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Bahrain follows UAE to normalise ties with Israel
"Friday president trump announced that Bahrain would recognize Israel and the two nations would normalize relations. This comes just weeks after a similar move from the United, Arab Emirates what to make of it. All I'm joined again by Zanny Minton beddoes and we slaughter and Ian Bremmer in put this in context for us what does this mean? Why did it happen? What does it mean? Well two big things that people need to come to terms with the first. Is that Israel Palestine is considered close to the most important conflict in the region. It is for the Palestinians when you talk to the Maradas with the Saudis, the Bahrainis, the Kuwaitis you'll talk to you about their concerns about Iran they'll talk to you about diversification away from fossil fuels and the difficulties that they'll talk to you about domestic radicalism, all of these sorts of things. And so as a consequence, you no longer have a veto on if you don't get peace with Israel Palestine, you can't move on geopolitics. The second point is the united. States had long attempted to be seen as some kind of honest broker between Israel and Palestine when we're anything but Israel's our best ally in the region, the Palestinians particularly agree with we have problems with and so you know it's interesting trump's first trip as president outside the United States was to Saudi Arabia and then to Israel and those are the two places where he has the best personal relations and that's where they really drove. So yeah, you had the effort to. Talk about peace with Israel and Palestine where the Palestinians weren't even engage a big conference in. Bahrain. Now, you've got big announcements in relation. I think especially from you and I talking to jared through this that was kind of the game all along I I'm not in any way surprised by this. And we. A friend of mine WHO's from the Middle East very knowledgeable about the says what's really going on here this is this is the post American Middle East that is countries like. Israel UA Bahrain Saudi Arabia saying we're GONNA make our own alliances to defend ourselves against the the real threat that we feel as he was saying, which is Iran and we know the Americans aren't going going to help us. So we need we need to band together. Is that part of the dynamic. Afraid, I think that is right that again Obama wanted out of the Middle East. If you if you think about the direct line from his refusal to engage in Syria. And that's actually an area where he his policies and trump's have been closer than than other areas. But I also think you have to think about this in the context of us. Domestic Politics Donald Trump. Has Two modes he can be the fearmongering president or he can be the dealmaking president who delivers and if we're thinking about October surprises up for this election, what he would dearly love is to actually have a treaty or agreement between Israel and Saudi Arabia, which really would redraw the map of the Middle East and the conventional wisdom is the Saudis aren't ready but obviously, the UAE in Bahrain are stalking horses and and Bahrain would not have been able to do this without Saudi approval. So it's probably a low chance, but there is a real chance at least of a framework agreement in which Saudi Arabian Israel would would normalize relations in return for something more something bigger on the Palestinian sought.
"zanny" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"So folks. I want to end the program this week. Talking about voting. I as you may have heard stay tuned with previous podcasts. That you listened to won the People's Voice Webby Award Important Award for podcasts and radio and other things for best news and politics podcast. I want to thank all of you for supporting the show. Listen to the show writing in and voting degrade great honor. And I'm very gratified not only for your support but for the spectacular team. We have here on stay tuned. You don't hear their voices but you hear their names in the credits at the end of every show and we couldn't do it without having that kind of a team now much more importantly with respect to voting we have perhaps the most important election of our lifetimes coming up now. They say that in every election but this time it is in fact clearly true. And we're GONNA see a lot of fighting about elections and about voting in the nature of voting. We've talked on this show. And on the insider podcast about the skirmishes in Wisconsin where it was a back and forth about whether or not people could vote by absentee ballot whether they got their absentee ballots and on time and some people are going to be denied the franchise unless he's court battles go the right way just this morning and I'm taping. This on Wednesday may twentieth. Donald trump posted a fairly outrageous. Tweet that has to do with this issue voting. He posted. Breaking Michigan Sends Absentee Ballots to seven point seven million people ahead of primaries and the general election this was done illegally and without authorization by a rogue secretary of state. I will ask to hold up funding to Michigan. If they want to go down this voter fraud path. That is a crazy tweet. In Pantheon of crazy tweets basically every sentence is false. Michigan did not send absentee ballots at seven point. Seven million people. Michigan sent applications for absentee ballots. It was not done illegally. It was not done without authorization and this threat to hold funding for Michigan. If they do something that is otherwise. Authorized is on its face constitutional. So that's the kind of thing that we're in store for and it's going to happen. A lot of different states states that are known to be blue known to be read not purple and there may be in transition one state in which there was a positive ruling. This week is Texas on Tuesday. A Texas Federal Court judge ruled to expand absentee voting to anyone concerned about getting covid. Nineteen at the voting booths regardless of age before that mail in ballots reserved only for those over the age of sixty five in his ruling US District Judge Fred Berry of the western district of Texas sided with the Individual Texas voters in the Texas Democratic Party. They were the plaintiffs in this case to ensure that all people would be able to cast their vote during this unusual election cycle now ordinarily. I don't read from court opinions although we do sometimes but judge ordering this case striking so I wanNA share with you today before we leave after he opens his opinion with a quote from the preamble to the declaration of.
"zanny" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Transformation and it's something that we we put a couple of weeks ago we put on the cover. You might have seen it. We hold it. The Ninety Percent Academy the ninety percent. Economy is an economy that we think the world post covert will be an. It's an economy which is sort of act normal but it's fallen short of normal and it's it's fundamentally different in ways than the pre covert economy wasn't and if we're right about man then there are millions of people whose pre covid jobs simply weren't exists and need to shift into new jobs in new bits of the economy and so the the question then turns to what is the kind of public policy that supports those people but also encourages that transformation into new jobs in new growing parts of the economy and kind of preserving. Today's jobs in aspect is not going to be the way to do that. Is there a feeling on the part of a lot of people unlike the financial crisis of two thousand eight where I think people assume that takes a while to recover from something that was structural in the economy? Here many places. People don't believe that there was a structural problem. The economy was booming in the US low employment type GDP and a good bit of growth. Do People wrongly assume and I wonder what the policy implications are of this that because covid read the economy so quickly that it can just as quickly when there's a vaccine the economy will come roaring back and it sort of the rhetoric of the president. Is there any truth to that? And if not how dangerous is that kind of thinking? I think that there are a lot of people who believe that the economy's GonNa come roaring back and it's frankly the only way that I can make sense of what's going on a Wall Street is must be a lot of people believing that The economy will come roaring back and or they will be continued massive fiscal and monetary support to sustain it with otherwise shop prices. And what's happened to share prices and the the difference between the bounceback the you've seen Wall Street relative to actually go on the real economy a kind of hard to understand and I suspect that that is going to gradually become clear that bits of the economy will come roaring back but many bits won't and the I the reasons we've just talked. I don't think the postcode world is going to be identical to the Pre Covet Weld so there are some industries the big tech companies the Amazons of this well that have done extremely well the zoom video conferencing there are definitely areas that have done mentally well but there are many other sectors. I would put travel. I would put tourism hospitality in into a commercial win. Estate think of many more sectors where the world that we are moving into is not gonna be the same as the world before covered. Because it's GonNa take a while until we get a vaccine. Even when we get a vaccine is good to take longer for everybody to be vaccinated so for us put this definitively behind us is gonNA take months years during that time. People are going to be worried. People scared people that want to get this. So People's behaviors change. If you look at what's going on in China you know. The rate of new cases is is. Now there's a new outbreak in the east. But but broadly relatively low here. The countries effectively sealed off the foreigners. You want to go there. You have to spend two weeks in complete quarantine if you can get in a tool and if you look at domestic spending in China something down discretionary consumer spending's down I think by forty percent hotel stays is still in your third of normal ones. People are not going back to the way of life they had before plus they're going to beep. Many people are going to be much more indebted. They're