Deep State Radio
Don't Stick Fireworks Up Your Butt
Before heading off to celebrate July 4th, David, Kavita, Chris Cotnoir, and Grant Haver talk about a very busy work in domestic policy.The Supreme Court taking away the right to choose and limiting the powers of the EPA; Cassidy Hutchinson's gamechaning testimony; and the continued threat posed to Democracy.What will we be talking about during our respective barbeques?How concerned should we be about the future of this Supreme Court?Should Kamala Harris be the President in 2024?Find out during this exciting episode.Join us!
Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony in front of the January 6th committee was explosive.David breaks down all of the new facts we learned about the President and Mark Meadows in the lead up to January 6th with Harry Litman of the Talking Feds Podcast, Dahlia Lithwick of Slate, and Norm Ornstein of the Words Matter Podcast.What was the most damning fact that Hutchinson brought to light?Will the testimony change anything?Is Trump finally in the sights of the Department of Justice?Find out during this far reaching episode.Join us!
Warning: Weak Sauce Ahead
Earlier today, the Supreme Court ruled 6 to 3 to limit the ability of state and local governments to restrict guns outside the home. When asked about the decision, President Biden said, “I think it’s a bad decision, I’m disappointed.” Our panel consisting of Norm Ornstein, Dr. Kavita Patel and host, David Rothkopf called Biden's response, "weak sauce." They discuss this decision, another ruling by the Supreme Court limiting the ability to enforce Miranda Rights and what all this could mean for the 2022 midterms and beyond on the latest episode of Deep State Radio.
The Trial of Donald J. Trump
On this episode of Deep State Radio, David Rothkopf is joined by Rosa Brooks of Georgetown Law School and Ed Luce of the Financial Times. They discuss the latest testimony from the January 6th hearings with a particular focus on whether or not there has been enough evidence to bring charges against the former president as well as whether the Attorney General would even consider taking the case. You can read Ed Luce's piece on the subject in in the Financial Times as a primer for this episode. Don't miss it.
The Revolutionary Act of Telling it Like it is About January 6th
The January 6th committee hearings have unearthed significant new facts around the coup attempt.David Rothkopf unpacks the latest news from the hearing with Harry Litman of the Talking Feds podcast, Dahlia Lithwick of Slate, and EJ Dionne of the Washington Post.How close were we to the death of a major political figure? Will the new footage of the day penetrate the mainstream news and reach Americans?Is the DOJ on the verge of actually indicting any of the ring leaders of the coup?All these answers and more on this vital episode.Don't miss it.
Democracy vs. Inflation
President Biden is headed to Saudi Arabia and will meet with Mohammed bin Salman.Is this the end for the "Democracy vs. Autocracy" framing of America's foreign policy. David Rothkopf talks with Rosa Brooks of Georgetown University, David Sanger of the New York Times, and Ed Luce of the Financial Times about this and other foreign policy issues facing the Biden Administration.Should Biden be having this meeting at all?Will it do anything to tame gas prices ahead of the midterm?Is there any way to keep the moral clarity of Biden's "Democracy vs. Autocracy" framing while working in a messy world?The answer to these and other vital questions facing the Biden Administration during this far-ranging episode.Join us!
A Life or Death Moment in the History of US Democracy
On Thursday, the January 6th committee held its first televised committee hearing in more than a year.The hearing brought to light many new revelations about how dark that day was and how long it had been planned.In order to make sense of the hearing and discuss what will come of it, David Rothkopf spoke with Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and Harry Litman of the Talking Feds podcast.What impact will the hearing have?Will it light a fire under the Justice Department?Will any of the new facts change the mind of a hyper-partisan public? All these questions and more answered during this insightful conversation.Don't miss it.
The Power of Crisis: A Conversation with Ian Bremmer
Global Health Emergencies, Transformative Climate Change, and the AI revolution are all staring the world in the face but global leadership seems nowhere to be found.David Rothkopf talks about these issues with Ian Bremmer whose new book "The Power of Crisis: How Three Threats – and Our Response – Will Change the World" covers these topics.Have we effectively defined our problems?Do we need a crisis to shift our thinking on the problems that face us?How has the decentralization of power change the way the policy conversation happens at a global level? Find out in this thought-provoking episode.Join us.
Putin Should Have Stuck to the Spy Game
The war in Ukraine has moved beyond the 100 day mark and the media has begun to lose interest.However, the conflict is far from done.David Rothkopf talks with Rosa Brooks of Georgetown University, Mark Hertling formerly of the U.S. Army, and Tom Nichols of The Atlantic about where we find ourselves now and what might come next.Is Macron or Zelensky right? Should America continue to arm Ukrainians? How deeply has Putin deluded himself? Find out the answer to these and other pressing questions as we enter a new phase in the conflict. Don't miss it!