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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 landmines, Alan Dershowitz's self-debasement and Mike Pompeo employing a strategy against an NPR reporter that's extremely common among bullies who commit domestic violence. 

Then we're joined by Nathan Newman, an attorney and advocate who teaches at CUNY, about what Liz Warren's decades-long crusade to reform our bankruptcy laws says about how she would govern if elected. 

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Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a look at the clownish non-defenses Donald Trump's defenders offered at his Senate impeachment trial, and offers a modest rant about the political press instigating pointless intra-Democratic squabbles for clicks and ratings. 

Then we're joined by Jared Holt, a researcher and journalist with Right-Wing Watch, to talk about how QAnon is taking all of this and to report back from this week's big, wingnutty gun rally in Virginia. 

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This week, Liz Preza and Joshua Holland recap the last Democratic debate before Iowa, lament the left forming a circular firing squad and talk about what some folks are overlooking in Lev Parnas explosive revelations this week. 

Then we're joined by John Stoehr, editor of The Editorial Board, who argues that Senate Republicans are going to feel increasing public pressure as the drip-drip-drip of new evidence of Trump's perfidy continues unabated. 

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This week, Joshua Holland and Liz Preza talk about Nancy Pelosi's impeachment standoff with Mitch McConnell and the sense of deja vu they're getting watching the people who got Iraq totally wrong celebrating Trump's assassination of Qassem Suleimani. 

Then we're joined by Trita Parsi from the The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft to dig deeper into the ramifications of Trump's impulsive act of war. 

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