going to be uncertain about their jobs. So I think it's it's not going to be v-shape rule back to where we were now. It's it's very different to the financial crisis because the financial crisis was a very different phenomenon. It was over-indebtedness. Tickly housing crash. People had negative equity they. There was a a balance sheet problem. It's it's a different kind of problem now but nonetheless it is one that I think won't mean that we're going back in some traditional very rapid v-shape to the same world. We had full right. I'M GONNA go back to something you said a couple of minutes ago and I think this divergence is much more pronounced. Now the divergence between what's going on Wall Street what's going on otherwise in the economy and people keep reminding us that the stock market is not the economy and yet there are politicians when the stock market doing well like the president who basically uses it as a substitute for the economy. Is there anything more you can? You can say to explain to people. Why is the case? The stock market is not the economy does not necessarily an accurate reflection of how the economy is doing. Well this is I guess. Investors best guests of you know the future stream of companies prophets is GONNA go discounted back to being today and I think that that's affected both by their expectations of tomorrow's protest is also affected by what people think the interest rate is going to be in thus what monetary policy is going to be and part of what's going on now is a reflection of the enormous amount of stimulus being put in particularly by the Federal Reserve. That's some of what's going on in in financial markets. Some of it is also I think a sense that perhaps some of this rose-tinted nece. That we've just been talking about. But what worries me is that I do think the gap between the two is hard to sustain and what it is true that stock markets anticipate where the economy's to go. So it's okay to have a gap between the awfulness of today's statistics which reflect what happened yesterday in the real economy and a much more optimistic stock market. I I am not tool. Show that we're going to see big improvement for the reasons we've just talked about of what's happening in the real economy but but what worries me that the scale of that gap is so big and. I think that's kind of interesting politics around that. I think to talk about the economy doing well. All four to try to gauge the health of the economy from the stock market when millions and millions of people are still losing their jobs when the unemployment rate is in double digit figures. And when the people who've been hit hardest by Cova People at the bottom of the income ladder are people who are less skilled who tend to be the people who work in labour-intensive sectors. Who Work in you know. They are the cleaners in hotels. They are the wait staff at the restaurant. They are the people who are in the front lines who have been hit the hardest. That's a very dangerous gap. I think to have in country between if you have a stock market is booming and disproportionately stocks of course surrounded by wealthy people and you have a real economy that is hunting and the people who are hurting most in on the less skilled that to me is not a recipe for social hominy. I WanNa talk about what the rest of the world thinks about the US. Mo- specifically I. What's the view you think generally speaking from Europe and other places about America's handling of the pandemic so I think if I guess my first point would be something that you mentioned Eliana Compensation? Which is that. I think people are looking at the pandemic increasingly an overwhelmingly through a national prison. So most of the debate in the UK is about how Boris Johnson is hunting the pandemic About how any other political leaders doing it. People are very much focused on. What's going on in the here now in their country for understandable reasons right. It's a huge shock. It's scary shock and it is one way your own. Personal Outlook is determined by what you'll government does so that sort of one. I think it's not a huge focus that said I think water struck many people outside the. Us is how absent the US beaten in terms of global leadership for the entire personal period. It's almost a truism to say it but the US was the leader of the international order the US was the kind of global hegemony us was the country that you two people turn to for natural leadership and even during the Boda crisis that was also the greatest sense of US leadership and this time it's been striking absent whether in the international economic sphere weather in the health sphere. There was a conference about developing global vaccine organized by the push a few days ago and I didn't think the US even took part but not any is the US not showing international leadership which in some ways consistent with what's been happening over the last couple of years it's worse than that because there is a sort of huge a dangerous spat worse than spot the worst relationship between the US and China but we've had in decades on it's just getting worse on the China deserves appropriate for having covered up the pandemic absolutely but the degree to which relationship has deteriorated. And we are heading to something that is ever more dangerous schism between those two powers makes I think the international geopolitics of this even more worrying than it would otherwise be safe it was. It's not just the absent. It's that the US is absent from electoral mobile. Leadership is engaged in a really scary fight with the world's aspirant superpower. And you see that in the argument about the World Health Organization you see it in any number of areas and so I for the most of the rest of the world. It's less about. I think the within the United States there is understandably and rightly a huge debate. Going on about how the administration has handled a pandemic within the United States. And there's a huge about been written about that. It's a very polarized country. The US was before the pandemic and so it's not surprising that the pandemic is viewed through partisan polarized political prism but for the rest of the world outside. It's less about how administration how the president has behaved as the pandemic within the US. Low of course there are comments that he's made Raised eyebrows around the whole world. Of course there are but actually I think the big focus for the rest of the world is more that the United States is not showing displaying. The kind of global leadership that that it might have done in decades past so then. Here's the follow up question. What if anything is going to happen to fill that GAP IN AMERICAN LEADERSHIP? Well I didn't know you tell me I'm your much. Bailey mind but I would think that some of these changes on changes. That will outlast. This president I think the relationship between the US and China which I suspect is the single most important relationship of the twenty first century is going to do more to define what the next few decades but anything else. We are not going to make significant progress on climate change without those two countries taking lead..
"zanny" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"The US are there particular economic strategies that you think would serve those countries well versus others in the coming year. I think the interesting there are some interesting challenges that come up right now. On both sides of the Atlantic we have rightly thrown in support at the economy whether it is the central banks the Federal Reserve essentially pulling out all the stops deter the Bank of England to a slightly lesser degree but nonetheless to a huge degree the European Central Bank central bankers of absolutely threatened the book. And we've had enormous fiscal support from Washington here in the UK even in many countries in Europe. So the question now is what you do going forward and one interesting question is. How long do you maintain support for Workers? And in what way so in the Annette? Been INTERESTING. The different strategies oversized Atlantic in the US. Is You know. Millions of workers have been furloughed. The unemployment ranks of shot up but the generosity of unemployment assistance has been increased quite substantially Though it hasn't learned people haven't been able to get it yet but put aside for those very real sort of practical difficulties. The idea was to really cushion and support People through unemployment insurance in Britain the the strategy was somewhat different where the state is paying eighty percent of the wages of furloughed workers who are still attached to their company than not working but the state is page percent of their wages and those two strategies in the very short term have essentially somewhat similar effect but over time they have a different effect was in the. Us unemployed workers can presumably will go off at some point and try and find different jobs in the UK. They are still attached to their company. Now if we think that the economy is going to come back and be very much the same as it was two months ago. The supreme covert economy than that strategy. Make sense but I think what's becoming increasingly clear and this gets to where we started our compensation I don't think the post covert economy is going to be the same as the pre covert economy. Not only is it going to be weaker for longer than we thought is going to be in in many errors very different kind of economy so whether it is transportation with talents sector. There are going to be quite significant parts of the economy. That are going to a long time to recover or indeed. May never recover to what they were before. And that means that gets into sort of economists jargon but basically means that in a resource have to shift from one bit of an economy to another so people he worked in in the UK. Let's take pubs quintessential British British invention. I'm sure you've been to lots of them. You know I cannot see how this is model. The business model of British pubs is sustainable in a world. Where you have to keep two meters away from someone we've been one meter and actually that was a study. I think I saw which looked at it in the. Us suggested that if Americans choose to avoid person-to-person proximity of an arm's length or less than occupations worth ten percent of national output will be unviable. Man That's a big.
