Dahlia Lithwick, law correspondent at Slate, joins Ring of Fire’s Sam Seder, to talk about the illegitimacy of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings.
Constitutional law scholar Garrett Epps on protests, sparring over documents and questions about the limits of executive privilege during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Salon.com political reporter Amanda Marcotte discusses what we’ve learned — and haven’t — about Kavanaugh and the threat he poses to women’s health care rights
We discuss Judge Kavanaugh's nomination, the hearings and how they will affect executive power and international law with Marjorie Cohn
Robert Weissman of Public Citizen on their analysis of Kavanaugh’s opinions in split-decision cases in which he sided against the public interest 87% of the time in split-decision cases dealing with consumer, environmental and worker rights.
Brett Kavanaugh on the U.S. Supreme Court spells big trouble for environmental standards and climate action
Imani and Jess explain how we know what kind of a Justice Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will be for people of color.
Jesse Lee, Vice President for Communications at CAPAF, explains the dangers of unrestrained executive power.
Vanita Gupta on what listeners can do to say “no” to the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation.
Virginia Heffernan is joined by Slate's Dahlia Lithwick to discuss the protests surrounding the Brett Kavanaugh hearings.
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Ch. 12: Bernie Sanders helped me come back to politics - Sarah from Cool, CA
Ch. 13: Final comments asking for stories of getting inspired and engaged in politics
THE MIDTERMS MINUTE (Quick Links):
REGISTER TO VOTE: RocktheVote.org
CONFIRM VOTER REGISTRATION: RocktheVote.org/voting-information
Swing Left (Help flip districts from anywhere)
Red to Blue (DCCC program to flip seats)
When We All Vote (Michelle Obama’s initiative)
Voter Circle (friend-to-friend outreach tool)
Let America Vote (voting rights focus)
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“15 Ways to Help a Campaign Win Their Election” (Political Charge)
Important Dates: Must be registered to vote by October 9th. Absentee ballot requests made by October 30th and received by November 2nd. Early voting NOT available.
PA-01 - Scott Wallace
PA-05 - Mary Gay Scanlon
(no Swing Left or Red to Blue page)
PA-06 - Chrissy Houlahan
PA-07 - Susan Wild
PA-17 - Connor Lamb
PA-16 - Ron DiNicola
“SAFE” But Must Retain:
U.S. SENATE - Bob Casey (D - incumbent)
GOVERNOR - Tom Wolf (D - incumbent)
FURTHER PA MIDTERMS READING:
5 States That Will Decide the House Majority (Roll Call)
Researched and written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- The Summit - K2 (Blue Dot Sessions)
- When We Set Out - Arc and Crecent (Blue Dot Sessions)
- Insatiable Toad - Origami (Blue Dot Sessions)
- Algea Trio - Algea Fields (Blue Dot Sessions)
- The Envelope - Aeronaut (Blue Dot Sessions)
- Surly Bonds - Aeronaut (Blue Dot Sessions)
- Moon Bicycle Theme - American Moon Bicycle (Blue Dot Sessions)
- The Rampart - Castle Danger (Blue Dot Sessions)
- Streamer - Arc and Crecent (Blue Dot Sessions)
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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