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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
The Border Patrol Chief was in the bad Facebook group, Trump’s goofball social media conference, and the building tension between progress and reaction. Carla Provost acting Chief of the United States Border Patrol photo courtesy of Dept. of Homeland Security via Wikimedia Commons
Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested on sex trafficking charges, a white supremacist stabbed and killed a black teen over rap music in Arizona, and the Intercept archived the posts from the CBP Facebook…
This week has been a lesson in conservatives’ disingenuous attacks on AOC and Ilhan Omar. Also, Kamala Harris regrets her policy that lead to jailing parents for truancy, and listener…
In the least surprising turn of events ever, new reporting suggests there is more to the Mueller report than William Barr suggested. Also, House committees have subpoenaed Trump tax returns and…
A closer look at the latest threat to the ACA, Mike Lee’s baffling Senate presentation on climate change and the Green New Deal, and Betsy DeVos goes after the Special Olympics. Mike Lee photo…
Democrats want to treat the grown adult Trump children with kid gloves, the New York Times mocks the Green New Deal’s lack of pragmatism while ignoring its political effectiveness, and listener…
Michael Cohen testifies before Congress, the Trump North Korea nuclear summit falls apart, 4500 children were abused in ICE DHS custody, and listener mail. photo by US House of Representatives…
Trump invoked the specter of socialism at the State of the Union, the value and differences of Abrams and Sanders’ speeches, Morning John, and listener mail.    Nancy Pelosi photo courtesy…
Roger Stone has been indicted, Elizabeth Warren proposes a wealth tax, and the increasingly desperate fact checking of AOC. Photo by Tim Pierce via Wikimedia commons
In Part 2, Dr. Steve Billet discusses how outspoken progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are broadening Democratic debate, as well as how the party might get creative for the 2020 presidential primary.
A Politico story features Democrats who are angsty about what AOC means for the party, and thoughts on a story about Afrocentric schools in NYC. Photo by Noclip via Wikimedia Commons
Trump's Oval Office address, Schumer and Pelosi's response, AOC's much better response, and the Manafort filings that accidentally didn't hide redacted information. photo courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons
John Knefel shares his thoughts on the new generation of Democrats starting to pull the party to the left. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio…
The effects of the ongoing government shutdown, a bunch of news outlets ran a story about prisoners eating steak, National Emergency powers, and the false equivalency of AOC fact checks. Photo by…
Rashida Tlaib won’t apologize for cursing, Anderson Cooper condescends to Ocasio-Cortez, and House Democrats introduce ambitious pro-democracy legislation. Photo by HelenOnline
A conservative attempt to embarrass AOC backfired spectacularly, Politico wonders whether Elizabeth Warren is already unlikeable. Photo courtesy of US House of Representatives    

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