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American Democracy is not promised to us and, with all the forces working against it, saving it will take a level of work most people aren’t ready for. The Politics Girl Podcast is here to give people a reason to care and a reason to fight. Our goal is to inspire. To instill in people a true understanding of what this country COULD be, if the right people were fighting for it, and what it WILL be if they don’t. It’s a political podcast yes, but more than that, it’s a podcast about America’s potential, where one passionate, and slightly mouthy, immigrant attempts to motivate the country to become what it promised to be but, so far, has yet to become. You’ll leave more knowledgeable, more engaged, and more sure that you, personally, can make a difference to the future of American democracy. Everyone’s got a little time for that right? Subscribe for new episodes every Tuesday. We’re in a fight for our country. We sure as hell better know what we’re fighting for. xo

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How do you lock in a minority worldview in America? You control the states. As our guest, democracy activist, author and professor, David Pepper tells us, “You win them. You gerrymander them. You suppress as many votes as you can, and then ram through your extremist agenda, and nobody can stop you.” We see it happening all over the country. This is how Republicans with unpopular opinions, who don’t speak for the majority of the people, continue to win. Democrats have been going along trying to win elections on ideas. Republicans know their ideas can’t win elections, so they’re playing an entirely different game, and if we want to beat them, we need to shift our strategy.  As always, if you find worth in what we do, please consider SUBSCRIBING to PoliticsGirl Premium. You’ll get this podcast ad free, along with a bunch of other perks, like the rants directly to your inbox and the knowledge that you’re making this kind of highly researched, factual information possible.  If that interests you, please go to https://www.politicsgirl.com/premium and subscribe today!! Thank you so much! xoPG GUEST SOCIALS: Website: https://davidpepper.com/ Books: https://www.amazon.com/stores/author/B01IJCZT92 Twitter: @DavidPepper Insta: _davidpepper As always, please RATE and SUBSCRIBE so we can grow the show, open the dialogue, and inspire change moving forward!   All show links here!: https://linktr.ee/politicsgirl   Thank you to today’s sponsors! https://TryMiracle.com/PoliticsGirl Code: PoliticsGirl https://sundaysfordogs.com/politicsgirl Code: PoliticsGirl https://factormeals.com/PoliticsGirl50 Code: PoliticsGirl50 https://honeylove.com/politicsgirl
Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele reaches out to his party to remind them to vote R for Rights not Republican. He tells us that Republican values are still here, they just can’t breathe under this current top down, one person centric, wanna-be dictator. We talk about how the once great party has been co-oped, so it’s not just ok to be a Republican who votes for a Democrat this cycle, if you truly believe in the values of freedom, liberty and justice, then it’s absolutely essential you vote for a Democrat this cycle. This is a great conversation and absolutely worth your time.  As always, if you find worth in what we do, please consider SUBSCRIBING to PoliticsGirl Premium. You’ll get this podcast ad free, along with a bunch of other perks, like the rants directly to your inbox and the knowledge that you’re making this kind of highly researched, factual information possible.  If that interests you, please go to https://www.politicsgirl.com/premium and subscribe today!! Thank you so much! xoPG GUEST SOCIALS: https://michaelsteelenetwork.com/ Twitter: @MichaelSteele @steele_podcast @TheWeekendMSNBC Podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/qNXoDf9A As always, please RATE and SUBSCRIBE so we can grow the show, open the dialogue, and inspire change moving forward!   All show links here!: https://linktr.ee/politicsgirl   Thank you to today’s sponsors! http://TryMiracle.com/PoliticsGirl Code: PoliticsGirl http://oneskin.co Code: PoliticsGirl Help Emma & Lochlan with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Student Visionary of the Year Program:  https://events.lls.org/calso/svoygc24/emharonia
