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.
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 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.
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.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has taken out Joseph Crowley in the Democratic Primary for NY’s 14th district. She ran on a platform of abolishing ICE, medicare for all, a jobs guarantee, and she did it all with $0 in corporate PAC money, to Crowley’s 1.1 million.
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.
Mitch McConnell wants to vote on racist judicial nominations on a massive civil rights anniversary. 60 murdered, over 2700 peaceful Palestinian protestors are injured during the Great Return March, the day Trump moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem. A good federal decision on border searches. The CFPB SHUTS DOWN the Office for Students. And a look at Illinois’ 14th district, and voting as harm reduction.
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Trump violates the Iran Deal; the Senate will choose if they want to appoint a torturer to head the CIA, with Gina Haspel’s confirmation hearing coming up; AT&T and Novartis pay hundreds of thousands to Trump’s personal attorney; Ticketmaster wants to use facial recognition at concerts; and an update on the attempt to make discrimination in auto lending easier.