Episode

7/16 Saba Ahmed: Muslim & GOP & Rachel Kurzius: Planet of the Apes & The Shock Doctrine

July 16, 2014

Muslim Republican activist Saba Ahmed explains why she joined the Republican Party, the Islamophobia inside the conservative movement, social conservatism and Islamic values, can the GOP ever be more tolerant and the refugee crisis at the US Mexico border.

Rachel Kurzius, SiriusXM producer and film/theater critic, explains how the new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes film fits into modern politics, the films political and social themes, how the film fits into the Plant of the Apes universe, and how it reminded her of the shock doctrine.

On The Fun Half: the three factions in Palestinian politics, what Hamas is demanding in exchange for a ceasefire, holding Israel accountable, a Republican Congressional candidate confuses a bus full of kids going camping with refugee children from Central America, the KKK’s friendly face, Megyn Kelly smears Dr. Tiller again and your calls and IMs.

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