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Focusing on issues, not tweets, Raw Story and AlterNet’s Joshua Holland and Liz Preza talk politics with academics, newsmakers and progressive journalists.

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We kick off this week's show with a rundown, incomplete but depressing, of what we know so far about how Trump and his inner circle have profited from the presidency.  

 

Then we're joined by two Democratic candidates vying to run against Rep. John Faso (R-NY) in one of the hottest swing districts this cycle, New York's 19th. This is the district that got a lot of attention in 2016, when Zephyr Teachout challenged Faso. It could decide the balance of power in the House this fall.

 

First, we speak with Brian Flynn, a businessman who combines progressive politics with a willingness to fight. You can find out more about his platform by visiting https://www.brianflynn.us/.

 

Then we're joined by Antonio Delgado, an attorney and a naturally gifted speaker who is the only Democratic candidate to have raised more cash than Faso. Learn more about him at https://www.delgadoforcongress.com/.

 

And we'll be featuring more of the candidates in NY 19 in subsequent shows!

 

Playlist: 
Bob Dorough: "I'm Just a Bill"
De La Soul: "Transmitting Live From Mars"

 

 

 

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We kick off this week's show with Salon columnist Amanda Marcotte. Amanda tells us all about her new book, Troll Nation: How The Right Became Trump-Worshipping Monsters Set On Rat-F*cking Liberals, America, and Truth Itself.

 

Then we're joined by Robyn Pennachia, who has the unfortunate task of covering the bizarre misgonyistic murder cult known as "incels" for Wonkette. Robyn helps us answer a key question: Just what the Hell is wrong with New York Times columnist Ross Douthat and other commenters who take these sick freaks' twisted grievances seriously?

 

Finally, we speak with former Reagan official and conservative apostate Bruce Bartlett about how Donald Trump capitalized on the surprisingly widespread view that white people are the victims of discrimination in the US. 

 

Playlist:
Pixies: "Debaser"
Walter Murphy: "5th of Beethoven"
Eek-a-Mouse: "Atlantis Lover"
Benny Goodman Orchestra: "Old Man River"

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