Episode

4/6 Chris Hayes: A Colony in a Nation

April 6, 2017

Deven Nunes out on the Intelligence Committee and replaced by someone who might be worse and more on Fox’s sexual harassment culture.

Chris Hayes, host of the Chris Hayes Show and author of, A Colony in a Nation, explains Richard Nixon’s role in the creation of the modern law and order state. Colonialism and American revolution. Why smugglers were popular in early American history. Colonial era smuggling and the modern drug war. The murder of Eric Garner and Jefferson’s attack on the crown. Policing and revenue and Ferguson. Police as occupying forces. White fear and American history. Police violence, African Americans and recurring themes in American history. What changed in 1968. Jeff Sessions unshackles police departments and the return of private prisons. What fuels change? Is there a way to change white fear and pathology? Understanding Trump’s mind and American bigotry and The what people are missing about the Nunes story.

On The Fun Half: Sam and Michael imagine a Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner fight after news breaks that Bannon calls Kushner a “cuck” behind his back. Maxine Waters says Bill O’Reilly belongs in jail. Trump rambles about chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Michele Bachman still around and still very crazy.  A trip down memory lane with Bill O’Reilly attacking rappers. Pepsi’s insane and awful protest ad. Trump voters and racism and your calls and IMS.

Cast: Sam Seder, Michael Brooks, Matt Lech and Kelly Carey.

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