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September 09, 2021
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“Elder Abuse.”

In This Episode

An awful August gives way to a shitshow of a September in Washington, NYU Law Professor Melissa Murray is back to talk about what’s next in the legal battle for reproductive rights, and with just a few days left until the California recall, the stakes are enormous in the race between Governor Gavin Newsom and right-wing radio host Larry Elder.


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Show Notes

  • CNN: Divisions spill into full view as negotiations over Democrats’ $3.5 trillion plan heat up
  • Politico: Schumer rejects Manchin’s ‘strategic pause’ on $3.5T megabill
  • The Hill: When it comes to reconciliation, let’s learn from our past mistakes 
  • Axios: Scoop: Manchin backs as little as $1 trillion of Biden’s $3.5 trillion plan
  • CNN op-ed: The real answer to Joe Manchin’s question
  • WaPo op-ed: Joe Manchin would be foolish to indefinitely hold up the reconciliation bill
  • Slate: What Is Joe Manchin Doing Now?
  • WSJ: Why I Won’t Support Spending Another $3.5 Trillion
  • Punchbowl: The 5 things we learned this week 
  • Playbook: Pelosi’s debt ceiling warning to McConnell 
  • CNN: ‘Financial Armageddon.’ What’s at stake if the debt limit isn’t raised
  • NBC: Debt limit showdown in Congress looms ahead of October deadline 
  • CNN: Biden administration asks for billions in ‘urgent’ disaster and refugee funding in request to keep government running 
  • Five Thirty-Eight: How Popular Is Joe Biden? 
  • POLITICO: ‘There’s no good news’: Biden’s rough summer puts Dems on high alert 
  • THE HILL: Biden’s muscle questioned amid falling polls 
  • THE HILL: Biden approval ratings drop in seven key congressional districts: GOP-aligned poll 



  • Vox: Democrats have a high-risk, high-reward plan to save Roe v. Wade
  • KXAN: Gov. Abbott: Abortion bill won’t force rape victims to have babies, Texas will ‘eliminate’ rapists 
  • Daily Beast: Texas Abortion Snitching Site Pulled Offline for Second Time 
  • Slate: The Texans Fighting to Keep Abortion Accessible
  • CNN: Why Texas’s strict abortion law is terrible for the economy 
  • SCOTUSBlog: Abortion, the death penalty, and the shadow docket
  • Slate: At Least Seven GOP-Controlled States Look to Mimic Texas Anti-Abortion Law 
  • Fox News: Tucker Carlson: Texas abortion law demonstrates democracy still exists 
  • Intelligencer: Texas Is Already Creating Abortion Refugees
  • Slate: The Supreme Court Overturned Roe v. Wade in the Most Cowardly Manner Imaginable 
  • Slate: Of Course This Supreme Court Ended Roe v. Wade by Doing Nothing 
  • The Atlantic: What Texas Abortion Foes Want Next 
  • The 19th: Texas’ six-week abortion ban could create abortion vigilantes 
  • WaPo op-ed: To stop abortion opponents, the only solution is mass mobilization 
  • The Hill: Whitmer calls on Michigan legislature to repeal law against abortion 
  • Vox: On the Texas abortion law, corporate America stays quiet 
  • Politico: Abortion fight adds to Biden’s growing policy backlog
  • WaPo: Justice Department to protect women seeking an abortion in Texas 
  • CNN: Klobuchar calls for eliminating Senate filibuster to protect abortion rights 
  • Lyft: Defending drivers and women’s access to healthcare 
  • Slate: What are Democrats going to do about the court? How about nothing? Does nothing work for you?
  • Axios: Pelosi: House will vote to codify Roe v. Wade to counter Texas abortion ban 
  • AP: Texas GOP bets on hard right turn amid changing demographics 
  • WaPo: Republican wins on abortion, voting and guns cap their banner 2021, with Democratic goals in ‘dire’ danger despite Washington power 
  • CNN op-ed: The GOP’s Texas-sized mistake on abortion
  • WaPo: Abortion, voting rights, guns and covid: Texas Republicans go all in 
  • Slate: The Sinister Origins of the Texas Abortion Law, and Why Democrats Are So Unprepared to Do Anything About It 
  • The Atlantic: Is This How Democrats Break Their Midterm Curse? 



  • CNN: Top California recall candidate Larry Elder has a long history of making disparaging remarks about women
  • LA TIMES: 4 of Larry Elder’s past controversies explained


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