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His attorneys argued at the supreme court, Tuesday, Buckley's rare medical condition could prevent a lethal injection drug from circulating properly through his veins likely leading to a death so agonizing it would violate the constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The supreme court split four two four earlier this year on whether to allow the execution to proceed meaning Justice Cavanaugh will likely cast the deciding vote in the case, and in Wisconsin, where Republican governor Scott Walker was defeated on Tuesday in his bid for a third term an office. The high tech manufacturer Foxconn says seeking to bring in workers from China to help run the factory under construction near the city of Racine. Governor Walker back to plan with the support of house speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump to. Died three billion dollars in tax credits to Foxconn claiming the taxpayer money would provide thousands of new jobs while renovating Wisconsin's economy, but Foxconn has scaled back its plans now saying it'll hire just three thousand workers in the short term, most of them and engineering positions rather than the thirteen thousand Matthew facturing jobs governor Walker had promised and the size of the tax payer subsidy has steadily increased to four point one billion dollars during two terms office. Governor Scott Walker which known for aggressively busting unions, and for his close ties to right wing dark money groups, and those are some of the headlines, this is democracy. Now democracy now dot org. The warrant piece report, I'm Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, welcome to all of our viewers and listeners across the country and around the world. Democrats have seized control of the house of representatives flipping more than two dozen seats. This gives Democrats subpoena power for the first time since President Trump was elected two years ago, while the Democrats will control the House Republicans picked up two more seats in the Senate on the state level. Democrats picked up seven governorships huge turnout numbers were reported across the country. President Trump responded to the election results by tweeting, quote, if the Democrats think they're going to waste taxpayer money investigating us at the house level. Then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of classified information and much else at the Senate level to complete that game. The terms were a groundbreaking election for women for the first time in US history. At least one hundred women will serve in the US house of representatives, including the first two native American women and the first two Muslim women later in the program. We'll hear from. Democratic socialist Alexandra Cossio Cortes who became the youngest woman ever elected to congress. But we begin today's show with two guests here in New York, Katrina, vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of the nation. America's oldest weekly magazine. She's also a columnist for the Washington Post dot com, and we're joined by Rashad Robinson, executive director of color of change. We welcome you both to democracy. Now, let's begin with Katrina vanden who've oh your thoughts on what has taken place the house now in the hands of Democrats Republicans have expanded control of the Senate. I think taking back the house is critical is a check on President Trump. But also, I think it's important people know that a majority of the committees and subcommittees will be controlled by progressives. The progressive caucus will have about ninety members some of the women you mentioned will join and it will have thirteen committees. And I think thirty subcommittees that's important. And I think the ability to not only hold the president in the. Administration accountable on corruption on self interest on self-dealing, but the ability to lay out bold initiatives, bold, legislation may not pass with a Senate as we've seen it. But it's critical. I think that the progressive Democrats lay out in this war of ideas, that progressives have been winning to a certain extent fifteen minimum wage jobs program infrastructure, free higher. Ed. The governor's race is one spoke of critical critical both as a blue wall against the redistricting scams that we've seen from the Republicans critical also to rest back the rust belt from Trump who really did. Well, and key parts, Wisconsin. How sweet it is Scott Walker going down. I mean, my colleague John Nichols has written so much copy about this man who busted public workers assault on education has demeaned and degraded the Wisconsin idea, so I think that's critical amendment for renewed Robinson. And I were. Talking about it. One thing we've seen in this election. Amien won the barriers to democratic participation the will funded targeting voting suppression. So men men for restoring rights to ex-felons to vote one point four million Floridians will be able to vote I think is a vital step on the road to a true democracy. Statehouses? We haven't seen the numbers yet. But those will be hopeful as well flipping. I think Minnesota and a few others. So I think it was you know, it was a bittersweet night because we've seen the incendiary toxic. Nationalism xenophobia, any immigrant actions talk of this president and his enabler in the Republican party. You know, they they secured some wins. However, those who say was kinda split, let's all recall that the Senate map is the most horrific for Democrats. I mean, it's just, you know, the one third up we're really states in which the Republicans and Trump of played well, you mentioned the rust belt, and it to know that there were three states that really delivered for Trump, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania and of the and they're those three in those three states. The statewide all Ron's either for governor or for Senate for the US Senate of the Democrats won six out of seven. So you've seen a situation now where those key states now are really not as reliable Republican as they appear to be in two thousand. One. I mean, many of those voters went for Obama in two thousand and eight and two thousand and twelve so it was that flip in two thousand sixteen that has to be looked at. And I think last night was in good insight into what is possible in twenty twenty in effect. We can talk about a twenty twenty began last night, but that's a different discussion. But I think you see it with taking back those those state houses there were some good minimum wage initiatives in states very troubling that good initiative in Washington state, the kind of carbon tax the green new deal went down. You still see the power of corporate money in our system and at the state level. There were six states that moved into total democratic contrived and the one of the New York state where the New York state Senate, which was had been very evenly divided. The Republicans control now is overwhelmingly democratic twenty three. I think is now the number in the New York state Senate win that means in terms of what can be accomplished. By progressives. Progressives won a supermajority in the Vermont house neutralizing, the newly reelected governor fill Scott's veto threat knows this. I mean, it's critical on so many levels. But historically, as you will know we've lost over a thousand state legislative seats in the last few years. So this is coming back and saying Democrats progressives are going to play at all levels, New York state. You studied you've written one? It's a major win us. See what governor Cuomo does with it because he's hid behind the inability to do much with the independent democratic conference now defeated one last race, which I think is very important one. And I were talking about is Antonio Delgado in the nineteenth congressional district that race was supercharged with toxic racist rhetoric. John Foucault has held out against good people except for teach out, but he's gone. So I think you know, it's a bittersweet, but I think real gains were made. And I think it would be wrong to. Downplay those one of the nation's most closely watched races of the year remains too close to call Georgia secretary of state Brian Kemp, holding a slim lead over democratic challenger Stacey Abrams who is vying to be the first African American woman governor in US history, but Abrams is refusing to concede because thousands of absentee ballots have not yet been counted campus currently at fifty point five percent if he dips below fifty the race goes to a runoff. The Georgia race was marred by widespread allegations of voter suppression carried out by Brian camp. Again, who is as Georgia secretary of state is in control of the elections, despite the fact many demanded that he recused himself. Meanwhile, in Florida Democrat Andrew gillum conceded to Republican Ron to Santa's after a tight race Gillam attempting to become Florida's first African American government, but faced a string of racist attacks from outside groups into Santa's who told Floridians knocked. Monkey this up and in Maryland, Republican governor Larry HOGAN was re elected defeating democrat, Ben jealous. The former head of the N double ACP or shod Robinson. You're the executive director of color of change. Yeah. I think I think these. You know, what happened last night with particularly with Andrew in Stacy's race. I think represents the way that the south is changing.
