Deep State Radio
What's Worse Than a Constitutional Crisis?
A recent article in the Atlantic echoed a discussion we had not too long on Deep State Radio about whether or not we are in a "constitutional crisis." The conclusion was we face "rot" not a crisis right now. But is that worse than a crisis because it inures us to a problem without motivating us to confront and change it? And is there something worse, an underlying cultural crisis that threaten our society in even more grievous ways? Kori Schake, Rosa Brooks, Ed Luce and David Rothkopf discuss. Tune in.
America is Just Going to Have to Learn to Accept Good News
The Biden Administration, it seems, is on the verge of winning approval for its Build Back Better Package.If the deal is roughly as reported it will be between $1.5 and 2 trillion in fully paid for investments in America.Which means that in this year alone the Biden Administration will have overseen investments of $5 Trillion in the economy, the creation of 5 million jobs (more than the last three GOP administrations added up), distribution fo 200million plus vaccines, significant economic growth, and much more.You wouldn't know it from reading the press or following social media, but understanding just how big and beneficial all this is may be key to Democratic victories in 2022 which will be essential to preserving democracy in the U.S.We discuss how we got here and how to frame these achievements going forward with California Representative Ro Khanna, the Washington Post's Greg Sargent and Dr. Kavita Patel, formerly of the Obama White House.Don't miss this crucial conversation.
Spy World Frenemies
Mossad’s got a killer new boss and the US is buying China-made drones. Jeff Stein and Jeanne Meserve drill down on both.
There is Nothing for You Here: A Conversation with Fiona Hill
Fiona Hill may have risen to public prominence during Donald Trump's first impeachment but there is much more to her story than just her time in the White House.In her new book "There is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century", she describes her journey from a coal-mining town in Northern England to studying in Moscow and ultimately to serving three different Presidents.Hill argues that expanding opportunity rather than clinging to the past is the only way to save democracy in America and elsewhere and that Putin and Trump are more alike than you may think.We discuss this fascinating new book with Fiona in a can't miss conversation.Join us.