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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.

October 7, 2018

Dahlia Lithwick on Kavanaugh | Ari Berman With a Voting Rights Roundup | How Overt Sexism Became a Partisan Thing

We have a really great lineup this week. 

 

First up is Dahlia Lithwick, a senior editor at Slate, who talks to us about the future of the Court now that Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed, and what a dramatic loss of institutional legitimacy might mean going forward. 

 

Then we're joined by Ari Berman from Mother Jones. Berman, author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, tells us what he fears the most in the voting rights arena as we approach the 2018 midterms, and also highlights some things that give him hope. 

 

Finally, we speak with Tufts political scientist Brian Schaffner, whose recent study found that expressions of hostile sexism have become a partisan issue. Schaffner explains how Trump's victory appears to have made his supporters more likely to say the quiet parts out loud. 

 

Playlist:
Junior Martin: "Police and Thieves"
King Crimson: "Man With an Open Heart"

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