Fri, 21 April 2023
It's Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at Salon.com and proprietor of the blog Hullabaloo, to round up the week in news. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on the Supreme Court’s Mifepristone decision, far-right legislation coming out of North Carolina, Texas, and the US House, and Buzzfeed news closing shop. Digby then joins Sam and Emma as they dive into the conclusion of the Fox-Dominion lawsuit, the internal incompetence of Fox News, and the destructive force of Rupert Murdoch’s empire, as well as Kevin McCarthy’s lackluster debt ceiling hustle, and the uncertain standing of centrists like Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. They also discuss the cold war in the GOP primary, as DeSantis’ floundering puts the GOP establishment in disarray, while Biden’s announcement is still impending, with only Bobby Kennedy and Marianne Williamson likely to serve as imperfect messengers of the Left, and why a true progressive candidacy must be grounded in coalition building and union solidarity. Wrapping up, they discuss the upcoming generation of politicians, including the passion of the Justins in Tennessee, and the horrors of the Right’s young guard.
And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma dive a little deeper into Texas passing a law requiring the 10 Commandments to be “prominently displayed” in classrooms, the resignation of the Vice Chair of Tennessee’s House Republican Caucus over sexually harassing interns, and the stalling nomination of Julie Su. They also parse through a few of DeSantis’ defenders and betrayers, plus, your IMs!
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