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"This Could Be A Blowout"
Joe and Alex discuss the latest from the Sunshine State... why Florida might be closer than people realize. And what does that mean nationally? We zoom out and look at that new Fox News poll that has some VERY encouraging numbers under the hood. Turns out 34 felony convictions isn't actually a good thing... And what does Joe think President Biden has to do to win the debate next week? It all comes down to one word...
June 21, 2024
If Christo-Fascist Republicans Win In November...
What will our national religion be? Christian Nationalism survivor Andra Watkins writes that what "Christianity" would mean in a Christo-fascist nation would mean is not as obvious as one might think.
June 20, 2024
The Anatomy Of A Smear: False Equivalency And Trump’s Decline
Brian looks at Biden's mental ability and his coping mechanisms for his stutter, compared Trump's erratic behavior and memory lapses raise concerns about his cognitive decline.
June 20, 2024
Criminal Law And Procedure, Part 2: Why Criminal Law?
In Part 2 of Teri Kanefield's "Criminal Law" series, she picks apart the history of criminal laws, tapping into how they came to be, and how differently criminal law has been applied to different groups of people.
June 20, 2024
New Matt Gaetz Sex And Drug Misconduct Investigation Confirmed
Amee Vanderpool writes, "The continued review, right before another major election, has also reminded the American electorate of the important adage that should be applied particularly to this case given the many lengthy inquiries, which is 'where there is smoke, there is fire.'"
June 20, 2024
News is Dead
The steady decline of traditional media seems a near certainty. In this podcast episode, Rick speaks with Margaret Talev, a journalist and head of the Institute for Democracy, Journalism, and Citizenship at Syracuse University. They discuss the evolving challenges in the news industry, including the decline of local news, the rise of misinformation on social media, and the growing distrust in media, particularly among conservatives. Talev emphasizes the importance of reliable news sources for a healthy democracy and describes efforts to rebuild local news and civic engagement. She also shares insights from focus groups and polling on voter behavior and media consumption, highlighting the impact of media sources on public perceptions and polarization.
June 19, 2024
BONUS: This Is Why I Blocked You
Today on The Enemies List, Rick reads a particularly spicy post from his Substack.
June 19, 2024
The Hunter Biden Guilty Verdict and A Preview of The Next Big Lie for 2024
Hunter Biden was found guilty of three felony gun charges and everyone on Fox News lost their ever loving minds over it. Judge Jeanine and several other hosts decided that First Lady Jill Biden was intimidating the jurors when she showed up at her stepson’s trial. Juan Williams pointed out the obvious that Americans are rarely charged for lying on gun forms. Jesse Watters and Charlie Hurt made things up about undocumented immigrants voting. Greg Gutfeld laid track for the next Big Lie where Trump will claim he won the 2024 election no matter what the outcome. Judge Jeanine also seemed to think Biden was president in 2018 and Ainsley Earhardt predicted Michelle Obama would run for president.
June 19, 2024
Strategy Session: Guest - Simon Rosenberg
The first debate is a little over a week away, and it’s got everyone on all sides a bit…nervous. Simon Rosenberg joins Rick, Stuart, and Joe to do a little debate prep. Plus, prison is about to get a lot…sweatier. Will Stevie "Two Shirts" Bannon be allowed to wear two jumpsuits? What really matters is that he and others are starting to face accountability for their crimes. Will that move the dial for democrats? Simon is full of hope - and so is...Rick?? It's true! Catch up now.
June 18, 2024
John Avalon's Common Sense Campaign for New York
In this episode, host Rick Wilson and CNN Pundit and former Daily Beast editor John Avlon discuss John's campaign as a common sense Democrat in New York's first district, the frustrations around affordability, the need to rebuild the middle class, and the importance of reaching out to Republicans. John also emphasizes the stakes of the race and the need for a broad patriotic coalition to defend American democracy. Follow John Avlon at @JohnAvlon on X and support his campaign at johnavlon.com.
June 18, 2024
In The Debate Prep Room
In this week's Campaign Memo, Stuart Stevens writes of his decades of experience prepping candidates for debates, "Over the years, I’ve developed strong opinions on debates, how to prep, and how to win."
June 17, 2024
Jewish Identity, Israel, and Constitutional Crises
Navigating what it means to be Jewish in today's world is a nuanced conversation. In this episode Rick speaks with Noah Feldman, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University. The conversation dives into Feldman's latest book, "To Be a Jew Today: A New Guide to God, Israel, and the Jewish People." They discuss the evolving perspectives within the Jewish community, the challenges facing Israel, and the complex relationship between American Jews and Israel. Additionally, Feldman offers insights into the current state of the U.S. Supreme Court, the impact of recent rulings, and the future of constitutional law in an era of political polarization. Noah's new book, "To Be a Jew Today: A New Guide to God, Israel, and the Jewish People," available now.
June 17, 2024
Say It, "It’s The Messaging, Stupid.”
Host Rick Wilson has a come-to-Jesus moment with the campaigns and politicians who stand in opposition to Donald Trump. The lesson? Get on message.
June 17, 2024
More Election Results! MAGA Should Be Very Worried...
Another big warning sign for Trump and MAGA after a massive underperformance in Ohio. Why Sherrod Brown has to be optimistic after a 20 point decline for Republicans... in Trump country, no less. How should Democrats message the Hunter Biden verdict? Joe thinks it's simpler than everyone is making it. And with more good news on the economy - will President Biden's performance start catching up to battleground Senate candidates? And Joe gets his crystal ball back out to answer a few listener questions.
June 14, 2024
Never Bet Against America
Stuart Stevens writes, "All that was asked of these weak men and women of the GOP was to reject a man who violated every value they had spent their careers espousing. But at every turn, whenever given a chance to distance themselves from the odious Donald Trump and the collection of grievances and hatreds that form Trumpism, they chose to pull Trump closer."
June 13, 2024
Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, Part 1: The Basics
Teri Kanefield looks at the fundamental principles that shape our understanding of crime and punishment, tracing the historical and cultural evolution of these concepts.
June 13, 2024
Trump Plans His Second Term
Donald Trump is set to meet with Republicans today to shore up support for his transitional strategy; something Mark Meadows and the Freedom Caucus have been working on for years.
June 13, 2024
From the Darkness and Back Into It: How Steve Bannon May Disappear from American Life for Good
A combative and divisive approach has defined Bannon’s political career. Brian Daitzman writes that his time in the public eye appears to be drawing to a close, with prison looming and severe legal challenges on the horizon.
June 13, 2024
Fox News: Shilling For Trump with Fauci and Hunter Biden Hysteria
Fox tried to forget that Trump was just found guilty of 34 criminal felony charges. The network focused on his fundraising while openly shilling for his campaign. Fox also trotted out two old villains - Hunter Biden, the drug-addicted son of the president and Dr. Anthony Fauci, a man the right-wing has turned into a sadistic mad scientist. Judge Jeanine blamed Jill Biden for the actions of her husband. Donald J. Trump seems to think he’s God. Steve Doocy openly called Trump a convicted felon and Laura Ingraham rehashed old conspiracy theories about COVID-19.
June 13, 2024
No Billionaire Is Coming To Democracy's Rescue
Joe breaks it down: Why we're here, why it matters, and why the time is now.
June 12, 2024
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