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John Knefel looks back on 2018 and notes some key political takeaways from the Democratic and Republican parties. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast,…
John Knefel shares his thoughts on whether the incoming Democratic House majority will be strong enough to push Congress to end support for the Saudi-led 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
As politicians, members of the press, and pundits publicly mourn the death of President George H.W. Bush, John Knefel brings up a part of his legacy which is discussed much less frequently: his role in the Iran-Contra Affair. 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 the current crisis at the Southern Border which culminated in Customs And Border Patrol agents unleashing tear gas on approaching migrants. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: “Awake” by Tycho
John Knefel explains how the outcome of the 2018 midterm elections was shaped by whether states acted constitutionally or not in ensuring that citizens’ voting rights were protected. He also urges…
Following the recent shooting in a Tallahassee yoga studio by a man with a history of misogyny and harassment, John Knefel describes the dangers of toxic masculinity for both individuals and society…
As a group of migrants makes their way to the U.S. border, John Knefel comments on the reaction of the Trump administration and the GOP’s increasingly intolerant policies regarding immigrants. 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 potential policy changes that would severely limit the rights of transgender people, John Knefel offers his thoughts regarding President Trump’s motivations for these new regulations. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: “Awake” by Tycho
John Knefel reflects on the ramifications of the Republican tax cut from last year, and the recent comments from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the growing deficit which are a direct result…
John Knefel shares his thoughts on what the recent hearings for and confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court says about the GOP’s stance in opposition the #MeToo movement. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: “Awake” by Tycho
Molly explains how Brett Kavanaugh’s appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee to address allegations of sexual misconduct showed him to be the type of manipulative person familiar to any woman who has had their body devalued by men. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: “Awake” by Tycho
Molly Knefel reflects on the developments that have occurred since the Me Too movement began a year ago and examines whether we may be standing on the edge of a world in which hurting women may…
John traces the recent evolution of the left from the 2011 Occupy movement to victories in the current election cycle for the Democratic Socialists of America. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of…
Molly shares her take on the rising progressivism seen in this election year’s Democratic primaries, from unexpected victories for certain candidates challenging the DNC establishment to prospects for the upcoming general election. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: “Awake” by Tycho
John Knefel digs into what’s behind rightwing pundit Tucker Carlson seeming to make common cause with those on the left who take issue with the hoarding of wealth by billionaires like Jeff Bezos,…
In the wake of John McCain’s passing, Molly Knefel shares her thoughts on McCain’s reputation as a politician with dignity, why she believes this is an incorrect assessment and why it’s important to…
Molly Knefel comments on the establishment media’s efforts to seem objective, which has led to targeting certain elected officials from the left and trying to draw equivalencies to the constant lies…
John Knefel recaps how Facebook and the FBI have used concerns about Russian influence as a means to infiltrate and shut down legitimate left-wing organizations and how he believes people should take on these threats.
John Knefel makes the argument that Republicans do not take the threat of election meddling seriously enough to devote…
John Knefel shares his thoughts on the Democratic Party’s lack of foreign policy, highlighting several topics which the U.S. should be concerned about on a global scale. Despite ability within the…
John Knefel challenges the view that there is no appeal for the left in the Midwest, citing the successful rally recently held by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders in Kansas and the…
Molly Knefel shares her thoughts on the GOP’s reaction to recent comments made by President Trump regarding Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and suggests that the fact that politicians are more upset by Trump’s disloyalty rather than violence against children at the border is a troubling reflection of the nation’s values.
John Knefel makes the argument that Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is further proof that the Republican party is only interested in representing the interests of white…
In light of the news that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring, John Knefel highlights the biggest hurdles that Democrats face and how they should deal with those issues to stave off a potentially…
John Knefel addresses the Supreme Court’s recent decision to send gerrymandering cases back to lower courts after claiming that they do not have standing. If left unchanged, voting districts could be…
John Knefel explains the “zero tolerance” immigration policy that was put into effect in April of this year, the key point of which was that children were taken from the adults they were traveling…
Despite ongoing concerns of Russian election meddling, John Knefel argues that the Republican party actually poses the biggest threat to voter rights, citing, among other things, the Supreme Court’s recent decision to support Ohio’s purging of voter registration rolls which disproportionately affects people of color and low-income voters. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: “Awake” by Tycho
John Knefel dispels the persistent myth that the Republican Party will eventually turn on Donald Trump and makes the case that his support comes from his white nationalist ideals, not in spite of…
In the midst of the Trump administration’s efforts to terrify and detain members of the immigrant community, John Knefel shares what is Trump’s cruelest policy yet, the decision to rescind…
John Knefel shares his thoughts on the Trump administration creating closer ties with both Saudi Arabia and Israel, and how the support they are receiving from the U.S. has so far led to more brutal actions and less accountability.
In light of the nomination of Gina Haspel as C.I.A. Director, John Knefel dispels the idea that torture tactics and unaccountability within the agency started after 9/11 and calls into question the not only the validity of Haspel as Director, but whether the C.I.A. should exist at all. 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 three major foreign policy decisions recently made by Donald Trump and how those decisions illustrate that Trump, and Republican leadership, are acting in a reactionary manner which could have disastrous effects for the U.S. and the world. 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 take on the backlash aimed at comedian Michelle Wolf over her remarks at the most recent White House Correspondents’ Dinner which criticized the current presidential administration, their allies and opposition, and the media that covers them all. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: “Awake” by Tycho
Molly Knefel runs down some of the reactions to Bernie Sanders’ recently introduced federal jobs guarantee and shares her thoughts on why public programs with universal benefits is the direction that the democratic party should be moving. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: “Awake” by Tycho
Following the United States’ attack on Syria in retaliation for their chemical weapons assault on their own people, tensions between the two countries have continued to rise. John Knefel offers an…
Molly Knefel shares her take on the ways in which crying foul about “political correctness” are used not only by conservatives, but also by liberals — especially some comedians and recently even…
Molly shares her thoughts on the ways in which adults have been reacting to the teen survivors of the shooting in Parkland, Florida. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive…
Following President Trump’s hiring of John Bolton as National Security Advisor, John Knefel shares his thoughts on why the choice could lead to increased militarization and raise the likelihood of…
In light of Cynthia Nixon’s announcement that she will run for governor of New York, Molly Knefel reflects on concerns that celebrity status will be a prerequisite for future political candidates,…
Molly Knefel recaps Betsy DeVos’ recent 60 Minutes interview and critiques the education “reform” DeVos is touting. While the Democrats were quick to condemn DeVos’ praise of private education and the…
John Knefel looks back on the recent conservative political conference known as CPAC and shares his impressions of the various extremist ideologies espoused there and what they mean for the current…
Molly Knefel shares her thoughts on the response of the teens from Parkland, Florida, in the wake of the shooting at their school and points out that leaving the brunt of the fight solely up to them…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
John Knefel makes the argument that Democrats looking to run for president in 2020 should focus on the legalization of marijuana as part of their platform. Opposing Jeff Sessions’ recent promise to…
John Knefel recounts the panic that recently swept through Hawaii after an employee accidentally selected an incorrect menu option, sending a text alert to everyone in the state warning of an imminent…
John Knefel reviews two recent GOP plans which will continue the spreading of racist rhetoric in 2018. The first, Jeff Sessions’ rollback of Obama-era legislation around marijuana possession and the…
Molly Knefel looks back on the array of political resistance efforts and forms of engagement from people in 2017 and looks forward, with cautious optimism, to the coming year as the 2018 midterm…

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