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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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This week, we kick off the show with a double-segment with Zephyr Teachout, the Fordham University legal scholar running to become the next Attorney General of New York. Teachout explains that because the Trump Organization is headquartered in The Empire State, the NYAG's office has a unique capacity to police the Trump crime family's potential abuses of power and its labrynthian web of foreign business entanglements.  

 

Then we're joined by Washington Monthly contributor John Stoehr to talk about a week in which more shoes dropped in the sprawling Kremlingate scandal than Imelda Marcos ever had in her closet. 

 

Playlist:
Lil Troy: "Wanna Be a Baller"
Thievery Corporation: "Shadows of Ourselves"
Manu Chao: "Clandestino"

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This week, Salon columnist Amanda Marcotte joins us to talk about a week like no other in Trump's "presidency." Will his base ever be bothered by Marshal Tweeto's incompetence and corruption?

 

Then we're joined by Mike Lux, head of the non-profit American Family Voices and author of How to Democrat in the Age of Trump. Mike argues that many of the debates that fascinate the pundits are actually false choices. 

 

Playlist: 
The Band: "Long Black Veil"
Earl: "Tongue Tied"
Shaggy: "Oh Carolina"

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We kick off this week's show with Crooks and Liars founder John Amato talking about Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, Maxine Waters and the right's crooked civility game.

 

Then we talk to Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo, Rewire.News legal analysts and co-hosts of the podcast Boom! Lawered, about this week's atrocities at the Supreme Court and how everything is going to get much, much worse after Justice Anthony Kennedy is replaced with a soulless, reactionary android developed in the Federalist Society’s basement.

 

Finally, we're joined by Roosevelt Institure fellow Todd Tucker to discuss his new book, Judge Knot: Politics and Development in International Investment Law, and help us dissect Trump's erratic tradewars. 

 

Playlist:
Ken Lazarus: "Ob La Di Ob La Da"
Bitter: Sweet: "Dirty Laundry"
The Rolling Stones: "Good Times, Bad Times"
Lou Reed: "Dirty Boulevard"

 

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