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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 9, 2021

How to beat back a soft coup

This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a modest rant about the ludicrous idea that social media companies are stifling conservative voices.
 

Then Billy Corriher, author of Usurpers: How voters stopped the GOP takeover of North Carolina's courts, joins us to discuss how North Carolina became the target of a Trumpian putsch years before Trump arrived on the scene, and how the effort was beaten back by a broad pro-democracy coalition. Corriher explains how other red states are following the North Carolina GOP's playbook, and the forces of good should learn from how it was defeated. 

 
Finally, as the pundits spin former police officer Eric Adams' win in the Democratic primary for New York Mayor, Daniel Nichanian, founder of The Appeal: Political Report, runs down some big wins for candidates running on Judicial reform.
 
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