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November 23, 2021
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“Kyle Rittenhouse, Right-Wing Hero.”

In This Episode

The White House notches some wins while Democrats debate the party’s challenges, Professor Melissa Murray joins to talk about the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse case and how the Ahmaud Arbery case may differ, and Kamala Harris’s 85 minute-presidency spawns enough takes to fill two terms.


Show Notes



  • Playbook: The case for why Biden is screwed 
  • Punchbowl: The Thanksgiving retirement blues
  • Intelligencer: Joe Biden’s Big Squeeze
  • AP: Biden’s political standing fuels Democratic worry about 2024
  • WSJ: Supply-Chain Problems Show Signs of Easing
  • NYT: Thanksgiving Will Cost More This Year. That Could Cost Democrats, Too. 
  • Yahoo: Second Opinion: There’s only one real solution for supply chain problems: Stop consuming so much
  • NYT: G.O.P. Donors Back Manchin and Sinema as They Reshape Biden’s Agenda 
  • Axios: Rashida Tlaib warns of “corporate Dems” killing Biden bill 
  • NYT: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Why Democrats’ ‘Talking Points Are Not Enough’
  • Politico: White House adviser sees ‘a lot of momentum’ for social spending bill in the Senate 
  • WaPo: As Biden agenda advances in Congress, White House weighs new offensive on inflation
  • NYT: With Back Channels to Manchin and Sinema, Pelosi Found a Path to a Deal 
  • Playbook: House passes BBB. Now comes the hard part. 
  • Politico: Dems’ $1.7T spending bill clears House, but Senate changes loom 
  • WaPo: ‘No one tells me what to do’: Sinema praises infrastructure, questions spending and inflation in wide-ranging interview 
  • Axios: Democrats draw up plan B for paid leave after Manchin veto
  • NYT: C.D.C. Endorses Covid Vaccine Booster Shots for All Adults
  • NBC: ‘Too late’: Some question why boosters weren’t authorized for all adults sooner 



  • NYT: When it comes to self-defense, the prosecution has a heavier burden
  • WaPo: After Rittenhouse: Will deadly clashes multiply as the right to self-defense expands?
  • TheAtlantic: Of Course Kyle Rittenhouse Was Acquitted
  • WaPo: Kyle Rittenhouse’s homicide trial begins this week, pitting claims of self-defense against accusations of vigilantism
  • NYT: What We Know About the Shooting Death of Ahmaud Arbery
  • NYT: The defense cites a citizen’s arrest law that has been largely repealed
  • WaPo: Americans do not want guns at protests, this research shows
  • LAT Op-Ed: The verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial sends a chilling message



  • CNN:  For 85 minutes, Kamala Harris became the first woman with presidential power
  • WaPo: Invoking the 25th Amendment should be as routine as a colonoscopy
  • WSJ: How Kamala Harris Became First Woman to Serve as Acting U.S. President
  • GAWKER: FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT: Nation celebrates President Kamala Harris as Joe Biden gets ass probed
  • The Cut Headline: Introducing President Kamala Harris 


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