Mike and Dan dive into the maelstrom of activity coinciding with the launch of a formal Impeachment Inquiry in the US House of Representatives. We talk about the amount of noise this will generate and how it will become increasingly important to find reliable primary sources to understand what’s going on. We also discuss the growing need to turn off the 24-hour news cycle and find time to reflect.
How do civics and legal education relate to the emerging zeitgeist? How do we create safe places to learn in a world where manipulated outrage is turned viral by social media and the need for hot takes? How do we stay informed without being consumed by our chaotic and cacophonous times?
We don’t have too many answers but we grapple a bit with some big questions on this week’s show. Enjoy!