Republican Party

Sam and Emma break down the biggest headlines of the week! They begin with the response from Democratic leadership to this mass stripping of rights, as they immediately step in… to expand police details for Supreme Court justices, before diving into non-Roe news from Biden once again putting domestic COVID aid on the back burner, Russian […]
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. Then, Sam and Emma are joined by Russ Feingold, President of the American Constitution Society and former United States Senator from Wisconsin to discuss the leaked Supreme Court Roe V. Wade opinion. Digby, Sam, and Emma get right […]
Sam and Emma break down the biggest headlines of the last week, in Sam’s first news day back in studio! They begin by unpacking the fact that over half of Americans, per CDC estimates, have contracted COVID at least once now, discussing the intra-studio experiences with the virus and how vastly it can differ from person […]
Sam hosts David Dayen, executive editor at the American Prospect, to touch on the big weekend in news, as well as all of the fantastic journalism going on at the Prospect. He and Sam kick it off with his recent piece “The Accidental Revolution,” first covering the absolute state of despair within the Democratic Party, from Biden’s low (and falling) […]
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 […]