At the end of the day, Sage Lenier, climate activist and one of Time Magazine’s 10 Next Generation Leaders, reminds us that we need to accept what we’re doing on this planet is unsustainable. That we will ultimately need to slow down the systems of production and consider a real economic transformation if we want to survive, but instead of waiting for the federal government to make the change, we can start it ourselves. Our future is dependent on intergenerational collaboration, and the personal will to push through the changes that the billionaires (and a lot of the politicians) won’t want. And it’s not all doom and gloom. We can feel hopeful and empowered as long as we give people the tools they need and the knowledge they may, or may not, want. This young woman is a superstar and absolutely worth your time.  As always, if you find worth in what we do, please consider SUBSCRIBING to PoliticsGirl Premium. You’ll get this podcast ad free, along with a bunch of other perks, like the rants directly to your inbox and the knowledge that you’re making this kind of highly researched, factual information possible.  If that interests you, please go to https://www.politicsgirl.com/premium and subscribe today!! Thank you so much! xoPG GUEST SOCIALS: https://www.sagelenier.com/ Linktree: https://linktr.ee/sagelenier  Insta: sagelenier TikTok: sagelenier As always, please RATE and SUBSCRIBE so we can grow the show, open the dialogue, and inspire change moving forward!   All show links here!: https://linktr.ee/politicsgirl This episode is sponsored by… http://sundaysfordogs.com/politicsgirl http://rocketmoney.com/politicsgirl http://TryMiracle.com/PoliticsGirl http://oneskin.co Code: PoliticsGirl
There is a clear and planned takeover of the American government by people who no longer want to work under a functioning democracy but some form of authoritarian, kleptocratic, theocracy and the Republican Party are on board for all of it. If you don’t know about Project 2025 go back and listen to the top of the year show, but this episode is all about the other half of the plan - something called Agenda 47, which is really Donald Trump’s personal plan. Now that he is the official Republican nominee for President of the United States we need to fully understand exactly what he plans to do. Trump has a dystopian nightmare planned for us and the sooner we understand the gravity of the situation the better prepared we’ll be to truly counter it.  As always, if you find worth in what we do, please consider SUBSCRIBING to PoliticsGirl Premium. You’ll get this podcast ad free, along with a bunch of other perks, like the rants directly to your inbox and the knowledge that you’re making this kind of highly researched, factual information possible.  If that interests you, please go to https://www.politicsgirl.com/premium and subscribe today!! Thank you so much! xoPG GUEST SOCIALS: https://linktr.ee/ahmedbaba https://www.independent.co.uk/author/ahmed-baba https://rantt.com/author/ahmed_baba X: @AhmedBaba_ Newsletter: https://www.ahmedbaba.news/subscribe As always, please RATE and SUBSCRIBE so we can grow the show, open the dialogue, and inspire change moving forward!   All show links here!: https://linktr.ee/politicsgirl This episode is sponsored by… http://lomi.com/politicsgirl Code: politicsgirl http://TryMiracle.com/PoliticsGirl http://moshlife.com/politicsgirl Tweet: Trump has a dystopian nightmare planned for America with Agenda 47. If Project 2025 is a Christian nationalist horror show, Agenda 47 is a Nazi fever dream. Now that Trump is the official Republican nominee, @AhmedBaba_  and I talk all about what he really wants.
Sometimes we need to take a break from all the criticism of government to acknowledge the importance of government, especially when they’re doing good things. One of those good things was the recent creation of the White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention because as we lose people to gun violence in our country every day, as America is put on “no travel” lists because of our gun epidemic, as we witness our suicide rates and accidental deaths by firearms grow exponentially, we clearly can’t continue to do nothing and the Biden Administration has said “Thoughts and prayers are not enough".  As always, if you find worth in what we do, please consider SUBSCRIBING to PoliticsGirl Premium. You’ll get this podcast ad free, along with a bunch of other perks, like the rants directly to your inbox and the knowledge that you’re making this kind of highly researched, factual information possible.  If that interests you, please go to https://www.politicsgirl.com/premium and subscribe today!! Thank you so much! xoPG GUEST SOCIALS: https://www.whitehouse.gov/ogvp/ Twitter: @WHOGVP46 Insta: whitehouseogvp46 As always, please RATE and SUBSCRIBE so we can grow the show, open the dialogue, and inspire change moving forward!   All show links here!: https://linktr.ee/politicsgirl This episode is sponsored by… https://TryMiracle.com/PoliticsGirl https://moshlife.com/politicsgirl https://honeylove.com/politicsgirl
