#1222 A crisis of illegitimacy of our institutions ​

Air Date: 10–26-2018
Today we take a look at the crumbling trust in the Supreme Court in the wake of the Kavanaugh confirmation, not to mention the undemocratic electoral college, undemocratic Senate and a whole slew of anti-democracy GOP dirty tricks that have been used to acquire and intrench power for a conservative minority

 

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SHOW NOTES

Ch. 1: Finding the path forward in a rigged system - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 10-8-18

Alleged sexual assaulter and perjurer Judge Brett Kavanaugh is now Justice Kavanaugh on the U.S. Supreme Court, meaning all five serving Republican appointees on the nine-person Court serve under one cloud of illegitimacy or another.

Ch. 2: Senator Jeff Merkley on the legitimacy of the Supreme Court - Amicus from @Slate - Air Date 10-12-18

Dahlia Lithwick talks with Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon about the “deep wounds” in the Senate following Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

Ch. 3: THE MIDTERMS MINUTE- Help Flip Toss Up Battleground House Races in OH, UT, WA! (Part 3) - Best of the Left Activism

Take action! Click the title and/or scroll down for quick links and resources from this segment.

Ch. 4: Brett Kavanaugh's banal, reactionary mind - Jacobin Radio (@jacobinmag) - Air Date 10-8-18

Meagan Day reflects on the toxicity — and banality — of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation to the Supreme Court. We look at the way the contentious, emotional hearings exposed the fault lines between gender, privilege, class, and politics in the US.

Ch. 5: John Nichols on impeaching Kavanaugh - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 10-9-18

John Nichols talks about investigations that could lead to the filing of articles of impeachment against Brett Kavanaugh.

Ch. 6: Republicans Want To Regulate The Supreme Court ... And Democrats Could Have Done It! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 01-06-17

There is bipartisan agreement that Article 3 Section 2 of the Constitution gives Congress the power to regulate the Supreme Court, so why don't Democrats use this tactic to fight Citizens United?

Ch. 7: How Obama Paved the Way for the Kavanaugh Appointment - @TheRealNews - Air Date 10-14-18

Eoin Higgins of The Intercept argues that had Obama investigated and prosecuted Bush administration officials, Brett Kavanaugh would probably never have made it to the Supreme Court.

 

VOICEMAILS

Ch. 8: A Response To Matthew On Abortion - Ani from Alabama

Ch. 9: Reproductive justice and the ambiguity of life - Elizabeth from Virginia

 

Ch. 10: Final comments on the choice litmus test

 

THE MIDTERMS MINUTE

REGISTER TO VOTE: RocktheVote.org/register-to-vote/

CONFIRM VOTER REGISTRATION: HeadCount.org/verify-voter-registration/

CHECK VOTING DATES & POLICIES: RocktheVote.org/voting-information/

VOTER ID INFO/HELP: VoteRiders & 866ourvote.org

All Battleground Info/Resources: THE MIDTERMS MINUTE H.Q.

Early Voting Information by State

TOSS UP BATTLEGROUND HOUSE SEATS (part 3)

Ohio

OH-01: Aftab Pureval

Red to Blue OH-01

Utah

UT-04: Ben McAdams

Red to Blue UT-04

Washington

WA-08: Kim Schrier

Red to Blue WA-08

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman 

 

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Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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