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The Case For Optimism: Rejecting Trump’s Poisonous Pessimism
Simon Rosenberg has been spreading his trademark "Hopium" for years and, again and again, he's been proven right to be hopeful. If you wonder about Simon's predictive chops, take the time to read his piece from 2017. You'll never wonder again.
March 28, 2024
The Kremlin's Savage Willful Blindness
How does Putin benefit from a horrific terrorist event in Russia? Brian Daitzman examines the aftermath of the Moscow concert hall attack, Putin's dismissiveness of U.S warnings, and his history of using tragedy for personal gain.
March 28, 2024
Being Emperor Means Never Having To Say You Didn't Win
What's the difference between Nero at HIS Olympics in 67 and Trump at HIS golf course 1,957 years later? Robert McElvaine on losers who declare themselves winners.
March 28, 2024
Decoding Fox News: Bloodbaths, Taco Bowls and The Hunter Biden Nothing-Burger
Fox News hosts were outraged that members of the media reacted to Trump saying there will be a bloodbath if he doesn't win reelection. Jesse Watters thinks Mexicans love Trump's taco bowls. Judge Jeanine said migrants will steal your home. Steve Doocy went rogue twice! The House held the another nothing-burger hearing about Hunter Biden.
March 27, 2024
Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, and Our Veterans
America is no stranger to extremist political groups, a phenomenon further highlighted on January 6th. However, one thing we don't understand clearly enough is the overlap with our veteran community. On this episode Rick speaks with Ken Harbaugh, veteran and co-producer of "Against All Enemies," a documentary exploring why veterans are drawn into extremist groups like the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers.
March 27, 2024
Tara McGowan: Blowing up and past traditional media
Grab a cold one, folks. This episode is HOT! Rick, Stuart, and Joe are joined by powerhouse Tara McGowan, founder of Courier Newsroom. Sick of traditional media not doing their jobs to push back on lies and stand up for democracy? So was Tara - and she and her amazing team of digital journalists are getting real news to the people in swing state across America!
March 26, 2024
Trump’s Covert Strategy: Encourage Third-Party Candidates
Trump's refusal to expand his electoral coalition reveals the dark path his campaign is mapping to a second Trump Administration. Al From connects the dots between the hoard of third-party candidates to a potential Trump presidency.
March 26, 2024
The Progressive Presumption and the Right to Vote
Teri Kanefield writes: "While there were always activists and idealists who believed that a country that boasted of rule by people should give all people a voice, the changes were also driven by self-interests." And it's self-interests working today to silence those voices.
March 26, 2024
Contingent Election – A Return To Smoke Filled Rooms
Fmr. Congressman Martin Frost writes, "No Labels has lost the argument that its candidate could win the election. Their fallback argument is a return to smoke-filled back rooms where party bosses decide who becomes president. How can the No Labels crowd say they stand for Reform with a straight face?"
March 25, 2024
Trump's Legal Quagmire
Many Americans are asking the question "what's going on with Trump's legal battles?" Today on the show Rick speaks with author and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin to dissect the intricate legal battles Trump faces in Georgia, Florida, and D.C., scrutinizing their procedural complexities and wider implications. Their discussion extends to the repercussions of Trump's actions on American democracy, examining themes of executive power and the rule of law. They discuss the societal impact of Trump's rhetoric and the polarized media landscape.
March 25, 2024
Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago? Trump Isn't Gonna Like The Answer.
Joe and Alex answer Trump's insane question - and the answer is yes, we sure are. Joe takes a look at North Carolina again - and why another statewide MAGA candidate is putting the state even more in play for President Biden. What's the mystery state Joe thinks Trump should worry about? And why Ohio Republicans just gave Senate Democrats a huge gift. And what about places like Texas? Where can Democrats go on offense?
March 22, 2024
The Right to Vote
The "right to vote" is constantly evolving...and there is no affirmative Constitutional right to vote (did you know that?). Teri Kanefield walks us through the evolution of democracy and voting rights from a historical perspective.
March 21, 2024
Manafort’s Return: “A Grave Counterintelligence Risk”
What were Paul Manafort's connections with Russian interests during the 2016 election interference again? Discover why those connections matter & the potential implications of his possible reunion with the GOP & Trump at the 2024 Republican National Convention, as examined by Brian Daitzman.
March 21, 2024
It’s Trump vs.…. YOU
David Pepper says that fundamentally, the election is about Trump vs. YOU, and YOUR freedom. "What freedoms are we individually and collectively willing to lose if Trump wins?"
March 21, 2024
Donald's Long Con Gets Ugly
Rick Wilson says Donald Trump's long con is coming home to roost. After exhausting the wallets of supporters, his real estate empire imploding, and enablers in jail, he stands to lose much more than his pride.
March 21, 2024
Kristin Du Mez on Project 2025's Plans for Trump 2.0
A top-to-bottom purge of non-partisan civil servants from government to be replace by Trump loyalists and sycophants - all with a theocratic, Christian Nationalist agenda. Kristin lays it out.
March 20, 2024
Christian Nationalism's Plans for America with guest Kristin Du Mez
Special guest historian of gender, faith, & politics, and author of NY Times best-selling book, JESUS AND JOHN WAYNE, Kristin Du Mez joined our strategists to discuss the web of Christian Nationalist groups behind Project 2025 - the detailed plan for a Trump second term. America under a theocracy? Don't dismiss it. Kristin provides startling explanations.
March 20, 2024
The GOP's Battle for Electoral Integrity
Barbara Comstock is a former GOP Congresswoman and longtime RNC veteran. We were excited to have her on the show to discuss the dramatic shifts within the Republican Party and the repercussions of its current trajectory. Together, Barbara and Rick discuss the challenges posed by aligning the party too closely with Trump, the impact on election integrity, and the future of the party. Comstock shares insights from her work on bipartisan efforts to combat election denialism, underscoring the conversation with reflections on the importance of democracy and the need for an inclusive political environment.
March 20, 2024
Jeff Timmer: The Dangerous Mix of Theology and Secular Policy
Jeff describes the long slide on the political right beginning in the days of Jerry Falwell and how we're now at the point of "conservatives" pushing theology as policy.
March 20, 2024