America is dealing with an existential threat in the 2024 election. It’s not Republican or Democrat, it’s democracy or autocracy, and we can’t screw it up. Which is why I’m pleased to be joined by political scientist and strategist Rachel Bitecofer to talk about her new book “Hit Em Where it hurts: How to Save Democracy by Beating Republicans at Their Own Game”. This is a powerful conversation about winning when we don’t have the luxury of losing.  As always, if you find worth in what we do, please consider SUBSCRIBING to PoliticsGirl Premium. You’ll get this podcast ad free, along with a bunch of other perks, like the rants directly to your inbox and the knowledge that you’re making this kind of highly researched, factual information possible.  If that interests you, please go to https://www.politicsgirl.com/premium and subscribe today!! Thank you so much! xoPG GUEST SOCIALS: Book: https://www.hitemwhereithurts.com/ https://substack.com/@thecycle https://robinwolfsonagency.com/speakers/rachel-bitecofer.html Twitter: @RachelBitecofer As always, please RATE and SUBSCRIBE so we can grow the show, open the dialogue, and inspire change moving forward!   All show links here!: https://linktr.ee/politicsgirl This episode is sponsored by… https://rocketmoney.com/politicsgirl https://TryMiracle.com/PoliticsGirl https://sundaysfordogs.com/politicsgirl https://factormeals.com/politicsgirl50
Author, professor and sociologist Michael Sierra-Arévalo talks to us about his detailed look into American policing with his new book The Danger Imperative: Violence, Death and the Soul of Policing. According to Arévalo, the story of policing isn’t the story of a few bad apples, but of an institutional structure and system that is essentially not working. The violence we see from our officers is the logical consequence of an institutional culture that privileges officers' survival over public safety. Policing and violence simply go hand in hand, and according to Michael, who’s seen much of it up close and personal, we’re not going to be able to train ourselves out of the problem. So what do we do? As always, if you find worth in what we do, please consider SUBSCRIBING to PoliticsGirl Premium. You’ll get this podcast ad free, along with a bunch of other perks, like the rants directly to your inbox and the knowledge that you’re making this kind of highly researched, factual information possible.  If that interests you, please go to https://www.politicsgirl.com/premium and subscribe today!! Thank you so much! xoPG GUEST SOCIALS: Linktree: https://lnk.bio/michaelsierraa Twitter: @michaelsierraa As always, please RATE and SUBSCRIBE so we can grow the show, open the dialogue, and inspire change moving forward! All show links here!: https://linktr.ee/politicsgirl This episode is sponsored by… http://moshlife.com/politicsgirl http://TryMiracle.com/PoliticsGirl http://oneskin.co Code: politicsgirl
Something magical is happening. As MAGA doubles down on extremism and chaos, they appeal to fewer and fewer Americans. At this point all they have is their mad king, while Democrats, liberals and anyone who believes in the American experiment has the opportunity to really make America into the country we tell people we are. We have to plan to win, organize to fight, and aim, not just for success, but for growth and expansion. We can do this and we should feel very exited about the opportunities ahead of us.  As always, if you find worth in what we do, please consider SUBSCRIBING to PoliticsGirl Premium. You’ll get this podcast ad free, along with a bunch of other perks, like the rants directly to your inbox and the knowledge that you’re making this kind of highly researched, factual information possible.  If that interests you, please go to https://www.politicsgirl.com/premium and subscribe today!! Thank you so much! xoPG GUEST SOCIALS: https://www.hopiumchronicles.com/ Linktree: https://linktr.ee/simonwdc Twitter: @SimonWDC YouTube:@SimonWDC As always, please RATE and SUBSCRIBE so we can grow the show, open the dialogue, and inspire change moving forward!   All show links here!: https://linktr.ee/politicsgirl This episode is sponsored by… http://sundaysfordogs.com/politicsgirl code: PoliticsGirl http://moshlife.com/politicsgirl http://TryMiracle.com/PoliticsGirl
Clearly there’s a need for a new type of media, one that exists explicitly to give people facts, but also to protect and strengthen our democracy. Today we talk to the amazing Tara McGowan, founder and publisher of Courier, one of the fastest growing news networks in the country. Courier is a new take on an old format that honors local news with real reporters on the ground, state news where these big federal decisions are playing out, and explanations of the biggest issues of the day the way the majority of people now consume them which is in bite size pieces on line. This is a make it or break it election year for democracy, and mainstream media has done nothing but enable the both sides bullshit that’s brought us this close to authoritarianism. It’s time to support a new type of media, and this one is truly worth your support.  As always, if you find worth in what we do, please consider SUBSCRIBING to PoliticsGirl Premium. You’ll get this podcast ad free, along with a bunch of other perks, like the rants directly to your inbox and the knowledge that you’re making this kind of highly researched, factual information possible.  If that interests you, please go to https://www.politicsgirl.com/premium and subscribe today!! Thank you so much! xoPG GUEST SOCIALS: https://couriernewsroom.com/ Twitter: @CourierNewsroom Insta: couriernewsroom TikTok: couriernewsroom Personal Twitter: @taraemcg As always, please RATE and SUBSCRIBE so we can grow the show, open the dialogue, and inspire change moving forward!   All show links here!: https://linktr.ee/politicsgirl This episode is sponsored by… http://rocketmoney.com/PoliticsGirl http://TryMiracle.com/PoliticsGirl http://honeylove.com/politicsgirl
