Category: Podcast

Martin Luther King, Jr. never gave an “I Have a Complaint” speech – with special guest messaging specialist Anat Shenker-Osorio

Martin Luther King, Jr. never gave an “I Have a Complaint” speech – with special guest messaging specialist Anat Shenker-Osorio

Old white dudes are scared by minorities and turned on by blondes so much that the right even started a news channel that’s always doing one or the another Or to put it another way, Republicans require dog-whistling to win. That’s the finding of research conducted by our guest Anat Shenker-Osorio along with Prof. Ian Haney López with help of […]

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Are we reliving 2016 in 2018? (w/ Josh Pugh from For Our Future) and a Manafort update from Marcy Wheeler/@EmptyWheel

Are we reliving 2016 in 2018? (w/ Josh Pugh from For Our Future) and a Manafort update from Marcy Wheeler/@EmptyWheel

Marcy Wheeler on Twitter: @EmptyWheel Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: Paul Manafort’s $46 Million plea deal Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: Checkmate: The Manafort cooperation is pardon proof Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: The objection that made Mueller’s case Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: A comparison of Rick Gates and Paul Manafort’s plea deals This week Democrats lead in many polls expanded to double […]

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The 2018 midterm election: A matter of survival – with special guest Laura Packard

The 2018 midterm election: A matter of survival – with special guest Laura Packard

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Stacey Abrams, Andrew Gillum, Ayanna Pressley, Sharice Davids, Rashida Tlaib. Julius N. Richardson, A. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr., Andy Oldham, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh. In the Democratic Party it’s the most diverse of times. Between 30 and 40 new women are poised to enter the House next January, shattering the previous record of 24 set in 1992’s “Year of […]

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The most important place for democracy – with special guest Michigan Supreme Court candidate & civil rights lawyer Sam Bagenstos

The most important place for democracy – with special guest Michigan Supreme Court candidate & civil rights lawyer Sam Bagenstos

Donald Trump is the God’s way of teaching us the importance of down-ballot races. For about half a century, the right has been manufacturing an assault at every layer of government, from the lowest state house to the highest court. And the successes over the last few decades have largely gone unnoticed despite their raging successes. They were so successful […]

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This is your brain on Trump – with special guest Gil Duran, cohost of the FrameLab podcast with George Lakoff

This is your brain on Trump – with special guest Gil Duran, cohost of the FrameLab podcast with George Lakoff

BREAKING: Omarosa releases the only Omarosa tape you'll ever need to hear. pic.twitter.com/s0YvcWKWAQ — LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) August 27, 2018 That was the only Omarosa tape anyone ever needed to hear and it’s pretty much the best advice to stopping Trump: IGNORE HIM — and it’s the one strategy that definitely has not been tried. Right here your brain is probably […]

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A George Wallace rally looked a LOT like a Trump rally – wsg historian Kevin M. Kruse & educator Mitchell Robinson

A George Wallace rally looked a LOT like a Trump rally – wsg historian Kevin M. Kruse & educator Mitchell Robinson

Not everyone can get into Princeton, but almost everyone can afford a movie ticket and even Paul Manafort can still access YouTube. Conservatives have spent the summer of Kanye’s MAGA hat using PragerU videos and Dinesh D’Souza’s latest “0% on Rotten Tomatoes” endeavor to make the case that it’s just a huge coincidence that Republicans are closing 7 of 9 […]

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Republicans want to debate, Democrats want to WIN! with special guest Carolyn Fiddler of Daily Kos

Republicans want to debate, Democrats want to WIN! with special guest Carolyn Fiddler of Daily Kos

Unlike Trump, physics follows laws. This misogynistic presidency has inspired an equal and opposite reaction from women of the United States. And voters are rewarding them. Women have outperformed men in primaries, with just their appearance on a ballot often seen as a rebuke to Trump, who ironically judges women exclusively by their appearance. A total of 185 women have […]

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We can’t continue to sleep on the judiciary – with special guest Chris “#StopKavanaugh” Kang

We can’t continue to sleep on the judiciary – with special guest Chris “#StopKavanaugh” Kang

What aren’t they hiding? They aren’t hiding that Bret Kavanaugh was on a the second draft of the list of judges provided to Donald Trump by the founder of the Federalist Society to assure the far right that he’d make all their wettest dreams come true. We know that Donald Trump said that he’d only appoint justices who’d overturn Roe […]

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Beyond Identity Politics: Research proves Dems shouldn’t be afraid to talk about class AND race

Beyond Identity Politics: Research proves Dems shouldn’t be afraid to talk about class AND race

America’s Achilles Heel is race. That’s so obvious that even Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin figured it out. The roughly 3,500 Facebook ads created by the Russian-based Internet Research Agency “consistently promoted ads designed to inflame race-related tensions. Meanwhile, the world’s biggest birther was calling all but some Mexicans “rapists.” And it worked. With some help from Putin, James Comey, […]

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What Has Saved Trump – with special guest Corey Robin

What Has Saved Trump – with special guest Corey Robin

In the history of polling, no president besides George W. Bush right after 9/11 has ever been more popular with his own party at this point in his presidency than Donald Trump, with 88 percent approval. But even with his compound in flames, David Koresh’s approval with the Branch Davidians was still close to 100 percent. During GOP primary of […]

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Gonna Get Her ELECTED! with special guest Lily Herman

Gonna Get Her ELECTED! with special guest Lily Herman

Donald Trump isn’t just a misogynist. Donald Trump is a misogynist who cheats on his pregnant wife without a condom. Donald Trump is a misogynist who argued that a woman who accused him of sexual harassment was not hot enough to assault. And Donald Trump is the misogynist who is about to gut Roe v. Wade. Unsurprisingly, women have noticed. […]

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