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Trump declares Judaism a nationality as the Federalist accuses Bernie of anti-Semitism, and CBP denies flu shots to detained children at the border. photo courtesy of CBP Photography via…
Joe Biden wants Democrats to have less power, and are we really more polarized than ever? Official White House Photo by David Lienemann
Impeachment updates, and Douthat’s Bernie column that tells us everything about conservatism. U.S. Representative & Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler photo courtesy of U.S. House…
An important judge ruling means Don McGahn can be compelled to testify, Rudy Giuliani has been subpoenaed by the Southern District of New York, and the optics of Bloomberg and Bernie in the 2020 race.
Takeaways from Fiona Hill’s testimony and the impeachment big picture. photo courtesy of Kuhlmann /MSC via Wikimedia Commons
Mainstream news sources are doing backflips to deny Sanders’ surging campaign.
Jesse Myerson joins us to discuss Warren, Sanders, and leftist organizing in the lead up to 2020. Also, John’s in the studio to discuss the impeachment week in review and the Katie Hill…
John Knefel explains why so many Millennial and Generation Z voters are willing, even likely, to vote for a socialist candidate. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive…
Joe talks about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's endorsement of Bernie Sanders and why it's so significant, particularly at this point in the primary.
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss his long feature at The Intercept on the intersections of climate change, migration and militarization at the border. Also, Morning John on Bernie saying he’s not…
Guy joins us to discuss his time in Rojava and what the withdrawal of US troops could mean for the YPG. Also, a debate recap, and Morning John on the Trump mass shooting video. photo courtesy…
What are the five biggest questions leading into the fourth Democratic primary debate? Joe asks 'em.
The fallout from Trump’s Syria decision in Rojava, a Bloomberg story about Trump and Tillerson, and Warren has officially taken the lead over Biden. photo by BijiKurdistan via Wikimedia…
Joe discusses Bernie Sanders' medical procedure and the uphill fundraising battle for Democratic primary candidates.
Lantz Arroyo on being part of a cooperative Print Shop. Also, a round-up of the third Democratic debate, the bad anti-AO ad, and Uber’s outrageous response to California’s new law. Photo…
Yeah, you're gonna need liquor to get through this one, too.
Mike Konczal on democracy in the workplace. Also, Boris Johnson suspends parliament in what some are calling a coup, and where the white support for Trump is coming from. Photo courtesy of Mike Konczal
Trump calls himself the Chosen One and doubles down on his charges of disloyal Jewish Americans, and Bernie Sanders calls for the working class to win the class war.   Photo by Marcela via Wikimedia Commons
Bernie Sanders releases a massive and good criminal justice platform, Antifa and Proud Boys meet again in Portland, and listener mail. Photo by Tiffany Von Arnim via Wikimedia Commons
The difference between Sanders' criticism of the Washington Post and Trump's, and listener mail. photo courtesy  of The Circus on Showtime via Wikimedia Commons
Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk about how “felony murder” charges can lock people up for murders they didn’t commit, freedom for Cyntoia Brown, and the end of the Tiffany Caban recount. Also,…
John Knefel shares his thoughts on the direction of the democratic party and the increasing momentum and support for the left.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to recap the second Democratic debates, including Joe Biden's performance, the Sanders-Warren dynamic, and which low-polling candidates are trending upward.
We spend the hour on the first infinite night of the Democrat Debates.
An infuriating AP story speculating whether Trump is losing support with affluent white women, and the assumptions of who is racist in the US. Donald Trump Rally in Harrisburg photo courtesy…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the second round of Democratic primary debates, including Sanders and Warren, Beto's last gasp and why the second night should be more explosive with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Sanders vs. Warren. Beto vs. Buttigieg. Alcohol vs. you. The second Democratic debate is gonna be big.
Alan Scarpa joins the show to discuss Feelin Radical, a merchandise company that donates a percentage of each purchase to Democratic candidates and progressive causes.
J.McVay (@thejlm) joins the show to recap the first Democratic presidential primary debate.
When are millions of people not actually millions?
The baffling responses to Bernie’s plan to abolish student debt, a brief check-in on Luis CK’s ongoing comeback effort, and Trump’s monstrous response to E. Jean Carroll’s rape…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the key issues and potential climbers in the first Democratic Primary debates, set for Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Sanders unveils the biggest student debt cancellation policy of them all, Trump terrorizes cities with threats of massive ICE roundups then delays to terrorize further, and E. Jean Carroll has accused…
Bernie Sanders unveils two policies to benefit workers, author Jennifer Silva gets to the heart of millenials, and the Washington Post editorial board comes to the defense of charter schools.…
A look at the European Parliamentary elections, Theresa May’s personal Brexit, the election in India, and how to connect the dots between the recent successes of far right governments around the…
The IRS can’t refuse the subpoena for Trump’s tax records, Don McGahn is a no show for his Congressional testimony, and more Dems move towards impeachment. Don McGahn photo courtesy of…
We talk with Gabrielle Schonder, producer and reporter on the new Frontline documentary Supreme Revenge. Also, the disingenuous criticism over Bernie Sanders’ history of anti-imperialism and leftist…
Carl Beijer (@carlbeijer) joins the show to discuss the merits of Democratic presidential candidates appearing on Fox News and his skepticism of boycotting the network. Carl Beijer: The case for a Fox News boycott is extremely weak - 4/19/19 Carl Beijer writes for Jacobin.