“Anti-racist” isn’t an identity, it’s actions. It’s doing the work of deconstructing the systems of racism we were all raised in. Systems that harm us all. It’s not about being a “good person” or not being called “racist”, it’s about genuinely interacting with the world to make it better. And yeah, we’re going to make mistakes while we do it. We’re going to blow it and get embarrassed, but that doesn’t mean we should stop trying. Ultimately, it’s not about us. It’s about living and growing in a society where Diversity, Equity and Inclusion aren’t just a department, but a way of life. To join me to talk about all this is the amazing Tony Nabors, the owner and principal consultant of Racial Equity Insights who’s spent the past 20 years working to move people and organizations from “hesitancy about racial equity” to confidence, as they learn how to be effective and action orientated allies. This is a great conversation. I hope you’ll join us.  As always, if you find worth in what we do, please consider SUBSCRIBING to PoliticsGirl Premium. You’ll get this podcast ad free, along with a bunch of other perks, like the rants directly to your inbox and the knowledge that you’re making this kind of highly researched, factual information possible.  If that interests you, please go to https://www.politicsgirl.com/premium and subscribe today!! Thank you so much! xoPG GUEST SOCIALS: https://www.racialequityinsights.com/ Linktree: https://linktr.ee/RacialEquityInsights Insta: racialequityinsights Threads: racialequityinsights As always, please RATE and SUBSCRIBE so we can grow the show, open the dialogue, and inspire change moving forward!   All show links here!: https://linktr.ee/politicsgirl This episode is sponsored by… http://sundaysfordogs.com/politicsgirl http://moshlife.com/politicsgirl http://fastgrowingtrees.com code: PoliticsGirl
Here we are at the top of 2024 with MAGA extremism on a rocket ship to the moon and the GOP hell-bent on stripping away as many of our fundamental rights & freedoms as possible. We don’t have a second or dollar to waste. We want to win 2024. We NEED to win 2024. But it doesn’t have to be endlessly miserable or expensive to do it. Which is why I want you to hear from the Executive Director of Swing Left, Yasmin Radjy. Swing Left is one of the largest drivers of grassroots volunteers and donors across the country and we have an amazing talk about how to make a difference without getting 10,000 emails a day, or having to question where our money is even going. Absolutely worth your time.  As always, if you find worth in what we do, please consider SUBSCRIBING to PoliticsGirl Premium. You’ll get this podcast ad free, along with a bunch of other perks, like the rants directly to your inbox and the knowledge that you’re making this kind of highly researched, factual information possible.  If that interests you, please go to https://www.politicsgirl.com/premium and subscribe today!! Thank you so much! xoPG GUEST SOCIALS: https://swingleft.org/ Twitter: @swingleft Facebook: SwingLeft Insta: swing left As always, please RATE and SUBSCRIBE so we can grow the show, open the dialogue, and inspire change moving forward!   All show links here!: https://linktr.ee/politicsgirl This episode is sponsored by… http://greenchef.com/60PoliticsGirl code: 60PoliticsGirl http://lomi.com/politicsgirl code: PoliticsGirl http://OneSkin.co code: PoliticsGirl
We can’t take our eyes off this court for a minute. Which is why I’m joined by Melissa Murray and Kate Shaw, two constitutional professors and hosts of Crooked Media’s legal podcast Strict Scrutiny, to go over the cases you really have to know. From Donald Trump’s Presidential immunity and ballot presence, to abortion drug access, to the attempt of big money to gut our federal agencies’ ability to regulate, these are things you need to know. We can’t just have justices out here taking perks, and bribes, and cases, only to change our laws without us noticing. These people respond to our attention, so we can’t stop watching what they do.  As always, if you find worth in what we do, please consider SUBSCRIBING to PoliticsGirl Premium. You’ll get this podcast ad free, along with a bunch of other perks, like the rants directly to your inbox and the knowledge that you’re making this kind of highly researched, factual information possible.  If that interests you, please go to https://www.politicsgirl.com/premium and subscribe today!! Thank you so much! xoPG GUEST SOCIALS: https://crooked.com/podcast-series/strict-scrutiny/ Twitter: @StrictScrutiny_ Melissa Murray: @ProfMMurray KateShaw:@kateashaw1 As always, please RATE and SUBSCRIBE so we can grow the show, open the dialogue, and inspire change moving forward!   All show links here!: https://linktr.ee/politicsgirl This episode is sponsored by… http://rocketmoney.com/politicsgirl http://TryMiracle.com/politicsgirl
