Sep 20, 2020
I interview Jared Yates Sexton, author of American Rule: How a Nation Conquered the World but Failed Its People, a dark history of the United States from colonial times to the present. Sexton came to national prominence during the 2016 presidential election, when his reporting from Trump rallies earned him death threats. He is also the co-host of The Muckrake Podcast, a twice-weekly political discussion from a decidedly progressive angle.
Devastating news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has died at 87. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already signaled he intends to fast-track Trump's pick for her replacement; this despite denying President Obama his pick for nearly a year under similar circumstances after the death of Antonin Scalia in 2016. The hypocrisy is thick around the senior Senator from Kentucky.
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