Mon, 17 July 2017
Investigative journalist Craig Unger, explains the importance of money laundering in Russian organized crime. The links between the Trump organization and Russian mafia and oligarchs. Buying condos through shell companies. Who is Semion Mogilevich? Was the Russian Mafia a major part of Trump's finances? Who is Felix Sater and was he like Whitey Bulger? And understanding Russian organized crime and the intelligence services.
On the Fun Half: Mike Pence lies about healthcare. Trump, has already killed more civilians than Obama. Jesse Waters gets fooled. Shep Smith cannot understand why Republicans keep lying. Are Republicans starting to question Trump's Russia connections? Is Susan Collins hedging on the healthcare bill and your calls and IMs.
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Fri, 14 July 2017
Cliff Schecter, explains the state of play of healthcare repeal. How close is Mitch Mcconnell to getting wavering Republican Senators. The Republicans perception of "win". John McCain planning on voting now against the healthcare repeal bill. What happens to Republicans if they can't repeal Obamacare? Who else was in the room with Don Jr. and the Russian lawyer? Cambridge Analytica and new evidence on Russian ties and what was the full extent of Russia's role in the election.
Film Guy Matthew talks about his excellent behind the scenes film about the Majority Report bell house show. Shooting Ted Alexandro's standup special. Matthew's activism. New York City politician says life is harder for the rich and Matthew tells us to watch Punishment Park.
On The Fun Half: Right Wing Mandela, explains why the Right wins. Round two of the Trump Macron handshake battle. Trump does not know history. Conservative politics and resentment and your calls and IMs.
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Thu, 13 July 2017
The Republicans next push to destroy Obamacare and Rand Paul reveals his religious faith in the market.
Michael A. McCarthy, an assistant professor of sociology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and author of Dismantling Solidarity: Capitalist Politics and American Pensions since the New Deal, explains the history of Social Security. labors power and weakness during the Truman era. The politics of who controls pension fund money. Pensions and the private. How private pensions have led to the race the bottom in workers standards. The Reagan era and the 401k. Expanding Social Security and inequality. Undermining solidarity, capitalism and how we design welfare and why we are regressing to a time before the modern welfare state.
On The Fun Half: Donald Trump talks about health care with Pat Robertson. Sam debates a Jimmy Dore fan with a Phd. Orlando cop profiles a black woman and sees she is a state attorney and he gets really friendly. Conservative claims that we talk about slavery to much. The Betsy DeVos assault on Public Education and your calls and IMs
Wed, 12 July 2017
Guy Lawson, explains the confusing and deranged state of American politics and what people see oversees. Why the Right is driven by anger and a desire to spread misery. The stress of covering Trump. The Trump Administration's competent and horrible environmental policy. The frantic nature of Donald Trump. Why we need universal healthcare. Republicans and the Russia scandal. Why is the opposition party so weak in America?
On the fun half - Has Joe Scarborough changed, McConnell won't let GOP recess until Trump, Trump Jr goes to daddy Hannity to explain unbelievably incriminating email, are polls broken forever, plus your calls and IMs!
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Tue, 11 July 2017
Wosny Lambre (@BigWos) of ESPN's TrueHoop joins in studio at 12:00 ET. GOP is planning to work through August to destroy healthcare. Donald Trump Jr. has apparently left a rather blatant paper trail of possible collusion with Russia.
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On the Fun Half - Christie gets heckled on sports talk radio, pontoon-protesting Senators lake houses in North Carolina, how much a propaganda outlet is RT, Mark Penn is terrible, and your calls and IMs.
Mon, 10 July 2017
Ted Cruz has a scam for getting through the Republicans awful health care bill.
Harry Targ a Professor in the department of political science at Purdue University, explains Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels plan to connect Purdue University to online, private education. The rise of neoliberalism, late stage capitalism and the collapse of public education. What was the original purpose of public education. The problem with separating politics and economics. STEM and the undermining of critical thinking. The STEM hype and how to resist the neoliberal agenda.
On The Fun Half: Donald Trump Jr took a strange meeting. Trump's bizarre G20 video and your calls and IMs
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Fri, 7 July 2017
rump's bizarre G20 Agenda and handshake with Putin.
Cliff Schecter explains why the Senate's health care bill might be in trouble. What Republican Senators might vote against the McConell bill. Mitch McConnell threatens Republican. Mark Penn emerges from his hole and the delusional center makes its case. Did Bernie move to the center? White House ethics chief resigns and Hobby Lobby buys stolen artifacts from ISIS.
Andy Kindler on Ricky Gervais, Dennis Miller, and his new podcast, Thought Spiral.
Thu, 6 July 2017
Paul Ryan reminds everyone that Republicans need to destroy health care in order to fund tax giveaways for the rich.
Barry Eidlin, an Assistant Professor of Sociology at McGill University, explains why the Republicans war on labor is institutional. What are Right to Work laws. Labor leaders and reaching out to Republicans. Transactional politics and weakened labor unions. The problem with labor as a special interest. Union density in the United States and Canada. How labor unions have undermined themselves politically in the United States. The 1960s New Left and how it hurt labor and what needs to be done to revive the labor movement?
On The Fun Half: What is the dumb dumb left? Donald Trump talks about World War 2 in Poland and its pretty hilarious. Trump, has another weird moment. Trump rambles about Russia and elections. Time Warner CEO says its Democrats are a bigger threat to the first amendment than Trump because they support campaign finance reform. Jesse Waters has "thoughts" about North Korea. Chris Christie spins for hanging out on a beach that his budget fight shut down for the public and your calls and IMs.
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Wed, 5 July 2017
Why did single payer in California fail and the structural reforms needed to succeed in the future. North Korea tests an ICBM. How the Bush Administration helped create the North Korean nuclear crisis. A new delusional project for Silicon Valley plutocrats.
On The Fun Half: MR's war against the Dumb Dumb Left continues. Bernie Sanders walks the perfect line on healthcare. The Obamacare collapse myth. Conservatives freak out about NPR tweeting out the Declaration of Independence. Trump and Putin set for their first meeting and Mike Huckabee has stupid predictions about it. Random Rush and your calls and IMs.
Mon, 3 July 2017
Mary Otto (@mottomatic), author and oral health topic leader for the Association of Health Care Journalists, joins us today to talk about her new book, "Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America."
For members, a conversation between Janeane Garofalo, Lewis Lapham, and Dennis Loy-Johnson discuss "What Do We Do Know?", an essay collection on the state of the left following Bush's reelection.