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This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at some consequential falsehoods being peddled about the state of the economy. Then we're joined by Judd Legum, who writes Popular Information, to talk about how corporate America is trying to move past the January 6 insurrection under intense pressure from the GOP. And then Alex Kane, a cont…
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show by throwing some shade on the idea that there is a "civil war" raging within the GOP. Then we're joined by journalist and author Natasha Lennard to talk about the right's latest phony threat, critical race theory, and the very real danger of white backlash politics. And then Vanderbilt University political …
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a look at the bizarre alternative universe right-wing politicians and their alternative media has created where peaceful demonstrations are always reported as violent riots. This kind of propaganda has a far-reaching impact given that most cops believe it. Then we're joined by economist Dean Baker from…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at how Biden continues to enjoy bipartisan support as long as you count Republican voters and not elected officials. Then we're joined by civil rights attorney Tahir Duckett to help us process the Derek Chauvin murder trial and the purportedly "accidental" killing of Daunte Wright just miles …
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at how the right has completely dropped the mask and is openly saying that we would be better off if fewer people voted. Then we're joined by Glenn Kirschner, a former federal prosecutor and legal analyst for NBC, to talk about how corporate America is pushing back on Republican efforts to ma…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at how conservative dark money groups are running scared at the thought of Democratic electoral reforms. Then we're joined by The Washington Post's Paul Waldman to talk about Joe Biden's big infrastructure and jobs bill, and the rapidly changing politics in Congress. Finally, we welcome Kaili…
 
This week, we're joined by Alex Shephard, a staff writer at The New Republic, to talk about why the legacy media fell so hard for a demonstrably false conservative narrative about the Biden administration's policies creating a "crisis" at our southern border. Are they just trying to demonstrate to Trump's supporters that they're going to be tough o…
 
This week, Joshua Holland warns that Democrats had better get to the bottom of a disturbing report that suggests Customs and Border Protection officials are intentionally creating a border "crisis" to hurt Joe Biden's presidency. Then we check in with Eric Boehlert, who writes PressRun, for his insights about the legacy media's early coverage of th…
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show lamenting the fact that the same people who insist on opening everything up and rail against wearing masks are now threatening to keep America from achieving herd immunity by refusing to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Then we are joined by Ryan Enos, a professor of government at Harvard University, to tal…
 
This week, right-wingers were outraged over an inaccurate report that Hasbro was making Mr Potato Head gender-neutral, furious that Dr. Suess's estate decided to stop publishing a handful of his books and offended by Joe Biden claiming that Republican governors who rejected public health officials warnings and lifted their states' mask mandates wer…
 
Ari Berman, a reporter at Mother Jones and author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, joins us to talk about how Republicans are capitalizing on Donald Trump's lies about the 2020 election being stolen to redouble their efforts to make it more difficult to vote-- and why those efforts might just fail. Then we we…
 
We kick off this week's show with a look at the immigration reform bill Democrats unveiled this week, which will likely be a key test of Joe Biden's belief that he can get legislation passed through the Senate with bipartisan support. Then we're joined by Leah Greenberg, co-founder of Indivisible, to talk about the vitally important fight for democ…
 
We kick off this week's show with a look at what should be another blockbuster story of corruption during the Trump regime, when senior political appointees at William Barr's Department of Justice allegedly obstructed justice to protect Rudy Giuliani even as he sought to overturn Trump's loss. Then we're joined by Adam Jentleson, a former staffer f…
 
This week, we kick things off with Republicans in disarray, as the vestigial traditionalists struggle to prevent Marjorie Taylor Greene from becoming the leader of their party. Then we're joined by Rewire News Group's Imani Gandy to talk about the second impeachment of Donald Trump and the unusual feeling that Democrats have learned from recent yea…
 
This week, we're joined by David Neiwert, the author of Red Pill, Blue Pill: How to Counteract the Conspiracy Theories That Are Killing Us, to talk about the heartbreak of losing a loved one to the QAnon cult--or down similar rabbit holes--and why it's so difficult to bring them back to the real world. This is something that social psychologists re…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off our first show after the curtain fell on Donald Trump's failed presidency with a rant about the right's maddening weaponization of Joe Biden's promise to promote healing and unity. Then we're joined by Slate's Jordan Weissmann to talk about what the new administration can and probably can't achieve with an evenly…
 
