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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.


Liz Preza and Joshua Holland kick off this week's show with a discussion of Roger Stone's sentencing and a look at what the pundits are calling the "feistiest" Democratic debate of the 2020 cycle. 
Then we're joined by Marquette University political scientist Julia Azari to talk about her proposal to give Democratic Party actors more influence over the Dems' nomination process, and the backlash it elicited. 
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This week, Liz Preza and Joshua Holland marvel at how Attorney General William Barr has proven to be so much more brazen in his corruption of the Department of Justice than his long reputation as a cover-up artist would have suggested. 

Then we're joined from Down Under by Michael Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University, to talk about how Australia's disastrous wildfires have led to a sharp decline in science denialism and why some climate models are suddenly running red-hot. 

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To kick off this very hectic week, Joshua Holland looks at a new Trump initiative to rip architectural design from the hands of those liberal elite... architects.
Then we're joined by Salon columnist Heather "Digby" Parton to talk about conspiracy theories swirling around the epically screwed up Iowa Caucus results, Trump's renewed campaign to punish his perceived enemies and Mitt Romney growing a spine. 
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