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Two New York Times education stories highlight inequality in the city, John on Israel’s bombing of Gaza, and listener mail. photo courtesy of Tdorante10 via Wikimedia Commons
John is in the studio to discuss Stephen Miller’s white supremacist email campaign to Breitbart and the significance of the Hatewatch story that uncovered them. Also, catching up on listener…
Ambassador William Taylor’s testimony on Tuesday was a very spicy meatball, and Trump invoked lynching to describe what’s happening to him.
Planned Parenthood pulls out of Title X funding rather than stop providing abortions, Daniel Pantaleo has been fired from the NYPD more than five years after killing Eric Garner, and listener…
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
Mueller’s testimony largely reiterates what’s already in the report and Dems are split about what to do next. Also, Ricardo Rossello has resigned as the governor of Puerto Rico, and listener…
ICE will expand its authority for expedited removal, the Trump administration wants to kick 3 million people off of food stamps, the good budget deal is actually bad, and listener mail.
Ted Cruz is trying to criminalize anti-fascism, Jane Mayer does an autopsy of Al Franken’s demise, and listener mail. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
Trump thrives with a new chant targeting Ilhan Omar, why Omar and Tlaib don’t get to be Midwestern, and listener mail. Ilhan Omar photo courtesy of Lorie Shaull via Wikimedia commons
The Trump administration is once again promising nationwide ICE roundups of immigrants, a new HHS child camp has opened in the Texas desert, and listener mail. Protest Against Child Detention…
AOC ignites a conservative firestorm by calling the camps at the southern border concentration camps, Joe Biden praises the civility of segregationists, and listener mail. Alexandria Ocasio…
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…
The New York Times exists to make conservatives feel comfortable, and a listener mail catch up. photo courtesy of Lorie Shaull
Robert Mueller negates Barr’s characterization of the Mueller report, the attempted coup in Venezuela, and listener mail. President Nicolás Maduro in 2016 photo courtesy of Eneas De Troya…
Joe Biden is running, Tom Friedman has gone full eco-fascist, and listener mail on the child surveillance app. Memorial for Heather Heyer on 4th Street SE in Charlottesville, Virginia. photo…
We talk with David Sutherland, director of the new Frontline documentary “Marcos Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.” Also, we catch up with listener mail on parents’ choices around their kids’…
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…
Julian Assange has been arrested, the right wing continues to put a target on Ilhan Omar’s back, and listener mail. photo courtesy of Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación Argentina via Wikimedia…
Kirstjen Neilson is out and there’s already an emerging narrative that she was a counterweight against Trump’s worst impulses. Also, Stephen Miller is a white nationalist, and listener mail.…
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…
In an unprecedented move, Democratic 2020 hopefuls are skipping out on this weekend’s AIPAC conference. Also, teachers in Indiana were forced to be mock executed in a school shooting drill, New…
A shooting at two mosques in New Zealand appears to have been committed by a white supremacist, more thoughts on Beto, and listener mail. Friday Prayer photo courtesy of Azim Khan Ronnie via…
It’s Friday Funday and John is in the studio to further unpack the college admissions scandal story. Also, Beto O’Rourke has declared his run for the presidency, and listener mail. Beto…
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…
More thoughts on the attacks on Ilhan Omar, Jane Mayer’s bombshells on Fox News including the Stormy Daniels story spike, and listener mail. Ilhan Omar photo courtesy of Leopaltik1242 via…
Ivanka Trump thinks people should earn their money, Michael Cohen is testifying before Congress, a new proposal outlines the specifics of how Medicare for All would work, and listener mail. photo…
Jeffrey Epstein and Roger Stone both face the possibility of some actual consequences in court, rich people have the most boring ideas about poor people, Kamala Harris wants you to know she does not…
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…
Trump will declare a national emergency to fund his border wall, NYC organizers successfully scared away Amazon’s headquarters, and catching up on listener mail.     photo by Tomascastelazo…
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

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