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Nadler's Requests & The Youngest Contender (with Pete Buttigieg)
Mar 7, 2019 · 1 hr 7 min
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Pete Buttigieg is the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a possible candidate for president in 2020. A Rhodes Scholar and U.S. Navy Reserve veteran, Buttigieg was elected at age of 29. He’s the author of a new book, Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future.


REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL:

Q&A and button

  • The House Judiciary Committee’s Document Requests, issued on 3/4/19, to 81 recipients
  • Representative Jerry Nadler’s interview on This Week (3/3/19), where he says impeachment is “a long way away”
  • An article in the NYT on Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment



The Interview –


Buttigieg’s political profile

  • An article from the NYT on the launch of Buttigieg’s Presidential exploratory committee
  • Frank Bruni’s 2016 op-ed, The First Gay President?
  • An article in the New Yorker from 2016 when Obama identifies Buttigieg as a rising Democratic star
  • Buttigieg’s 2015 op-ed, South Bend mayor: Why coming out matters
  • Buttigieg’s 2000 winning essay for “Profiles in Courage” on Bernie Sanders


Philosophers and philosophies

  • An overview of John Rawls’ philosophies, plus his 2002 obituary
  • A history of utilitarianism
  • An overview of Immanuel Kant’s moral philosophy, plus a chapter by Professor Michael Sandal, who helps break down Kantian ethics (and how it compares to a utilitarian perspective)


Labels and etymology

  • A fact check from the Washington Post about the application of the word “socialism,” and its shifting usage in politics (historical and present); Plus analysis from Gallup polls on Americans’ perception of socialism
  • An explanation from Merriam-Webster Dictionary on the origin and etymology of the word “liberal”
  • A definition of “progressive” plus an article from the NYT Magazine analyzing the use of the word “progressive” in politics


Presidential politics and policy

  • Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar’s announcement, in the middle of a snowstorm
  • An op-ed in the Washington Post about presidents and military service
  • The Intermediate-Range Treaty, plus an explanation from the NYT on the INF Treaty, and what it means that the U.S. is withdrawing from it
  • A video from Ted-Ed on the Electoral College and Congressional Research Service report on its history, plus an article from Politico on the prospect of electoral college reform
  • An article from NBC Chicago on Obama’s Indiana win in 2008


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