Episode

3/7 The 2019 Knesset Elections & Bernie’s Kickoff in Brooklyn w/ Juan Cole & Meagan Day

March 7, 2019

Juan Cole (@jricole), professor of History at the University of Michigan, joins Michael Brooks to discuss the upcoming elections in Israel set for April 9. Meagan Day (@meaganmday), a staff writer at Jacobin magazine, joins Michael to discuss the 2020 election and Bernie Sanders’ launch rally at Brooklyn College.

On today’s show: Trump calls Tim Cook “Tim Apple.” Group of progressive reps send letter to Mike Pompeo re: President Bolsonaro’s actions in Brazil. Free Lula samba at Brazil Carnival.

Juan Cole (@jricole), professor of History at the University of Michigan, joins us to discuss the upcoming elections in Israel set for April 9. The sharp rightward turn in Israeli politics and the resulting rise in economic and racial inequality. The corruption charges facing PM Netanyahu and how he has interfered with democracy. Ilhan Omar’s brave stand and the disingenuous attempts to smear her as an anti-Semite. Emerging fault lines in the Democratic Party’s approach to Israel.

Meagan Day (@meaganmday), staff writer at Jacobin magazine, joins us to discuss the 2020 election and Bernie Sanders’ launch rally at Brooklyn College. The diverse crowd at Brooklyn College and the myth of the white, male Bernie bro. How Sanders could wield the presidency and the “accident of history” that would require him to act as a tribune for outside movements in order to get anything done. Not me, us!

On the fun half:

The US government is monitoring journalists at the border. Joe Scarborough compares Ilhan Omar to Steve King and David Duke. Medhi Hasan grills Blackwater founder Erik Prince; Prince claims a non-DC jury would have acquitted Blackwater of manslaughter in Iraq. Alex Trebek delivers sick burn on nerdcore rap. Bolsonaro tweets golden shower video. John Bolton invokes Monroe Doctrine for potential actions in Venezuela. Are we “useful idiots” for the Maduro regime? Plus, your calls and IMs!

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