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Trae Crowder – The Liberal Redneck

Trae Crowder, the viral Tennessean comedian joins to discuss his upbringing in a red state, why rednecks are Trumpies and what happens to a community when the jobs leave. Learn why he understands Trump’s appeal to [delete-voting] rednecks, and how and why they transitioned from not liking Trump to supporting…

Judd Legum on how Elon Musk is helping Trump

In the two years since Elon Musk bought Twitter, he’s turned it into a leading source of right wing propaganda. He spreads hateful rhetoric, platforms white nationalists and engages with unfounded conspiracy theories. He lies about President Biden, promotes racist ideology and pushes his own commentary onto X users whether…



Harry and Al

My Friend Harry

Harry Reid died yesterday, and I will miss him terribly. Harry and I were friends, and we’d talk on the phone periodically. When he was majority leader, almost every phone conversation with Harry was short and would end abruptly. He wouldn’t even say goodbye. He’d just hang up. Our calls…

How to Reform the Filibuster

How to Reform the Filibuster Al Franken and Norm Ornstein With the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIB) and the impending passage of the Build Back Better legislation, Congress is ready to move on to its next urgent priority—protecting our elections and voters from disruption, chicanery and voter suppression….


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