On this episode of Fermenting Opinions, we discuss the issues with Steven Reynolds, Democratic primary candidate for U.S. Congress in the 4th District of Tennessee. In doing so, we give Mr. Reynolds the opportunity to explain his policy stances and to answer specific questions about how he would advocate for Tennesseans and our country as a whole.
On this episode of Fermenting Opinions we have a seemingly rare opportunity to have a chat with a real proponent of the Antifa movement with a twist: he professes a nonviolent approach and claims much of the movement does as well.
On this episode of Fermenting Opinions we are graced with the presence of Friend of the Ferment, Ross Jaynes. Ross is our tech guru who taught us how the sausage is actually made. We talk with him about who he is, his community involvement and projects, his county commissioner run, what’s next for him, and why journalism is such a pain the ass for everyone under the Trump Presidency.
On Episode 8 of Fermenting Opinions, we unpack the case of Coach Joseph A. Kennedy, an assistant football coach from Bremerton, Washington who was refused a contract extension for his religious practices. From there we discuss religious freedom rights and the constraints placed upon public officials regarding their religious practices performed under color of office.
On this episode of Fermenting Opinions, we talk about the events that transpired in Charlottesville with Bradley Dick, a Friend of the Ferment who was present for the rally and who witnessed the attack by James Alex Fields, Jr. Bradley shares his story with us, providing detailed factual context as he witnessed the events unfold. From there we talk about his impressions about the events of that day and where he believes those events will lead us in the near future.
On this re-release of Fermenting Opinions’ Episode 4 we discuss two topics: the congressional special election in Georgia between Ossoff and Handel–and what this signifies for both parties and the nation as a whole–as well as the trial of Officer Jeronimo Yanez in the killing of Philando Castile.
On this episode of Fermenting Opinions, we talk to the Chair of the Maury County (TN) Democratic Party, Seth Campbell to hear more about being the political minority in Republican territory. From there, we weigh in on the Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, VA and where the fingers should point.
On this (re-released) episode of Fermenting Opinions, we discuss deflection in debate–particularly why and how it has become a common practice in political debate. We also explore the tu quoque fallacy, whataboutism, and our own coined phrase: The “But Hillary” Fallacy, while trying to show why these positions are an impediment to the employment of reason to any topic at-hand.
On this Episode of fermenting Opinions we discuss the Bill Browder testimony before the Senate judiciary committee, the Magnisky Act, why this is important to the ongoing Trump-Russia scandal, and why nobody noticed when this was happening.
Below will be the links to the written opening statement by Browder as published by the Atlantic and the full video of the Browder testimony.
On this episode of Fermenting Opinions we talk about the two Dirty I’s: Islam and impeachment. We talk about the Regressive Left (all 12 of them), vs the Far Right and how they both get it wrong on their interpretation of Islam and sharia. From there James leads us on a deep dive on the procedure and the requirements that have to be fulfilled to successfully impeach a president and just how likely that is in our current political climate.