Mon, 26 April 2021
Sam and Emma host Columbia Law professor Jamal Greene to discuss his new book “How Rights Went Wrong: Why Our Obsession with Rights Is Tearing America Apart.” They delve into the absolutist, legalized view of rights that frames discourse in the US, how it diverges from the Framers original community-shaped vision of rights, and how exploring the rights on all sides of disputes might lead to more productive political conversation both in and out of the courts. Next, Sam and Emma continue their discussion around vaccine IP law, the crisis in India, and Bill Gates’ role in all of it, and brainstorm Larry Kudrow’s favorite meat-based beers.
And in the Fun Half: Tim Heidecker’s Oscar Special displays a beautifully unique red, white, and blue stained glass set, Emma works her word magic to trap the Biden administration into committing to student debt and international COVID relief, and Sandy and Hussain from Ontario explore the Canadian vein of the prison industrial complex and its effects on Indigenous communities. Then, Chuck Schumer sets his timeline for Democrat unity on an array of policies and Rick Scott assures us that Republicans are united, no matter what Trump says or does, plus, your calls and IMs!
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