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The former Vice President is polling well in states that could very well decide the election, but it’s still early.
Based on recent interviews, there’s no reason to think the president would perform even competently.
It might actually be nice if Biden was who Trump says he is. Sadly, he’s not.
Suggesting an election delay is just the president’s latest attempt to sow division and chaos.
John Knefel describes the growing unrest and the cycle triggered by an escalation of Trump’s fascistic tactics in Portland and elsewhere. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: “Awake” by Tycho
A new study shows that left wing violence isn’t nearly the problem Republicans portray it as.
Badgeless federal cops occupying cities and rounding up political enemies was always the endgame.
The president’s first briefing since April was a weak, self-serving attempt at humility.
Two cable news anchors discussed the president’s latest absurd photo in notably different ways.
The president finally wore a mask and his supporters could hardly contain their sycophantic excitement.
Journalists parroting anonymous White House sources causes more harm than good.
Despite Joe Biden currently polling ahead of Donald Trump nationally, John Knefel offers a reminder that centrist candidates do not offer a promising outcome against Trump or others who share his ideals.
The president will stir up hatred and culture war until November.
If Democrats blow the 2020 election, it’s on them and their candidate—even if Kanye runs.
Media coverage centered on his small Tulsa rally crowd, but mere hours before, Trump butchered his version of a Saturday Night Massacre.
Pride Month has been an emotional roller coaster this year and the ride isn’t even close to over yet.
George Floyd was murdered on Monday, May 25th. Protests followed, with police riots in response.
Responsibility chains, intent-behavior gaps, local validators, and incalculable loss… but also koalas and yogurt.
John Knefel comments on the lack of coordination at the state and federal levels when it comes to coronavirus relief and how this will continue to be a problem in the coming months.
Why trust in institutions is low, and how to understand the Tara Reade accusation against Joe Biden. photo courtesy of WhoisJohnGalt via Wikimedia Commons
Where the country stands in terms of lifting public health measures, the Democrats can’t quit austerity, and why the stock market is soaring — at least for now. photo courtesy of  Thomas J. O’Halloran via Wikimedia Commons  
COVID-19 response bungling. Biden’s VP options. News/media roundup. ‘Driveways’ now on VOD. BTR Live Studio w/ Honey Cutt.
No lockdown for Sweden. US economy in decline. NY cancels primary. News/media roundup. Chris Hemsworth in ‘Extraction.’ Music by Marble Arch.
John Knefel addresses the anti lockdown protests that have been taking place across the country and who is really behind them.
John Knefel explains that despite the Trump Administration’s efforts to downplay the spread and effect of COVID-19, the United States is still far behind in testing and without the answers to questions about the virus, many parts of the country will need to remain in lockdown. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: “Awake” by Tycho
Sanders is out and has endorsed Biden, millennials don’t stand a chance, and Corona updates. photo courtesy of Dan Keck via Wikimedia Commons
Trump finally admits this is going to be very very bad, medical workers and other essential employees don’t have protective equipment, and more reporting shows how much time was wasted in the US response. photo courtesy of NIAID via Wikimedia Commons
John Knefel comments on how the Trump Administration’s poor response to COVID-19 has impacted Americans and will continue to do so in the coming months.
Instacart and Amazon workers stage strikes, Congress’ awful bailout, and what the future might look like. photo courtesy of the U.S. National Guard via Wikimedia Commons
Our second coronavirus show, as more cities go on lockdown and Trump says we need to restart the economy. photo courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons
The president’s renewed coronavirus skepticism proves he and Congressional Republicans value profit more than human lives.
Joe Virgillito is here to discuss why Sanders shouldn’t drop out, the effects of COVID-19 on current politics, and more. Also, we discuss new movie, ‘Onward.’ Plus a preview of Momma’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
It’s our first show since Super Tuesday and coronavirus emergencies in the US. photo courtesy of CDC via Wikimedia commons
We spend the hour on the centrists coalescing against Bernie Sanders. photo courtesy of Jackson Lanier via Wikimedia Commons
John Knefel describes Michael Bloomberg’s attempts to buy the presidential election and comments on how his mayoral history indicates he would be a poor choice for the nomination.
Trump intervenes on behalf of Roger Stone, Klobuchar says her job was to put people in jail, and Bloomberg’s attempts to buy the election. Also, catching up on pop culture with Hannah. photo courtesy of Lorie Shaull via Wikimedia Commons
John Knefel explains Fox News’ investment in Republican presidents, and how the network has come to shape the behavior of the Republican party over the decades.
On Tuesday night, Iran retaliated by firing missiles on Iraqi military bases hosting American troops. We spend the hour on it. photo courtesy of Ninara via Wikimedia Commons
Despite many within the Republican party describing Donald Trump as an aberration, John Knefel reflects on a number of President Trump’s choices which align perfectly with the attitudes of other Republicans, including, most recently, the assassination of Qassem Suleimani. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: “Awake” by Tycho
We spend the hour on the US assassination of Qasem Soleimani. photo courtesy of Fars Fotógrafos via Wikimedia Commons
John Knefel shares his thoughts on how the outcome of the 2020 election will reflect whether Donald Trump’s 2016 election was an aberration, or the American people embracing bigotry and cruelty. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: “Awake” by Tycho

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