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John Knefel discusses the most immediate threat facing our planet today, global warming, and some of the consequences should the United States and other countries choose not to alter their actions and…
John Knefel explains how Donald Trump continues to act outside of the law, most recently pardoning three war criminals.. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics…
John Knefel explains how the United States has continued to escalate wars it claims to be ending, like in Syria and other countries.
Michael Bloomberg wants to run for President again, pleasing no one but rich people on television. photo courtesy of Thomas Good via Wikimedia Commons  
John Knefel describes the many ways in which Rudy Guiliani is entangled in conflicts of interest surrounding the Trump impeachment inquiry.
John Knefel explains that as the impeachment inquiry unfolds, more high level White House officials have been implicated. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Awake” by Tycho
Joe discusses Trump's controversial position on the U.S.'s presence in the Middle East.
Trump openly calls on Ukraine and China to investigate Biden, new texts between US and Ukraine officials are bad news for Trump, Trump raised Biden in a phone call with Xi in June, and the Trump…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss Trump's comments to reporters, the White House's likely intention to make impeachment contentious and more Democratic fundraising totals.
John Knefel shares his thoughts on Attorney General William Barr’s willingness to act in the personal interest of Donald Trump. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive…
Joe offers his reaction to Nancy Pelosi calling for a formal impeachment inquiry of President Trump. (Even before she actually did it!)
John Knefel shares his thoughts on the departure of John Bolton from his role as National Security Advisor.
Huffington Post’s Christopher Mathias on the far right. Also, John Bolton has left the administration, Netanyahu again promises to annex much of the West Bank, and California upends the exploitative gig economy. Photo courtesy of Christopher Mathias
Joe discusses John Bolton's firing/resignation and how the Trump administration is trying to frame the president as anti-war. 
John Carl Baker on North Korea’s latest missile tests. Also, David Brooks is losing it, and Trump remains fixated on Alabama. Photo courtesy of John Carl Baker
Anna Merlan joins us to discuss her new book Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and their Surprising Rise to Power. Also, seven far left ideas that are incredibly popular, and listener…
Sarah Jaffe joins us to discuss labor fights in Ohio, what Brexit could mean for Ireland, and the creativity of the working class. Also, Trump wants to nuke hurricanes, and NYC cops are angry about…
Trump on Jewish Loyalty (and “The Squad”). WaP theater critic on Elizabeth Warren. HBO’s ‘Succession.’ New movie, ‘Blinded By The Light.’ A preview of Taali’s BTR Live Studio session.
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
Trump’s latest anti-Semitic remarks, the administration won’t vaccinate kids at the border, and the continuing rehabilitation of bad men. photo courtesy of Kenneth Lu via Wikimedia…
Updates to our conversations about Epstein and Hoarse Whisperer, and the bond market experienced an inverted yield curve for the first time since 2007. photo by Carol M. Highsmith 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
Jeffrey Epstein is dead and conspiracy theories abound, and the ghouslish Trump photo with the baby whose parents were killed trying to protect him. Photo courtesy of Florida Department of Law…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the ramped up rhetoric following the mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso and the renewed discussion of white supremacy in the U.S.
Donald Trump condemned white supremacy earlier today. What does it really mean? (Hint: nothing.)
At what point is a piece of clothing an act of political violence?
John reviews Donald Trump’s efforts to hide his unsavory actions and obstruct justice both before and after taking office as the President of the United States. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Awake” by Tycho
Trump knows he doesn't need voters in blue states. Is Trump's racism strategic or just baked into his worldview?
John Knefel recounts Donald Trump’s most recent escalation of white nationalism which came in the form of an attack on Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar and left crowds at a July rally chanting…
Live blogging both the serious and dumb moments from Robert Mueller's morning testimony.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss congressional leaders' debt ceiling agreement and Elizabeth Warren's detailed student debt forgiveness plan. Dr. Steve Billet is the Director of the Legislative…
Saudi Arabia is guilty of everything we accuse Iran of but remain our ally nonetheless.
Joe discusses the #ObamaWasBetterAt hashtag and why it's a little too idealistic for his liking.
Trump's racist tweet storm was enabled by Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats' treatment of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashia Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley.
Amy McGrath once said she was to the left of the entire state of Kentucky. Now she’s tacking to the hard right.
Joe discusses Amy McGrath's campaign announcement and her choice to use seeming pro-Trump messaging in her 2020 Senate race against Mitch McConnell.
Even in death, Ross Perot is getting shorted on the respect he deserves.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss Trump's 4th of July military parade and his administration's efforts to get a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the latest developments with Trump's Iran escalations and how outside voices factor into his decision-making.
Donald Trump called off his approved strike against Iran at the last minute. But who's to say he won't change his mind over the weekend?
If Trump refuses to vacate the White House, mass mobilization of American citizens may be the only remedy.
The administration has skirted presidential norms and objective truths for more than two years. Why stop here?
Joe talks about Sarah Huckabee Sanders and wonders if the Trump administration really needs a press secretary.