"katrina vanden" Discussed on Fake the Nation
"Dot com people can still can still sign up it's great come to moscow actually heard amazing things about the actually used to do it used to perform i found out though that like i went to my second night and i said to nickels nickels like oh they're all excited to see you again i'm like again i said it's the same people became the first night yeah so i have to do a completely different our tonight so i i learned the hard way i will be doing different hourlong sets kirk christ only john fantastic it's the best audience in the world you guys katrina where what people find you fund me the nation dot com please come to the nation dot com a twitter i think handle is that what you call it i do much but katrina nation you can read me the washington post dot com every tuesday morning i post a column in fact i will be tweeting out one of her articles the talks about democratic socialism and and the and the letter yeah let come to the nation dot com that's where we are doing a lot of great stuff and i love doing this thank you how on the see you for soon dad a subscription to the nation plus you you guys actually speak that's amazing i want to also remind everyone that me and over your eisenberg and leah bonomo are doing your show for the speaker rise up festival august six it's called average women with average rage of and please come see as the you've heard them both on the nation it'd be awesome to have you also want to thank the production team here behind the scenes at the nation that's our producer john palmer our assistant producer nor richie our audio engineer jared o'connell big thanks gabrielle to birthday music and lily fleshler who helped with research and remember we love hearing from you can leave us a voicemail at three or four seven seven seven zero four nine eight one or online at comments big the nation dot com if you like to hear please leave us a review at apple podcast because it helps other people find the show oh my god that is the end thank you so much and we'll be back next week by everybody and you're listening to yearold podcast that's right we're an advert different air world fahd guest called off book the improvised musical was atkin just that other voices are heard of decima gun reno every week we have a guest on and we improvise a completely brand new musical with piano player and drummer in studio and the guests are awesome people you know and love from the comedy world we just had our one year anniversary we brought a lot of those guests back people like paul tomkins scott paul sheer allies skin love lots of people who you love and we just basically make the musical every time and it's great and if you've never listened to it you should i know what you think now's really sounds so i was growing i just my field but here's the thing then on you to first of all this as so you'll totally so your if your nut lynn's he'll because you're yearn improvise it'll be like that but longer and a whole musical with a plot and a guest guest on it off book read musical wherever podcast art cast
"katrina vanden" Discussed on Fake the Nation
"Like a ghost in your own bed i think the me too movement has also changed dynamics in interesting ways and empowered women to think that they don't need to be tethered i don't you know i've sort of learned about myself and it may i if you like it's kind of come together with the metoo movement where i'm married i oftentimes don't wear what ring like ninety percents i don't wear it gets in the way of me banging other do do you know what i mean just don't wear it but i also feel like it's i don't have a reverence for marriage it's like a thing we did and we're on we didn't even have a leading you know what i mean like on leap day so we only have knowledged every presidential election cycle if there's a winter olympic summer olympics coming up i gotta buy twenty nine great and so i think there is something about there are these changes where i'm like well i am married to have you know found the lawn and all that stuff and i think as great but i don't our marriage or union isn't does not define me like i don't even do the one external sign which is a ring to ever everyone to know i don't even do that thing and so i think that you know and no it doesn't seem to matter in i'm struck in this moment of women independence and independent women my husband who has been writing for the nation for much longer than i've been there my predecessor brought him on as a contributing editor and columnist his strong views on russia us russia relations so i get pulled in as if those are my views and attacked for his views and it's like excuse me i'm editor of the nation i have my own views i'm an independent but these the socalled feminists men and women go after me as if i'm a appendage of my husband so i bring that up out of i'm confession an anger and a view like what in this day and age because you know we've been married a long time but that doesn't mean i share all of his views absolutely by the way just some interesting statistics fifty six percent of single women aged thirty to forty five feel that they're unfairly represented in tv movies and other media the study also found that women rank things like living on their own establishing a career in gaining financial independence as more important to them than marriage in it's interesting because i think if you had read that statistic for for men you wouldn't have blinked at all that like that they think these other things are more important than marriage but also just like with my cohort absolutely establishing a career and financial independence is is unbelievably important do you think though there's a geographic class other overlay here because you know it's been the case the you know in big cities people get married later they you know have the ability to find their independence in yeah more power in my twenties you know people in other cities would be like oh i'm going to so many weddings i'm like what we don't we don't do that until like really omit yes they would get married pretty young have kids pretty young and like new york city it's just like at fifteen years to whatever number that is one of my problems with sex in the city because all the to talk about the progressivism yeah if it gets women in idaho talking about their orgasm god bless fantastic but i really hated that show because i thought it was such a betrayal of the kind of sexual liberation and independence feminism that prided itself on a little too smugly the finale of that series ended with all four of these women with impossibly perfect men who redeemed samantha has the young hot model that won't stop shaggy her miranda is a belief in the movie she does but in the series miranda has the this schlumpy guy that she just be rates and be rates and be rates and he takes opinion a charlotte has the perfect guy and and converts to her religion for him and then finally the lead oh he's a billionaire i mean it was it was it was wrote this is phyllis schlafly porn is what it was okay just in defense there are they're all good actors i love their or there were character arcs that were being addressed in each of the terrorists and did the same with the.
