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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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This Week’s Discussion:

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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October 26, 2018  

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In this week’s episode, the latest on the cover-up of the murder of a dissident journalist by Saudi Arabia, with the assistance of the US administration.  How, through his repugnance and abdication of US leadership, President Trump, along with his political party, have emboldened criminal and anti-democratic activity here and around the world.  We address the latest on the bombs mailed to Trump's opponents and targets of his vitriol.  A Trump supporter has been arrested, and the President's hollow calls for unity and civility are undermined by his own rhetoric and actions.  Even while this is going on, he cannot help but stoke the anger and fears of his supporters as it continues to represent his party's only path to political power.  We again call on voters to rescue this country in less than two weeks. 

 

 

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October 13, 2018  

 

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This Week’s Discussion:

In this week’s episode, we consider how low a political party in America can sink.  We explore the news of the week and how it all evidences a political party that has given up any pretense of wanting to govern for all Americans.  The reaction to Nikki Haley's resignation demonstrates how low the bar has been set for members of this administration.  The climate threat continues to grow for everyone other than US Republicans, even as Hurricane Michael proves it can be ignored, but not avoided.  Saudi Arabia kills a journalist and US again displays its abdication of its world leadership role.  Trump is an international  criminal and his resume is phony...and his base doesn't care.  GOP again demonstrates it can only stay in power through lies, bigotry, and voter suppression.  Brett Kavanaugh joins the Supreme Court and thereby reduces whatever legitimacy it had left.  Republicans show what they are made of.

 

 

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October 4, 2018  

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In this week’s episode, we consider the spectacle of the President of the United States being laughed at at the United Nations; and then lying about it.  We thank our founder and producer, Damian Hardeen, for giving birth to Forward Nation Radio and wish him the best of luck as he embarks on his new career in media.  And we spend the bulk of our show discussing the "performance" of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the implications of a Republican party committed to ramming through the appointment to the Supreme Court of a demonstrated liar, partisan, and temperamentally unsuited likely sexual predator.     

 

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August 30, 2018  

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This Week’s Discussion:

In this week’s episode, we remember on John McCain after his recent passing.  A senator and war hero, we call upon the times when he represented a rift in the Republican Party, but also remember when his maverick personality was seemingly not so evident.

How the “swamp” seems to be growing each passing week.  Focusing on the recent events of the Manafort conviction and Cohen plea, there appears to be no end to the level of corruption and injustice occurring within both the Trump administration and Republican Party.

 

 

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August 23, 2018  

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How much is actually hidden in the fine print and what are corporations getting away with that we cannot see as consumers?

 

 

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August 16, 2018  

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Job growth numbers are in and they don't look good. Learn exactly why trickle-down economics doesn't work.

 

Defining a recession: The vicious cycle of reduced spending, reduced growth, and fear in the marketplace is misunderstood and mischaracterized by the right.

 

 

    

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August 8, 2018  

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Trump’s associates on trial.

 

The Myth of Trickle-Down Economics: Are positive economic indicators like jobs and GDP growth a result of Trump’s efforts, or are they just a continuation of Obama’s earlier work?

 

 

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