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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 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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