"katrina vanden" Discussed on Fake the Nation
"It needs to be addressed and that doesn't mean playing footsie or being friends with putin but it means thinking hard about the security true security of this country will keep it an eye on the nato stuff i totally agree i mean i think there should be a change in direction of what it means to be a member of nato that is not about military no climate accord a great like that true of you know work on the climate we're going to infrastructure development in english related we're gonna go yes like these things in nation building and pro democracy making sure elections are free and fair and other like these are the kinds of things that they think a nato alliance would be really wonderful for and i don't give about tanks so all right guys we'll keep an eye on that and the men who holds his hand on all of the dangerous weapons and now our final topic bitches be crazy y'all some of them are in their forties in childless and single talking about how they're happy in fact we read an article by glenis mcnicoll called i'm in my forties guilt child free and happy why won't anyone believe me guys let's answer this question do you find this to be a phenomenon with women in their forties and it's interesting because note we're not talking about men in their forties which is another thing we can talk about the gender divide on stuff like this but do you find this to be a phenomenon that like there are women in their forties and fifties or whatever who are single and trying to listen and people just kind of pity them instead of you know envy their freedom think they're always have been there just being paid attention to now think the media has opened up a little not enough there still such cultural stereotypes about like it's about finding the guy or the woman it's getting married it's having the kids but you know i was just reading this is off topic but on topic we have a great interview with the gay historian playwright writer mardi duper morton dubar men and he reminds the marriage you know is not often been it's not the it's often been viewed through history as patriarchal institution of constraint not liberation tony kushner wrote a great essay for the nation in nineteen ninetyfive against gay marriage because of the institution of marriage now he's you know he's married happily married but back to women in their forties i think women should have the freedom the right to choose how they wanna live i think we need to change the culture in the way the culture approaches this but i mean it's ju like the like romantic comedies are a drug i mean i love them i want to see the chase the courtship and the whatever in i grew up on romance comedy i mean like the classic like when harry met sally i mean this like one of the you know an early movie in my my memory and you know those kinds of movies probably also gave me a garbage part of my brain where i was like i need a man to complete me whatever think of what is now also part of it's like a surge marvel comic movies right i mean on the black panthers but wonder woman she's i mean she a model is she real life she is and that's a different kind of moment or necessary for procreation but not for pleasure evolutionary line ever in a superhero movie so i think you you can find different models but this society is still i i have a daughter my beloved daughter but you people come up to me is that your first or is that you're you know i mean so we're still in a tomb car to jones yep nuclear mode when the society and what family means means has changed in seattle ways in a lot of the.
"katrina vanden" Discussed on Fake the Nation
"The best planes and aircraft carriers listen this idea that nato now has to up four percent military spending yeah it's crazy i mean we don't need more money in militarized foreign policy agree so i just say building as we could put more money into nation building while we could put more money into dealing with climate change and global inequality and dealing with pen democrats and all kinds of things which more money military money isn't going to cut it it's just going to arm the war profiteers and bloated defense nato it's really complicated because donald trump wants to like disrupt it and he is doing it for all the wrong reasons but nato should not have really existed after the end of the soviet union it was an if it had existed should become a defensive alliance not an offensive alliance and instead it's gone expanded and it's caused more problems and look at what it's done it's big achievement the endless worn afghanistan the regime change in libya that's not what american foreign policy should be about so i it's hard to talk about because we're living in this moment yeah when trump taints and spoils any real legitimate debate about an institution that probably should not pretty obsolete john slightly different counterpoint i don't know if he'd taints he taints in spoils it means he's not doing exactly what he wants to do you know like when they call a rack of a a foreign policy blunder no it achieved exactly what it wanted it gave a lot of money to dick cheney's company and it made the war machine very happy this alliance which has existed for many years may become more relevant than ever in the era of only two global superpowers being russia and china and trump's critiques on china some some of them when he doesn't contradict himself or actually well placed china has been underhanded there's a lot of intellectual property theft and to me if you want to have a strong bulwark against chinese aggression a strong north american european alliance means more than ever and this is not a time for us to be completely destroying relationships with our longtime allies i'm among those who say wow is there nothing he does that doesn't make blatt amir putin very very happy again he should have to prove knows what the letters stand for before he ends it i'm i agree with katrina you know when the war when world war two ended harry truman made the choice to keep us on a militarized economy and keep us at a war economy and eisenhower warned us about it and there's a reason that every tank which we still make is made up of parts that are made in like ten or fifteen different states the entire military is the greatest socialism jobs program in the history of the world and what isn't indestructible weapon system it's because we have a mall based in fifty stay jobs so if you if you wanna cut the funding of one tank well that's going to take away jobs in fifteen different states and that's why we still make banks and no one fights with frigging tanks anymore so it's a hugely wasteful thing and there's better resources for this money that's the movement i believe in but in terms of nato i don't think america wants to blow anymore alliances in the immediate future and when you throw starbursts at uncle merckel i completely know what you're saying and i agree that you know militarism is not going to save us at the same time i think this country needs all the friends we have and i think europe's very nervous because whenever i hear progressive say that trump's hitler i'm like please hitler hitler served in wars he fought in and read his own books trump sadler trump is putin could be hitler and trump's chamberlain so we just want to say the nation was a rare move for us but we released this open letter yesterday called common ground secure elections and true national security signed by reverend barber michael moore gloria steinem governor bill richardson daniel ellsberg twentyfive thirty cultural political figures in the argument is we should not pit secure elections which we need desperately in this country against the need to deescalate the arms race which is truly imperilling us and i think you it's neither protrump god help me proputin to argue we need a working relationship with russia to deal with some of the crises we face the nuclear peril i think is under the radar for many people and.
