Episode

5/5 Clarence Thomas Corrupts Absolutely, Feinstein’s Still MIA, And A Bipartisan Ass Showing On Crime w/ Alex Pareene

May 5, 2023

It’s Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Alex Pareene, Contributing Editor at the New Republic and proprietor of the AP newsletter on Substack, to round up the week in news. First, Emma dives into updates on the US job growth, the White House’s debt limit concessions, Clarence Thomas’ corruption, the continuing banking crisis, Dianne Feinstein’s absence, fascist legislation in Florida and Indiana, and Donald Trump’s rape case, also diving into the recent revelations about the Federalist Society’s backdoor funding of Ginni Thomas. Alex Pareene then joins as he and Emma dive into Clarence Thomas’ endless stream of corruption allegations, whether anything will actually be done about it, and how liberal institutions affirm the Court’s corruption. They also touch on the disappearance of Dianne Feinstein, the holdup it has created in the judicial confirmation process, and what (if anything) Democrats will do about it, before parsing through Biden’s role in the matter, where his 2024 candidacy stands, and his likely matchup with Trump. After tackling the impotence of the “Republican in Blue clothing” tactic of Manchin and Sinema, they wrap up the interview with the devastating story of the killing of Jordan Neely, and the horrors of uplifting right-wing violence fantasies.

And in the Fun Half: Emma parses through Steven Crowder’s 2015 Op-Ed, “I’m a Guy and I’ll Never Badmouth my WIfe,” Caleb from Canton discusses the absurdity of the billionaire genre of Nazi obsession, and Matt dives into the greatness of Chris James. Devon from Alberta asks Emma about the Oilers, the MR Crew parses through Lance from the Serfs’ killer appearance on Tim Pool’s show, and Michael Knowles and Matt Lech bond over their pro-Hooter stances, plus, your calls and IMs!

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