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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 29, 2021

‘Constitutional Sheriffs‘: Another reactionary threat to American democracy

Is it possible to enact $4 trillion in new spending on popular policies and piss everyone off in the process? Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show noting that Democrats are poised to achieve the unlikely feat. 
 
Then we're joined by David Pepper, former chair of the Ohio Democratic Party, to talk about his new book, Laboratories of Autocracy: A Wake-Up Call from Behind the Lines. It's a siren warning that if we don't pay a lot more attention to state and local politics, we will pay a steep price. 
 
And last but not least, attorney and journalist Jessica Pishko reports on the "Constitutional Sheriffs" movement, which is yet another branch on America's flowering tree of fascism. 
 
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Sammy Davis Jr.: "Baretta's Theme"
Melbourne Ska Orchestra: "Get Smart"
The Blues Brothers: "Peter Gunn Theme"
 

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