"katrina vanden" Discussed on Fake the Nation
"The label but a lot of younger people are feeling pretty strong about agree and again it's always been the progressive wing of whatever the progressive party is it's been the democrats for the last fifty years plus that bring about the progress these are the people who lead and what do we see every every election democrats will always throw the true liberals of the freight flowed but they're the ones who gradually glacial move the party ford and it's always the people who lead and then the politicians catch up and the democratic socialists or whatever they're called this year and you're right we saw the same thing bernie hillary that was that was playing out in a way outside the democratic convention in nineteen sixty eight i mean the liberals versus the democrats and this this animosity that goes both ways in all the rancor you ignore the fact that this is how progress has always happened in this country the extremists who then become the liberals who then become the moderates who then or call conservative by their grandkids it's why it takes so long but i'm i'm fond of it i'm fond of having the dialogue and saying don't americans deserve the same healthcare israel don't americans deserve the same access to health care as germany and france and all our capitalist allies and making the other side go beyond the negative connotations of that i want them to drive the issues and it is the case medicare for all was considered sort of fringy ten years ago you know send it had that term i hate single payer but medicare for all but i will say hope that there's a way to bring peace to the ranks so we defeat trump because you don't want another sixty eight sixty eight was a lesson when you know a lot of the left sat home because they hated the war and via tom hubert humphrey and the perfect is the enemy of the good i can't believe i'm saying that the one time that the first i met president obama twice first time he was a candidate he knew as editor of the nation had said the perfect is the enemy of the good and i nodded but you know i think you do need johnson you need those people in the vanguard who are going to push the real changes in the country this country of come about through social movements but we also need people rallying together to say we need to come together and then we come out and build a new and fight a new but if we're in the fight of our lives and the right has their own fringe and that french is trying to pull us back to the old testament so beth you know all about single pay for every play and and but again that's it's a dodgy term but on the issues of this wins and the fact that sanders less than a year after the sanders campaign folds medicare for all is now normal in the platform occupy wall street and now about the talking about the one for the one percent that's because of occupy wall street these movements that seem to fizzle out have a lasting effect on society and messages get through well listeners a fake the nation let me know are you a democratic socialist what do you think of the term but he's how do you think it's going to cause a problem are you into it or it's going to be good for us hit me up on all the places the twitter's and all of that stuff or of course comment to fake the nation or our voicemail and before we move onto the next topic i just wanna remind everyone my boy cut bigotry campaign is launching in charlottesville virginia there's going to be a free show in july twentieth that's how we comedians make the big bucks we go to different towns and do absolutely free shows encouraging people not to use trump properties my ads are going to be going up open on your free film we we would be honored to have john fugel saying if he was ever free for the oh shit that's right we have it's going to be me dino dala and jordan carlos doing that show and charlottesville so police come out tell your friends if you know anyone in virginia indivisible is going to be there tablings spreading the message we have people from organiz virginia there's just a bunch of groups coming together we're going to have night of cheerful resistance you're gonna see ads please take photos of them and.
"katrina vanden" Discussed on Fake the Nation
"A noose around the democratic party is what i think is it's interesting like i don't actually again like i said a lot of mainstream democrats totally embrace a lot of the things that a democratic socialist would embrace so it's not i don't think there's an there's not a problem there i think part of the problem is if there are people who call themselves democratic socialists who are way too committed to the term to like may be drop it when they're campaigning or you know what i mean like i think there's there there there's a point where it's kind of played out with the bernie hillary divide where i was hillary person but if bernie had won i would have been like sherbourne he's awesome let's do this you know but it didn't necessarily when bernie people or like if you're going to support her no that's not what we heard from all burning people the bernie hillary civil a war is stupid now as it was two years ago and it's going give trump reelected and there's it goes both ways this kind of thing where the democratic socialism the label makes us kind of hearkens to that stupid stupid bernie hillary divide where some people get overly attached to like a term nine minutes compromise my values in both for someone i only agree with on seventy five percent of the issues he's having a step back for many i think it's it's not so much about a label but i do think there is a fight within the democratic party about what it's going to be and there's been a fight over the decades and it goes way beyond hillary and bernie it's a fight that has to come together to defeat trump but you know you do have corporate democrats i mean the democratic party about forty to fifty years ago lost its way lost its roots lynn lost its way with the working class and not just a white working class but a white brown black native american asian working class and a lot of that is the money in the system and i think we need to find a way to come back and i would take issue one thing you said about how many mainstream democrats support these positions we're talking about it's been a struggle to bring people around and and i think i think most of the democratic presidential contenders are going to be debating or supporting these issues now alexandria as i might call her is really smart about it she said in my district i can take these radical positions she called it radical positions but i know that another parts of the country you know you have to have mindfulness about the communities you're in an i think that's really powerful to respect the communities you're in while you push as far as you can what thought her answers on like whether or not she would support nancy pelosi speaker and stuff like that we're you know we're really reasonable i you know it doesn't sound like she's some kind of like firebreathing radical that's like you know tonight on new york one minute interview with their lewis who by the way played a good role in bringing her on on during the campaign and treating her with respect yeah he's great she was terrific she talked about one of her first tasks was to build the greatest constituent office she could she said seen what senator kennedy had done she was but you know so there's a group called democratic socialist for america was founded by someone your listeners should check out michael harrington who wrote a book called the other america in the early sixties which turned john kennedy onto understand ding the ravages of poverty the group has grown as you know i mean it now has maybe forty five fifty thousand members which isn't a lot but they're playing an outsized role in our politics and there are movements which we have to remember our propelling these candidates like justice democrats working families party our revolution people's action disa dasa so you know i hear you what you're saying about.
