Filibuster Reform

Sam and Emma break down news from the weekend, from developments on COVID to the courts, the Jan 6th commission to labor, and more! They begin by reflecting on the 20th anniversary of the first prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, before discussing the absurd discourse around in-person education that presumes kids are learning anything in the chaos […]
Sam hosts Jamelle Bouie, opinion columnist at the New York Times and co-host of the Unclear and Present Danger podcast, to wrap up the week in news! And in the second half, Sam is joined by Jamie Peck, in her triumphant return to MR (!) and Jorge Rocha, co-hosts of the Everybody Loves Communism podcast! Jamelle starts off with a […]
Cliff Schecter explains some of the best and worst political events of 2013, how the sequester, the budget deal and unemployment insurance expiration all harm the most vulnerable Americans, how austerity is still hurting America, playing offense on Social Security and a more progressive caucus in the Senate, how we got filibuster reform, failure and […]
Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains the importance of Democrats exercising the nuclear option, the Republicans extreme obstruction, how Republicans are subverting democracy, why Republicans would eliminate the filibuster if they ever came back to power, does the nuclear option hurt Chris Christie? And JFK’s relationship with the National Security State. Comedian Jimmy Dore talks about […]
Professor Juan Cole, explained how President Morsi alienated the Egyptian public, is the same coalition that pushed Mubarak from office the one that moved against Morsi? why the labor movement may have been in worse shape under Morsi’s leadership, why regional monarchies support the Egyptian military, why the military engaged in a coup and the […]
The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Julie Samuels explained how patent trolls work, why podcasts are threatened by the troll business, how patent rules don’t reflect technological changes and the best ways to protect businesses from trolls. The President and CEO of Common Cause, Bob Edgar, explained ALEC’s attempt to establish itself as a charity and why […]