Tue, 4 April 2023
It's an extra special News Day Tuesday as Sam and Emma are on Trump INDICTMENT WATCH. Then they're joined by John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation, to discuss Tuesday's Wisconsin State Supreme Court race. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on far-right legislation advancing in Tennessee, Florida, and Mississippi, Finland’s introduction to NATO, Elon’s court order, and Bernie’s endorsement of Brandon Johnson for Chicago Mayor, before diving into the coverage of Donald Trump’s impending arraignment, featuring Alan Dershowitz live with Sean Spicer. John Nichols then joins and he and Sam immediately jump back to 2010, to reflect on the hijacking of Wisconsin’s political system by the Koch-funded right wing, coming to fruition with the election of Scott Walker in 2010, and seeing a mass gutting of labor rights, voting rights, and general political engagement. Next, Emma, John, and Sam parse through the consequences of this era, with the US’ worst case of gerrymandering cementing GOP control for the next decade, despite Democrats sweeping in state-wide races, leaving the only viable route back to democracy through the judiciary. This brings them to today’s special elections in Wisconsin, with the state’s Supreme Court and Senate both featuring massive races for the future of Wisconsin’s democracy. After looking at the issues that are central to Wisconsin’s special election, Nichols shifts to Chicago, walking through Brandon Johnson’s race against Paul Vallas, Vallas’ courting of the right wing, and the impact a Johnson victory could have on the progressive movement nationwide.
And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma watch Tucker clamor to make New York look worse today than it was under conservative control (it’s not), talk philosophy with Ronald Raygun, and explore the mass financialization of American life with Jeff from Michigan. Ben Shapiro, notorious inspiration for multiple mass shooters, blames all trans people for the recent shooting in Tennessee, before talking with callers Ally from South Carolina about US Foods’ unionization, Tommy from California about civil liability for gun manufacturers, Nick from New Jersey about Rutgers’ teachers’ strike, and Eric from Minnesota about gun control discourse, plus, your calls and IMs!
Check out John's piece here: https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/wisconsin-supreme-court-race-gerrymandering/
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