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6/12/17 // John Cluverius on Contacting Legislators

John Cluverius joins the show to discuss his findings into why contacting your representatives might not be worth it. | listen

5/12/17 // Ep 5 // Comey, AHCA, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2’

This week, we welcome back contributor Oriana Leckert and, for the first time, new contributor Alexander Augustyniak to discuss the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, the most recent version… | listen

5/8/17 // David Banks on Science and Power

David Banks joins us to discuss Science and Technology Studies and how to talk about science and bodies of knowledge, John on the religious freedom executive order, and listener mail catch… | listen

5/2/17 // Reuben Safire on North Korea

Reuben Safire joins us to discuss the regional context around North Korea, John on the Congressional deal that averted a government shutdown, the New York Times op-ed staff shows contempt for its… | listen

4/7/17 // Taking Back the Net

What you can do to protect your private data. | read

4/6/17 // Taking the Political Pulse

BTRtoday speaks with Dr. Steve Billet of the George Washington University to get the pulse of national politics. | read

3/30/17 // Molly Knefel // Trumpcare Dies On The Table

Molly Knefel -- one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch -- discusses the demise of the Affordable Health Care Act, the alternative to… | watch

3/23/17 // Franken and Gorsuch

Judge Gorsuch’s Senate confirmation hearing is underway, John on “Imperium,” a movie about an FBI agent infiltrating a white supremacist group, and more catch up on listener mail. Photo… | listen

3/23/17 // Molly Knefel on How Trump's Budget Targets After-School...

Molly Knefel -- one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch -- discusses how the new proposed budget recently released by the Trump Administration… | watch

3/16/17 // Molly Knefel on the GOP's Attack On Women's Health

Molly Knefel is one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Here, in the new weekly video spinoff series about politics and current events, she… | watch

3/13/17 // Washington D.C. Needs to Dump Jason Chaffetz

D.C. has long been used as a hostage in Congressional horse trading. Chaffetz in particular has a penchant for fucking D.C. like a legislative fleshlight. | read

1/20/17 // Trumped-Up Charges

Donald Trump takes office as the 45th President of the United States of America, but his administration could tread into murky waters when it comes to Constitutional law. | read

1/5/17 // Media Failure As GOP Buckles In Ethics Fiasco

Donald Trump, Trump transition, Congress, GOP, Paul Ryan, listener mail | listen

7/21/16 // Could Electoral Karma Harm Republicans?

Congressional Republicans have done a stellar job blocking legislation and court nominations during the Obama administration. Is there any chance this record of inactivity and partisanship will hurt them in coming elections? | read

7/16/16 // Congress Passes Bill On GMO Labelling

The battle for truth in labeling with GMO products has been a hard-fought one. There's change on the horizon on a national level, but not everybody is happy about it. | read

4/16/15 // AUMF is DOA, thoughts on public shaming

The new AUMF has died in Congress, thoughts on public shaming, and listener mail. | listen

10/31/14 // BreakThru News, ep. 35: Latino Victory Project

President of the Latino Victory Project, Cristobal Alex, joins BTN to discuss the impact of the coveted demographic on midterm elections. | read

5/14/14 // Wait, What the Hell Is in My Beer? - Selling Out Week

Your beer might contain questionable ingredients you’ve never known about. | read

1/26/14 // The Ball & Chain Industry - Empire Week

If you can't default on your graduate degree, then how is paying off student debt different than corporate serfdom? | read

8/5/13 // '1984' Day in New York City

After developments in Edward Snowden’s exile, the organizers behind the 'Restore the Fourth' rallies of last month return. | read

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