Donald Trump, Podcast — March 20, 2017 at 7:11 am

Episode 24 – The slow-motion rise of an American authoritarian regime wsg Sarah Kendzior


The show notes for Episode 24 are at

LOLGOP at Eclectablog: The House is on the verge of voting to uninsure 24 million Americans — here’s what you can do about it

Wikipedia: The Freedom Caucus

Sarah Kliff at Vox: CBO: GOP repeal bill would cause “thousands” of unintended pregnancies

Lee Fang at the Center for Media and Democracy: GOP Admits ACA Repeal Will Target Mandate Requiring Prenatal Coverage Why Medicaid Is Important to Seniors

Washington Post: House health-care bill will change to offer more help to seniors, Ryan says

Eclectablog: Trump in Michigan: Review of fuel economy standards needed because that “extra thimble of fuel” is killing automakers (PHOTOS)

Jane Mayer at The New Yorker: The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency – How Robert Mercer exploited America’s populist insurgency

Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you’ll remember. Amy Siskind does this and has a great list for week 18:

Benjamin Wittes & Quinta Jurecic at Lawfare: What Happens When We Don’t Believe the President’s Oath?

LOLGOP at Eclectablog: How to get your ‘Pro-Life Card’

INTERVIEW: Sarah Kendzior on Twitter: @SarahKendzior

Sarah Kendzior’s website:

Sarah Kendzior tweetstorm on Rex Tillerson and North Korea.


Detroit Free Press: EPA begins doling out $100 million for Flint

Detroit Free Press: Flint to stay on Detroit water through connector

Intro and Outro music: Zoolookologie by Jean-Michel Jarre from the album Zoolook.

The Sit and Spin Room logo by Anne C. Savage.

  • AdamNeira

    At the 1 hour 12 minutes 4 seconds mark of this broadcast, one of the hosts mentions that he doesn’t know how Sarah Kendzior sleeps well at night. i.e. Because she knows too much about all the corruption in the USA and World.

    Reminds me of..

    “All the Troubles of the World” is a science fiction short story by American writer Isaac Asimov. Where the “Multivac” super-computer, which has been tasked to analyse and consider all the big problems in the world goes silent for a long time but then sends out a final message, that states. “I want to die.

    The moral of this Multivac/Kendzior analogy is that the fair-dinkum truth tellers in the world, and those doing the heavy spiritual lifting, need to be recognised, supported and heeded now. They hold the very fabric of the universe together. To redeem all the evil that is in the world now the truth must be told and revealed about many, many things. Otherwise the truth tellers and those doing the heavy spiritual lifting will get exhausted.

    Remember: Work – Rest – Maintenance – Play

    Have a good day.