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.