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Jan 24, 2021

I interview Harvard economist Dr. Benjamin M. Friedman about his new book Religion and the Rise of Capitalism.

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Donald Trump gets impeached. Again. For inciting the riot at the US Capitol. And his impeachment trial begins in the Senate on February 9th.

The Justice Department should...

Jan 10, 2021

Rioters overrun the US Capitol for four hours, disrupting the formal tally of electoral votes by a joint session of Congress. Trump and his surrogates (and a long line of conservative leaders) bear direct responsibility for inciting this violence and feeding dangerous misinformation to their followers.