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Sam Thielman joins us to discuss the details of the Rick Gates indictment, a look the Schiff memo, and a leaked conversation reveals the bankruptcy of the Times op ed editor’s decision making process.
John is back from CPAC, and the conservatives’ reaction to the Parkland shooting was disturbing and instructive.    Wayne LaPierre photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of
An Atlantic article looks at how Pre-K programs’ increased focused on academics actually leaves kids worse off in their education, and Jesse Myerson joins us for JAMJAM Fridays. Jesse Myerson,…
The teen survivors of the Parkland shooting ask Marco Rubio harder questions than most journalists ever have, we finally get to John’s Truthout article on refugee resettlement under Trump, and…
Florida teens organize for gun control as they continue to deal with the trauma of the Parkland shooting, and Reuben Safire joins us to discuss how online conservatives are appropriating the language…
John Knefel reflects on Donald Trump’s campaign promises to ban Muslims from the United States, the status of his efforts to do so since taking office, and how those policies are part of his system…
A pair of bad takes on the response to 9/11 in the era of Trump, and another one on letting gun owners lead the way. Max Boot Photo by US Naval War College courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
We talk with Martin Smith, correspondent for the new two-part Frontline documentary “Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia.” Also, Mueller indicts thirteen Russians meddling in the 2016 election. Frontline
Talking carefully about the reports that the shooter trained with a white supremacist group, and how the survivors are shaping the narrative. Also, all immigration bills fail in the Senate.
A 19-year-old school shooter has killed 17 students and staff in a Florida high school, and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about it with us. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter.  
Mike Konczal is back to talk about the way we talk about the deficit. Also, Trump wants to replace food stamps with shelf stable “harvest” boxes, and the FBI blows up the White House’s Porter…
This week Molly Knefel shares her thoughts on recent controversial takes by writers for the NY Times Opinion section. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast,…
Happy Valentines Day! John has a new story about refugee resettlement under Trump, and a once powerful education reform organization in the northeast has crumbled after its leader was accused of…
We talk with Marcela Gaviria, producer of the new Frontline documentary “The Gang Crackdown.” Also, we catch up on listener mail for real this time. 
A great piece by Katherine Cross looks at the pressure put on Chelsea Manning after her release from prison, the Democrats need to start figuring out more specific messaging as the elections get…
Jesse Myerson is here the shortcomings of how we talk about racist systems, and the White House knew Rob Porter had been accused of domestic abuse, and Nancy Pelosi does a symbolic gesture for…
The stock market seems to have bounced back but we discuss how an economic crash could facilitate the rise of fascism in the US, and we actually catch up on listener mail. photo © Marie-Lan…
President Trump and his administration continue to spread conspiracy theories regarding the ongoing Russia investigation. John Knefel runs down other theories that have surfaced in politics over…
John explains the stock market crash, and we catch up on listener mail. Photo by ProducerMatthew courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
There was much ado about nothing after Trump “released the memo” last Friday, JT performing without Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl was trash, and a bit of personal news.    Photo courtesy…
Jesse Myerson is here to talk about why the stock market is a terrible indicator for people’s economic well being, and David Brooks falls for the conservative logic around 20 week abortion…
Melissa Gira Grant is back to give us the latest on the police targeting sex workers in New Orleans, and we go over the Hope Hicks, Nunes, and Rosenstein Russia…
We spend the show looking at the implications of Trump’s State of the Union speech.
Molly Knefel comments on who, based on recent speculation, may be running for president in 2020, including Oprah Winfrey and John Kerry. She argues that on the spectrum of Kerry to Oprah, the…

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