EPA

It’s Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at Salon.com and proprietor of the blog Hullabaloo to round up the week in news. First, Sam and Emma dive into SCOTUS officially taking out a chunk from the administrative state, Biden’s decision to nominate an anti-abortion judge to a federal bench, and the Republican desire to tell us that Dobbs […]
Sam and Emma host Mark Joseph Stern, staff writer at Slate, to preview the incoming SCOTUS opinions of the week. First, Sam and Emma preview primary Tuesday, the ever-mounting success of Starbucks unions, and remind us that much like Liz Cheney, Bill Barr is NOT our friend. Then, they’re joined by Mark as they dive into this “storm before the even […]
Sam and Emma host Matt Ford, staff writer for the New Republic, to discuss the most important cases coming before the Supreme Court this month. Then Sam and Emma are joined by Akela Lacy, politics reporter at the Intercept, to discuss her recent piece “What’s Stopping Chesa Boudin?” ahead of his recall election. Emma and Sam first cover the indictment of 5 […]
Democrats raise big money for a Congressional election in Georgia. Donald Trump gives advice to school children. The Republicans deregulate everything. Our country is about to be much sicker, polluted and corrupt. ICE terrorizes the undocumented and Steve Bannon’s racist inspiration. On The Fun Half: James Comey demands that the DOJ clarify that Obama did […]
Political strategist Cliff Schecter breaks down the ongoing fallout from the Sessions revelations. The many Russian connections to the Trump Administration. The oligarch Administration. Did Jeff Sessions admit he committed perjury? The connected interests between Russia and the United States. Congressman David Nunes threatens the press for investigating the Russia story and what is happening […]
Republicans wanted a leader like Donald Trump who would sign anything and take the attention. Trump’s gag order across government agencies. Why the freeze on public information will cost jobs and threaten public health. Sean Spicer explains Trump’s insanity. Donald Trump wants an investigation into voter fraud. Sean Spicer is accidentally racist in response to […]
Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains why Trump supporters know nothing and get major facts wrong. 40% of Trump voters think he won the popular vote. Joe Manchin’s play to protect minors health insurance. Should the Democrats be to undermine Trump or simply promote Democratic policies? Learning from the Bush years? The Trump nightmare cabinet and […]
Journalist Sharon Lerner joins Sam to discuss the terrifying human costs of DuPont’s “chemistry of deception”. The dangerous chemical that almost all Americans are exposed to. The danger of teflon. Internal documents and the history of DuPont’s deception. The products that since the 1950s have been a danger to public health that DuPont continued to […]
Vox’s David Roberts explains the modern history of the EPA’s new coal power plant rules. Why the new EPA rules will cut Greenhouse Gases but still allow for flexibility. The Red States push back and why it will fail. Are the new rules to weak?  How will the Obama Administration defend the EPA from legal […]
Michael Powell’s role in undermining Net Neutrality, the distinction between common carrier services and information services, the growth of concentration on the Internet, Barack Obama’s former commitment to Net Neutrality, why all problems are solved by classifying the Internet as a common carrier, why the new FCC rules will lead to a two tier Internet, […]