Your free Podsite trial has expired, but you still have time to upgrade!

Claim your custom domain name todayClaim your domain

#58) On the complexity of reconciling imperfection with principles

70 minutes

Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard inspired me! As my winner of last night's Democratic primary debate for cracking open Senator Kamala Harris' complex and arguably quite troubling record of hypocrisy and injustice I cannot help but wonder: to what degree to we grant anyone-- whether it is Sen. Harris in her run for president, or even just ourselves-- the leeway of humanness and the inevitability of imperfection? When is a mistake one where we say "oh, everyone makes mistakes" and move on, and when is a mistake so troubling as to bring about a major response of consequence such as disqualification of the office of the U.S. presidency? 

So in this episode I will take a look at Sen. Harris' record in the context of questioning adherence to principle in the midst of complexity. Specifically, I examine her healthcare proposal, and her record as the Attorney General of California. One media organization that proves time and time again to be a great source as I contemplate these kinds of questions is VOX. There are two articles from them today that were exceptionally useful. 

Kamala Harris’s Medicare-for-all plan, explained

Kamala Harris’s controversial record on criminal justice, explained


Listen to the Public Comment Podcast on Radio Public 

Subscribe  to my YouTube channel at 

Visit me on Facebook at

Follow me on Instagram at

Tweet me at

Connect with me on LinkedIn at 

Email me at

More episodes from Public Comment

How you can listen to this podcast

You can listen to episodes right here on the website, or if you prefer, in a podcast app. Listening in an app makes it easier to keep track of what you’ve already heard, listen without using your data plan and many other conveniences.

Recommended apps
Start listening to INTRODUCTION: On Mediums of Self Expression
Start listening to INTRODUCTION: On Mediums of Self Expression