"katrina vanden" Discussed on Fake the Nation
"A generation that grew up looking at the depredations of soviet union that is and socialism in my mind that's failed to communism communism cherian communists got a lot of dirty dark money sloshing around our system not just the cokes but you lines and others mercer's who could have taken that term and i think just what bernie sanders i hate to say that because i think he ran a brilliant campaign he didn't even know what was going to hit him but he touched a nerve and he was brave enough a lot of these candidates were talking about are independent but come out of that surge and that soldiers are going away i remember there was a time i just wonder if like you know the term it seems sort of like medic because medicare for all so many democrats are in that's very mainstream democratic position like it is now right a was support you know supporting unions maintaining union's a living wage again a very popular position for mainstream democrats so a lot of the positions of democratic special just completely overlap with mainstream democrats just is just a term many more popular than the two party system i mean i i like socialism because i like the us armed forces and roads and libraries and sanitation collection and cops and firemen and that's all socialism the thing that no one on the capitalism or the socialist sign over one with mitt is that we're blended economy we're both were already both and we thrived in the fifties because both of those beasts were well fed the socialism under eisenhower is what made america great at it built the middle class whether it was the gi bill the interstate highway plan progressive taxation or massive union support from both political parties that's what built the middle class we now lament i don't like the term to democratic socialism for the same reasons as katrina i prefer to say capitalism with empathy because you know what's good for capitalism a living wage workforce that can afford to buy shit it's really i mean when bernie sanders ran i thought of him as an unreconstructed new dealer yes the twentyfirst century he added the climate catastrophe right but so he was campaigning a lot talking about denmark and kind of social democracy of democratic socialism and denmark and one of our great contributors editorial board members eric phone are wonderful historian of reconstruction civil war called me one night and said nation have some context to the bernie campaign sidya so he's writes an open letter to bernie sanders which we get to sanders and it's about hey senator retrieve america's own radical history because we have this great the brian we've actually been there too yeah the heartland populace abolitionists the feminists of seneca falls i mean there's such a great tradition in our country that you know these model radical democrat democracy and the history of this country sadly in the thirties forties and fifties you know the communist party did play a role in civil rights and labor rights but it got smeared because it was of foreign power central i mean it had you know so the red baiting which doesn't mean anything to a new generation i sat with my intern the other day they said read what yeah read them dead i can't just mentioned something that i think is interesting about the idea of that this could form a rift and you know we've we've done some reading on people that are just like this term is just.
"katrina vanden" Discussed on Fake the Nation
"The listeners who have called in or emailed recently one listener at left us a voicemail with her thoughts on our recent discussion about trump officials being targeted at restaurants let's take a listen hating the game on a listener from northern california i love a show i wanted to talk about the civility conversation on your podcast i disagree with both guests i think we need to take every opportunity for respectful resistance these days i don't believe in resistance by insult those are not the muscles i wanted to vote let's not be hypocrites trump has already done a lot to damage the social norms of decency and giving the green light to behaviors deemed unacceptable in the past i don't want to be part of that oh my god thank you so much listener in northern california for calling in and i mostly agree with you i'm one of those people that believes in aggressively delightful engagement so keep your messages coming guys love hearing from you you can leave us a voicemail at three or four seven seven seven zero four nine eight one or email us at comments a fake the nation back calm and we'll keep the conversation going and we are back and let's we're going to topic number two so everyone is banning about the term democratic socialism as a new way forward or potentially a rift way forward for the democratic party you guys let's start with the very basic question would is democratic socialism which i think is already leading that like everyone's hearing the term nobody actually does what they're what's being talked about you wanna go first well that's yeah i really like hendrix offering to play the solo i mean to me democratic socialism is a very poor name for a very popular concept it's a very easily smear bill name for basically a series of positions that the majority of americans agree with which all come down to getting more for your tax dollars and essentially having a safety net system that resembles the successful ones of all of our capitalist allies i love that you know someone i think napoleon one said tell me what a young man or woman in their twenties with the world look like when they were twenty and i think for generation like alex andrea accustomed for tests who's come of age after the financial crisis which we marked by the way the ten th anniversary of the september capitalism doesn't look all that good now they're different kinds of capitalism there's american extractive reckless unfettered capitalism in those european social democracy capitalism so i think the name democrat arctic socialism certainly got a good run with bernie sanders who won twenty three primaries and caucuses calling himself that but i do think i stand back from the label and to repeat what a oc is i call her you know it's about dignity it's about a government that believes in the common good it's about public goods which sounds so crazy but it's free higher ed medicare for all agree new deal fight for fifteen or a living wage and she even had a great plank has one on the peace economy like what are we doing with this military budget why are we going into other countries and making more enemies than security so i think she lays it out bernie sanders does but i'm not as wedded to the term as like my great colleague john nichols who's always reading me the history of milwaukee or wisconsin socialism and there have been socialists in our electoral system but i just love what it's bringing in turn terms of energy energy the progressive insurgency the movement meeting establishment and we're that goes and i think these candidates in it's not just a oc cara eastman in nebraska i think her name is cory bush in missouri i mean it's in other parts of this country where you wouldn't expect this insurgency to be taking hold and i think it's because people wanted different politics they won't important to note it's not communism we know it's not your social as was ation of zero corporation but this is the this is the problem because you have a discontinuity because you do have this younger generation men and women who had aged twenty so what happened with the crash and so what happened to their futures or their parents but you do have an older generation which i do not discount because the nation has continuity and change our readership on the website is twenty four to thirty five or print is more like fifty five to sixty but there is.
