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This week, we're joined by David Dayen, executive editor at American Prospect, to discuss the COVID situation along with what a Biden administration could do even without Democratic control over the Senate. Don't let these excuses and malarky re: his powerlessness fool you! *** Become a supporter of this podcast here: HTTP://www.patreon.com/deadpun…
 
Sam hosts David Dayen, the Executive Editor of The American Prospect, to discuss "The Day One Agenda: Now More Than Ever," and how Biden can rectify American policy from the Executive Office. Sam and David go long on how Biden can use the power invested in the presidency to improve the lives of Americans, including drug prices, key staff appointmen…
 
Sam hosts Alex Pareene, staff writer at the New Republic and host of The Politics of Everything podcast, to discuss the ideological impediments of the Democratic Party in 2020. Andy Kindler joins in the Fun Half to discuss the retirement of Dennis Miller and his podcast--bapbabap. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out the Brand New…
 
All eyes are on Georgia now, as the campaigns for both senate seats are underway to determine which party will control the US Senate. For Democrats, the starting point for winning in Georgia is the historic work of Stacey Abrams. When she ran for governor of Georgia in 2018 as the first African American and the first woman candidate, she got more v…
 
Sam and Emma take a closer look at the Biden cabinet picks and what lies ahead for the now-sanctioned Biden transition. Sam and Emma explain why it's important to not travel this Thanksgiving and why our hospitals are on the brink. The duo also takes a deep dive into how Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson are pivoting now that the Trump administrati…
 
Sam hosts Will Bunch (@Will_Bunch), columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer, to discuss his recent piece "How Trump became all of America’s Frank Rizzo," and the potential of a perpetual Trump candidacy. On today's show: Sidney Powell says she's going to blow up Georgia because of "dominion scam." Trump campaign releases statement distancing itself …
 
Sam hosts Ben Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon), host of the Benjamin Dixon Show, to break down the Trump legal team's efforts to thwart democracy in America. And then David Roth (@david_j_roth), co-owner of Defector and host of its The Distraction podcast, joins Sam to discuss the culture Trump has built over the past 4 years. On today's show: Sam hosts Ben…
 
Sam hosts author Scott Anderson to talk about his new book, "The Quiet Americans: Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the Cold War — A Tragedy In Three Acts." On today's show: GOP State Rep J. Todd Smith confuses epidemiologist with epistemologist. Sam hosts author Scott Anderson to talk about his new book, "The Quiet Americans: Four CIA Spies at the Daw…
 
Monday we had good news on a Covid vaccine from Moderna, created with a billion dollars of taxpayer funding. Gregg Gonsalves takes up the question, Why does Moderna get to keep all the profits? Also: Why Mitch McConnell is a bigger threat to Americans than the virus. Plus: The legendary film critic for the late, lamented Village Voice, J. Hoberman,…
 
Sam hosts infectious disease expert Dr. MarkAlain Dery (@drdery) to discuss the latest rapid spread of the coronavirus and Jean Ross, President of National Nurses United, to share how frontline workers are dealing with increased hospitalizations. On today's show: Kayleigh McEnany celebrates Wayne Co. not certifying its election (which it later woul…
 
Sam and Emma break down the stories of the week, including Trump's efforts to install conservative ideologues in career government positions. Sam and Emma discuss the potential of meaningful economic stimulus from the Biden administration in the form of student loan forgiveness, the ramifications of Trump blocking the Biden transition team, and why…
 
Sam hosts Daniel Nichanian (@Taniel) of "The Appeal: Political Report" to discuss how Democrats fared in under-reported local races and Paul Reickhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) joins Sam in the second hour of the show to debate how the Democrats should address their 2020 electoral failures in the coming election cycle. On today's show: Trump says vaccine wi…
 
Author, journalist and professor, Jared Yates Sexton, joins Mark Thompson to talk about his latest, enormously compelling and intensely researched book, American Rule: How a Nation Conquered the World but Failed Its People Jared goes way beyond the myth of American exceptionalism with which most are familiar and looks to the start of the nation and…
 
