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Joe Biden may seal his fate in the first 100 days, when his mandate is strongest, and he makes the early decisions that will shape our country’s future. In season two of Rubicon, Crooked Media’s Editor in Chief Brian Beutler will chronicle the dawn of the Biden era and assess the administration’s most consequential decisions based on the expectations Biden has set for himself and the ones we’ve set for him. This window of opportunity is crucial for all presidents and that’s never been more true than in the wake of the disastrous Trump administration. Each week, we’ll walk you through the latest developments, explain their importance, and analyze whether or not they meet the urgency of the moment. New episodes every Friday.

Rubicon: The First Hundred Days of the Biden Presidency Crooked Media

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Joe Biden may seal his fate in the first 100 days, when his mandate is strongest, and he makes the early decisions that will shape our country’s future. In season two of Rubicon, Crooked Media’s Editor in Chief Brian Beutler will chronicle the dawn of the Biden era and assess the administration’s most consequential decisions based on the expectations Biden has set for himself and the ones we’ve set for him. This window of opportunity is crucial for all presidents and that’s never been more true than in the wake of the disastrous Trump administration. Each week, we’ll walk you through the latest developments, explain their importance, and analyze whether or not they meet the urgency of the moment. New episodes every Friday.

    The Sum of It All

    The Sum of It All

    In our final episode, Brian Beutler and author Heather McGhee look back at the highs and lows of President Biden’s first 100 days, and ahead to the path he’ll have to carve if he wants to overcome the politics of white grievance to implement a transformational agenda for a multiethnic democracy.

    For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/rubicon.
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    A Supreme Threat to Biden's Agenda

    A Supreme Threat to Biden's Agenda

    This week on Rubicon, Brian Beutler talks to legal scholar Leah Litman about why Democrats and Republicans viewed the fight over the courts so differently for so long, whether Biden's judicial nominees signal an end to that disparity, and what he and Democrats in Congress can do to protect his agenda from right-wing justices.
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    • 49 min
    Bessemer and the Bigger Picture

    Bessemer and the Bigger Picture

    This week on Rubicon, Brian Beutler talks to civil rights icon Rev. Dr. William Barber about efforts to unionize Amazon workers, how that fight continues, and what a Democratic majority in Congress can do to strengthen labor rights for working people of all races.

    For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/rubicon.
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    • 47 min
    Rejoining The World

    Rejoining The World

    This week on Rubicon, Brian Beutler talks to Crooked Media's own Tommy Vietor about the challenges President Biden will face fixing the damage Trump did around the world, and how he can unite global leaders on a series of climate goals. They also discuss Biden's first major foreign policy steps, like ordering airstrikes in Syria, trying to salvage the Iran Nuclear deal, and reining in public and corporate corruption.

    For a transcript of his episode, please visit crooked.com/rubicon.
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    • 45 min
    Protecting Democracy

    Protecting Democracy

    This week on Rubicon, Brian Beutler talks to FiveThirtyEight senior writer Perry Bacon about the wave of voter suppression laws that are hitting states like Georgia - and what President Biden and the Department of Justice can do about it. They also talk about the biggest threats to HR1 and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act - looking beyond the filibuster to other ways Republicans are preparing to fight those bills—in both the court of public opinion and the regular kind.

    For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/rubicon.
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    • 45 min
    The Roaring 20s

    The Roaring 20s

    This week on Rubicon, Brian Beutler talks to The Roosevelt Institute’s Mike Konczal about President Biden’s coming $3 trillion economic reform package, which would fund infrastructure, green jobs, child and elder care, and community college. They talk about the bill’s chances of passing Congress, whether it warrants comparisons to FDR’s New Deal, and whether and how it would cement Biden’s legacy.

    For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/rubicon.
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    • 45 min

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