"zanny" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"And so that's why I did it and I didn't question a tool. I think that it. I genuinely believe that it's really really important to engage with people who have a different worldview than you and the one of the things that lie lament nowadays on both sides of the Atlantic isn't increasing unwillingness to do that and the sort of the rise of if you will a kind of platform in culture is one where I ever some. Serious Don's is liberals in the English sense if they're in favor of anything they're in favor of they believe in the power of debate of reasoned argument and I think debate and reasoned argument is the way forward. And you need to engage with people who have a different world views than you and whether or not you're convinced by the moon not convinced by the the way to have some progress is to have that kind to engage in that kind of discussion so although it was extremely painful episode you know we had very. We had several people. Drop out to Angry at this decision who didn't want to take part in the conference result which I really lament. I still think it was the right thing to do. And I continue to believe that. It's incredibly important for liberals. And I'm I'm going to keep having to heart to the in your sniffles. But for Liberals Forty people who believe in making progress in society to engage with all manner of other people in serious and reason debate. And that's what we were trying to do. You think then that the newer mistake invading. Steve Bannon I think every publication has to make its own decision and every organization organizing. An event has a different set of consideration. I'm not in any way. Criticizing others for what they decide to do. I just thought it was very important for. We wanted to do particularly at an event that was asking. What should liberalism be in the twenty th century? We talk a little bit more about the pandemic and obviously no Americans. It's interesting to me that until people started dying in America. We were watching television. News and paying attention to various countries as the pandemic would hit a particular country. Italy China obviously I in other countries and then once it hit the United States sort of as a general matter. We've only been paying attention to what's happening in America. It's a little harder to find out what's going on. In other countries and is natural people parochial interest from your perspective in the UK. Which countries do you think? Handled the pandemic. Well which did not. And if you have a theory about why that might be loved if you share it with us so I think in some ways. We're going to be debating this for decades heads mice superficial Lonzo which went surprise. You is that you can see. A number of countries didn't in Asia because at his Asia Taiwan springs to mind South Korea Singapore to a degree of handled it very well. They had experience of sauce They had experience of this kind of thing before they as a result had processes in place particularly contact tracing. They had a playbook what to within Europe. Germany is often cited as an example of a country that has handled it particularly well. I would caution. I think it's a little early to of decide all of this yet. 'cause WE'RE I mean I. I hope that we are towards the end of it but for suggesting for a second this is you know we're going to see but if you look at one thousand nine hundred and the Spanish They were clearly second waves. I'm not GONNA say anything. That's terribly surprising. It's the usual suspects Understanding taking science seriously having a technocratic approach the political system that sort of early on sees the importance and the urgency acting and acting in a consistent manner but I think more than anything else it's probably having had experience of it which is the reason that those countries in as democracies would near democracies particularly. Well there's a parallel debate going on where some people are suggesting that you know. It's not the nature of the governmental system. That's putting aside experience. And that's a good point. But it's not necessarily the nature of the political system that you know was reacting to the pandemic but the nature of the leadership and some people pointed out and I don't know if this is true in every instance but the more populist to the government the less well they handle the pandemic. Do you do anything in that new truth in that I I mean I it may well be true but I think there are enormous number of other things that I would want to look to. For example will beginning to see patterns in the kinds of people that are the most vulnerable so quite a lot depends on your prior demographic considerations Italy was particularly hard hit birth because it has relatively old population and because there is multi generations living together. It depends on the nature of your health system. I mean I think the. Us Health System is Not optimized deal with a pandemic. Amin mean a fee for service for profit system has many advantages But it is not optimized for this. It's not clear yet whether a sort of more central government or a federal structure does better. I think we're going to see all of that coming out so I'm not denying that you know you you're probably right. I mean if you look at Brazil it seems to be exhibit. A of a of a leadership undermining its countries response. But I think there are an awful lot of factors that will play into how well or how badly countries did and so no I think that the nature of political leadership America you look at the US. And you look at the lack of trust in government relative to many other countries if you look at the degree of political polarization. I'm sure that hasn't helped. I'm going to throw one more theory at you about this because I found it interesting. The New York Times suggested in story that people have noticed that one thing that may be a feature of countries that did well and this is true in Taiwan which you mentioned Germany which you mentioned also New Zealand in also Finland I know is what do they ought to all right. Here's a quiz. What do they all have in common female political leaders? They all have female political leaders. And you know. Some people have speculated that maybe those leaders are a little bit more open minded more capable of showing empathy better at humility. What do you? What do you make those arguments? Of course I'm going to say? That's a huge factor. That may be something to that what I really would like to see. And I'm I'm hoping we will do some of this too is I'd like to see a kind of a really detailed. Set of cross country comparisons that try and look at various factors. What is the underlying it? A PRE pandemic demographic considerations. So what you might call. Structural considerations whether it's the structure of the health system the structure of government is a federal system. Is it not the nature of political leadership the degree of trust in government? We had an interesting piece a few weeks ago which looked at countries in Europe where paradoxically low trust countries have actually done relatively better than you would have expected. Eastern European countries will not allowed to trusting government. Actually done surprisingly well. I think all of these are really interesting series but rather than leaping on the bandwagon of grasping onto a particular theory. I'd really love. Sort of detailed dispassionate. Going through factor by factor looking at different countries on this at Annalisa cushion. That you know it's not over yet. Can I mentioned another country? We haven't talked about yet. I don't know if you have any any insider reaction but the nation my birth India has reacted fairly broadly with a huge national lockdown. I don't think a lot of people would have expected. And so forth. A high rate of cases or deaths any reaction to that well but but an absolutely in a dramatically high economic cost and Huge huge consequences for the economy and full offload wonderful people in it and I think one of the things that with entries of various stages in this now in the first one. What strikes if you look back over the last nine weeks? It is amazing that in billions of people in the world from India to the United States to most of Europe to Florida Asia. Were put on lockdown. The same policy was essentially applied across the world and rightly so because in the short term when cases were rising exponentially. That's the only way we know of flattening the curve to use the jogging of getting the rate of infection down and so everybody did it and it was was absolutely the right thing to do now. I think we're gradually emerging to too much more complicated phase. Which is how do you eat those Lockdown how'd you come after them? How do you balance the damage that is being done to the economy and we're seeing it in a whizzing global economy in its worst downturn since the great depression this calamitous economic consequences which all way way way tougher if you are a poor person in India that if you are in a rich country where you don't have the social safety nets where you don't have the ability to have the sky the fiscal support that we've seen in the West? Even in the West is really really hard. Look at the scale of unemployment has soared in the. Us could a scale you know the numbers of of of companies that are going boss this huge economic crisis paying and so. I think the question now is. How do you going forward balance? Those two you need to prevent a return to an exponential rise in in pandemic. We don't yet have a vaccine. We don't have an effective treatment. Doesn't look like we're GONNA get one for a while but we can't have our economies in the deep freeze completely. Shut down for the next year. And so how you going forward balances to. I think we're seeing countries taking different pods on that and that's going to be the area where I think the whole question of. How do you question how you've handled it? Thus far has been. How quickly do you impose lockdown? How good were you getting protective equipment? How good contact tracing how they were medical criteria? Now I think going forward. It's it's also. How do you support your economy? How much you able to do that? What do you open up? In what way. And how do you balance those two outcomes? Do you think there's any evidence to suggest that the countries that did well thus far in handling the medical aspects of this are also the ones that are going to do better on reopening and fixing their economies or those two distinct and separate. I think he's going to be really interesting. To See. You know. My prior would be that countries which have fried sort of take new made sensible technocratically based decisions thus far likely to do that going forward but countries rules in very different position. You know there are countries in Africa. That have had lots of experience in particularly with the Boehner but even before with other infectious diseases that have handled the medical side of this remarkably well that having credible your ability to do contract tracing again because they've had experienced of it but who don't have the capacity to do the enormous stimulus and support. We have been able to do in Europe or the. Us has been able to do and so there are quite different constraints on countries when you're looking at the economic stuff relative to the health stuff so.
