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There is a very significant, “exhausted majority” of Americans looking to move past this rotten moment in American life. They have lost trust and faith in government, business, media and not-for-profit institutions at a moment of technological, cultural and economic upheaval. Fascism did not rise in the 1930s because it was strong, but rather, because democracy was weak. The cycle is repeating itself with a new extremism rising in 2020s America. On the podcast – consistent with the mission of The Warning newsletter offered on Substack and The Warning YouTube channel – I will be joined by interesting guests – some familiar, and some you may never have heard of – to discuss the political and cultural currents that are shaping our times, as well as the unseen forces driving politics that are rarely discussed on cable news. It's important for you to hear from a diverse range of voices – not just me – about the issues facing America today.

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There is a very significant, “exhausted majority” of Americans looking to move past this rotten moment in American life. They have lost trust and faith in government, business, media and not-for-profit institutions at a moment of technological, cultural and economic upheaval. Fascism did not rise in the 1930s because it was strong, but rather, because democracy was weak. The cycle is repeating itself with a new extremism rising in 2020s America. On the podcast – consistent with the mission of The Warning newsletter offered on Substack and The Warning YouTube channel – I will be joined by interesting guests – some familiar, and some you may never have heard of – to discuss the political and cultural currents that are shaping our times, as well as the unseen forces driving politics that are rarely discussed on cable news. It's important for you to hear from a diverse range of voices – not just me – about the issues facing America today.

    Congresswoman's Quick-Witted Response to Racism by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

    Congresswoman's Quick-Witted Response to Racism by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) continued her streak of extreme rhetoric by throwing racist remarks towards Rep. Jasmine Crockett, the freshman Democratic congresswoman from Texas. Crockett then asked the House Oversight Chair where he would dry the line for condemning personal attacks. That's when the phrase "Bleach Blonde Bad Built Butch Body" was born. Steve Schmidt explains why Crockett's question was not a personal attack but a brilliantly asked legal question and a quick-witted way to call out Republican hypocrisy. But this isn't the first time Rep. Crockett has called out things as she sees them.

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    • 24 min
    Rep. Elise Stefanik FLIP-FLOPS on Trump: "He's Insulting to Women"

    Rep. Elise Stefanik FLIP-FLOPS on Trump: "He's Insulting to Women"

    Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and Trump Vice President contender erupted on Fox News this weekend after she was asked about her previous statements about President Trump. Back in 2015, when Stefanik was newly elected to congress, she told a local radio station that Trump was "insulting" to women and stood against what she was fighting for in politics. Years later, she has vowed total allegiance to Trump. This, coupled with Justice Samuel Alito's corruption and Senator Marco Rubio refusing to say he'll accept election results, is worrisome for democracy. Steve Schmidt calls out the hypocrisy and analyzes the transformation into MAGA extremism.

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    • 22 min
    DESPICABLE: Steve Schmidt Says "I'm ashamed of my association with Samuel Alito"

    DESPICABLE: Steve Schmidt Says "I'm ashamed of my association with Samuel Alito"

    A New York Times report revealed that an upside-down American flag was flown outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito just days before Biden's inauguration. The perversion of the American flag, normally a symbol of distress, was co-opted by the seditionists who stormed the Capitol. This corrupt and despicable act has no place in America and no place inside the Supreme Court. As the man who led Alito's confirmation process, Steve Schmidt says he is "deeply ashamed" of his association with the Justice.

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    • 12 min
    AMERICA'S FUTURE, ON THE LINE: Trump & Biden "Ready to Rumble"

    AMERICA'S FUTURE, ON THE LINE: Trump & Biden "Ready to Rumble"

    Biden and Trump have agreed to debate. But the regular campaign cycle and schedule have gone out the window. There might even be an opening for Robert F. Kennedy Jr to join in. Biden must prepare for this debate because everything is on the line. There's worrisome reporting that he doesn't believe the polling. He should. This debate represents character, morality, rule of law. It is America vs authoritarianism.

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    • 19 min
    Trump's Team: We'll Accept The Election If We "Feel" It's Fair

    Trump's Team: We'll Accept The Election If We "Feel" It's Fair

    Trump's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, recently became the head of the RNC aka the Grifter-in-Chief. She recently said that the Trump campaign will accept election results if they "feel" that it was a free and fair election. For the record, 2020 was the most fair election on record. And yet, they're trying to subvert it and put doubt into MAGA voters' minds. What does that mean for America, especially when our media institutions aren't covering this issue like they should? And what does it mean when the Biden campaign has a messaging problem? We have 174 days to turn this around, otherwise we face disaster.

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    • 22 min
    Trump's MAGA Posse Shows Up To His Courtroom

    Trump's MAGA Posse Shows Up To His Courtroom

    First it was Florida Senator Rick Scott. Then it was Senators J.D. Vance and Tommy Tuberville. Now, House Speaker Mike Johnson has showed up to a New York courtroom to support the former president in his hush money trial. What does this say about the Republican party? It comes as new polling suggests Trump will win the election. Biden is losing and his messaging is nonexistent. He has 175 days to turn it around and save America.

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    • 16 min

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39 Ratings

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