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Politics

Focusing on issues, not tweets, Raw Story and AlterNet’s Joshua Holland and Liz Preza talk politics with academics, newsmakers and progressive journalists.

August 28, 2016

August 27, 2016: Rise of the Alt-Right | David Zirin on Rio After the Games | Quirky Stories with Wonkette

This week, we'll talk about Trump and the rise of the quasi-fascistic "alt-right" with Heidi Beirich from the Southern Poverty Law Center.


Then we'll be joined by The Nation's radical sports editor, Dave Zirin, to look at the massive land-grab underway in the wake of the Olympic games in Rio. 


Finally, we'll look at some of the nuttier stories in American politics this week with Rebecca Schoenkopf, the proprietrix of Wonkette.


Playlist:
Travis: "Hit Me Baby One More Time"
Jamie Cullum: "Don't Stop the Music"
Lissie: "Bad Romance"
Pink Floyd: "Dogs" 

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