Air Date: 1–5-2022
Today we take a look at a few of the recent failures and challenges facing the Democratic Party in the face of an oncoming wave of anti-democratic forces bent on establishing an entrenched, minority-rule government through aggressive gerrymandering and voter suppression.
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Blaming the left has been the practice of elite Democrats and their media abettors for decades.
President Biden’s signature $1.75 trillion Build Back Better package appears to be dead after Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia announced on Fox News this Sunday he would not support the plan to expand the social safety net
Congress has been noticeably inconsistent when it comes to enforcing the STOCK Act, a law that is supposed to stop insider trading and conflicts of interest for Congress members and high-ranking staffers.
Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada has died at the age of 82. Faiz Shakir, a senior adviser to Sen. Reid joins Chris Hayes to discuss his legacy.
Political lines are changing, as states across the country redraw their congressional maps — a process with huge implications for the balance of power in Washington, especially heading into 2022 elections. Lisa Desjardins explores.
Ari Berman recaps President Biden's major speech on voting rights which comes at the same time as some GOP-controlled legislatures have pushed ahead new state laws restricting ballot access.
Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock talks with Rachel Maddow about the need for Democrats to take it upon themselves to prevent the continued dismantling of democracy in the United States before there is too much damage to repair.
MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S)
Ch. 10: Thanks for making me coherent - Nick from California New
Ch. 11: To essentialize or not - Scott from Canada
Ch. 12: Final comments on why essentializing race or sexual attraction is not good or even correct
How to Save American Democracy (Center for American Progress, 2022)
The Filibuster Explained (Brennan Center for Justice, 2021)
How Does This End? (Vox, 2022)
Stopping Gerrymandering Can’t Wait (The Brennan Center, 2021)
Civics For Change: The For The People Act v. The Freedom To Vote Act (The Andrew Goodman Foundation, 2021)
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard (https://theobard.bandcamp.com/track/this-fickle-world)
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
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