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Dahr Jamail (@DahrJamail), author of The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption, joins us.

On today's show: Kirstjen Nielsen tells National Sheriffs' Association "don't believe the press" about treatment of immigrant children. NPR rehabilitating Neilsen image already: "Was this someone who believed in this policy?"

Dahr Jamail, staff reporter at Truthout, joins us to discuss his new book, The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption. What Jamail learned visiting locations around the world that are already experiencing the effects of climate change, like Alaska's glacier parks and Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The various factors contributing to the melting of glaciers and their practical effects on things like food prices. The politically destabilizing effects of climate change. Why the Green New Deal is better than nothing, but ultimately insufficient. The urgent necessity of a transition away from capitalism.

On the fun half: Trump, addressing Jewish Republicans, calls Netanyahu "your Prime Minister." Does the left need to do a better job appealing to "normies"? Trump calls asylum seekers "animals," says they look like they're "fighting for the UFC." Ali Velshi asks Howard Schultz if wealth inequality exists because of "political polarization." Obama warns against the "circular firing squad" among progressives. Katie Porter (D-CA) response to Obama: The resistance to new ideas is coming from leadership. Tim Ryan campaign launch: Russia is trying to divide us on social media. Larry Kudlow admits Stephen Moore has a "steep learning curve" ahead of him at the Fed. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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