The Democratic candidates for president got together this week for their first head-to-head debate, but all the candidates clearly have a lot of work to do.
Hosts Eric Boehm and Matt Kittle open this edition of the Watchdog Podcast with a countdown of the most cringe-worthy moments from the debate, including Hillary Clinton's un-ironic claim that Edward Snowden should be punished for putting national security at risk (when, you know, she's trying to avoid accountability for doing much the same thing with her personal email server) and Lincoln Chaffee's claim that he didn't know what he was voting for when he helped repeal the Glass Steagall Act in 1999 (he now supports bringing that law back).
What's the number one moment in our countdown? You'll have to listen to find out!
Then, Watchdog reporter Bruce Parker sits down to discuss Vermont's ambitious green energy plan, which will cost lots of money and disrupt lots of Vermonters' lives in the name of saving the environment. The only problem: it won't actually save the environment and won't produce a measurable change in global carbon emissions.
All that, plus our Picks of the Liter and Nanny State of the Week, on this edition of the Watchdog Podcast.