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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.

July 16, 2021

Biden, Dems move a bold progressive agenda toward the end zone

This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with an important correction to some lazy journalism about inflation--and to the destructive conventional wisdom that it is fuelling.
 
Then we are joined by Seth Hanlon, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and former advisor to Barack Obama, to discuss the $3.5 trillion infrastructure and jobs framework that Senate Democrats agreed to this week. It is, as Joe Biden said of Obamacare, a big f**king deal. 
 
Finally, we speak with journalist Kim Kelly about a major strike that has been going on for almost four months in Alabama that has gotten virtually no coverage in the national media. Kim tells us that in a deep South that is notoriously hostile toward organized labor, workers at Warrior Met's Brookwood coal mine have been the targets of multiple attacks but have so far held firm. 
 
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