If you look at statistics it was actually non-voters who won the last Presidential election. Too many people think their vote doesn’t count, or as our guest, Wayne Liebman says, they think their vote counts too much and are afraid to make a mistake. The Blue Voter Guide takes the burden out of voting. They do the research into the candidates, ballot initiatives, and endorsements so you can see who shares your values and build a ballot you can be proud of. As Wayne says, “political campaigns center on specific candidates and measures. The Blue Voter Guide shifts that focus to voters, solving their number one problem, which is ballot confusion.” The Blue Voter Guide not only helps voters make informed choices up and down the ballot, it makes the entire process quick and easy driving up turn out, and it’s turnout that wins elections. You NEED to know about this organization.  As always, if you find worth in what we do, please consider SUBSCRIBING to PoliticsGirl Premium. You’ll get this podcast ad free, along with a bunch of other perks, like the rants directly to your inbox and the knowledge that you’re making this kind of highly researched, factual information possible.  If that interests you, please go to https://www.politicsgirl.com/premium and subscribe today!! Thank you so much! xoPG GUEST SOCIALS: Blue Voter Guide: https://bluevoterguide.org/ Twitter: @BlueVoterGuide As always, please RATE and SUBSCRIBE so we can grow the show, open the dialogue, and inspire change moving forward!   All show links here!: https://linktr.ee/politicsgirl This episode is sponsored by… http://lomi.com/politicsgirl http://oneskin.co Code: PoliticsGirl http://TryMiracle.com/politicsgirl
The crisis in the Middle East, like so many issues that truly matter, is complicated and nuanced and simply won’t fit on a bumper sticker. It’s essential that we look at the whole picture and move beyond who needs to be punished (and many do) to set a goal of creating a place of peace and stability. This is also not an isolated issue. Governments around the world are shifting to the far right and supporting each other as they do it. So, whether it’s Putin, Netanyahu, Hamas or Trump, they’re all looking out for number one, and we need to be supporting alternatives who want everyone to succeed, not simply the select few. At the end of the day we need to hold two ideas in our heads at once. Palestinian people deserve a state of their own, without Israeli occupation, and Israel deserves to exist in safety and security in the midst of a hostile region. It’s an incredibly difficult needle to thread, but a peaceful coexistence is what anyone who believes in the rights of humanity should want. Please join us for an important conversation. ** As always, if you enjoy what we do, please consider SUBSCRIBING to PoliticsGirl Premium. You’ll get this podcast ad free, along with a bunch of other perks, including the knowledge that you’re allowing us to keep bringing you the best content possible. If that interests you, please go to https://www.politicsgirl.com/premium and subscribe today!! Thanks so much! xoPG Guest social: The Rothkopf Group: https://trgmedia.com Deep State Radio:https://pod.link/1245002955 Twitter: @djrothkopf Amazon for books:https://www.amazon.com/David-J.-Rothkopf/e/B001H6O2A0%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share MERCH STORE NOW OPEN: Check it out at: https://www.politicsgirl.com/store As always, please RATE and SUBSCRIBE so we can grow the show, open the dialogue, and inspire change moving forward! All show links here!: https://linktr.ee/politicsgirl This episode is sponsored by… https://honeylove.com/politicsgirl https://TryMiracle.com/politicsgirl
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2024, the year we either destroy or save America. This is it. Make it or break it. To give us a sense of the stakes, I’m joined by journalist Ahmed Baba who recently did an amazing article for the Independent about the the “conservative promise” of Project 2025. Project 2025 is a roadmap to fundamentally reshape the federal government into the image of the far right once a Republican president takes office. We keep talking about the horse race between two people when we should be talking about the choice between two Americas. The consequences for the rule of law, democracy, and justice are all on the line. So as we sit at the top 2024 and I want you to know what will happen if we elect anyone who will implement Project 2025. To be clear, so far that’s every single Republican candidate. As always, if you enjoy what we do, please consider SUBSCRIBING to PoliticsGirl Premium. You’ll get this podcast ad free, along