Calmly Discussing 2020 (E58)

Writer, brave human, and opinion columnist for the Guardian Moira Donegan joins Alexis and Kade to discuss the 2020 Democratic primary — in a calm, thoughtful, policy-filled way! We discuss the candidates on housing, healthcare, financial policy, taxation, education, child care, drug policy, reparations, climate, foreign policy, immigration, and decriminalizing sex work (oh my!)

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#not1dollar for immigrant detention (E57)

Why immigrant rights groups are trashing the government funding deal because it will increase immigrant detention. An update on the fight against facial surveillance. How payday lenders bought off Trump. And why Jeff Bezos should Quit his Job.

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You Can’t Leave your Face at Home (E56)

We discuss the end of the Trump/McConnell shutdown, and how it was a victory by workers AND by Pelosi. Alexis discusses her piece Don’t Build the Wall, Build Affordable Housing and makes a pitch to ABOLISH the Clinton-era Faircloth Limit. We delight in AOC owning the right-wing, and Kade updates us on the ACLU’s campaign against facial surveillance.

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Facebook is actually bad (E55)

Kade and Alexis discuss midterm wins, including ballot initiatives, why Chuck Schumer needs to go, the latest Facebook scandal, and a call to action for the new Congress.

MENTIONED ON THE SHOW

Huafei CFO arrested in Canada at the behest of the US Government

Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis

How to Subpoena Jared Kushner (E54)

We discuss the MIDTERMs, debrief on the hearing with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and the uprising in support of her, what happens if the Dems Retake the House, and encourage y’all to kick in some money to help Moira Donegan, who created the Shitty Media Men list: https://www.gofundme.com/hz8sxq

Betsy DeVos Takes a Loss

Betsy DeVos has a massive loss in court. Mass police get caught spying on left activists. The Trump administration is keeping 13,000 children in cages. We discuss the loses and wins in the NY primary, and implore listeners to call their Senators to oppose Kavanaugh and the Handmaid’s Tale future he wants to build.

GET A F****** WARRANT (E52)

A big victory for privacy at the Supreme Court in the Carpenter case, followed by a big loss with the Muslim Ban. We also talk to Ben Wolcott from Make the Road NY about how big banks profit off immigrant detention and private prisons. Our take on the “civility” debate. And some races to watch in Texas.

Make the Road REPORT: The number of immigrants caged in private detention centers would increase up to 580% under Trump admin’s “zero tolerance” policy. 

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Amazon Wants to Send Your Face to Cops (E51)

2018 is the year we ask for what we want. Kade tells us how to say NO to face surveillance by Amazon. And Alexis discusses why the gutting of the post-crisis reform know as the Volcker Rule means we should be demanding Glass-Steagall 2.0. And we discuss why DC residents should vote YES on Initiative 77 on June 19th, to raise the minimum wage of tipped workers up from a measly $3.33/hour.

MENTIONED ON THE SHOW

Elizabeth Warren/John McCain’s Glass Stegall 2.0

PETITION: Amazon, get out of the surveillance business. 

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