Episode

6/27 Casual Friday: Guy Lawson & Scott Lemieux

June 27, 2014

Rolling Stone’s Guy Lawson explains the distinction between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel, Mississippi Tea Party leader Mark Mayfield commits suicide, the FBI investigating Rupert Murdoch, the progressive Australian Prime Minister Murdoch destroyed, the tall poppy syndrome, will Murdoch’s crimes catch up with him? The game of access journalism and how Donald Rumsfeld created arms dealing loopholes at the Pentagon.

Scott Lemieux of Lawyers, Guns & Money explains the Supreme Court decision on recess appointments, the history of recess appointments, why if the Republicans take control of the Senate they will not enforce labor rights, the McCullen decision and buffer zones, why the Supreme Court did not ban buffer zones outright and why the Supreme Court found that the Massachusetts buffer zone should have been less restrictive of speech.

IKEA raises its workers wages, is IKEA’s CEO a Soviet plant? Massachusetts raises minimum wage to $11 an hour and your calls and IMs.

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