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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.


This week, Joshua Holland looks at an under-the-radar fight Senate Dems and Republicans are engaged in that could lead to a major battle over the Supreme Court. 
Then we're joined by Shareblue.com Senior Writer Oliver Willis to talk about why ostensibly neutral reporters bend over backwards to address conservative gripes about their coverage but respond to any criticism from the left with thin-skin and condescension. Oliver and Joshua also debate whether belligerent wingnut Joe Walsh's quixotic primary campaign against Donald Trump has any hope of shaping the outcome of the 2020 race.
Some original music this week courtesy of Adam Gardiner.    
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This week, Joshua Holland and Liz Preza consider the possibility that the guy with the nuclear codes -- who thinks he's the Chosen One -- is cracking up under the stress. 
Then we're joined by Aaron Regunberg, a former Rhode Island state lawmaker and organizer with Never Again Action, a nationwide network of Jews who have faced violence -- and in one state, potential jail time -- for taking direct action to block ICE's inhumane immigrant detention centers.   


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This week, Joshua Holland and Liz Preza talk about Israel's decision to bar members of the United States Congress from entering the country at Trump's behest and Attorney General William Barr's disturbing authoritarianism. 
Then we're joined by Parker Molloy, an editor-at-large at Media Matters, to discuss how the right staves off cognitive dissonance when confronted with the obvious connection between Trump's hateful rhetoric and white nationalist terror. 
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This week, Joshua Holland and Liz Preza talk about the ludicrous freakout over Rep. Joaquin Castro tweeting publicly available data about Trump's biggest contributors in his district -- and why transparency colliding with the right's deep-seated persecution complex is a threat to campaign finance rules.

Then we're joined by Ryan Grim, the DC bureau chief of The Intercept and author of We've Got People, to talk about intra-Dem politics and how the media covers and in many cases distorts it. 
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This week, Joshua Holland and Elizabeth Preza discuss the latest Democratic debates and the right-wing framing used by debate moderators.

Then Joshua speaks to journalist David Neiwert about the growing threat of violent white nationalism.

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