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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 Liz Preza marvel at how quickly the conservative movement fell in line with killing off a few million people to bolster Wall Street's earnings. 
 
Then we're joined by Politico Senior Writer Mike Grunwald, author of The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in The Obama Era, to talk about the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package that Congress passed this week, and contrast it with past emergency spending measures.  
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This week, Joshua Holland and Liz Preza talk about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Democratic primaries, and marvel at the levels of Trump sycophancy on display within the conservative media.
 
Then we're joined by Washington Post blogger Greg Sargent to discuss Trump's bumbling response to one-in-a-lifetime public health crisis, and how we might navigate voting safely if the infection rate remains high. 
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This week, Joshua Holland and Liz Preza talk about a perfect storm of narcissism and incompetence that renders Donald Trump uniquely unsuited to manage a public health crisis. 
 
Then we're joined by Democratic strategist Cliff Schecter, who takes some fire for kinda-sorta supporting Mike Bloomberg and argues that the Dems who prioritize beating Trump over other factors are wise to choose Joe Biden over Bernie Sanders. 
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To kick off this week's show, Joshua Holland and Liz Preza recap a wild ride in the Democratic primaries. Just a week ago, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders seemed indomitable, and now a strong night for former Vice President Joe Biden has reversed that narrative. But there's still a long way to go. 

Then we're joined by Terry O'Sullivan, director of the Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy Research at the University of Akron, to talk about the Coronavirus pandemic. While O'Sullivan cautions that there's no reason to panic, he says that the flow of reliable information from credible public health officials and a strong public health system, both of which are in short supply in this country, are vital to containing an infectious disease outbreak.  

 

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