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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, Joshua Holland and Elizabeth Preza ponder why Democrats seem afraid of their own collective shadow at a time when they're facing off against a historically unpopular president*.

 
Then we're joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston, editor-in-chief of DCReport.org, to talk about Trump's latest racist outburst and why the media struggle to call it what it is. Johnston has been covering Donald Trump for decades and has forgotten more about his shady past than most reporters ever knew.
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This week, Joshua Holland and Liz Preza bring you some news that caught their eyes this week, and talk about Donald Trump's "Social Media Summit" featuring some of the more conspiratorial crackpots among the Twitter-famous right. 

Then we welcome Imani Gandy, senior legal analyst at Rewire.news and co-host of the podcast Boom! Lawyered, to the show. Gandy tells us about an upcoming Supreme Court case that's largely flown under the radar but shouldn't as it might result in the Court giving a green light to some forms of public corruption.
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This week, Joshua Holland and Elizabeth Preza are thrilled to launched the very first episode of We've Got Issues. Who knows--it may become a collector's item! 

First up, we talk about the fluid state of the early days of the Democratic presidential primaries with blogger and Salon columnist Heather "Digby" Parton. 

And then we catch up with Greg Sargent to talk about the political press's challenges--and failures--covering an erratic, lawless president who defies all of the conventions to which reporters and editors have become accustomed over the years. Greg writes The Washington Post's Plum Line Blog and is the author of An Uncivil War: Taking Back Our Democracy in an Age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics

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