"katrina vanden" Discussed on Fake the Nation
"Host of celebrity apprentice again i think we begin i i think i mean how are you black harry blackmun was great news eighties i mean five i just think it should be a number of years i don't even think it should be pointed at seventy five years or whatever fifteen year whatever the years thing is but like this feeling that i'm stuck with some guy for like forty years just makes it just feels so desperate in twenty year limit yeah twenty year limit sounds better to me than an age limit because some of these people are very good in their eighties and some of them are really not at the same time like again i god bless rick bitter ginsburg ruth i know you're listening if you need bone marrow and they are are you talking about someone who's fan of fake the nation she's but her decisions are ones you agree with the don't want her to age out while you know silvio birlas comb ovary is on the white house is just that that's who i think i don't think of mussalini or others i think berlin yeah there's also this idea of because they stole merrick garland are there ways of just shutting down business boy for for senate democrats inches boycott the entire process make any different no democrats would have a meeting with capital i mean let's let's do the mcconnell rule right about seven meeting with governor by the way there was no law that they're only nine justices by the way there have been ten at different times after your tried it that was court packing even before court packing there were ten thinking i mean i may be wrong but there have been moments and i'm not talking in my family i grew up calling it the court reform program the court packing of but the nation in the thirties was divided many editors were for the court packing but i think with trump your what do you get you get a justice turned seventy this is and he gets to appoint another this is not the whistle sensually that's what we've seen since kennedy signed off on this guy and i find the circumstances of the kennedys reports are true it was a deal what i find marcher very suspicious and i wish there was more muckraking about at the fact is his son the involvement of the sun yeah kennedy was already interviewing clerks for next year and think about it this way remember it went under the radar but mcconnell mr mitch my man you recall about two months ago he said no recess which is an interesting you know looking back people thought it was a poke in the democrat side that they couldn't back to their districts but i mean it's amazing that as soon as we learn that his son because no banks in america will loan the trump's money anymore keep in mind that trump was always the king of debt in his book on the king of debt and then suddenly in the mid zeros round two thousand five or six him and his disgusting sons freida in champ oh start paying for cash are paying cash for everything they start paying everything in cash their whole business model chain which is just unheard of in the real estate unless you're a russian money launderer and deutsche bank of course was fined gazillions for rush money laundering though sanctions were quietly dropped earlier this year by the white house with nary a peep from the press muller subpoenaed deutsche bank we find out that it was kennedy son who loaned the billion dollars and then right away this flurry of disgusting five four rulings and then he's out in a matter in a matter of ten days all of this happens right at once because kennedy new if a case involving his son came before him he'd have to recuse himself and then it's four four so the whole thing stinks like christmas december i do so my are there investigators going after this there investigators going after that there's also david corn to sleep he's busy well we're going to keep everybody abreast of this brett cavenaugh situation keep the pressure on especially if you're in one of those states that katrina mentioned earlier keep the pressure on this is like a full out fight right now we're gonna take a quick break and hear about her sponsors when we come back we're gonna talk about democratic socialism.
"katrina vanden" Discussed on Fake the Nation
"When did he know about torture about detention but illegal droning wireless wiretaps and the iraq war he's vigorously opposed to net neutrality one of his decisions said it was anti first amendment as well so you're gonna talk about the two thousand nine reversal were so i he was a part of this lighthouse for thing against is sitting president is he must be removed and investigated and then after eight years of working for the bush administration and let's pause to remind ourselves bush is still the worst president of our lifetime i mean donald trump has the crash the economy the housing market and show me five thousand dead soldiers in a million iraqis to be in the same stadium is totally agree so can't forget that yeah so so this ends and suddenly he's a changed man and now he thinks oh after eight years here note the president can't be i've come to view that two thousand nine writing as his ultimate audition for the supreme court he knew exactly what he was doing he's been positioning himself and in fairness it was elena kagan you know these people were both talking about for a long time before they ever got on the court but when he wrote in two thousand nine after bush left office that a president shouldn't even be investigated for his crimes he essentially made the same argument trump's lawyers are making right now none of that impeachment then prosecute so there is you know there's a lot of talk now about strategy to fight oh yeah that's it what what kind of options we have it feels a little bit bleak even though people you know like chuck schumer have come out to say that they're going to fight with everything they have what do they have it's pretty bleak but i'm not into learned helplessness i think we fight fight and i think one idea is to really drive the townhall meeting model into the key three senators mansion west virginia your listeners may know donald indiana heitkamp north dakota really are these senate are you really going to repeal a chad american you know you going to repeal healthcare because this guy kavanagh's also on record for gutting aca so that and i was going great victory of last year was a union offstump that pleat death of obamacare and i'd go into purple states like nevada arizona i don't see murkowski or collins smooth ending i'd it's still possible it's still possible in the healthcare front but which she said about how she didn't think gorsuch was really against roe v wade suggest myopia no it doesn't it suggest that she knows exactly what you're saying lower circuit court judge saying that this is established precedent is very different from a supreme court justice doing the same and you know she already said that about gorsuch who then went ahead and reverse the forty year old ruling so i mean again yeah you can say this when you're on a lower court when you're on the higher or you set president so it's a reset button and that's why i'm so thrilled i'm going to be performing on the nation crews katrina before we all have to boycott alaska and maine because believe me there's going to be a movement to boycott alaska and maine you're gonna see organization on this level and there's not a lot that can be done but you never know this guy cabin aw is going to be dragged through the mud and again the smartest thing that gop does is nominate these young healthy people i think it's been a hundred and hasn't been one hundred and eleven supreme court judges so far one hundred seven white men that we ruled i think you're gonna see such a bork like thing although looking back on it bork was a lot less healthy than kennedy i know he was but i think it's gonna play it has to mobilize people has to mobilize people as we head into november twenty eight teen it has to if this doesn't wake up people to the understanding that this court is primly political animal and you gotta find ways now to really build i also think term limits are something to fight for i was for course maggie smacking is room limits on a supreme court justice yeah i if it's a huge fan of the for life situation no killing just like i'm okay with like a long if it's a political if it's a political institution it should no longer have the lifelong sorry sorry ruth bader ginsburg to hit the limit while the.