Sam hosts Heather "Digby" Parton (@digby56) to discuss this week's surging coronavirus cases and Trump's absence from his job as President of the United States. On today's show: Rand Paul says people who've already had covid should go out and celebrate because they're immune (they're not). Sam hosts Heather "Digby" Parton (@digby56) to discuss this…
 
Sam speaks with Ruth Ben-Ghiat (@ruthbenghiat), professor of History and Italian studies at New York University, about her new book "Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present." On today's show: FEB 5, 2020: Biden's new chief of staff Ron Klain on covid response. Sam speaks with Ruth Ben-Ghiat (@ruthbenghiat), professor of History and Italian studies at N…
 
Mike Davis on the Trump voters: Latinos in south Texas and white workers in the rust belt—and Biden’s big mistake: allowing Trump to claim "the economy" as his issue, instead of connecting jobs to controlling the pandemic. Also: Black Lives Matter had massive victories in the elections in America’s biggest county—LA, with 10 million people. They el…
 
Sam hosts Ryan Grim (@RyanGrim), DC Bureau Chief of the Intercept, to discuss the Democrats' troubling results last Tuesday and how party dynamics will play out in the next congressional term. On today's show: Fox News' Howard Kurtz does "both sides" comparison of GOP obstruction of Biden transition team and Whoopi Goldberg being mean. Chris Coons …
 
Branko Marcetic, author of Yesterday's Man: The Case Against Joe Biden, joins us once again to talk about Trump the Loser, Joe the Enigma, Kamala the Cop, and what kind of clusterfuck progressives and socialists will be up against over the next four years.***Join the DPS Patreon to support this podcast: http://www.patreon.com/deadpundits ***…
 
Sam and the MR crew break down the 2020 election results: Biden's narrow win, the Dems' poor showing in Congress, and what AOC and the squad can teach the party about strategy. On today's show: Rudy Giuliani complains that networks don't get to call elections at Four Seasons Total Landscaping. Maria Bartiromo asks Rudy if it will be over soon. As C…
 
Sam breaks down election week with Ben Dixon of the Benjamin Dixon Show and looks forward to what's next for Trump, Biden, and the Democrats. Sam and Ben discuss the new vote count in Georgia as Biden surpassed Trump overnight and each Senate race in the peach state moved to a runoff. Ben and Sam assess how Georgia turned blue for the first time si…
 
Sam hosts Jeff Hauser (@jeffhauser) of the Revolving Door project (@revolvingdoorDC) to discuss how Democratic leadership dropped the ball in the down-ballot races and what Biden can do to improve the lives of Americans. On today's show: Trump supporters want to count votes in AZ and stop the count of votes in Michigan (SPLIT SCREEN). Trump protest…
 
John Nichols says Joe Biden seems to be headed for a historic win. On Wednesday afternoon he already had more than 70 million votes—the largest number of votes for a president in American history. He’s also above 50 per cent, something no Democrat has done in our lifetimes, except for Barack Obama. So this is likely to be a big victory, except for …
 
Sam and the crew break down last night's returns and the battleground states still tabulating. When will the Democratic Party learn that it's bad politics to compromise with the Republican death cult? Potential 2022 Senate pick-ups for progressives. Drug decriminalization, campaign finance reform, $15 min wage in Florida, and other good ballot meas…
 
This week, we're joined by Joe Guinan, VP at the Democracy Collaborative, to discuss the fate and the prospects of the Trans-Atlantic Left. Feeling adrift in the wake of thee Sanders and Corbyn moments? We've got your antidote (and you might even like it). *** Join the Dead Pundits Society to support this podcast and its efforts at socialist educat…
 
Sam hosts Aaron Kleinman (@BobbyBigWheel), Director of Research at the Future Now Fund, and Ben Wikler (@benwikler), Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair, to discuss what we can expect tomorrow and the days after Election Day. On today's show: Trump complains about vote counting after Election Day, says people should've gotten ballots in already. Aaron…
 
