemed committed to not go down the shutdown path. The bad news? They have only three days left to get everything done.
Yesterday was Study Abroad Day and in celebration, we're taking a look at the late Senator Paul Simon's Study Abroad Program Act that's going through a revival in the senate this year. The bipartisan bill takes the accolades on international education seriously, citing improved government participation, higher academic marks and more. Melissa Torres joins the show with her great piece on the issue from The Hill.
As the war between Israel and Hamas continues, how close are we to a ceasefire, a further release of hostages, or some other form of progress as the war grinds on? The humanitarian crisis in Gaza is only deepening, and Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu is facing increased protests and dissatisfaction with his government. Are we close to a breakthrough and a hostage release deal? And what are the plans for the region after the war?
Join Boyd to start your week and look past the headlines of the days biggest news. Jennifer Haberkorn from Politico talks us through how standing political relationships, or lack thereof, will affect the looming shutdown discussions. Todd Davis explains the importance of navigating difficult conversations. What does the Supreme Courts social media decision mean for the state of our nation? A presidential update, how AI might effect the 2024 election and more!
Boyd carries on with the enlightened conversation Judge Griffith led at the National Cathedral last Friday. Nothing will be solved or understood if we refuse to speak to the people who disagree with us. Remember: between all the dissent and disagreement, the Supreme Court Justices still eat lunch together.
On Friday, Judge Griffith led a conversation between Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Amy Coney Barrett during a unique event at the National Cathedral in our nation’s capital: “With Malice Toward None and Charity For All.” Boyd talks about why this event is so important in our current political climate- under heightened political division and many differing views, and how remembering our shared history can help shape a better future.
Artificial Intelligence is pervading every corner of culture. And, by nature, it's only growing larger as we interact with it more. But what are we teaching it? AI is not an unbiased source, it only knows what we tell it. So, as the programming begins to interact with politics, it's more important than ever that we stay curious about who our information is really coming from. Zia Muhammed, a cybersecurity researcher at North Dakota State University, recently published an opinion piece in the Hill about which candidate AI might be pushing us towards.