Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump named retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a prominent campaign surrogate and former Defense Intelligence Agency director, to be his National Security Adviser, and since the position does not require Senate confirmation, it will be entirely Trump’s decision.  Joining me today to talk all about retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and why it should be very concerning that he will likely have the next president’s ear on security issues is Josh Israel, who is the Senior investigative reporter for ThinkProgress.

Late in his campaign Trump frequently took to asking African Americans living in the “inner city,” “What the hell do you have to lose?” Well now that he has tapped Dr. Ben Carson to head the $47 billion agency that oversees home-mortgage lending, public-housing administration, desegregation efforts, and fighting housing discrimination; they may be about to find out.  Joining me today to talk all about how with Ben Carson at HUD, America’s cities really could become hellholes is Joan Walsh, The Nation’s National Affairs Correspondent.

With Barack Obama’s historic election in 2008, pundits proclaimed that the Republican Party was as dead as the Whigs. Yet as Democrats celebrated, a small cadre of Republican operatives began plotting their comeback by devising a way to take a tradition of dirty tricks to a whole new, unprecedented level. In his new book Ratf*cked: The True Story Behind TheSecret Plan To Steal America’s Democracy David Daley details how Republicans flooded state races with a gold rush of dark money made possible by Citizens United to reshape state legislatures, where the power to redistrict is held. David joins me on the show today to talk all about the book and the far-reaching effects of this so-called REDMAP program, which has radically altered America’s electoral map and created a firewall in the House, insulating the Republican Party and its wealthy donors from popular democracy. 

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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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In the wake of Donald Trump's victory in the Presidential Election we have seen a spike in media coverage of the white nationalist movement known as the “alt-right”, but how much support is there for the loose-knit coalition of white nationalists and other far-right extremists and how are they recruiting new members?  Joining me today to talk all about the movement and their efforts on college campuses across the country is Josh Harkinson of Mother Jones

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, from President Elect Trump announcing many of his Cabinet picks to Gov. McCrory in North Carolina finial admitting that he lost the election. Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.


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Monday, December 05, 2016

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Earlier today, North Carolina’s Republican Governor Pat McCrory conceded that he lost his re-election bid to Democrat Roy Cooper.  Joining me today to talk all about Gov. McCrory’s defeat and what role his championing of the state's anti-Transgender "bathroom bill" had to do with it is Chris Sgro the Executive Director of Equality North Carolina, a statewide organization working to secure equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender North Carolinians.  

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Friday, December 02, 2016


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The election of Donald Trump and Republican majorities in Congress will in all likelihood signal the death knell for the Affordable Care Act, but according to Russell Berman of The Atlantic Obamacare might not die so quickly.  As Republicans confront the complexity in policy and politics of replacing the law, they are leaning toward a strategy that would actually leave it on the books for as many as three more years.  Russell joins me today on the show to talk all about how Republicans are discovering that it might be just as hard to repeal the ACA as it was to pass it and what the future of Healthcare in America may look like.

This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with what with President Elect Trump’s latest Cabinet picks, his victory tour through the Midwest, and his deal with United Technologies to keep some of the jobs they are moving to Mexico in the US.   Joining me today to help us wrap up the week in politics is Eleanor Clift the Washington correspondent for The Daily Beast, where she covers the White House and writes about politics and culture. 


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Thursday, December 01, 2016

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On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump officially picked a man named Steve Mnuchin to be the next Treasury Secretary; and although Mnuchin’s most recent background is in Hollywood, he’s also an alumni of Goldman Sachs — making him an interesting pick for a man whose closing campaign ad railed against the “global establishment” and featured images of Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein and Manhattan’s Wall Street. But perhaps the most concerning aspect of his past is his tenure as owner and chairman of the bank OneWest.  Joining me today to talk all about Steve Mnuchin and his many victims is Bryce Covert, Economic Policy Editor at ThinkProgress

Today is World AIDS Day, which provides an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate those who have died. Since the first known cases of HIV in the United States appeared in 1981 public concern and fear about the growing number of people diagnosed increased and legislatures reacted to the public’s fear by passing laws based on the limited knowledge about HIV available at the time. In 1986, four states had passed laws that not only criminalized the transmission of HIV, but also criminalized behaviors that potentially or actually exposed others to the virus, including a host of behaviors that carry no risk of transmission.  Over the past 35 years, nearly 40 states across the country have passed similar laws, which are frequently called “HIV criminalization laws.”  Joining me today to discuss these laws and the impact they have on people living with HIV is Naomi G. Goldberg the Policy & Research Director for Movement Advancement Project which has just released a spotlight report on these laws.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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Last Friday, the National Review’s Tim Alberta, reported based on “conversations with a host of conservative legal experts at this week’s Federalist Society convention…many of whom have had discussions with President-Elect Donald Trump’s transition team”, that President-elect Donald Trump has settled on two finalists for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, Judges William Pryor and Diane Sykes.  Joining me today to talk all about these two Judges, their views, and the threat pose to the rights of millions of Americans is Ian Millhiser, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Editor of ThinkProgressJustice and the author of Injustices:The Supreme Court's History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting theAfflicted.

Since the results of the Presidential Election came in, Americans have been taking to the streets all across the country to voice their displeasure with the results and express their fears for the future of the country; but how do we take that anger, energy, and passion and turn it into something that will achieve real and lasting policy change in this country?  Joining me today to talk all about the importance and art of protest and what we can learn from history about its effectiveness in order to challenge President Elect Trump’s agenda is Pulitzer Prize winning author and New York Times editorial board member Tina Rosenberg who wrote a great column for The Times’ opinion page on Monday all about it. 


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Monday, November 21, 2016

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Since the beginning of his campaign for President, self-proclaimed white nationalists have happily embraced Donald Trump, and now that he has won the Election they are jubilant and are praising his choice of Stephen K. Bannon as chief strategist, as a win for their agenda. But who are these ‘white nationalists’ and are they any different from the white supremacists like the KKK who we are all familiar with?  Joining me today to talk all about the growing white nationalist movement in the United States and in Europe is Eric Kaufmann, Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London

President Elect Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress have for quite some time made it very clear that they are serious about repealing Obamacare, but according to Jonathan Cohn, Senior National Correspondent for The Huffington Post, don’t assume their dismantling of government health insurance programs will stop there.  For about two decades now, Republicans have been talking about radically changing the government’s two largest health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare; and Jonathan joins me today to talk all about how the health care safety net as we know it could be bound for extinction. 


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Friday, November 18, 2016

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On Sunday, we learned that that Stephen Bannon, the former Breitbart News chairman will be Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor, and today we found out that President Elect Trump has tapped Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for Attorney General which has sent shockwaves through Democratic and progressive circles.  Joining me today to talk all about Trump’s latest picks and the racist history of Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is senior fellow at People For the American Way Peter Montgomery.

This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with Trump announcing that Stephen Bannon, the former Breitbart News chairman will be his chief strategist and senior counselor and that Sen. Jeff Sessions, Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, and Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) will all also have  places in a Trump administration.  Joining me today to help us wrap up the week in politics is Eleanor Clift the Washington correspondent for The Daily Beast, where she covers the White House and writes about politics and culture.  


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