"zanny" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Is that many many people even educated people who are not in in the economics field. Don't have basic financial literacy. Don't exactly understand what the Fed does don't understand what the IMF does don't understand what different kinds of fiscal policy versus monetary policy mean for their country's De. Do you think about the level of financial literacy and if so what do you think about it so I think there are actually says which corroborate completely? What you say that. The level of financial literacy is really sort of shockingly pool when really worrying poor and I think the the metrics that you've just used to know what the IMF does is a pretty sophisticated metrics For Financial Literacy. I think that there are you know you could use much more. Basic wins like knows what an interest rate is and I think you'll find quite surprisingly large shares of people. Don't so I completely agree that? We have very low levels of financial literacy. We assume and this is sort of separate to that. We think of ourselves is writing full. The interested layman the generalist the educated generalist but not specialists. So we're very careful to avoid jargon which nagin financial specialist would know. But we're not you know. We don't shy from trying to explain difficult concepts but we really try to avoid jogging and so for me. The I'm sort of a wannabe economist. Background and so economics is not the one that I tested on but for me the science section is the is the real test because I have to be able to understand the science section I I am not a scientist and so it has to be written in a way that I can understand the concepts. What does the the lack of financial literacy in many countries say about our capacity for self government? Then how are people voting properly about things that are so important to how their economies are run? There's basic financial illiteracy. We always talk about other kinds of Brazilian lack of knowledge in an apathy. But what about this area? I think it's I think it's a challenge. It's a challenge for thinking about the right kinds of economic policies but it's true move brought them and I wouldn't I wouldn't focus huge Leo disproportionate on financial literacy. I think it is true of many many things. A lack of understanding of lack of knowledge of foreign policy lack of knowledge of what's going on in other countries lack of curiosity of what's going on in other countries that affects the framework within which governments of the political backdrop against which governments are making international and foreign policy decisions. I think in the US. It's interesting because the. Us IS A continental sized economy can probably get away with lesser interest in most of the rest of the world with the average. Many people can but financial literacy is something that affects everybody's daily life. And I worry about the consequences. More in terms of people's personal financial choices people savings behavior people's credit card behavior the level of debt. That kind of thing that I. I think that people even if they don't have a deep financial Training I have an ability substantive judge policies so. I'm not worried about inflation. The policy context than I am in kind of personal finance severe. Have you ever heard refer to the economist as elitist and view of that term? And the one reason I asked and be transparent. Here's I had David Remnant of the New Yorker on and we discussed this idea of certain periodicals being elitist is the New Yorker the elitist. In what what does it mean to be or not to be if the if the word elitist is used as I think? Most people use it nowadays essay as a cuddle as something to Say That that's something that this other person is and I'm just a plain spoken. A person of common sense you know then we run away from it you know because we all we all want to be thought of as good you have view so. I think there is a view at the economist is written either sort of buying food globally. Tom where Sunday associated with what a view of the world throw open market pro globalization pro sort of free integration of economies a world that is now increasingly questioned in some quarters. So you know the world globalist is now you know a sort of a derogatory word in many quarters and I think we're sort of seen as part of a kind of globalist worldview. I actually would take issue with that. We are proud plow liberals in the sense of the English traditional nineteenth century liberal. So that's very different to the modern American. Tom Of liberal. And I'm always kind of defining terms here but we were founded as you know in eighteen forty three to fight against the Corneau's which will high tariffs in England on cone which kept food prices extremely high and it was the beginning of the nineteenth century. Uk Liberal Movement and. That's what the economists came from and we are proud sort of campaigns of free markets of economic freedom of social freedom individual freedom and always have been. I don't think of us as being sort of an elite newspaper. I think that as I said earlier I want anybody who is globally curious and interested in authoritive trustworthy journalism which champions a particular worldview Very unashamed about that. We do champion free markets and individual freedom but even people who disagree with that view. I hope would get something out of reading the Economist. So I- jibed slightly at the idea that we are elitist if it is used synonymous with sort of global elite if leaders people mean we are rigorous and we are fact based and we take you know the authority of seriousness of journalism. Very seriously than I'm then it's a badge. I wet proudly. There's something that's different about the economy colder many things. It's unique publication but one in particular that I find fascinating and the people are not familiar. They'll learn something here that all the articles written in the economist are anonymous. They're no bylines. And lots of people follow particular reporters at the New York Times or The Washington Post. They make decisions about whether or not they will read the article based on who has written the article George Packer of the Atlantic and formerly of the New Yorker on and we talked about some of these issues of his mind a worry that people will only read an article by someone if they I understand what group that writer belongs to that writers are not supposed to belong to. Groups are supposed to be writing independently not as representatives. We want the shorthand of being able to just know. Well what's this guy's this orientation where they coming from and therefore what do I think of what they're about to say? It makes life easier. You can already make up your mind even before you've read it once you know who's written it. What striped they are. Could you explain the logic and philosophy behind no bylines? Yeah when we were founded back in eighteen forty three. It was a much more normal practice for newspaper. Articles to the unsigned and we was very much too similar to two other publications at that time. But we've essentially kept that whereas now is you say where you almost unique. I think we all unique in being publication. Where virtually everything is. Unsigned there actually what we call special reports which are kind of long twelve thousand word articles which appear every other week usually which people labor on for six or seven weeks one individual and they do get in very small print that name on those special but most things are as you say unsigned and there are several reasons for it but one the main one is that we we are very much a paper that infuses and has a very strong worldview the worldview of Nineteen Th Century. English liberalism the belief in free markets and individual freedom. We have few particularly in our leader Collins which are editorials at the front but also actually many of our articles the rigorous that fact fact-based but they're full of opinion and that opinion is the economists opinion rather than the opinion of the individual writer. And that's not to say that there are differences of nuance. Of course there are. There is a sense of this is a product of the Economist. Worldview and actually in the most practical present way. We have a very cooperative. Quite heavily edited but more important is cooperative culture which is not a culture of individuals star reporters so much as a group of incredibly talented people working together. Now that said in today's environment of social media which is the exact opposite of the economist writers individual it's personalized. We don't try to high to economist writers. I they have their in twitter handles. We have a films where people appear and we have podcast and obviously people have voices You'll you'll hear me now. I'm it's not the we don't want people to know who's done the writing. I'm delighted that my colleagues are a well known but it is much more sense that we are producing that something that is greater than the sum of its parts. It's a kind of collective effort to produce the economist rather than constellation of individual people. Individual articles were sort of everyone at the economist more or less generally speaking agrees with all of the content. That's not the case at a lot of these papers not an in we have. We have quite infamous Monday morning. Editorial meeting where anybody in the organization can come to this week's meeting. Has You know they're not done? By Zoom there are some between one hundred and two hundred people in zoom cool. We discuss what what's going to go in the paper. We particularly discuss the leaders. Which are the you know? The five articles of the beginning that essentially laying out the papers view that a pure opinion and anybody can pitch one. Whether it's the antenna started last week with someone. Who Is there for twenty five years and anybody can weigh in on the argument? And we have where you at one of those. You'd know that there are plenty of different. Views are lots of people who disagree on lots of things but we. We believe very strongly in the power of debate and we probably have the equivalent of what your son has. You know we have a we have a big and kind of engaging debate and then at the end of it we either end up agreeing or if we don't that's one of the one of the I guess one of the responsibilities I have you know we lay out. What would lead line is going to be but no there were lots of Sutton No small difference of opinion leaving quite big ones of my colleagues who don't agree with lots of things that in the paper every week having said that. I suspect if you were a someone who believed in protectionism and didn't believe in individual freedom was a you didn't believe in any of the basic positions that economists holds dear. I think you would find it quite hard working. You don't have many Marxists. Don't have think so not real ones. I might have so speaking of controversy and disagreement. And you've already mentioned the issue of the terms globalist globalism being bad words for some people a million years ago back in the time of live events back in September of two thousand eighteen at a festival sponsored by the economists. You interviewed you invited to to to be interviewed and did interview. Steve Bannon who helped Donald Trump get elected and one of the reasons. I asked Harkening back to an interview. I did with David Remnant of the New Yorker The New Yorker also had planned to have an interview with Steve Bannon by the head of the magazine and there was such a controversy in uproar. That David Ramnik disinvited. Steve Bannon I believe at the beginning of September of two thousand eighteen. Did you consider that? Had you done it all over again? You might not have invited him. Only invited him laid the groundwork have CONC- I've I've turned the Snow Globe upside down and forwards. Of course it backwards vocals but then once you invited. Him was lost to the capitulation. Probably there were some I guess Discordant when you announced that you would be interviewing Stan and the day after the New Yorker rescinded the invitation. You confirmed that your event would go forward. What was your thinking in inviting Steve Bannon? And how did you deal with the disagreement over that so the reason we were holding this festival it was cool. The Open Future Festival was to mock are one hundred seventy fifth anniversary and what we were trying to do. In that day of debate was to have a conversation about what liberalism free markets in open? Societies should look like in the twentieth century. What what should our Modern Day economist? Be Championing. And we wanted to do that. By engaging critics engaging with a very different world view as well as shadow worldview and Steve Bannon was to my mind and immensely articulate proponent of a well do that is completely antithetical to the economists but I felt very strongly that it was important to engage people with a very different world view because otherwise you've got a whole load of like minded people in an echo chamber and that's not how yoga to genuinely make progress and whether we like it or not the kind of world view that he espouses. An epitomizes is one that is held by a considerable number of people on both sides of the Atlantic whether it is trump supporters or whether it was a certain genre of brexit supporters. Here or deep people in the far-right in European Union and so it seemed to me that engaging with that worldview was important. Now I got a lot of flack for that for various reasons a lot of people who felt that it was giving a platform to some body who was completely beyond the Pale. I disagreed with that. Seemed to me that somebody who had been working in the White House was whether we like them or not and as sort of a substantial figuera substantial enough figure to want to engage with need to engage with..
