10/31 Abortion, Voting Rights & More on The Ballot in A Week w/ Daniel Nichanian

October 31, 2023

Happy Halloween & News Day Tuesday! Sam and Emma speak with Daniel Nichanian, editor-in-chief of Bolts Magazine, to discuss the biggest upcoming races and ballot measures next Tuesday November 7th. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on Israel’s rejection of a ceasefire, the continuing ethnic cleansing of Gaza, advancing attacks in the West Bank, Mike Johnson’s speakership, the Supreme Court ethics investigation, the Maine Shooter, and X’s dwindling worth, before watching Shawn Fain’s statements on the UAW’s record contract as a “call to action” to workers everywhere. Daniel Nichanian then joins, diving right into updates on Ohio’s continuing abortion referendum spree, with the first success this summer coming under challenge once again next Tuesday, also touching on the state’s other referendums, and where the mass-early voting numbers suggest these races will go. Next, Nichanian looks to Pennsylvania’s massive state Supreme Court election, a race that has already incurred millions in spending, exploring the particular role that voter and felon disenfranchisement play in the election, both as a major factor in who gets to vote and as a central agenda item facing the Court. Wrapping up, Daniel walks Sam and Emma through the other states with the biggest disenfranchisement problems heading into Tuesday, namely Kentucky, Mississippi, and Virginia, and what to look for as their constituents head to the ballot box.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma put out a call to action to parse through Speaker Johnson’s podcast, parse through various issues with mainstream media’s ongoing coverage of the “Israel-Hamas war,” and Eric Weinstein finally takes a brave stand in talking about the Israel-Palestine conflict. Patrick Bet-David brings DeSantis to heel, Al from Cincinnati expands on Ohio’s upcoming ballot, and Sydney from Washington asks for some help with Rep. Gluesenkamp. Evan from Texas dives into Texas’ upcoming referendum, Greg Gutfeld bravely takes on criticisms of collective punishment, and Stephen Crowder finally takes on theocracy, plus, your calls and IMs!

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