John Knefel shares his thoughts on U.S. involvement in the ongoing war in Yemen. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Awake” by Tycho
Campaign merchandise tells us more than you might think. It’s also easy to roast.
We spend the hour on the recent CNN Town Halls with five 2020 presidential candidates, Pete Buttigieg’s remarks on why people on prison shouldn’t get to vote, Klobuchar’s love of student debt,…
Joe talks about centrist fear of progressive Democratic candidates following CNN's town hall.
AG William Barr wants to detain asylum seekers, establishment Democrats are organizing around their fear of Bernie Sanders, and listener mail. Photo courtesy of the Office of Senator Mitt Romney via Wikimedia Commons
The right wing’s white supremacist response to the fire at Notre Dame, the Republican and Democrats’ shared indifference to the safety of Ilhan Omar, and Bernie Sanders’ Fox News town…
A Washington Post piece suggests that Bernie Sanders is the left’s version of Donald Trump, and a Times op ed says don’t abolish billionaires.     Bernie Sanders photo courtesy of Nick…
Piper Anderson joins us to discuss her work using storytelling to fight mass incarceration. Also, Morning John on the War Powers Resolution passing in the House and the Senate.
As predicted, the defense of Joe Biden has been an absolute nightmare. Also, conservatives attack trans folks for debunking the idea of biological sex, and ongoing thoughts on the NYC school…
John Knefel shares his thoughts on presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke.
Campaign merchandise tells us more than you might think. It's also easy to roast.
The Democrats betray Ilhan Omar as Republicans link her to 9/11, Bernie’s first rally at Brooklyn college, CPAC continues its embrace of fascism, and listener mail. Ilhan Omar photo courtesy…
A closer look at Michael Cohen’s statement before Congress that he fears Trump wouldn’t allow a peaceful transition of power if he lost in 2020, the US military considers sending ISIS detainees to…
If the crowd at his snowy kickoff rally was any indication, the energy from 2016 hasn’t faded.
Joe plays clips from Bernie Sanders' appearance on The View and relishes Meghan McCain's angst while sitting across from America's socialist overlord.
The dangers of idealizing a far right and left alliance on foreign policy, and a very good piece about not liking Bernie Sanders. Photo by Slowking4 via Wikimedia Commons
CNN hires Sarah Isgur, a former spokeswoman for Jeff Sessions, as a political editor, Bernie Sanders names his campaign manager, a child was arrested for refusing to pledge allegiance, and listener…
In Part 2, Eoin Higgins explains why he believes Sanders won't win the Democratic nomination, but would beat Trump if he did.
Sanders has officially announced that he will run for President in 2020, Elizabeth Warren proposes a slightly means-tested universal childcare policy, and a closer look at the Family Fun Pack, a…
Eoin Higgins returns to discuss his recent piece for Vice exploring why Bernie Sanders' 2020 run could be a lot more difficult that 2016.
In Part 2, Ryan Cooper discusses Bernie's standing in the Democratic Party and addresses on criticism against Sanders that seems to stick.
Reaction to his State of the Union response was just the latest faux-controversy affixed to the Vermont senator.
Ryan Cooper joins the show to discuss accusations of racism against Bernie Sanders in the wake of his State of the Union response faux-controversy. Ryan Cooper (@ryanlcooper) is a National Correspondent for The Week and co-host of Left Anchor.
John and Molly catch up on the rolling nightmare happening in Virginia, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proves she’s just as awesome as she seems on the House floor, and Jeff Bezos makes himself a hero for…
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…
Weighing the baggage of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls.
We’ve banished John to the streets of Manhattan once again, Bernie Sanders angered a lot of people by giving a post State of the Union response after Stacey Abrams, unpacking the Trump inauguration…
Bernie proposes a real estate tax clearly informed by both AOC and Warren, we catch up on Max Boot's love of endless war, and listener mail. Photo by Nick Solari via Wikimedia Commons
John Knefel explains the wealth tax proposed by presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren and the response she’s received since sharing her plans. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Awake” by Tycho
Tom Brokaw’s accidentally illuminating bigotry, Wall Street freaks out about Sanders and Warren, worker slowdowns force Trump to reopen the government, and Trump and Lindsey Graham joke about…
Louis CK shows himself, and reactions to the reporting on sexism during the Bernie campaign. Photo credit by Alec Perkins

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