"zanny" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Don't see any evidence of it. This question comes in an e mail from Mary Lou. Barreiro who asks my question is around the role of Christopher Ray in regards to ag bars actions. Around the Flynn case. Roger Stone's case and much more do you think he meaning Chris. Wray is safe in his job. He seems undermined all the time by far by politically motivated actions. How does he keep the troops respect in terms of his leadership in the continued messaging? Around protecting the rule of law. So that's a great question. Mary Lou and lot of people have been wondering about the position of Christopher. Ray I have said for a long time now one of the few people that I see at the absolute top of leadership in law enforcement in the country is Chris. Wray I think he is balanced himself pretty well by not necessarily running afoul of the president or bill bar but the same time standing up for his troops standing up for the FBI is an institution would also not being afraid to admit errors with respect to the report on the use of the Pfizer Court and FIS applications relating to Carter Page not exclusively to Carter Page Chris. Wray I think took the bull by the horns and has set in place. A number of reforms taking responsibility for some of what was done obviously had some responsibility the at the feet of the people who preceded him. I think he's been wise to stay out of the limelight and keep his head down and support the troops in the ways you can so I think probably it's the case and I talked to some people from time to time that within the FBI. Chris raise respected and in any ordinary universe would be seem to be doing a good job and would keep his job notwithstanding the fact that the FBI does make mistakes from time to time your right to express some concern about the level of job safety. There have been some members of the President's Party in the Congress who had been kind of critical of rate because he has not joined the the sort of rhetorical stampede against some of the people involved in the Russia investigation in the last few weeks representative Jim Jordan Republican and Mike Johnson. Set Ray a pretty critical letter asking for documents from the FBI. Concerning the origins of that interview with Michael Flynn was the subject of a lot of controversy itself. He seems not to have responded yet. The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsay. Graham said just a few weeks ago something. That's I think kind of ominous he said quote. I'm not calling on trump to make a change but I think the FBI needs to show more energy in terms of solving some of these internal problems. They need to up their game now. Bill Bar was interviewed and has expressed support for Chris. Wray and I think his language is pretty strong on that. Although it's not a hundred percent most importantly president and I WANNA make these. Decisions has sounded a bit of a sceptical note about Chris. Wray well a lot of things are going to be told over the next couple of weeks. And let's see what happens. He was appointed by Rod. Rosenstein and A lot of things that coming out. You'll see a lot of things coming out and recommended by Chris. Christie right it's disappointing He was recommended by Chris But he was He was appointed by. He was really recommended by Rod. Rosenstein and Chris said fine. Let's see what happens with him. Look the the jury is still out with regard to that but it would have been a lot easier if he came out rather than skirting going through one thousand nine different ways except through the FBI. So let's see and let it seems that the president does not like people who merely do their job and keep their head down. He likes a lot of genuflection. I think and getting on the bandwagon and sounding the right notes that he sounds especially about the Russia investigation so when he was interviewed trump referred to ray saying he was appointed by Rod Rosenstein. Which is of course not true. It was appointed by President. Trump trump says. It's disappointing he meaning. Chris Wray was recommended by Chris Christie but he was appointed by. Who's really recommended by Rod? Rosenstein and Chris said Fine Meeting Chris. Christie let's see what happens with him in the presence has look the jury's still out with regard to that but it would've been a lot easier if you came out rather than skirting going through you know nineteen different ways except for the FBI to get these documents in connection with what happened with. Michael Flynn and the Russian investigation. So we've seen this before. He may keep his job he may not. I think it's it's a weird time to try to get another. Fbi Director through confirmation. The president is said on other occasions that he likes acting putting people in acting positions because it gives them more flexibility in. There are lots of other jobs that are vacant so this is all a long way of saying. I don't know the job security of Chris. Wray but I think he should.
"zanny" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"That ability. This question comes in an email from Claire Lynn Sexton who writes hybrid longtime listener. First-time caller Claire. This is an email. It's not call anyway. Claire goes on to say I love your show and look forward to it every week. Thank you so much for all that you do question in regards to prisoners. I E Paul Manafort getting released early from prisons in jails due to concerns over the virus. Do the inmates have to return at a later date to serve the remainder of their sentences? Well that's a good question. There are a lot of questions swirling around the Compassionate early release of people who've been sentenced to prison terms because of the pandemic and fears about prison facilities and jail facilities becoming epicenters of virus because they're closed environment and it's very hard to protect against it and you don't have all sorts of separation ability of course in a correctional facility with respect to Paul Manafort. My understanding is he does not have to return to serve the remainder of his sentence. You'll recall he got seven and a half year sentence from Federal District Judge and was serving that time in a prison in western Pennsylvania. His lawyers made the argument. That manafort is seventy one years old and he has various conditions. That are not good if you come into contact with the corona virus. They argue that he has high blood pressure liver disease and respiratory ailments. He was also hospitalized in fact that the end of last year because of a quote unquote cardiac event. So it's my understanding. The Paul manafort whether you like it or not will not be returning to prison now with respect to other people in there have been several thousand released early because of the pandemic there is no standard operating procedure. It's not written in stone anywhere. That are least may has to come back so it seems on a case by case basis. Some wardens are saying with respect to some prisoners that they go home and on home confinement essentially just wearing an ankle bracelet and never come back and other cases the wardens are saying. Well you're basically furloughed for a period of time. And when circumstances change for the pandemic eases you have to come back and serve at the rest of resentenced back in the facility that one of the things that has been controversial about this and maybe calls it to mind is Paul Manafort obviously close associated President United States and it looks from the perspective of some people. Maybe Paul Manafort didn't really meet all the guidelines and all the criteria and is getting favorable treatment. This has been sort of a moving target. But there have been guidelines that suggest you have to have served twenty five percent or fifty percent of your sentence before you're eligible for this kind of release implemented for obviously has not come close to serving fifty percent of his sentence. I still expect in believe in hope that the bureau of Prisons Independent as when I was in the US Attorney's office. It's a part of the Justice Department but you look. These are legitimate questions to ask. Not because any specific evidence in these cases that I'm aware of both because we've seen time and time again people getting involved in the minutiae of a case whether it's Roger Stone's sentence or it's Michael Flynn's guilty plea because they are associated with the president and so I think it would be reasonable to ask these questions and get some answers and get some assurances that there's no favorable treatment but I don't. I'm not making that accusation allegation. I.
"zanny" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Horst in Plano Texas. Love Your podcast question with the Supreme Court going to oral arguments over the phone like they use a video type application. Because that's non verbal communication is so important. Eli had You know a write up about that. But he didn't really ask the question why they did go to video and start adding in the nonverbal communications. Well it seems to me so essential in order to have true dialogue and discussion and discovery. And of course the security pieces is an argument. Where all aware all that. What are your thoughts? Thanks Barr thank you for your question you know. There's been a long term debate over the issue of whether or not Supreme Court arguments should be videotaped and in real time only very recently have arguments even been able to be live streamed by audio in the midst of the Covet and I might have mentioned this before but when I worked in the Senate every Congress basically Senator Schumer and Senator Arlen Specter on. The Republican side would put in bills to require or allow at least the videotaping of courtroom proceedings including the district. Court the Appeals Court and also the Supreme Court. My personal view continues to be that the most appropriate videotaping of courtroom proceedings in the Supreme Court. Where there are no witnesses who are testifying could be intimidated by being on television. Run video with quality of the argumentation is pretty high. Where members of the Supreme Court are even more insulated than members of other courts of the highest court in the land and they have the final word on the law. So there's not a lot of good reason in my mind for not having video live video of Supreme Court arguments but for a long time members of the court been opposed to that in particular the current chief justice. John Roberts so I suppose that has a lot to do with why you're not getting video streaming now. That is a view on the part of Justice Roberts and perhaps others that it would create something of a spectacle another justice. Scalia also was always against videotaping of Supreme Court arguments and that probably lingers on to this day. I take your point that at least in the ordinary course members of the court themselves even if they're not allowing videotaping their at least in the courtroom when courtroom proceedings were allowed to happen before the pandemic so my guess is it's a legacy from their belief that videotaping alters people's behavior. Also there might be a security concern as I think you mentioned and it also may be the case it's S.'s. Don't want everyone to see into their homes like we're seeing with respect to contributors on cable television who always sit in front of a bookcase or in their immaculate. Kitchens on television. You may have seen or read that one. Recent Supreme Court argument a few weeks ago there was heard on the audio a flushing of toilet and as an Malcolm and I discussed the insider podcast. Someone did some analysis an pseudo investigation to determine if it was in fact a Supreme Court Justice Couturier Supreme Court oral argument used the facility and her conclusion was yes. And so maybe I mean mostly facetiously. Maybe the Supreme Court justices WANNA be able to multitask and videotaping would harm.
