DeRay, Sam, Clint, and Brittany discuss the overlooked news, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s definition of Democratic socialism and the lack of accountability in immigration detention contracting. “Hamilton” star Daveed Diggs and Bill Cobb, Deputy Director of the ACLU Campaign for Smart Justice, talk about their Campaign for Smart Justice.
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This episode is for everyone who has listened to this show, thought about the change they’d like to make in the world, and hesitated to take action because they either weren’t an expert or weren’t directly affected by the thing they wanted to change. We’ve been debating the Muslim ban since the 2016 campaign, and we’ve even done an episode of this show on Islamophobia, but today we wanted to tell you about the woman behind the legal fight for refugees: Becca Heller.
Trump’s lawyer argues that collusion with a hostile government isn’t a crime after reports that Michael Cohen might implicate the president, and both parties fight to define the stakes of the 2018 midterms. Then Vox’s Dara Lind joins Jon and Jon to talk about the latest developments in the family separation crisis.
Erin Ryan is joined by Kiran De’ol and Grace Parra to discuss the serious issue of family separation and the much less serious issue of Trump fans having trouble getting people to swipe right. We also have a quick check in with Alyssa Mastromonaco and Ziwe Fumidoh in New York and an important lesson on Juggalos.