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Trump finally gets his moment in the sun, why he agreed to reopen the government. The media and the left are so desperate for signs of a functioning presidency that we look for unity and bipartisanship where none exists. Trump, instead, demonstrates that he is only the president of his base, and will be happy to rip this country apart in order to keep it, in a State of the Union address designed to incite the right. We discuss what former congressman John Dingell, who just passed away, teaches us about GOP lies and manipulation.

 

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February 2, 2019  

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Our intelligence agencies and even the Republican Senate rebuke Trump...but only if one considers facts and reason. The progressive movement in the Democratic Party.  Politics aside, here's why those calling for higher taxes on the rich are RIGHT! The economic and moral case for a more progressive tax system, and how the vast accumulation of wealth has allowed those yelling loudest against taxing the rich to claim the "centrist" high ground.

 

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January 26, 2019  

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The government shutdown ends--at least for a few weeks--as Donald Trump declares victory (without one) and goes home to fight another day.  We analyze Trump's speech signaling the end of the shutdown, point out many of its falsities (really, who can count them all?), and discuss why he was willing to capitulate.  Is his faux populist bubble beginning to burst?  Also, the Russia investigation creeps that much closer to the Don (no, we didn't mean to say Donald) with the indictment of Trump crony, and all around heckuva guy, Roger Stone as Trump continues to openly commit federal crimes.

 

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January 23, 2019  
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We talk about how current events, including the longest government shutdown in US history, once again demonstrate the irreplaceable role of government in promoting well-being.  Microsoft offers to donate money to ease the housing crisis in Seattle.  Recent research indicates climate change is accelerating even more rapidly than previously feared, not that this info is shared with anyone. Will the government shutdown ever end and, most egregiously for Trump, will it threaten his State of the Union lie-fest?  How the latest on Russia and other current events indicate what happens when you abdicate governing responsibility and instead simply up your appeal to bigots. Chief Justice Roberts continues to show his colors, the Supreme Court continues to demonstrate its lack of legitimacy, and why won't liberals acknowledge that? The NY State Senate finally begins to show what a true progressive populism should look like, along with LA teachers, while the other half carves up the world in Davos and we again see the vast gulf between the parties and the need for a steeply progressive tax system.  

 

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January 17, 2019  

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We talk about the longest government shutdown in US history, and how it is enabled by a President and political party that cannot feel empathy and care not a whit for the people they are hurting.  Trump's "the only thing we have to fear is not enough fear" speech, and how the facts continue to argue against the bigotry espoused by the President and his minions. The confirmation hearings for Attorney General designed William Barr, and why haven't a tyrant-enabler at US chief law enforcement officer may not be such a good idea with a tyrant-wannabee President. The latest bombshells on Trump's collusion with Russia, and the fact that we are having to ask ourselves if, or maybe to what extent, the President of the United States is an agent of a hostile foreign power.  What should be done as the evidence continues to mount that the President is a criminal, that he assumed power through criminal behavior, and that he is not seeking to promote the interests of the country? 

 

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January 8, 2019  

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The Trump government shutdown approaches the longest ever, its impact on Americans becomes more and more dire, the Senate remains in hiding, and Trump’s and Republicans’ disdain for ordinary Americans becomes even more pronounced. Trump again demonstrates he cares only for himself, with lots of company in the GOP. Trump backs off on Syria, but not his wall even as false equivalencies continue to give Trump and GOP more cover than they deserve.  More on discredited GOP policies needing to be laid to rest, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s latest effort to do so, while making Democrats progressive again regarding taxes.  How her tax proposal is misconstrued by the media, citizens, and Republican congresspersons, and a primer on how marginal tax rates work (not just for GOP congressmen) and why progressive taxes are fair, necessary and historically-vetted.  Continuing to burst the myth of the economic and moral superiority of the rich.  

 

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January 2, 2019  

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In this week’s episode we ring in the, shall we say promise, of the new year.  We address the tremendous chasm between the two sides in this country right now, and the role of communication in creating and expanding this divide.  NASA can send a ship to the edge of the solar system to study a block of ice, and Americans can elect Donald Trump President.  The continuing government shutdown is further evidence of the divide in this country, as Trump seeks to placate his brain dead base.  The new Democratic House majority unveils its progressive agenda to promote democracy and the interests of citizens, and thus highlights the divide with the GOP that is seeking to undermine both.  Both the GOP and reality continue to demonstrate the intellectual bankruptcy of core Republican ideology: market efficiency; limited government; Republican managerial and fiscal responsibility; states' rights; supply side economics; the superiority of the rich.    

 

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December 25, 2018  
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In this week’s episode we talk about Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and President Trump seeking to calm financial markets in light of worst stock market month since the Great Depression.  We discuss the latest on the government shutdown and what it means to have the criminal and the insane running the country, including the continuing power of the right-wing fringes and the need for a really big...wall.  The Trump Foundation, aka the Trump family pocketbook, is shut down.  Does this mean we might talk about it for a while, rather than an actual charity like the Clinton Global Initiative?  Nah!  The departure of the stabilizing influence of Defense Secretary "Mad Dog" Mattis and what is left "running" the country as Trump lashes out wildly at all around him, including Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and anyone else he can blame for his incompetence.  The war in Syria ends?  The battle against ISIS as well?  Which former President is Trump most like?  (Hint: it's the one whose presidential fate we want him to share.)  And yet, if we can just survive Trump, there are so many hopeful signs for the future as Republican shibboleths continue to go up in flames.  IF.    

 

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December 16, 2018  
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In this week’s episode we talk about a federal judge overturning the Affordable Care Act and how it sheds further light on Chief Justice Roberts' long game and the constricting of the Commerce Clause as well as GOP efforts to remake the federal judiciary. Trump fixer Michael Cohen is sentenced and a host of Trump cronies line up to plead guilty and/or cooperate with the Special Counsel, as the noose tightens around the President's neck. The profundity of the choice between the parties becomes clearer, as Dems seek a Green New Deal and GOP continues to insulate itself from democracy while seeking planetary destruction for financial gain. Nancy and Chuck meet with the President and try to show the office the respect it does not get from its inhabitant. Trump civics lessons. Time's Person of the Year choice is a middle finger to the GOP and the right's assault on truth and reason. 

 

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December 9, 2018  
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In this week’s episode we address the latest indications that the House may soon have no choice but to impeach. The latest defections from Trump.  Did you know the deadline to get coverage under the ACA is approaching?  That's because the White House doesn't want you to.  The Post Hoc fallacy and the Trump economy.  Why George H.W. Bush, despite his many flaws, is the "best" the GOP has had to offer for  a long time.  In other words, the least stinky turd in the sewer. The GOP's latest assaults on democracy, and its leadership warranting prosecution and long internment.  The existential threat posed to the US by the GOP's dismantling of what's left of US democracy.  Was Labor Secretary Alex Acosta an enabler of child sex trafficking, and is he thus the Mississippi of Trump cabinet officials? 

 

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