Campaign Director Joz Sida on Tom Steyer's Nevada Chances
"Am recording this in a hotel room in Jackson Mississippi because in the thick the political podcasts at I go. Who'S IN WE'RE IN JACKSON? Mississippi this week for a couple of shows and had a chance to connect with Josh's Sita via phone. She's in Las Vegas. Jaws is the Nevada state director for the Tom. Steiner campaign wanted to check in because according to their campaign. They're actually doing well or they say they're doing well. Although national polling or Nevada polling might suggest otherwise nonetheless. I think it's important to hear from candidates and their campaigns. And as you know it's about three or four days before the Nevada caucuses. Also the the Las Vegas debate happening on Wednesday as of now as of this recording star is not qualified for that debate. But you never know but anyway. Here's a phone call that I had with jaws about an hour ago and I wanted to share it with you guys right now on Latino rebels radio. Hey guys thank you so much for for taking my call. I know you must be really really busy couple of days before the clock is can you just tell me at least from from the campaign? What in terms of early voting or anything you can share about your campaign That's been happening the last couple of days. I know definitely actually. We're very very excited because Nevada when we started in August of last year we were at two percent right and as we build a team with diverse group of people actually reflect a lotta. We went up to nine percent and then subsequently later on wind up twelve percent and right. Now we're seeing our internal like numbers. I think came out today where at eighteen percents on and I also was a lot of early vote especially in smaller communities are out of in in mass four times and it doesn't his message resonates and and all of the. Vata Nevada is a sample of the country has purple Blue States. Red States And I think that that's important to reflect and I hope not you know the Democratic Party that the national Democratic Party can see that the voices of Nevada's needs to be heard right and so what we're seeing in early as large numbers of people coming out And you know we hope that this is an inclusive transparent election process because if it is I know for a fact that Tom side will come out specifically in the top three so How is not being on the debate? Stage is that GONNA play a role Going into Saturday for time starts right now. We're still waiting. We're waiting to see the like we have a five pm right but if it's not I mean com is going to continue to me voters whether at I think the momentum going to stop We have built a strong team in Nevada. That are people that have worked in the stay for years are building families years so a lot of mistakes not just for the for all the families that are working in the campaign to support Thomas Values. So I think Tom GonNa be stronger than ever and continued and reward whether at all everybody else's on the debate stage she's GonNa be out making sure that he's having conversations and moralizing folks to the poll that he always have Next future so I think he's going to continue to the work It doesn't stop until until you know. He's so and I think every twenty seconds before says anything affordable pools so talk to me a little bit about the local aspect of of of the state because one of the things that I understand and having followed it for a while. Is that this political power especially from the Latino community has been out there for years And this and it's almost like suddenly everyone's I quote unquote discovering that. It's hard to you know what I'm saying. Like talk to me about the locally. You mentioned the local. I understand that the payments continues to go local Look Trust me about the organizers. Even others who who decided to do align themselves with dire to support him. And what does it mean in the context of like local? Nevada politics that this is something that You know he might. At least you know he's GonNa get votes. Whatever it is we don't know but but at least the fact that I'm talking to you a couple of days before and you're telling me these internals people come and volunteer and who knows what's going to happen on Saturday. Yeah why did that strategy work at least for some of them like star? Who might not have known I? I somebody WHO's working Latino community for years. I seen a lot of politicians are about broken promises. Come into our communities talking to us about things that wanted to for us and then when they get elected they forget about us and It's always been A pathway for champion so we say they get the Latino. Vote the win and it's true but the community needs to actually representing in dire husband. Suddenly without being an elected official for politician has invested so much in the community with four war featuring next and as a philanthropist themselves him and his wife gave out of their own money over three million dollars to help families that were in detention being invited to being deported in California other than they've invested over three hundred and thirty million dollars to help Round families have actually good food in their schools from their communities in Central Valley of California. So they've been You know the sires com sire and can enforce how Zanny I put together to help the comedians behind this team so when people find out when we just talked to to power and people find out so like Oh my God like this guy actually is a real deal find it so it's not a hard opportunity to convince people and is the budget being able to get our message out there and that's what we don't locally. We hosted a debate watch party in Spanish with Twenty three churchgoers moisture We hosted In our headquarters In in Las Vegas on December twelfth. You know we have done organizing with our families in our communities because that is what it's about. It's not about winning entertainer. I think you have a good day. Immigration reform is on longer priorities. It's about it's about you know uplifting on your way to victory stampings come to our communities and then they do what they gotta do and they leave. Our goal is my goal as director for Com sir. Nevada it's still a community than we got and they about investing in the community. That were in organizers. People who have worked for me. Well it's people who have worked with near all planned parenthood for future next-gen who has invested time and energy in Nevada who are battle-tested And our battle born to be able to make sure that we were. We were hitting. We're going where nobody else is going. That's different from everybody out. We're going to meet the community where we went to veterans village. We've had round tables with with communities and nobody else would even think of. They actually do it. After the fact a lot of the venues now elected officials are coming to seat for to be to go to host their events. The owners aw endorses. Because we've we've been in the community far before we don't use candidate just actually Organiz. We organize our candy hostage and work in other states and we continue to do the work and nothing ever reflecting the Bulls on on Saturday. So can I just ask you like I are people in the community like I know there was a lot made about him? Not Knowing the name of the Mexican president. Is that even an issue? Because I felt like I got that from a couple of campaigns and I was just curious. What's what's the campaign has said about it Any more because I think it's I told him it's all right but You know being Mexican American is always interesting to see like you know. Not Everybody knows you know presidents from other countries. But I think it's really the campaign life right like traveling going up and down and sometimes it's that moment where you're just like I know it's there. I know it's in my head but it won't come out right but But Yeah I know he definitely understands that that's something that he should have already known but he knew spread. It was at that moment. Like okay Yeah that's interesting by knowing that that question by and then he other candidate would be asked whether it's thinking about you know being the road in her competitive nature of the field You know I could happen to anyone. but I remember doing that in college where I actually meet people. You know perspective of like you know what's going on our minds and in that moment doesn't Gotcha questions questions. But like I said. I know that Tom in the community. Especially Thomas Somebody who who people really wanted to get to know perspective your faith faith family values with the Holzer And that goes a long way from that. Because that's what people love to see your family together because they know that he understands what that means concern.
"zanny" Discussed on Switched On Pop
"Away in the blue And I'm over you we have Cigarette smoke Actually plays a central character in both songs they in one. They are the protagonists in Sinatra. And in billy they are art. The antagonists very majestic. You feel like you're in in in billy song. You're in a diner with her friends. And and in the Sinatra. You feel like you're lounging at home in the living room after a hard day's work but you can picture it and part of that I think is obviously the intimacy. They're singing at such a low volume using Mike Technique that actually occurs be were known for sounding so so different because they took advantage of being a microphone technology they could sing quietly and yet still have an orchestra behind them. Something that was never available before before and similarly with billy here the song starts you know very quietly but surprise surprise the dynamics are going to increase and somehow you can have whispers burgers and you can have beats totally. It was really exciting to listen to this song because I was like. Oh Wow this is out of another era but then of course the section you didn't play. The chorus of the song is total one. Eighty from that sound as well. Let's go there Zanny to jazz.
"zanny" Discussed on Amanpour
"News check project cost Guide and book appointments go to Homeadvisor DOT COM or download the free homeadvisor APP to start your next project it is to know that he does say that equal to mm-hmm are calling this Bandera most important role yet and he's joining me now from Los Angeles Antonio Banderas welcome to our program thank you.