Sam hosts Alex Pareene (@pareene), Staff Writer at The New Republic, to discuss the last week before the 2020 elections and why judges are politicians, too. On today's show: Trump's closing message on Covid: "bottom line, you'll get better." Don Jr. says Covid deaths aren't rising, check his Instagram, out-performing Europe. Sam hosts Alex Pareene …
 
Sam hosts organizer Joshua Kahn Russell (@joshkahnrussell) to explain how people can get involved after the election in the event Trump tries to wrap up results before all votes are counted. Then Sam explores the possible Election Day outcomes, including which states may experience a red mirage or blue shift with the record number of mail-in ballot…
 
Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren talk about the changing voter turnout among white men and people of color over the last three presidential elections—and other features of our political system. They are hosting a new podcast for The Nation, “System Check”—checking the systems that hold us back: premiering Friday at TheNation.com, Apple podcas…
 
Rick Hasen (@RickHasen), Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at UC Irvine, joins Sam to discuss the vote count and the Supreme Court's recent rulings concerning ballots, mailing, and signatures. On today's show: Asked about closing argument that Trump is ending corona virus in US, WH spox says we're moving in right direction, he doe…
 
Sam hosts Ari Berman of Mother Jones to discuss yesterday's Supreme Court ruling on absentee ballots in Wisconsin. Ari and Sam take a look at how yesterday's 5-3 Supreme Court ruling in Democratic National Committee v. Wisconsin State Legislature will impact voting leading up to next Tuesday and the election counting after that. Berman points out s…
 
Sam hosts Alex Sammon (@alex_sammon), staff writer at the American Prospect, to discuss California's Prop 22 and how tech companies are working overtime to set labor laws back decades for non-white working-class people. On today's show: Trump rambles about MAGA and a recovering economy over dramatic music. Mark Meadows says WH giving up on fighting…
 
Guest, Billy Ray, is an award winning director and writer who has brought (among others) THE HUNGER GAMES, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, RICHARD JEWELL and SHATTERED GLASS to the screen. Billy's latest chronicles the narrative and controversy around former FBI Director James Comey and his, ulitrmately doomed, relationship with Donald Trump. The two part televi…
 
Sam breaks down last night's debate and the election homestretch with Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) of the Intercept and host of the Deconstructed podcast, and Tim Heidecker (@timheidecker) joins Sam to discuss his new YouTube comedy special. Sam also interviews filmmakers Lucas Sabean and Peter Hutch on their new film 'The Man Card.' On today's show: Afte…
 
Sam hosts Daniel Nichanian (@Taniel), Founder and Editorial Director of The Appeal: Political Report, to discuss his What's on the Ballot? project and the local and state criminal justice votes that could shape the future of immigration enforcement and policing. On today's show: Chuck Schumer says the Democrats will boycott Judiciary Committee vote…
 
Mike Davis argues that climate change is bringing “extinction events” to native land cover around the world. Extreme fires are one of the main forces bringing this apocalypse—spurred in places like California by white flight among Trump supporters to high-fire-danger areas. Also: The new Aaron Sorkin film, Trial of the Chicago 7, opened on Netflix …
 
Sam hosts Brian Fallon (@brianefallon), co-founder and executive director of Demand Justice, to discuss the Amy Coney Barrett nomination and why Democrats need to get rid of Dianne Feinstein as head of the Senate Judiciary Committee. On today's show: Trump comedy tour rolls on, says he didn't even want to be in Erie PA. Mitch McConnell says there's…
 
My good friend Nick Kiersey was kind enough to invite me onto his podcast, Fully Automated. Part 2 of our chat will be available for patrons of DPS, so be sure to support DPS on Patreon for full access:http://www.patreon.com/deadpundits-----------Here is the original write-up: Hey everyone! Welcome to Episode 26 of Fully Automated… or, at least, Ep…
 
A group of scientists are calling it “The Great Barrington declaration”—a strategy to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic by age-targeted reopening. The advocates call it “focused protection”; they say it would create herd immunity. Gregg Gonsalves argues that it will not—and that “we can do better.” Also: Cell-phone videos of police killing Black peop…
 
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