Episode

1/19 Bridget Todd: Democratic Debate Review

January 19, 2016

On today’s show, political strategist and writer Bridget Todd (@BridgetMarie) joins us to review the Democratic debate. (7:00) The chasm in substance between the DNC and GOP debates, and how the DNC is missing an opportunity to draw the distinction with multiple debates. Hillary vs Bernie on healthcare. Bernie on partisanship being more a media a myth than cause of dysfunction, which he says is really down to congress being bought by moneyed interests. Hillary tries to paint Bernie as an Obama-basher to cover for Wall St. donations. The logic behind this strategy and how it will play out over time. Advice to the Bernie and Hillary campaigns.

On the Fun Half (40:30) – Rubio isn’t up-to-date with the Flint, Michigan lead-poisoned water, more debate recap, and listener calls and IMs!

Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming a MEMBER. You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation. Thanks!

Past Episodes

It's Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at Salon.com and proprietor of the blog Hullabaloo, to round up the week in news. Then, Sam and Emma are joined by Francesca Fiorentini, host of The Bitchuation Room podcast! First, Digby, Emma, and Sam get into ...
Emma hosts Rachel Greenwald Smith, professor of English at St. Louis University, to discuss her recent book On Compromise: Art, Politics, and the Fate of An American Ideal, on compromise in art and politics, and as an American ideal. Professor Greenwald-Smith and Emma first back up and look at ...
Sam and Emma host Jamie Ducharme, health correspondent at Time, to discuss her recent book Big Vape: The Incendiary Rise of Juul. Then, Sam and Emma are joined by Dr. MarkAlain Dery, infectious disease specialist at AccessHealth Louisiana and host of the Noise Filter podcast, to discuss the ...