"katrina vanden" Discussed on Fake the Nation
"Daughters you know sky's going to roll buck yeah but he's going to roll back a lot of women's rights would you tell your daughter's anyway it was so beautifully engineered to make you think that he would never roll back women's rights right because the daughters were just perfect and he's a basketball coach and susan collins says she'll never vote for someone who robak roe v wade and she voted for alito and gorsuch she knows what she's she's never by you know by now she said never remind but there's something about the politics of personal of autobiography which we've seen with candidates but you saw that night really vividly yeah his story his family is blow dryer yet the hair the whole book not since kevin costner played robin hood have you seen blow drying a white man so resplendent but if you looked at that room you saw decades of people in that room who've been lining up for this moment right to put a really young right wing let's not do conservative right wing republican operative on the court these people who've been with the federal society your listeners may know this group which now you know from high school into the judiciary at the highest levels they vet they approve and you know with the thing trump did which helped him get the election and the support of these evangelical and right wing we say i have a list and was prepared by this guy leonard leo of letter what a name everything they tell you so rose is who is and yeah of all the dozens and dozens of names on the list the donors let's not call them the federalist society the donors said would be permissible and this list exists because the republicans have made their devil's bargain with donald trump that they will turn a blind eye to the corruption the lies the historic violations of the emoluments clause they'll turn a blind eye to the racism the groping women the sexual assault all because of the supreme court also they can achieve their one day they're they're they're dream one day of incarcerating women who terminate pregnancies because that's what it's about i'm tired of democrats talking about the end of roe v wade the endgame has to be asked one journalist as acid of one politician and it was chris matthews who asked if donald trump what's going to happen to the women no one does it you will not end abortion you will end safe legal abortion you will criminalize it you'll be grading we'll die on kitchen tables and lots of new jobs for doctor kermit gosnell all across the country but dozens of names on this list that donors prepared for him to pick from he went with the only one the not the easiest one the move through by any stretch he went with one of the harder ones to move through because we're gonna learn every email this guy sounded coacher and iraq war i hope so because neal gorsuch someone did a survey he got fewer substantive questions than any previous supreme court justice the questions have to be tough they have to be cold i they have to be with john was saying but i wanted to say you know it's not just this devils packed with the federal society the donors have gotten what they wanted on the tax bill they're getting it on the rollback of the regulations which sounds so boring but it's a rollback of clean air clean water you know and i think the lao gai flora is now thing is dead that hurts children's brains you can go ahead and throw that around on whatever you spread but this guy is a master bannon esque stephen bannon esque master this being bread avenue many of his decisions on that circuit court had to do with dismantling the administrative state which is a cold way of saying dismantling government in the service of people he knows katrina he how about that see he so that the listeners know he was a part of the kenneth starr investigation he was like look on high level person and people he must be investigated and removed from engineer to questions like tell me where you were jack you late it he says he wouldn't for ticipant in the narrative writing of that star report which began to read like a steamy ugly third rate sex novel he was bush's was private secretary which raises a lot of questions about what he knew and.
"katrina vanden" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW
"In asia with my family getting my shvets on and if you don't know what that means go look it up s h v i t's e join john killed era starting at six for the next few days and i'll be back with you soon martino troubleshooter tomorrow morning at ten consumer problems questions and complaints will battle them for you give me a call coming up tomorrow at ten troubleshooter tom martino on six thirty k ow so trump is at a rally in minnesota speaking on immigration angie can we let's see what he says of one in the senate we need democrat votes in the senate we need additional votes in the house we will have the greatest borders the greatest walls we've already started but it's a lot tougher than it needs to be we need republicans to get out and put republicans in in case in case you don't know in the senate we need unfortunately sixty votes we have fifty one votes we need democrats they will do anything to obstruct anything to make it as uncomfortable as possible because they think it's good politics i actually think it's bad politics we will see very soon we're building we building the wall that wall is happening under the previous administration america's rich natural resources of which your state has a lot we're put under lock and key including thousands of acres in superior national forest you know what that is right i've no idea what that's about it that was it that was the end of it though that was very much fun limousine liberal katrina vanden heuvel she's a columnist for the washington compost took up the.
"katrina vanden" Discussed on Left, Right & Center
"In china and those largescale strategic objectives are pretty much a boston hasn't even created a china that's committed truly to the global free trade regime so i i think this is something that should be taken seriously and we're gonna talk about the tariffs more later but i think the tariffs unfortunately fall short of that standard nick what do you think is likely outcome if the president really takes on china part on trade well in general i think were headed for more difficult times with china i think trade is one element of that but the territorial issues in the south china sea and east china sea are another aspect of that and there's always a constant risk of some unexpected incident in china you know in some brutal crackdown in tibet or uh some us spy plane that gets shot down over non or whatever it may be and in the past hugh had chinese leaders who were really committed to trying to work these out and i think that that is a much less true now with uh xi jinping and so i um i think that on trade on security um on a range of issues were headed toward more difficult times for gonna take a break i will be back with rich lowry of national review katrina vanden heuvel of the nation maggie zine hand nicholas kristof the new york times to talk about next recent reporting on the terrible tragedy unfolding in myanmar the listening left right and centre what do you think share your thoughts on today's show on our facebook page poor tweet us at lrc kcr w and download the kc are w app to listen to left right and centre on demand.
