Episode

6/12 Trump & Kim Accomplish Something? & SCOTUS Rules In Favor Of Voter Suppression

June 12, 2018

On today’s show: A summary of the “four point peace pledge” and why it does basically nothing. Will the talks nonetheless lead to a loosening of tensions with North Korea? Lindsey Graham “violently disagrees” with Trump’s military concessions. Trump gives Kim the thumbs up at press conference, says he trusts him. SCOTUS rules in favor of voter suppression in Ohio.

On the fun half: Trump says Kim Jong-Un has a “great personality.” Lead diplomat Dennis Rodman’s thoughts on denuclearization. Tom Cotton says “once they have missiles,” we have to go to the table. Ex-White House aides who taped together Trump’s ripped up documents to CNN: “we thought it was a joke.” A caller asks, “what are identity politics?” Should we spend time criticizing the mainstream media or focus on building our own networks? Mike from PA defends the blue wave. Will a boldly progressive program win elections for Democrats? A discussion of the connection between social movements and electoral politics (Jamie defends last week’s guest Kim Moody). The Mooch calls in with an apt metaphor for the Trump White House.

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