• July 25, 2017 - Alexis Goldstein

    Comcast is lying to you (E32)

    Who is Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s new communications director? We talk about his history in finance, the long con we think he’s playing, and how much money you needed to go to his SALT conference. ALSO: In April, the Trump administration and GOP congress killed one of Obama’s most important achievements: Federal Communications Commission regulations that […]

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  • Betsy DeVos, image via Gage Skidmore @ flickr.com (CC BY-SA 2.0)

    July 9, 2017 - Alexis Goldstein

    Suing Betsy DeVos (E31)

    Betsy DeVos just keeps getting sued!  We talk to Eileen Connor from the Project on Predatory Student Lending at Harvard Law about just ONE of their lawsuits against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. We will also talk about the very strange and Kafkaesque story of how Boston law enforcement officials used a warrantless surveillance order to try […]

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  • Trumpcare coffin image via Color of Change

    June 28, 2017 - Alexis Goldstein

    Let’s Stop Trumpcare for Good (E30)

    Trumpcare has stalled in the Senate today, but the fight is just getting started. We CELEBRATE but then get right to talking about what we need to do next. We also dive into some wonky details about why Trumpcare, if it passes, will gut Medicaid forever — and the dangers that we ALL face, however we get our insurance, from this evil Trumpcare bill.

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  • June 22, 2017 - Alexis Goldstein

    Suing Jeff Sessions (E29)

    We interview Glenda Aldana Madrid, Staff Attorney at the the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project about their lawsuit against Jeff Sessions. We also discuss Listener Mail about the U.K. election, and why even Department of Education lawyers can’t seem to spell Betsy DeVos’s name correctly.

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  • If you want to support the show, you can do so on Patreon for as little as $1 a month. You’ll get access to bonus content each month and help us keep the show going! We start out with Comey Week! The hearing, the media’s response, our thoughts, Trump’s insane post-hearing press conference, and all […]

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  • The Trump Administration isn’t good at much, but one thing they ARE good at is ripping up important rules from the Obama Administration. We talk with Erin Gloria Ryan (@MorningGloria) about a leaked draft of a new rule that would eliminate Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate. We also talk about Ivanka Trump’s nonsense and how she wants to have her champagne popsicle and eat it, too, about Jared Kusher’s “resting treason face,” and Donald Trump Jr’s obsession with conspiracy theories.

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  • If you want to support the show, you can do so on Patreon for as little as $1 a month. You’ll get access to bonus content each month and help us keep the show going!  We rage about the Trump budget bill, which is coming to fuck up every American that isn’t a millionaire or billionaire. But these are […]

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  • The GOP advances a bill that shreds the protections passed in the wake of the last financial crisis, and we talk to Marcy Wheeler about NSA surveillance.

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  • Fire at the FBI after Trump fires Comey

    May 10, 2017 - Alexis Goldstein

    Trump Fires Comey – What Now? (E24)

    On news that Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey, we record an emergency episode about what a new FBI Director will mean, given the broad powers the FBI has inherited. We discuss how we can push back against FBI abuses by encouraging our local elected officials to follow the lead of San Francisco, who left the FBI’s Joint ­Terrorism Task Force following concern over the Trump ­administration’s Muslim Ban and concerns that participation in the task force might violate local laws protecting immigrants and ­religious minorities.

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  • University of Michigan School of Natural Resources @ flickr.com (CC BY 2.0)

    April 23, 2017 - Alexis Goldstein

    Mass. Dismisses 21,000 Tainted Drug Convictions (E23)

    If you want to support the show, you can do so on Patreon for as little as $1 a month. You’ll get access to bonus content each month and help us keep the show going!  We discuss Betsy DeVos’s latest move in her war on students: undoing protections for student loan borrowers put in place by […]

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