with a bunch of other perks, including the knowledge that you’re allowing us to keep bringing you the best content possible. If that interests you, please go to https://www.politicsgirl.com/premium and subscribe today!! Thanks so much! xoPG https://linktr.ee/ahmedbaba https://www.independent.co.uk/author/ahmed-baba https://rantt.com/author/ahmed_baba X: @AhmedBaba_ Newsletter: https://www.ahmedbaba.news/subscribe MERCH STORE NOW OPEN: Check it out at: https://www.politicsgirl.com/store As always, please RATE and SUBSCRIBE so we can grow the show, open the dialogue, and inspire change moving forward! All show links here!: https://linktr.ee/politicsgirl This episode is sponsored by… http://rocketmoney.com/politicsgirl http://moshlife.com/politicsgirl
Join me and John Pavlovitz post-Christmas to talk about how America seems off track with the Christian faith. As John says, “It’s not politics or religion that divides us, it’s vision.” What we see as the future and purpose of our country and our collective faiths. We’re in a vision divide America, and we have to ask ourselves if it’s better to live in a conditional community where you silence yourself to avoid being ostracized, or if it’s better to live authentically and seek a new tribe who want to work for the betterment of all? Isn’t that the true reason for the season? I highly recommend this conversation because John is one of those people who reminds you there’s still good in the world. At a time when cruelty has become popular, leading with love is brave. Talking to John inspires the kind of courage we’re going to need to come together and fix what’s broken.  As always, if you enjoy what we do, please consider SUBSCRIBING to PoliticsGirl Premium. You’ll get this podcast ad free, along with a bunch of other perks, including the knowledge that you’re allowing us to keep bringing you the best content possible. If that interests you, please go to https://www.politicsgirl.com/premium and subscribe today!! Thanks so much! xoPG https://johnpavlovitz.com/ X: @johnpavlovitz Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnpavlovitzofficial Instagram: @johnpavlovitz Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/John-Pavlovitz/e/B0768J9N6Z%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share MERCH STORE NOW OPEN: Check it out at: https://www.politicsgirl.com/store As always, please RATE and SUBSCRIBE so we can grow the show, open the dialogue, and inspire change moving forward!   All show links here!: https://linktr.ee/politicsgirl This episode is sponsored by… https://rocketmoney.com/politicsgirl https://trymiracle.com/politicsgirl Code: PoliticsGirl https://shopbeam.com/politicsgirl Code: PoliticsGirl https://GetSuperBeets.com Code: PoliticsGirl
We’re about to enter probably one of the toughest years in our country’s history. A year that could quite honestly end the American experiment. But America has been through crises before and people pulled us through. So the question is, what are YOU going to do to fight for what’s right in a time when so much is wrong? I’ve asked my friend, and lifelong political activist, David Bender to join us today because he’s lived and worked through so many of America’s ups and downs and he’s fired up to do it again. This is a conversation worth hearing.  As always, if you enjoy what we do, please consider SUBSCRIBING to PoliticsGirl Premium. You’ll get this podcast ad free, along with a bunch of other perks, including the knowledge that you’re allowing us to keep bringing you the best content possible. If that interests you, please go to https://www.politicsgirl.com/premium and subscribe today!! Thanks so much! xoPG GUEST INFO: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bender https://www.harpercollins.com/blogs/authors/david-bender-880000044220 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BECOMING A DONOR send a message to Leigh at:  contact@politicsgirl.com with the subject "Donor". Or by visiting: https://UCLAKIDNEYDONOR.ORG MERCH STORE NOW OPEN: Check it out at: https://www.politicsgirl.com/store As always, please RATE and SUBSCRIBE so we can grow the show, open the dialogue, and inspire change moving forward!   All show links here!: https://linktr.ee/politicsgirl This episode is sponsored by… https://trymiracle.com/politicsgirl Code: PoliticsGirl https://aeropress.com/politicsgirl https://shopbeam.com/politicsgirl Code: PoliticsGirl https://moshlife.com/politicsgirl
