Mon, 15 July 2019
On today's show, David T. Courtwright, author of The Age of Addiction: How Bad Habits Became Big Business and presidential professor emeritus in the Department of History at the University of North Florida, joins us.
On today's show: Mike Pence observes men in cages at Southern border.
David T. Courtwright, author of The Age of Addiction: How Bad Habits Became Big Business and presidential professor emeritus in the Department of History at the University of North Florida, joins us. Most people think of drugs and alcohol as the primary things associated with addiction. But people can become addicted to many other things. In this book, Courtwright explores the idea of "limbic capitalism," by which corporations exploit the body's limbic system for profit by getting people addicted to everything from sugary soft drinks to social media.
On the fun half: Nancy Pelosi faces off against progressive "squad" of AOC, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley. AOC on visit to border detention: "I believe them...this is a manufactured crisis." Heather Heyer's killer sentenced to life in prison. Fox and Friends laughs at Trump's racist tweets: "very comedic." Lindsey Graham says AOC and the squad are a bunch of communists. Newt says Trump sees an opportunity to attack the squad because of the fight between progressives and Pelosi. Ilhan Omar explains why politics is about wielding power, not sharing it to maintain status quo. Biden promoting his healthcare plan that doesn't include Medicare For All. Obama endorses Medicare For All before 2018 midterms.
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Mon, 15 July 2019
Trump Tells Freshman Congresswomen to ‘Go Back’ to the Countries They Came From (NYT)
Trump trails Biden, Warren and Sanders in new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll (NBC)
Top 2020 Dems wouldn't reverse Trump's Jerusalem embassy decision (AXIOS)
And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES:
Large-scale federal immigration raids of people illegally in the U.S. again failed to materialize Sunday after being touted in advance by President Trump, raising questions about the government’s plans. (WSJ)
Joe Biden unveiled a proposal Monday to expand the Affordable Care Act with an optional public health insurance program. (WaPo)
Trump is thinking about ditching Commerce chief Wilbur Ross after census his big question defeat. (NBC)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday night that he granted a visa to Iran's foreign minister to visit New York primarily to meet U.S. obligations to the United Nations but that his movements will be sharply curtailed. (WaPo)
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