There's one one story that matters this week. First, we're joined by Crooks and Liars Managing Editor Karoli Kuns to talk about the second impeachment of Donald Trump, and where the MAGA insurgency might go from here. Then we speak with Nicholas Grossman, a professor of international relations at the University of Illinois and senior editor at Ars …
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show marveling at the emotional rollercoaster of winning two Senate runoffs in Georgia just before Trump incited a violent insurgency that shook the country. Then we are joined by Adele Stan, director of Rightwing Watch, to talk about what went down in DC, and some of the likely ramifications of what Senator Chu…
 
Liz Preza and Joshua Holland kick off our final show of 2020 with a look at what may be the single most outrageous thing Donald Trump has done as president. Then we're joined by Mike Rothschild, a writer and researcher tracking the increasingly mainstream far-right conspiracy complex, to talk about how the QAnon movement became so widely distribute…
 
This week, we're joined by David Dayen, executive editor at The American Prospect, to talk about how the Biden administration could interpret existing laws to get around GOP obstruction in the Senate and deliver real progress on healthcare, wages, the environment and a host of other problems facing the American people.…
 
This week, we're joined by ProPublica reporter Lydia DePillis to discuss Donald Trump's efforts to "burrow" loyalists into the federal civil service and pass or finalize a slew of federal rule changes that threaten to bog down a new administration even as he refuses to acknowledge his defeat.By Raw Story & AlterNet
 
We kick off the show with a look at what was truly a banner week in right-wing tantrums, with Trump lambasting Attorney General Bill Barr for not backing his election fraud conspiracy theories, a civil war breaking out in conservative media over the upcoming Senate runoff races in Georgia and recently pardoned former General Michal Flynn joining ca…
 
This week, Cliff Schecter is our guest host while Joshua Holland and Elizabeth Preza have the week off. Cliff speaks with Kim Lawson, senior editor at Courier, to talk about President-elect Joe Biden's win in Georgia and the state's upcoming Senate run-off elections. Then, Cardinal & Pine reporter Sarah Ovaska gives a firsthand account after witnes…
 
Liz Preza and Joshua Holland kick off this week's show lamenting how utterly exhausting it is that the Donald Trump show just keeps dragging on and on like a horror movie monster that just won't die. They also look at a wild presser by the few remaining lawyers still working for the regime, who are not the best and brightest. Then we're joined by P…
 
This week, we talk about election, the election and then discuss some details about the 2020 election. There's no other news anyway. Liz Preza and Joshua Holland kick things off recounting the emotional roller-coaster rides they took on Tuesday night. And then Salon columnist Heather "Digby" Parton joins us to talk about Trump's ham-fisted attempt …
 
This week, Liz Preza and Joshua Holland talk about two murders — one imaginary and the other metaphorical — and the mysterious disappearance and miraculous discovery of some top secret Hunter Biden papers that Fox News host Tucker Carlson is certain will swing the election to Trump. Then we're joined by John Stoehr of The Editorial Board to talk ab…
 
Liz Preza and Joshua Holland kick off this week's show by recoiling in horror at the thought of sexy-time with Rudy Giuliani -- and by wondering if Borat will end up saving the republic. Then we're joined by Oliver Willis, a senior writer at The American Independent, for a wide-ranging discussion of what a post-Trump GOP might look like, and what D…
 
This week, Liz Preza and Joshua Holland talk about Rudy Giuliani's clumsy attempt to make an October Surprise out of Hunter Biden's emails and the predictable outrage from the right when the legacy media didn't run with it like they did Uranium One four years ago. Then we're joined by attorney and CNN columnist Jill Filipovic to discuss Amy Coney B…
 
We kick off this week's show with a look at Attorney General Bill Barr's push to prosecute Democratic elected officials and charge protesters with sedition, and his preemptive defense of meddling in criminal cases for corrupt purposes. This is all getting really bad and scary, but there is a path out. Then we're joined by epidemiologist Eric Feigl-…
 
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