Democrats raise stakes with impeachment vote
"After weeks of factfinding behind closed doors the house is gearing up to vote on the best way to present it's impeachment inquiry to the public in what will likely be act to the investigation into the president's alleged quid pro With Ukraine the gathering political storm comes amid a flurry of damning testimonies from top officials most recent leap new Tannin Colonel Alexander Finland the Ukraine expert on the National Security Council who listened in on the phone call between President trump and you can Ukrainian presidents and landscape and said the White House those omitted details of the calls in its transcript today to more diplomats take the stand Christopher Anderson and Catherine craft both were for trump's former envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker who helped the president's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani contact Ukrainian officials close to President's landscape now former Defense Secretary William Cohen is being closely watching these hearings member of the Judiciary Committee during the Watergate hearings he was one of the handful of Republicans who actually voted for President Nixon's impeachment and now he's calling for politicians on both sides of the aisle to put country before party they the current evidence and he's joining me now from Washington Secretary Cone Welcome to the program good to be with you so I ask you first and I do you think the house and the Senate are in fact going to or have they showed any evidence that they're putting country before politics I think some of them are I believe the the Democrats who are now leading in the house are trying to get at all of the facts is best they can I think they've gone about it the right way and that is to have private hearings or secret hearings in order make sure nothing is classified comes out an open testimony that's what happened during the Watergate era where the Watergate Committee had private hearings before they went public and as a result of those public hearings it certainly educated the American people in terms of what was at stake and then it came over to the House of Representatives we conducted almost all of our hearings in private and only went public when we started to debate the articles of impeachment so this kind of a hybrid here because there was no Senate Watergate Committee investigating a Watergate type committee investigating the president trump and his actions and so it's a hybrid now where the House has been required to go and dig out some of the facts before they go public and then they'll go public I assume within the next two weeks so it's very interesting who are really hammering this this fact that they have been doing their job behind closed doors because they needed to get all the relevant facts before they could go public I mean I assume you're saying that to answer the chorus of criticism from the Republicans and from members of president trump's as that this is somehow as he says it a kangaroo process with everything happening in a non-transparent way well much else what is being said its faults number one Republicans have been in the hearings behind closed doors and the spectacle that we saw last week with I'm forty or fifty Republicans storming the intelligence committee room was just that it was a spectacle because many of those who were storming the who was actually had seats on the inside and could have sat there if they hadn't at any time during the course of all of these hearings so I think it was more for a show that had little to do with the facts and the facts were being gathered by Republicans behind closed doors as well as the Democratic majority and so now will go public and I think it's really important it's not enough to have Robert Muller just read from his testimony what he had gathered as his his finding Wchs it's really important that those who have key information go before the American people be subjected to a critical examination in cross examination so the American public can understand what's at stake and what's at stake is the rule of law and whether or not the president has breached that rule whether or not he has engaged in conduct which in my opinion on its face is impeachable namely to call upon a foreign government a to dig up critical information or dirt on a potential of campaign competitor in the following in next year's race yeah I think that is something which on the face of it would be an impeachable offense I'm let me ask you you mentioned the rule of law that's obviously the fundamental principle of one of the main principles the United States and the democracy that are you concerned that the rule of law itself is under threat and are you concerned that the from the consistent attack on institutions in the United States is having an impact on the democratic process I am during the time of Harry Truman Indianapolis and others it was called you know watching the president that the beginning I think we're present at the end of that process they were present at the beginning of setting up these institutions in the United States and elsewhere which helped to maintain for the most part peace and stability for the past seven years I believe the president trump is in the process of knocking down those pillars and so he feels that he doesn't need any of these other institutional guards such to make that he feels that he alone own can take action without regard to any of the other institutions which are there to make sure that the rule of law stays intact and so that only I can do that assume that has the sound of a dictator or dictatorship where only I can solve this problem I don't need you for consultation I know more than the generals I know more than the ambassadors and I alone can take this action without regard to you congress I don't need you know have to come you and therefore it becomes one man rule now if the president can do that in his first term what we would we expect if he has second term and which has no need to go before the electorate again there's no need to go to Congress to say I'm sorry I broke this rule they'll be no rules that will go on broken in my opinion because he feels that he is above the law that he is the face of the law that he is the face of the Justice Department et Cetera. So I worry about the future as much as I worry about the present in terms of what is happening I want the president to abide by the rule of law and I want Republicans to say Mr President when you step over this line you have to be held accountable you cannot go to a foreign government and ask for assistance against dirt on your future opponent that crosses the line which should not be crossed now whether the majority in the Senate supermajority in the Senate two thirds of the Senate will vote for removal I think at this point is rather doubtful but in any event even if doubtful it is important for the American people to listen to the facts to say you may think it's okay for this president but do you want to set the standard and lower the standards for every other president in the future because what is good for president trump will be good for them and I've always believed I want to look up to the president I want to see the president as a shining example of what the rule of law supposed to look like in America and why we treasure that rule of law because if you don't have the rule of law you have the law of rules and that's something the president seems really more akin to he likes President Putin he likes Kim Jong Hoon he likes presentation paying he likes spreading the Erawan he doesn't much like our allies in terms of paying the same kind of tribute to them that he does to those who the kind of one man rule I mean you've just laid out a pretty alarming scenario I mean if I had to sum it up you pretty much saying that potential elite the United States is is on route to anti democracy I mean almost tyranny you've just said and from from somebody like yourself who's a pretty moderate Republican who served a Democratic president you're not a flame thrower it's pretty alarming I wonder whether former colleagues or current members of Congress whether the House or the Senate listening and you of course signed a letter with with forty four other four most Republicans and others about this issue and yet the Boston Globe has said where are you all where are you all where all the Republican senators or Congress people who who actually did what they had to do according to the rule of law during the Watergate era Where are you all apart from US speaking out like this well many of the Republican Senators with whom I served L. exactly as I do they are worried about where the country is heading I would ask everyone to go back and read Orwell's nineteen eighty-four and look what he was writing about a fictional sense and saying is that where we're headed where you have a Ministry of truth in which you can tell the biggest is and you repeat them over and over again until they're accepted as the truth so you have a situation where the words like a war really means peace or ignorance really means wisdom or slavery is equal to freedom and two plus two week was five when you that's pretty fictional but it's not too for removed when you can have the president of the United States I yeah I wrote this letter and it's a perfect letter and I would say perfectly corrupt in the sense that you're trying to dig up dirt through a country that has beholden to us for its security in order to get that security delivered to them but only if you give this information on Joe Biden and his family and so you keep repeating it's perfect it's perfect perfect and people soon we'll say yeah it is perfect so that's why it's important to have these public hearing so you can have a ambassador Bill Taylor about Yvonne show you can have a lieutenant colonel come forward and say here is what I heard this is why alarmed me and this is why every American and should be alarmed about this because this is not what we do this is not how we act we don't ask we don't ask Russia Russia if you're listening come on in so you can we're open for business that's not something that we can accept which should not accept into the extensive the American people feel it's okay then I think we're headed down they very dangerous past one that every American should be concerned about so let me ask you about the American people because clearly the idea of an impeachment is a very I soon traumatic one for the nation they've been through it once or twice before it's rabbit it's happened and it is traumatic and people I will also say as president trump's allies of said that it's simply an attempt to rob an elected leader of his position do you are you concerned given what we're seeing in polls right now that this could be even more divisive even more traumatic than than than the all of law being upheld well we had the same arguments he met made back during Watergate there were people in the street we had bomb threats at our hearings I had to get special protection for my family as well and the argument was this will tear the country apart and my argument at that point was no it won't tear the country apart there'll be a vice president who will take office of removing the head for head of state for actions that are antithetical to what we believe in will not result and tearing the country apart we'll we'll tear the country apart is if we watched the slow the unraveling of the rule of law in the name of the power of the president and when you confuse the office of the president with the Individual President and His undoing becomes our undoing I tried to make that very clear I believe it's still obtains The president is there a temporary occupant we have our allegiance to who is the office of the President and to the The constitution into the country and so I know the president trump was trying to get members of like Mr Komi the actress FBI? I want you to pledge loyalty to me yes there was no MR president. I don't pledge my loyalty to you I pledge my loyalty to the Constitution. that's something that has been going on now insisting upon loyalty to the person and it has to be loyalty to the office of the president why do you think then sorry to interrupt you but why think then so many Republicans are in fact not doing what you're saying in other words they are pledging their loyalty to him rather than do the pro the the
"zanny" Discussed on KCRW
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"zanny" Discussed on Channel 33
"That's it's already fear each Arkley song titles themselves bury a friend Zanny Than's obsessed friend, you know, what Zanny is Yazd in it like a pill. That means you're happy. No don't think like that. Don't get mixed up that sentiment you happy and another song all the girls, go to hell, bad guy. You should see me in account when the party's over like, I know I watched all these instances, she has black tears coming. She assigned. Either is coming out of her mouth. This isn't for you out. I mean, it freaks me out for sure. But I don't listen to her for the music video. And like, I listen to her for the music in for her voice. I don't think of the lyrics very much like as in a literal sense. Are you thinking along though? Yeah. Yeah. I sing along. But like, I don't know. I I just like her music, and I like her asset it can. I think she's so talented. She is. Yeah. Like, she. She writes, her music and her brother went in like hurt stage, where she wasn't asked famous her brother made all of her music, and yeah, I did that for her would you? I thought was really cool. Yeah. And she created everything for herself. Yeah. She grew in Los villas script on LA. She's seventeen. She's like very close to. Yeah. Like, she's kind of in the middle between me, and you I feel weird like listening to her. I don't think I'd ever go to Billy Irish concert because that'd be surrounded by people your age. Yeah. I feel that I got it. I'll do you. Listen to Billy eyelash. I think a couple of songs, and we just had decent Marilyn bills pod. And they brought it up and take told me. So you know, I have Spotify file give it a go. Really good. I feel we were kind of family over her though. I get how you could feel right about that. But honestly, my mom loves her like, really mom, really likes. Her your parents Bill Carrey don't get out when you're singing aligns area friend. I know I don't think I don't think anyone my at least like takes in consideration. What she's actually saying? Like, I love that she's expressing her feelings throughout music, but I don't really like relate to that. Yeah. So I just listened her for the music. Yeah..
