Republican Party

Vox environmental reporter David Roberts explains the term tribal epistemology and how it explains contemporary politics. The climate crisis and the closing of the conservative mind to objective reality. The origins of the Right’s attack on science. Why conservatives don’t believe in neutrality. Are there tensions inside the political Right? Do Americans want to restore […]
On today’s show Vox’s Amanda Taub (@amandataub) join us to discuss her new article The Rise of American Authoritarianism. How do you measure authoritarian attitudes? The four parenting questions that reveal the authoritarian mindset. The Republican Party’s anxiety about social change and what voters that appeals to. How crisis can activate the authoritarian value society. Vox’s polling and […]
The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel explains the fallout of the Republican’s Super Tuesday results. Why Marco Rubio can’t connect. Why John Kasich is staying in. How the Republicans got themselves into this mess. Is Donald Trump really an outsider insurgent and why Bernie Sanders isn’t broadening his base. (12:00) What are voters really looking for […]
Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi and Sam discuss Donald Trump calling Ted Cruz a “pussy”. Why Donald Trump is a good campaigner. John Kasich doing well in New Hampshire is bad for the Republican establishment and why that is goo for Trump. What’s the problem with Marco Rubio besides being a robot. How Trump has remade […]
Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi explained why Carly Fiorina got him drunk at his Republican drinking game. How long can Ben Carson go along with saying nothing. Why the Fox News Business debate was a giant nothing burger. Why John Kasich is so depressed. How Jeb Bush is preparing to drop out. Carly Fiorina keeps lying. […]
Political strategist and weekly MR guest Cliff Schecter explains the limited political appeal of Kevin McCarthy and what Right Wing donor helped stick the knife into McCarthy. Why did McCarthy get destroyed? What the House Freedom Caucus wants. The only reason Paul Ryan would want to become Speaker of the House. Why the Republicans aren’t […]
Sam and Political strategist Cliff Schecter examine whether the mainstream media is finally waking up to the fact that the Republican Party is made up of far right extremists, the nature of the conservative media system why Republican Party has lost control and why the mainstream media needs to step up in calling out lies. […]
On today’s show, Cliff Schecter explained why Rand Paul still sucks, how the right wing turned crazy, why the dinner between Obama and Republican Senators is fine if its just for the optics, explained why the Republican Party is driven by negative emotions and he and Michael reviewed President Clinton’s record on Gay Rights. Film […]
Author, historian and columnist Rick Perlstein on political maneuvering in the mid-west, Republican bullying tactics and the confusion over Democratic