Tue, 10 September 2019
Peter Edelman (@peterbedelman), Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy and the faculty director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown University Law Center, joins us to discuss his book, Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America.
On today's show: Trump says Bahamas refugees need paperwork for visas because "very bad people" will come.
Peter Edelman (@peterbedelman), Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy and the faculty director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown University Law Center, joins us to discuss his book, Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America. Despite being one of the richest countries on earth, America often treats its poorest citizens like criminals. In this book, Edelman traces the history of programs designed to help the poor and what went wrong in the neoliberal era that policymakers began criminalizing poverty and denying poor people, particularly poor people of color, the chance to get ahead.
On the fun half: Trump fear mongers about sanctuary cities, refugees, and voter fraud. John Bolton fired! Brian Kilmeade reads a text where he claims he resigned. The crew debates a libertarian caller. Trump says he will release "extremely complete" financial statements before 2020 election. Laura Ingraham doesn't expect NFL player to defend black college athletes who have been exploited by college athletic system. CAP lays off, replaces entire unionized news room; Neera Tanden tweets supporting unions through the years. Valerie Plame's spy movie 2020 Congressional race ad is crazy. A plug for WYOSayNo!, a progressive activist org in Wyoming.
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Tue, 10 September 2019
The United States is forced to pull an elite spy out of Moscow after Trump gave classified information to the Russians during an Oval Office meeting.
Meanwhile, almost every state in the Union is investigating Google now, sharply escalating the regulatory scrutiny facing the tech giant.
And lastly, tonight’s $20 million special election in North Carolina could be a preview of the bloodbath Republican are facing in 2020.
And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES:
Former congressional candidate Jon Ossoff said he will challenge Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue of Georgia. Ossoff says he will expand the network of supporters who helped him raise roughly $30 million in a 2017 special election he lost to Republican Karen Handel.
The Intercept has revealed that a Koch owned data mining company has been helping GOP candidates win elections by flooding voters with anti-immigrant online messages.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the Trump administration is considering “Tax Cuts 2.0” ahead of the 2020 presidential election…
And a new poll from ABC News and the Washington Post finds that 60% of Americans believe a recession is coming next year, helping to drop Donald Trump’s job approval rating down to 38%.
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