The Republican party has made it very clear they’re ready to abandon democracy and the rule of law. So, no matter how hungry we are for justice, we can’t help them by abandoning the rule of law ourselves. No matter how irritating it feels to watch justice move slowly, sticking with the strictest rules is the only way if we want to keep living in a country with rules. Today I’m joined by brilliant appellate lawyer and constantly vindicated legal expert, Teri Kanefield for a ‘where we are now’ end of year wrap up on the various Trump indictments, and to discuss her recent series on the panic/misinformation cycle we keep finding ourselves in. As always, if you enjoy what we do, please consider SUBSCRIBING to PoliticsGirl Premium. You’ll get this podcast ad free, along with a bunch of other perks, including the knowledge that you’re allowing us to keep bringing you the best content possible. If that interests you, please go to https://www.politicsgirl.com/premium and subscribe today!! Thanks so much! xoPG https://terikanefield.com Twitter: @Teri_Kanefield Threads: teri_kanefield https://mastodon.social/@Teri_Kanefield YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TeriKanefieldAuthor MERCH STORE NOW OPEN: Check it out at: https://www.politicsgirl.com/store As always, please RATE and SUBSCRIBE so we can grow the show, open the dialogue, and inspire change moving forward!   All show links here!: https://linktr.ee/politicsgirl This episode is sponsored by… https://trymiracle.com/politicsgirl Code: PoliticsGirl http://aeropress.com/politicsgirl http://getsuperbeets.com Code: PoliticsGirl http://shopbeam.com/politicsgirl Code: PoliticsGirl http://lomi.com/politicsgirl Code: PoliticsGirl
As Supreme Court Justice, Louis Brandeis said, “America has a choice. We can either have great wealth in the hands of a few, or we can have democracy, but we can’t have both.” There’s a shift happening in the American consciousness right now. Where the idea we all bought into, that idea that if we just work hard enough we’ll make it, is starting to feel like a bit of a scam. This concept of “pulling yourself up by your bootstraps” is beginning to look like a cruel joke and the conceit that the struggles so many Americans face just to make ends meet is somehow a result of our own actions or shortcomings, rather than acknowledging we’re actually living in an oppressive system rigged against us is really starting to chafe. Join me and the illustrious Robert Reich as we discuss the economy, the American dream, and what we, the American public, can do to make it. As always, if you enjoy what we do, please consider SUBSCRIBING to PoliticsGirl Premium. You’ll get this podcast ad free, along with a bunch of other perks, including the knowledge that you’re allowing us to keep bringing you the best content possible. If that interests you, please go to https://www.politicsgirl.com/premium and subscribe today!! Thanks so much! xoPG Guest social:  https://robertreich.org/ Substack: http://robertreich.substack.com Inequality Media LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/inequalitymedia Twitter: @RBReich @InequalityMedia MERCH STORE NOW OPEN: Check it out at: https://www.politicsgirl.com/store As always, please RATE and SUBSCRIBE so we can grow the show, open the dialogue, and inspire change moving forward!   All show links here!: https://linktr.ee/politicsgirl This episode is sponsored by… http://aeropress.com/politicsgirl https://trymiracle.com/politicsgirl Code: PoliticsGirl http://reelpaper.com/politicsgirl Code: PoliticsGirl http://rocketmoney.com/politicsgirl  http://honeylove.com/politicsgirl
As computers get smarter, who do we want regulating them? Who do we want programming them and, ultimately, who do we want leading our country and military response when AI is in the mix? If we get this wrong, how we feel about things like taxes, religion and racism will be the least of our problems. To have this essential conversation, I’m joined today by Ross Andersen. Ross is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he covers science, technology, and culture. I’m having him on to discuss his article called “Never Give Artificial Intelligence the Nuclear Codes". This is big deal stuff and something we have to consider not only as citizens of our world, but also as citizens of a powerful nuclear superpower going into an election year. This is kind of a scary episode, but it’s also an incredibly important, and one I think is really worth your time.  As always, if you enjoy what we do, please consider SUBSCRIBING to PoliticsGirl Premium. You’ll get this podcast ad free, along with a bunch of other perks, including the knowledge that you’re allowing us to keep bringing you the best content possible. If that interests you, please go to https://www.politicsgirl.com/premium and subscribe today!! Thanks so much! xoPG Guest social: PLEASE consider making a small donation to his campaign. This guy is the real deal and we need to help politicians like him succeed.  https://www.theatlantic.com/author/ross-andersen/ Twitter: @andersen Insta: rossandersen Threads: rossandersen MERCH STORE NOW OPEN: Check it out at: https://www.politicsgirl.com/store As always, please RATE and SUBSCRIBE so we can grow the show, open the dialogue, and inspire change moving forward!   All show links here!: https://linktr.ee/politicsgirl This episode is sponsored by… https://trymiracle.com/politicsgirl Code: PoliticsGirl http://getsuperbeets.com Code: PoliticsGirl
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Shannon

