Podcast — January 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

EPISODE 68 – Think of Donald Trump as Chickenpox


The show notes for Episode 68 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/01/episode-68-think-of-donald-trump-as-chickenpox.html

The Good:
CBS News: Who are the Republicans retiring from Congress after 2018?

Veronica Stracqualursi at CNN: Trey Gowdy steps down from House Ethics Committee, citing ‘workload’

Gabriel Debendetti and Daniel Strauss at Politico: The next GOP panic: Governors races

The Bad:
Jeff Stein at The Washington Post: Smoking penalties, ER fees, premiums on the poor: How states want to shrink Medicaid

Jared Bernstein and Hannah Katch at The New York Times: Trump’s Medicaid Work Requirement Will Backfire

Mattie Quinn at Governing: Work Requirements May Be Just the Beginning of Medicaid Changes Under Trump

The Shrugly ¯\_(ツ)_/¯:
LOLGOP at Eclectablog: Trump’s attack on the free press is perfect practice for the 2018 midterms

George Lakoff and Gil Durán at The Sacramento Bee: Trump is using Twitter to manipulate the country. Here’s how to stop falling for it

Jason Sattler at USA Today: Forget birthers. We need a ‘worther’ movement to demand Trump’s tax returns

Mark Hicks at The Detroit News: Board recommends returning control to Flint officials

Chris Savage at Eclectablog: THESE AREN’T THE CRIMINALS YOU’RE LOOKING FOR: Michigan Gov. Snyder & AG Schuette arguing that Emergency Managers are not “state officials” in Flint Water Crisis lawsuit

Tracy Samilton at NPR: Federal Judge Orders All Parties In Flint Water Case Into Mediation

Ron Fonger at MLive: Water consultant says former Flint EM wouldn’t pay to fully soften river water

Ron Fonger at MLive: Former Flint Emergency Manager: ‘My job did not include ensuring safe drinking water’

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Music clips
Intro music: Zoolookologie by Jean-Michel Jarre
Unclaimed by Mike Wagner/Total Strangers
Outro music: Complain from the movie Bob Roberts by David Robbins & Tim Robbins