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We break down everything you need to know about the shutdown with Sam Berger
It's not a "government shutdown", it's a liberal government shutdown––or, more precisely, a backdoor rightwing coup. Our words should reflect that.
In 1879, Congress and the President were locked in a battle over the rights of African-Americans. It led to the first government shutdown.
We break down the government shutdown affects the working-class and how government welfare programs regulate the poor.
We discuss how the discourse around the shutdown takes for granted that government functions like the military are sacrosanct, while government functions that provide services to the poor must constantly be justified and deliberately funded.
Trump’s government shutdown is seriously impacting national parks, federal scientific research, public health and safety.
Host Jamilah King is joined by Angie Drobnic Holan, the editor of Politifact, to help you separate fact from fiction as the shutdown continues.
The history of government shutdowns.
The government shutdown, week four. Diane talks to longtime political analyst Norm Ornstein, one of the most prolific chroniclers of Washington's descent into partisan dysfunction.
We discuss the cornered panicked criminal in the White House, the dangerous vulnerabilities of Trump’s shutdown and his American carnage TV ratings grab.
Ch. 11: Final comments on idealism, pragmatism and chasms
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Dirtbike Lovers - Desert Orchard
- Entrap - Darby
- Great is the Contessa - The Contessa
- Heather - Migration
- Lord Weasel - Molerider
- These Times - The Pine Barrens
- Wingspan - Bayou Birds
- Chilvat - Lillehammer
- Turning to You - Landsman Duets
- 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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