I love it when Michael Steele is your guest!

Apr 5th
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Mary Mc

Essentially the plot of "Dr. Strangelove", 1964

Nov 29th
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Dont BoxMeIn

Please don't say "Communist China". The word communist has become a word of hate. The USA is not actually a Capitalist government, it is more a social democracy. It is true that they call their party communist but we have parties called Democrat or Republican which are meaningless terms. China is a blended economy as we are.

May 17th
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ID20983756

Wow, this is an amazing, intelligent summary of what has happened to the Republican Party and the division in this country. You are spot on with every point. I found myself yelling, “YES” the whole time while listening. It’s validating to hear from someone such as yourself what a I’ve been saying and thinking for the past couple of years. I live in Texas and am surrounded by hard core Republicans and people that don’t get what is happening and claim to be “somewhere in the middle”. There is no middle here-they just don’t care. Keep up the good work getting the information out there! Bravo!

Apr 20th
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Ouida Hampton-Taylor

interesting take on accountability

Apr 12th
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Yolanda Rowe

A mask works better when one wears them properly: no chin straps, no under the nose, etc. I saw a guy take his off TO SNEEZE in a drug store a couple of weeks ago.

Apr 2nd
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Renee Oliver

Thank you for the concise, informative podcast!👍

Dec 15th
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Corinne DeMeuse

Thank you so much for this!! I stumbled upon your Twitter announcement completely by chance and was hooked. I appreciate your style and candor. You articulate exactly what I've been feeling. I'm guilty of having avoided politics most of my life. I woke up when Trump won the primary. If there's any silver lining, it's that I started paying attention. When he was elected, my image of this country and who we were as a people wasn't just shattered, but obliterated. I was completely traumatized for the following 4 years. He was everywhere and you couldn't get away from him. I honestly don't know what I will do if that man gets elected again. There's still so much nonsense, I find myself in complete disbelief and disgust half the time. New subscriber!! Thank you again!!

Nov 16th
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Sko Hayes

Can't wait to hear you riff with some guests! subscribed!

Nov 16th
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Patty Plummer

So excited for your new venture! 🤸‍♀️

Nov 16th
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