cover art for Supreme Court Justices Are ‘in the Bag’ for Donald Trump

The New Abnormal

Supreme Court Justices Are ‘in the Bag’ for Donald Trump

Season 1, Ep. 393

This week on The New Abnormal, co-hosts Andy Levy and Danielle Moodie discuss the horrifying Supreme Court hearing today that weighed whether Donald Trump will be allowed on the ballot in Colorado. Then, Jay Willis, the editor-in-chief of Balls & Strikes, joins us to weigh in on the case. Plus! Katherine Stewart, author of “The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism,” talks to us about how the role faith is playing in the 2024 election.

More episodes

View all episodes

  • 430. Stop Inviting Trump Toadies Like Kellyanne Conway on Cable News Shows

    Kellyanne Conway’s Fox News appearance over the weekend angered TheNew Abnormal co-hosts Andy Levy and Danielle Moodie greatly. Then, Stasha Rhodes, theexecutive director of United for Democracy, joins the program to discuss the push tocounter a well-funded, far-right influence campaign on the Supreme Court. Plus! Aconversation with New Republic staff writer and author Melissa Gira Grant aboutconservative efforts to ban the abortion drug Mifepristone.
  • Trump Reveals the Biggest Threat Facing the U.S.

    The former president downplayed the threat of climate change, falsely claiming that the seas will rise over the next 400 years by just “one eighth of an inch.” Plus! ! Author Alan Gratz, who wrote the children’s book Ban This Book, talks to Andy Levy about a campaign by Moms for Liberty and Ron DeSantis employees to take that title literally and ban his book.
  • 429. The Most Surprising Thing About SCOTUS’ Abortion Pill Ruling

    This week on The New Abnormal, hosts Danielle Moodie and Andy Levy look at the Supreme Court’s abortion pill ruling in more detail. Plus! Jason Starr, Director Of Litigation at the Human Rights Campaign, details a Florida judge’s ruling striking down one the state’s harsh transgender law. Then, Egyptian filmmaker Ibrahim Nash’at talks about his journey filming the Taliban over the course of a year for his film, “Hollywoodgate.”
  • 428. This Lawsuit Could Roll Back 50 Years of Progress for Women and People of Color

    Atlanta-based civil rights attorney Kianna Chennault joins The New Abnormal to discuss the importance of fighting for diversity initiatives in the face of far-right pushback. Plus! A conversation with The New York Times’ global economy reporter Peter Goodman about his new book, “How the World Ran Out of Everything,” which unpacks the COVID-era global supply chain crisis that clogged the global economy for months on end.
  • MAGA’s Scared Senseless That Hunter Biden Will Be Acquitted

    Right-wing pundits are already worried that Hunter Biden will beat a conviction in his gun trial, and they’re resorting to the same old tricks to rile up supporters. Plus! Danielle Moodie talks to Deepa Iyer, creator of the Social Change Map and author of the book, Social Change Now: A Guide for Reflection and Connection.
  • 427. There's Some Weird Sh*t Going On With Trump's VP List

    This week on The New Abnormal, hosts Danielle Moodie and Andy Levy react to the surprising names being asked to submit paperwork for Trump’s VP list. Plus! The CEO of the Ms. Foundation for women, Teresa Younger, joins the show to talk about her organization's efforts to empower women to achieve equality, equity, and opportunity. Then, filmmaker and professor at Loyola University, Stephen Ujlaki, spills about his latest documentary, “Bad Faith.”
  • 426. Is Biden the White Moderate MLK Jr. Warned Us About?

    Academic and author Eddie Glaude Jr. joins The New Abnormal, discussingwhether President Joe Biden is acting like the white moderate Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of.Plus! A conversation with Vicky Hausman, the co-founder of an organization called Forward Majority, about the need for Democrats to reclaim state legislatures across the country after decades of neglect in the party’s state apparatuses.
  • Should We Fear MAGA Riots if Trump Is Locked Up?

    As Donald Trump waits until July to be sentenced, The New Abnormal team discusses what may happen if he gets thrown in prison. Plus! Andy Levy talks to Professor Madiba Dennie about her new book, The Originalism Trap: How Extremists Stole the Constitution and How We the People Can Take It Back.
  • 425. Trump Verdict Is What Accountability Is Supposed to Look Like

    This week on The New Abnormal, hosts Danielle Moodie and Andy Levy react to the guilty verdict of Donald Trump in his election interference case. Plus! Princeton University law professor Kevin Kruse talks about the latest tactic being voted on by the Texas Republican Party. Then, historian and author Kellie Carter Jackson joins the show to talk about her latest book, “We Refuse: A Forceful History of Black Resistance.”