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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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Liz Preza and Joshua Holland aren't easily shocked, but the conservatives' vile defenses of police shooting Jacob Blake seven times in the back as his children watched in horror, and then of a 17-year old "militia" member murdering two protesters, did the trick. 
 
Then we're joined by Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic Policy and Research, to talk about the unusually wide divide between the stock market and the real economy, why Americans will get fleeced for a vaccine like the citizens of no other country and the coming crisis of long-term unemployment.
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This week, Elizabeth Preza and Joshua Holland react to Steve Bannon's arrest, the Senate's bipartisan report on Russian election interference and the Democratic National Convention.

Then Joshua speaks to Hannah Fried of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, which participated in "war games" simulating what the country will face in the aftermath of the 2020 election.

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This week, Joshua Holland talks about why the most explicitly racist campaign in memory won't save Trump. Also: the plot to steal the election by sabotaging the postal service. 
 
Then we're joined by Daily Beast contributor Mike Tomasky to talk discuss Biden's pick of Kamala Harris as a running mate, the false hope of a vaccine getting us back to normal anytime soon and how the Trump campaign seems to be mired in its own spin. 
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This week, Elizabeth Preza and Joshua Holland kick off the show with a look at the Covid relief bill that's stalled in Congress amid Republican infighting and Trump's bonkers interview with Jonathan Swan.
 
Then we're joined by Salon columnist Amanda Marcotte to talk about why conservatives keep falling for obvious grifts and why the Alex Jonesification of the GOP will almost certainly result in scattered terror attacks if Trump loses in November.

 

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