Luciano and Juhem continue their discussion of Latinx secularism as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. They mention the importance of online communities in creating a safe space for Latinx people who doubt religion and to meet others with similar doubts. They also discuss how irreligion is spreading in Latin America and why religious identification varies so much across the region. Links: Secular Latino Alliance Hispanic American Freethinkers Religion in Latin America (Pew Research)
En nuestro segundo episodio Juhem y Luciano discuten varios temas. El primer segmento se enfoca en la estrategia de los líderes del partido Demócrata para ganar las elecciones del 2018. El segundo segmento trata de apropiación del término "valores familiares" para el uso de la población no religiosa. El programa cierra con una discusión de los eventos en Charlottesville el mes pasado.
Luciano and Juhem recap the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia last month. They argue about what to do with Confederate monuments and disagree about what's the best way of contextualizing those artifacts. They also discuss President Trump's response. The show closes with observations about weaponizing vehicles and the GOP enablers of this practice. Links: After Charlottesville Rally Ends in Violence, Alt-Right Vows to Return (Sarah Posner, Rolling Stone) Update: US President Trump’s Response to Charlottesville Events (Human Rights Watch) Legislation, Cars, And Protesters: How Laws Can Be Affected By Tragedy (Luciano GonzalezSin/God) Be Not Constrained: James Croft on Humanists’ Responsibility to Fight Oppression (Point of Inquiry)
In this belated episode Luciano and Juhem discuss ways of appropriating the term "family values" from the Christian Right. They explain what they mean by family values and why they think these are issues that progressive secularists can lead on.
Modern Family Values Could And Should Define Future Democrats (Luciano Gonzalez Sin/God)
Democrats Need To Stop Considering Backing Anti-Choice Politicians (Luciano Gonzalez Sin/God)
Representing Secular Family Values (Juhem Navarro-Rivera The LatiNone)
Anti-abortion Democrats fading from the scene (Reid Wilson The Hill)
In this episode Juhem and Luciano discuss the Democrat's reboot, also known as "A Better Deal." They focus on three articles with different takes on the future of the Democratic Party.
Everything That’s Wrong with the Democratic ‘Reboot’ in One Lousy Op-Ed (Ian Haney López, Moyers & Company)
The Democratic Party Is in Worse Shape Than You Thought (Thomas B. Edsall, New York Times)
Democrats Are Trying to Win the 2018 Midterms in All the Wrong Ways (Steve Phillips, The Nation)
America Has a Long and Storied Socialist Tradition. DSA Is Reviving It (John Nichols, The Nation)
En este primer episodio de "La experiencia de Benito Juárez" los coanfitriones Luciano Gonzalez y el Dr. Juhem Navarro-Rivera hablan de sus metas para esta versión en español de su podcast The Benito Juárez Experience. También hablan sobre los temas discutidos en la versión en inglés del podcast.
This week Luciano and Juhem discuss the recently decided SCOTUS case Trinity Lutheran v. Comer. We debate the merits of the case, discuss the nuanced differences in opinion between justices, and wonder what's next in church-state jurisprudence with Utica College political science professor Daniel Tagliarina.
A Major Church-State Ruling That Shouldn't Have Happened (Garrett Epstein, The Atlantic)
Written by Professor Tagliarina
This week Luciano discusses how the world view’s America in the Trump era looking at a recent Pew Global poll conducted around the G20 meeting where Trump ranks last among the 4 main leaders of the G20 (China, Germany, Russia) in terms of confidence. Juhem analyzes some of the global public opinion while also finding time to discuss global First Ladies.
U.S. Image Suffers as Publics Around World Question Trump’s Leadership (Pew Global Attitudes & Trends)
Tracking U.S. favorability and confidence in the U.S. president, 2002 to 2017 (Interactive Chart by Pew Global)
First Lady Incidents
Poland (Vanity Fair)
Japan (The Hill)
USA (Boston Globe)