His latest tuxedo proves Trump is all about body positivity.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss Robert Mueller's statement, the potential for impeachment, Trump's inevitable spin and more. Dr. Steve Billet is the Director of the Legislative Affairs Masters and Chief of Staff of the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss Trump's Kim Jong Un comments, his muddled foreign policy and ongoing battle with the House Judiciary Committee. Dr. Steve Billet is the Director of the Legislative Affairs Masters and Chief of Staff of the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University.
We spend the hour on two pieces about far right conservatism and youth. Make American Great Again photo courtesy of James McNellis via Wikimedia Commons
John Knefel shares his thoughts on what will happen when the next economic crisis hits and the likelihood that many already struggling Americans are unprepared for an economic downturn. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Awake” by Tycho
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
In light of the Mueller report being released, and various responses from groups of Democrats on the best way to proceed, John Knefel offers his thoughts on how to make impeachment part of a campaign…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss revelations from the redacted Mueller Report, Attorney General Barr serving as Trump's stooge and the political salience of impeaching Donald Trump.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss expectations for the redacted Mueller report, how the public might respond, and whether Bill Weld can provide a Republican challenge to Trump in 2020. Dr. Steve…
In light of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s resignation as the head of the Department of Homeland Security, John Knefel reflects on her tenure and what can be expected from the Trump administration going forward. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Awake” by Tycho
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…
Joe discusses the inevitable rehabilitation of outgoing DHS secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and why her hire will serve as another test case for corporate media's obsession over access.
Joe discusses Donald Trump's Joe Biden tweet and why the president's lack of self-awareness and shame gives him an advantage in situations like these.
Since we last recorded 24 hours ago, Donald Trump called Puerto Rico another country, got his father’s birthplace wrong, couldn’t say the word “origins,” and claimed noise from wind mills…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss Trump's bizarre lies and attacks against Puerto Rican officials, a potential shutdown over the fiscal cliff, and delaying the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act.
Joe discusses Ben Shapiro's triggered tweets and David Farenthold's new WaPo story exploring Donald Trump's bank fraud.
Following the completion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential issues of collusion or obstruction of justice from President Trump and his campaign, John Knefel reacts to Attorney General William Barr’s summary and conclusions. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Awake” by Tycho
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the impact of the initial news surrounding the Mueller Report and whether we'll ever get to see the real thing. Dr. Steve Billet is the Director of the Legislative Affairs Masters and Chief of Staff of the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University.
There’s a through-line between our president’s explanation for his winter tan and his aristocratic sense of biology.
John shares his thoughts on President Trump’s recent actions, which have escalated tensions with Venezuela, thus continuing the tradition of U.S. tradition interference in Central and South…
Dr. Steve Billet immediately returns to discuss Michael Cohen's testimony before the House Oversight Committee. Note: This interview was recorded at 1 p.m. ET.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss Donald Trump declaring the "border crisis" a national emergency and the constitutional concerns it brings up.
Joe discusses why mainstream journalists like CNN's Manu Raju insist on asking about tweets and think moaning about Trump's racism is good…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss what to expect during Trump State of the Union address tonight. Dr. Steve Billet is the Director of the Legislative Affairs Masters and Chief of Staff of the…
Watching Trump speak on television is unbearable. Unless you have liquor.
Jussie Smollet's attack by racist homophobes in Chicago, and Harris backtracks on abolishing private insurance companies. Photo by iDominick via Wikimedia Commons
Kamala Harris dodges criminal justice questions in her CNN Town Hall but goes in on abolishing private insurance, and how Trump’s rhetoric terrifies immigrant children. Photo by Office of the…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss Roger Stone's arrest and what it means for the Mueller investigation. Dr. Steve Billet is the Director of the Legislative Affairs Masters and Chief of Staff of…
Buzzfeed reports that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, several prominent feminist takes end up defending the indefensible, and Karen Pence goes back to work at a bigoted…
Following rules usually works, but we're always open to unconventional solutions to everyday problems.
Giuliani is the world's worst lawyer, Kamala Harris's record shows there's no such thing as a progressive prosecutor, and thoughts on why Tulsi Gabbard is bad. photo by Marc Nozell Via Wikimedia…
Joe discusses Trump's fast food buffet, fake outrage over non-news events, and how we frame our opinions on dumb moments based on what we believe and who we follow.
Steve King gets removed from Congressional committees, Trump's weird cheeseburger party, and the Times scolds the LA Teachers Strike. Photo by Brad Perkins via Wikimedia Commons
Twin bombshells on Trump and Russia, Bolton asks for plans to bomb Iran, and LA teachers go out on strike. Photo courtesy of Kremlin.ru via Wikimedia Commons
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the federal government shutdown, Mitch McConnell's silence, and why the Democrats won't acquiesce to Trump's demands.
The shutdown has lead to a reduction in FDA safety inspections for high risk foods, Kamala Harris tells Megan McCain that AOC's ideas are good for the Democratic party. photo courtesy of  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration 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
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…
J.McVay (@thejlm) joins the show to discuss Donald Trump's national address scheduled for 9 p.m. tonight.
Joe discusses how Nancy Pelosi's response to the government shutdown and the bizarre attack against AOC highlighted a big day for Democrats. Pelosi audio via…
In Part 2, Dr. Steve Billet discusses the big events we may have forgotten this year, from the North Korean summit to America's withdrawal from the Iranian Nuclear Agreement.

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