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What the F%#k Just Happened: Our Look Back at 2017
Is it over yet? Can we come out of our basements now? Is the worst year ever over? Well...yes and no. Yes, dear Deep State Radio nerds, you can come out of your basements. It is 2018. But no, the worst may not be over. This week in two special episodes, we look back at the trends and unfinished business of 2017 in order to help us predict the catastrophes, screw-ups and near misses of 2018. Oh, and the good stuff too, if there is any of that. So join Team DSR--Rosa Brooks, Kori Schake and David Sanger--to ring in the new year.
What's the Worst Thing About the Russian-Afghan Bounty on Allied Troops Scandal?
The Russian-Afghan bounty on allied troops scandal is rocking the White House.But it is actually many scandals in one.There is the scandal that Russia sought to pay to have US and allied forces killed, the scandal associated with the president's assertion he never heard about it, the scandal that exist if he did hear about it and didn't do anything about it, the compounding of that last scandal that occurs because he sought to reward the Russians in the wake of this news becoming known, and the scandal of keeping this information from the U.S. Congress.But as our panel--Rosa Brooks of Georgetown Law, Kori Schake of AEI, Ed Luce of the Financial Times and David Sanger of the NY Times--point out, there is another scandal brewing.And that is that this entire matter may have no impact at all--politically, on Trump or, once again, on the Russians.(They have literally attacked Americans every way imaginable and have discovered that under Trump there are absolutely no consequences.)Don't miss this conversation on this big breaking story.
Justice Started Out Blind, But at the Moment that May be the Least of Her Problems
Have we ever seen an Attorney General so contemptuous of the law?A Department of Justice so dedicated to promulgating injustice?A judiciary so full of political hacks and incompetents?The U.S. justice system is broken and few weeks have illustrated that quite so well as the one just passed--from the effort to oust the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York to a court ruling supporting the politically-motivated DoJ efforts to drop charges against Michael Flynn, from hearings revealing political bias and pressure with Main Justice to further revelations about Bill Barr's heavy hand in directing the police against peaceful protestors in Lafayette Park, it has been a profoundly disturbing week.We discuss it and what the summer may hold with three exceptional experts, former US Attorney Barb McQuade, former US Attorney Harry Litman and NYU Law Professor and co-editor of "Just Security" Ryan Goodman.Join us for an eye-opening discussion.
Nobel Prize Winner Joseph Stiglitz on the Way Out from the Crisis
We face an extraordinary challenge--a massive economic crisis and a great public health crisis, each feeding into one another.Our government's response thus far has exacerbated both.To recover is going to require big ideas and bold execution from the next president of the United States.Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz offers some of those ideas and thoughts on how a Biden Administration could make them a reality in the latest edition of our Agenda 2021 series.It is essential listening on issues from how to create millions of jobs to how to save our cities and states from an even greater crisis, from how to foster a green recovery to what lessons the G.I. Bill may offer for those thinking about the issue of reparations.Join us!