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Friday, August 16, 1996

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  • Reflecting on the Republican National Convention

    Goodman discusses the speeches of Bob Dole and Jack Kemp with Larry Bensky and Juan Gonzalez. Topics include the Republican emphasis on the traditional nuclear family, the emphasis on values over economics, Dole’s attacks on teachers’ unions, and the Republican position on immigration. The three also share anecdotes from the week, including Gonzalez’s chance encounter with Dole and Kemp at a Mexican restaurant and Goodman giving directions to Ralph Reed.

  • U.S. Taxpayers Party Convention kickoff

    Hansen discusses the major tenets of the U.S. Taxpayers Party, particularly their opposition to the IRS, support for a constitutional amendment banning abortion, and desire for a constitutional republic based on biblical principles. Clarkson notes the Party’s links to militia movements and the radical beliefs of key Party figures, including advocacy of the death penalty for homosexuals and adulterers. Both argue, from different perspectives, that the party should not be ignored by mainstream media.

  • Comedy from the Republican National Convention

    Clips of comic pieces (from both the right and the left) from the convention floor and the protest pen. Included are a speech by Kay Bailey Hutchison, an interview with Paula Poundstone, and a satirical 'anti-immigration' group that advocates for the gentrification of the U.S.-Mexico border and the deportation of Linda Ronstadt.