The show notes for Episode 47 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/08/episode-47-a-wetter-hotter-white-supremacy-with-special-guest-ari-berman.html
Before we get started today, I learned after recording this podcast episode that Dawn and Mike Wagner have likely lost their home to flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Mike is the composer of “Unclaimed”, our intro music into the Flint Water Crisis update each week. Please keep them in your thoughts and send prayers and other positive mental energy.
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Ari Berman gets a new job!: Mother Jones Announces Newsroom Expansion
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Ari Berman at The Nation: Congressional Democrats Introduce Ambitious New Bill to Restore the Voting Rights Act
H.R.2978 – Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2017
National Voter Registration Day – September 27th – info HERE.
Glenn Thrush and Julie Hirschfeld Davis at the New York Times: Trump Eyed ‘Far Higher’ Ratings in Pardoning Joe Arpaio as Hurricane Hit
Angela Helm at The Root: 10 Disgusting Things Joe Arpaio Did as Sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz.
Michael Lacy at the Phoenix New Times: Prisoners Hang Themselves in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Jails at a Rate That Dwarfs Other County Lockups
John Dougherty at the Phoenix New Times: Dog Day Afternoon
Mark Joseph Stern at Slate: The Arpaio Pardon Is a Bad Sign for the Mueller Investigation
Why the "Mueller will save us; just wait" crowd is deluded. Trump will abuse power to furthest extent possible. Congress needs to act now. https://t.co/kkAatet7Jz
— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) August 26, 2017
LOLGOP at Eclectablog: This is what we’re up against in 2018
Jimmy Tobias at The Nation: Michigan Suffers From Some of the Most Extreme Gerrymandering in the Country
LOLGOP at Eclectablog: Trump’s presidency depends on his tax breaks for the rich
But how do you write this article and not mention that the average tax cut for millionaires in Trump's plan is over $260,000 a year? https://t.co/Du2j1lX7Pt
— Michael Linden (@MichaelSLinden) August 29, 2017
Kendra Pierre-Louis at Popular Science: The invisible engine that made Hurricane Harvey worse
Matt McGrath at the BBC: Hurricane Harvey: The link to climate change
Michael Grunwald at Politico: How Washington Made Harvey Worse
Laura Royden and Michael Li at the Brennan Center for Justice: Extreme Maps
Glenn Kessler at The Washington Post: Ted Cruz’s claim that two-thirds of the Hurricane Sandy bill ‘had nothing to do with Sandy’
Ron Fonger at MLive.com: Employee warns of burnout, lack of knowledge among Flint water plant workers
Allie Gross at the Detroit Free Press: Nurses, pharmacists at Flint’s Hurley Hospital awaiting negotiations for new contract
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