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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.

September 13, 2015

September 12, 2015 Show

This week, we'll speak with Detroit News capital reporter Chad Livengood about the bizarre saga of Michigan state reps. Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat, the tea partying, family values conservatives who hatched a bizarre scheme to cover up their affair -- and who were booted out of the legislature this week by their fellow Republicans.

Then we'll talk to Sarah Posner about her TPM/ Nation Investigative Fund piece about the authoritarian home-schooling cult to which the Duggars turned when they discovered that Josh had molested five young girls. 

Finally, we'll talk about poverty in America with Matt Bruenig, who has been writing up a storm on the subject for Demos' Policy Shop blog.

Playlist:

Postmodern jukebox: "All About the Bass"

Elvis: "Teddy Bear"
Metallica/ SF Symphony Orchestra: "Nothing Else Matters"

Manu Chao: "Dia Luna... Dia Pena"

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