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    Populism and the Green New Deal (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

    A relic from Bill's childhood, "Free to Be... You and Me" ... Why Matt hates Trump's emergency declaration ... Is the Green New Deal more than a progressive litmus test? ... Matt: Dems should monitor their populist wave closely ... Which Democratic candidate is the most electable? ... Matt’s top picks for Democratic nominee ... Is it too early to talk running mates? ... White male candidates face a tough crowd ... McConnell’s smart maneuver on the Green New Deal ...

  • Posted on 16 Feb 2019

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    Trump’s Plan for Regime Change in Venezuela (Robert Wright & Max Blumenthal)

    Max’s on-the-ground observations at political rallies in Caracas ... A brief history of Venezuelan politics, from Chavez to now ... Who’s responsible for the suffering of the Venezuelan people? ... Why didn’t AOC defend her colleague Ilhan Omar against charges of anti-Semitism? ... How Obama’s sanctions paved the way for Trump’s broader economic assault on Venezuela ... Max explains why Maduro turned down a US offer of food aid ... How Juan Guaidó was selected to lead the opposition, and by whom ... What happens if the regime doesn’t change? ...

  • Posted on 15 Feb 2019

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    Identity and Violence (Glenn Loury & Kelly Suzanne Saulsberry)

    Kelly Suzanne introduces herself ... Violence in Chicago and distrust of the police ... Can you take race out of the criminal justice equation? ... The controversial eulogy at Aretha Franklin's funeral ...

  • Posted on 14 Feb 2019

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    Is There a Progressive Foreign Policy? (Robert Wright & Heather Hurlburt)

    Competing conceptions of a progressive foreign policy ... The shift from formal to informal international law ... Was bombing Kosovo a good idea? ... Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria—why do we treat their leaders so differently? ... The foreign policy visions of Warren and Sanders ... Heather's progressive foreign policy starts at home ... Venezuela and American hypocrisy ...

  • Posted on 12 Feb 2019

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    Thrillers and Liars (Kat Rosenfield & Hillary Kelly)

    Hillary: "Villainous bitches" have become the literary cliche of our era ... Reviewing Leila Slimani's novels, Adèle and The Nanny ... Madame Bovary, Gone Girl, and the likeability backlash ... Daniel Mallory, best-selling author and serial fabulist ... The power of telling an outrageous lie ... Why we are fascinated by scammers and grifters ...

  • Posted on 10 Feb 2019

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