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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 kicks off the show arguing that Trump's relentless attempts to delegitimize the election--and recent refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses--are not only part of a strategy to sow chaos and doubt but also an effort to demoralize Democratic voters and suppress their turnout. 
Then we're joined by Jessica Mason Pieklo, senior vice president and executive editor at the Rewire News Group, to talk about the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the GOP's plan to ram through a Trump nominee to replace her and what the future might look like with a 6-3 court. We also discuss how this egregious abuse of power is shifting the conversation about the courts among Democrats.  
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We kick off this week's show with a look at Attorney General Bill Barr's push to prosecute Democratic elected officials and charge protesters with sedition, and his preemptive defense of meddling in criminal cases for corrupt purposes. This is all getting really bad and scary, but there is a path out. 

Then we're joined by epidemiologist Eric Feigl-Ding, a senior fellow at the Federation of American Scientists, to talk about where we are in the Covid-19 pandemic, where we could have been, and why it's virtually impossible to expect a vaccine to be widely available anytime soon.  
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This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a discussion of the ripple effects that resulted from Trump lying to the American people about the dangers of Covid-19, and a look at how Bill Barr's DOJ isn't the only federal agency being corrupted to aid Trump's re-election campaign. 
Then we're joined by Daniel Nichanian, founding editor of The Appeal: Political Report, to run down the state and local races, judicial contests and referenda that will shape America's political landscape for the next decade to come.  
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