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Archive for August 2017

There’s More to Antifa Than the Media Coverage Suggests; David Neiwert on Charlottesville and the Right’s New Extremists

August 23, 2017 @ 1:49 pm

This week, we'll speak to Scott Crow, an author and former antifa activist, to talk about what the media coverage tends to miss about these often controversial groups of radical fascist-fighters. 

 

Then we'll be joined by David Neiwert, a veteran journalist who's covered far-right movements for years. David is currently the Pacific Northwest correspondent for SPLC's Intelligence Report and the author of the upcoming book: Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump. We'll talk to him about the riots at Charlottesville, and what they say about the latest iteration of white nationalism in the US.

 

Playlist:
Guns 'n' Roses: "Civil War"
Barry McGuire: "Eve of Destruction"
Buffalo Springfield: "For What It's Worth"

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Why Tax “Reform” May Prove Disastrous for the GOP; The Circle’s Closing in Around Trump; What About Medicaid-for-All?

August 6, 2017 @ 11:46 am

This week, we'll talk to Stan "The Budget Guy" Collender about the upcoming battles over tax reform, a new budget resolution and a debt ceiling hike. Collender, a columnist at Forbes, says that a divided GOP could end up self-immolating over all of this despite having unified control of government.

 

Then we'll be joined by Lindsay Beyerstein, an award-winning journo and host of The Breach by ReWire, to talk about Trump's hilarifying phonecalls to his counterparts in Mexico and Australia, and about the investigative noose that appears to be tightening around his White House.

 

Finally, we'll be joined by Nevada Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle, who introduced a bill that would have allowed Nevadans to buy into his state's Medicaid program. The measure was vetoed by Brian Sandoval, The Silver State's Republican governor, but Sprinkle is planning on reintroducing it in the future. Well talk about some of the pros and cons of this idea.

 

Playlist (can you discern a theme?):
Joe Cocker: "Summer in the City"
Alan Jackson: "Summertime Blues"
Shaggy: "In the Summertime
DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince: "Summertime"

 

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