"katrina vanden" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"To say on that makes sense how do they know this why are they saying that trump uh with compromised by the russians how do they know that and then when they tell you how they claim to know what he doesn't seem missile persuasive so that's what i do like is this an effort to try to get to donald trump's to get him impeached in the do i i'll do the equivalent of what used to be called the american fifth amendment because my my my wife katrina vanden who roll is the editor of probably america's leading liberal progressive magazine the nation has been fifty years not cheap but the magazine pass i i always have to correct that was followed by 100 fiftieth anniversary in she always begins to say that she was not the found uh you know i don't know how to put this it seems to me uh probably because of the utter disbelief uh that calm had wine and defeated hilary class that the knee jerk reaction was is that he could not have been legitimate and perceiving from that and this russia gate narrative which i applying no evidence for uh the first goal is to cripple trump's presidency to make it particularly in international relations uh uh ineffective which i've already said i think that's dangerous and secondly of course if the democrats take back the house in two thousand eighteen to vote impeachment uh this would so i i just published an article saying to these people ever stop and think trump aside with this he's gonna do to the institution of the american president saw its horns her i mean it was horrible during that bill clinton's impeachment while but in this case think of it like this but let's try to be skeptical and think one step ahead if people can clue even without prove that trump was compromised by the russians and.
"katrina vanden" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"The left or the right or big newspapers or local newspapers who we have to say one does that make sense how do they know this why are they saying that trump uh was compromised by the russians how do they know that and then when they tell you how they claim to know whether he doesn't see missile persuasive so that's what i do is this an effort to try to get to donald trump to get him impeached and i'm not do i i'll do the equivalent of we used to be called the american fifth amendment because uh my my my wife katrina vanden who is the editor of all the america's leading kind of liberal progressive magazine the nation has been a hundred and fifty years not she but the magazine i always have to correct it was followed by 100 fiftieth anniversary and she always begins to say that she was not the founder um you know i don't know how to put this it it it seems to me uh probably because of the utter disbelief uh that calm had wine and defeated hilary clinton that's the knee jerk reaction was that he could not have been legitimate and perceiving from that and this russia gate narrative which i find no evidence for uh the first goal is to cripple trump's presidency to make it particularly in international relations uh uh uh ineffective which i've already said i think that's dangerous and secondly of course if the democrats take back the house in two thousand eighteen devote impeachment uh this would so i i just published an article saying to these people ever stop and think trump aside with this is gonna do do the institution of the american president saw its horns are i mean it was horrible bill clinton's impeachment well but in this case i think of it like this but let's try to be skeptical and think one step ahead if people can clue even without prove that trump was compromised by the russians and the.
"katrina vanden" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Chance when you give me a chance not many due to say what i think the factual record shows and if people call you name so be at i liked by the way george the um it's a kind of mantra with you i guess trademark uh be skeptical keep an open mind that's right uh i think no matter where we get our information whether it's from the left or the right or big newspapers or local newspapers who we have to say one does that make sense how do they know this why are they saying that trump uh was compromised by the russians how do they know that and then when they tell you how they claim to know what he doesn't see missile persuasive so that's what i do is this an effort to try to get to donald trump's to get him impeached in look do i i'll do the equivalent of we used to be called the american fifth amendment because my my my wife katrina vanden who roll is the editor of probably america's leading kind of liberal progressive magazine the nation has been for hundred fifty years not she but something i could see i always have to correct that was followed by 100 fiftieth anniversary and she always begins to say that she was not the founder um you know i don't know how to put this it seems to me uh probably because of the utter disbelief uh that calm had wind and defeated hilary clinton that the knee jerk reaction was is that it could not have been legitimate and preceding from that and this russia gate narrative which i find no evidence for uh the first goal is to cripple trump's presidency to make it particularly in international relations uh uh ineffective which i've already said i think that's dangerous and secondly of course if the democrats take back the house in two thousand eighteen devote impeachment uh this would so i i just published an article saying to these people ever stop and think trump side with this is gonna do do the institution of the american presidency saw its horns are i mean it was horrible during bill clinton's impeachment well but in this case think of it like this club let's try to be skeptical and think one step ahead if people can clue without proof that trump was compromised by the russians and.
"katrina vanden" Discussed on Left, Right & Center
"People rich may be you know i don't think he's right that we're all hunky dory but things are at evolve in this country in certain directions and without protections without limits without guardrails they often evolve to favour but powerful but people were using the internet to organize and a form themselves in 2014 and i don't even know how by definition going back to three years ago is radical it will end in though it w what was so wrong with the internet in 2014 long ago the internet wasn't a collection of social media apps owned by really big companies and and venture firms and what not long ago the are now wasn't just a google and facebook and snapchat and a like and in 2014 uh we were using an internet that was the result of innovation that happened in a flat um democratic internet and i want to point out something here world talking about these lofty abstract things that we as pundits and journalists and bloggers get paid to be passionate about right but what here's another thing that matters libraries guys libraries will be affected by this places where the poor places where the homeless places where children places where single moms with kids who need to learn can go and have equal access to the same people whose parents can afford to put them in stanford where they will grow up and come up with an idea for an app like the facebook we need a free and open internet because the next generation of americans deserve to have equal access to the truth unfortunately were were over time we could have to leave it there will we washing how this develops as the rule goes into effect shannon i want to thank you for joining us thank you i've been talking with katrina vanden heuvel of the nation and rich lowry of national review and we will.