On today’s show, The Atlantic’s Julia Ioffe joins us to discuss joins us to discuss her recent article in The Atlantic, What Putin Really Wants. While many Americans view Putin’s government as a powerful, well-oiled machine, Ioffe says it’s more like a messy, corruption-riddled bureaucracy with its various factions not always working together. “The Sopranos” is […]
Today, writer and editor David Klion (@DavidKlion) joins us to discuss how the left should orient itself to the Trump/Russia investigation. The thriving ecosystem of russia conspiracy theory and disinformation. What’s ‘real’ with the Russia story with regard to both ‘collusion’ and money-laundering? How the real story should be focused on the anti-democratic nature of […]
Trump threatens to destroy North Korea at the UN. Marcy Wheeler, of Empty Wheel, explains why the FBI are getting closer and closer to Mike Flynn and Paul Manafort. Robert Mueller is trying to get Mike Flynn and Paul Manafort to flip on the Trump origination. Who is leaking and not leaking? People close to […]
Cliff Schecter, is the GOP’s deathcare finally dead? Is Donald Trump about to take us into another level of Constitutional crisis? How close is Trump to firing the special prosecutor? The Republicans voter suppression strategy. Why we are turning into a banana republican and Democrats still can’t play hardball. Chop of (Chop and Steele), explains […]
Are millions of student loans invalid? Donald Trump thought destroying Obamacare would be easy. Rush Limbaugh knows that “liberal women” are running the Senate. How Jerry Moran back down on repealing Obamacare. Sean Hannity has a meltdown. An absurd new New Yorker piece claims that Trump supporters are distinct form Republican voters. On The Fun […]
Investigative journalist Craig Unger, explains the importance of money laundering in Russian organized crime. The links between the Trump organization and Russian mafia and oligarchs. Buying condos through shell companies. Who is Semion Mogilevich? Was the Russian Mafia a major part of Trump’s finances? Who is Felix Sater and was he like Whitey Bulger? And […]
Cliff Schecter, explains the state of play of healthcare repeal. How close is Mitch Mcconnell   to getting wavering Republican Senators. The Republicans perception of “win”. John McCain planning on voting now against the healthcare repeal bill. What happens to Republicans if they can’t repeal Obamacare? Who else was in the room with Don Jr. […]
Pat Robertson muses that British people might want to die in terrorist attacks, because of political correctness. Russian hackers appear to have triad to hack computers used for voting. Why voting integrity is a structural problem in America. The FBI arrests an NSA leaker. The Trump Administration admits that the Russia investigation is derailing their […]
Julie Ott, a Professor of Capitalist Studies at the New School, explains capital gains tax cuts and the push for inequality. Why the tax code favors investors over workers. The ACA and capital gains. The racial inequality built into lower capital gains rates. Capital gains cuts and racism and the southern roots of the policy. […]
Yale historian Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, explains his understanding of totalitarian regimes. How do institutions and democracies fall apart. Trump’s fascist impulse. Terrorism and justification for unrelated things. Differences and similarities and historical examples. What Trump and Hitler share in common. Why we should not obey in advance. […]