"zanny" Discussed on WJR 760
"Tries again, Anna Zanny spa. I think you're gonna cap best buy they will to Michigan state out of position that time to rebound and Kenny Golan's gets you get the great defense. And I may take it away from the end the day back and forth back and forth. And it's a free throw for Indiana. And Indiana has got the lead again. Smith. Fifty six percent free throw shooter on the air. And I think he air balled that. As why? Short. Here comes up three ball by mcquaid is transition office. Thereby. Thirty four. By eighteen twenty. Rob, tennessee. Promising player brand. Now goes out. The smith. Too much goes back to John. Download the black today. This. He's way out six Shacklock. He's way out east pushing hard on more Bank shot is brutal. It's loose. But he's going to get a back and Henry prizes. Say oh, man. Oh, man. Well, Michigan stay right now on able to come up with a loose ball. We talked about it in the halftime interview. There was again Henry's going to pick up that phone. Well, Tom Izzo is just standing there around mid chord with his arms folded looking like somebody that really wants to say something, but you might be waiting while. We're gonna take a look at the monitor on this one because that shot clock should not have reset. Maybe we'll get lucky here and get the ball back. Hey, don't forget a end of the game..
"zanny" Discussed on Straight Up with Stassi
"I try and like open my eyes brush my extensions out like 'cause when I go outside and walk the dog, it's like I could fuck and run into anyone. I'm like, it'd be so embarrassing, and I just ran into the wrong person or even when I'm with my, I see my neighbors. I'm like, I'm sorry. I just I can't talk right now. I just woke up. So that is my favorite chore that. He does. He cooks, I pretty much clean, but I only like surface level clean. I don't deep. That's a housekeeper. Yeah. She's the best shadow to Sandra. So like bats, trying to think of any other chores. I'm looking around. Any like the things that I can't do like the things that Katy used to do for me like put together katie's. Fantastic at putting together anything. Okay. Yeah. And air conditioning unit hanging something like Katie is so capable when it comes to that. So now like heat is all of that changes the fricken alarm fire alarm, changes of the lights. Let shit whatever. Yeah, that's pretty fair. I think. Yeah. I mean, I don't have complaints yet, except unlike dude, I'm constantly picking up after you, but like it's a, that's a compromise. It is a compromise because I really don't wanna wake up with dogs. I right. And I'm sorry that you know have to do that four days and that's okay. I love them so much. Yes. I know those gonna be house sitting and watching our dogs. So you're now going to have to wake up and take them out when your eyes are still shut. So hopefully I don't see any of your neighbors. Good luck to you. Okay. And the last one would you rather have the giants for is or a penis for news. Wow. Forever penis for a nose. Penis for fucking knows because I really want to be able to see. I think seeing is like more important than smelling. So that's where I'm going with that. And I have pretty blue eyes. So like not getting rid of that shit. Oh my God, and he just had people like. I was about to get really inappropriate and I'm not going to. Appropriate. I'm going to do it. Don't do. Okay. Okay. So that was great question. So yes, shutout Zan it was so good. Zanny Zanny there you go. All right. So. Okay categories. All right. So we got fashion travel boobs. Oh, TD's specifics and random. I'm going to go with random. So we had another Email where they sent a couple of questions, which was fun. Okay. She calls herself more dome, mama, Martha mama. There we go. If you were going to be a Princess, what country would you reside over and what would your title be. Speaking of game of thrones now she, it's something I'd really want to think about for a while you wanna think about it and we'll come back to it later. No, because then it's it's not gonna be as we're Ganic. I have to choose a country because listen if I was a Princess, it would be over West Hollywood. Because that's where I live, my shut dry reside. So I'm I'm, I'm not just going to choose a country when I'm not from there. It's on unless I'm marrying into that family. So let's go with West Hollywood because it's where I reside. But if I were to marry into a family, I think I would choose..
"zanny" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show
"For advertising, instead of gear heads airplanes was an idea that I actually came up with when gentle me about this. I thought like what, if you wrap jets, bright, I know that there's probably not as many people with jets. Of course, there are with cars that want rap, but what if you were like the jet rapper? Right? I don't even know if that's possible or if you need totally different stuff, but imagine especially if if you could make it so that look, it's, it's not totally permanent. It's wraps of somebody rents a jet for like a month for their. Music tour. You could create that for them. You know what? If what? If there's some kind of high? What if you got the Bieber jet, right? Like who knows you could create all kinds of crazy stuff and you could be the Zanny jet. Rapper guy who is the only guy who specializes in this certain type of small high end aircraft. I mean, the opportunities really are limitless. When you start to open up the ideas and the the Nisha a little bit. So I agree you shouldn't be forcing yourself to pretend you like something even if you don't, but there's definitely an opportunity here that's ripe for the taking and focusing on that instead of trying to fit the square peg round hole that's going to lead to a happier place in the future in once you find that specialty, you can lean into it. You can niche down as Chris Lockhead would tell us and you'll be the top guy in that space while everyone else is competing for one another in the car wrapping business, which you don't even care about anyway. So I would try to deep down as much as possible and it's going to take a little bit of trial and error and a little bit of work. But I think I think it's worth. Worth doing. All right next up, hey, Jordan, Jason, a divorced guy in my early fifties with two young kids in their twenties after getting married after a quick courtship. In my mid twenties, I had my two awesome kids by the time I was in my early thirties at this point, I've realized that while I have really great kids that my relationship with my wife had a really negative impact on their psyche that's manifesting more and more now to say, my wife and I had oil and water, parenting styles would be a huge understatement. I think this is due to us both having grown up with totally different relationships with our parents and our families. My parents were extremely forgiving and believed.
"zanny" Discussed on Mark Bell's Power Project
"No, you know it's interesting with with yourself, you know, being on Akito style diet and living the life that you live now versus the life lived before, what a lot of people see. You know, a lot of people that are heavy and that are enjoy foods that are bucking delicious doughnuts and these different things, they think that their their life runs out, right. They think like, man, you're gonna take those foods away my life that's going to suck. How has it changed your life? Because I would imagine through the partying years and through some of those years, probably have some cool stories. You probably have some stories where you were led down a really shitty path as well. But I would imagine your life's a lot better now, if my life were better the other way, I would be living that life, right? If my life were better with boozing it, I would for sure how boozing it. But for me, there's not one. When I look at seven, it goes, it's going to Hance me financially emotionally spirits. Really physically, is it going to? Is it going to tip any of the metrics that are my life in a positive way? And it comes up as knows on everything. I'm like, well, what's the point of that? You know, and, and then what I find, you know, in a lot of drug use and it's like people can't curate their own emotions. They have own motion and they're like, I need Zanny or or whatever. And there's, there's, there's that. And that's like a trap and it's and it's for me. I don't give a fuck quitting jump in front of a bus. I don't care like whatever you do you do. I understand everybody. Gotta make choices. I'm the fish. I gotta catch, and so I got to know for me in this biological mechanism, it just it works contrary to my best interests. You know. And yeah, there's a critic inside me the craves different shit. But my job is is to hire my consciousness to the highest elevation possible. So it can be the most used to my community as possible. And if I listened to that critic in there, he's working against those goals. So I just have to really watch my head more, I guess. You know, and a lot of times to you think you know was something really that hard like is it really that hard to abstain from eating pizza? Is it really that hard once you work it out and once you work through it and understand it better and you feel how good these new foods can make you feel you kind of forget about some of the some of those cravings. And of course those things will come back and there's going to be times where you just need to enjoy it because the cravings and being too great every once in a while. But I think a lot of times people are always looking at. Okay. Well, he said no, carbs, I can't eat these certain things. What I always try to tell people is you can. You can still eat those things. Those things are fine. You just gotta eat them a lot less. So there's still room. There's still room for you to casually say, you know what I am going to on this particular day. I'm going to hang out with my family. I am going to just we're going to order pizza from our favorite pizza place, and I'm going to eat pizza with my kids and we're gonna laugh when we're until jokes, and we're going to just chill. One right every every once in a while. It's like those things a couple times a year. Yeah, those things need those things need to happen. And you said a couple times a year, which is which is great because it shows how deep into it you are, but I even get I even get pleasure out of it with masterpass Tori thought about it. Like I'll think about that fucking pizza and I'll think about what it looks like. I think about the smell of it and all that..
"zanny" Discussed on The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast
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