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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.

    Trump Holds CHILLING, UNHINGED Rally in The Bronx

    Trump Holds CHILLING, UNHINGED Rally in The Bronx

    Donald Trump held an unhinged rally in The Bronx. He wants to start a mass deportation and he wants to provide immunity to law enforcement to do violence across America. Listen to his words.

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    "Sedition Is In The Air" Flying Outside of Justice Alito's Homes

    "Sedition Is In The Air" Flying Outside of Justice Alito's Homes

    There's been another report of a flag related to January 6th and the MAGA movement flying outside of Justice Samuel Alito's home. This is not a patriotic act, but rather one that represents an attack on the Capitol, an attack on the cornerstone of our country's existence. He is unfit to serve as a justice. He is a MAGA revolutionary in a robe.

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    • 14 min
    "America's Mayor" Rudy Giuliani Sells Coffee Amid Bankruptcy & Indictments

    "America's Mayor" Rudy Giuliani Sells Coffee Amid Bankruptcy & Indictments

    Rudy Giuliani, once known as "America's Mayor," has had quite the downfall. This week, he released a commercial promoting his line of coffee. It comes as he is in the middle of bankruptcy and pleads not guilty to trying to overturn the 2020 election in Arizona. But his downfall is symbolic for American Democracy. At the turn of the millennium, then-President Clinton spoke of hope for a new generation of Americans. Instead, America democracy is being strangled by indifference and denialism. Steve Schmidt (who just learned he was blocked by Rudy on X!) explains.

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    • 10 min
    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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Customer Reviews

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39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Anonymous pod addict ,

Bravo Mr Schmidt!

On every podcast you hit the nail on the head and knock it out of the park - if you’ll kindly overlook the mixed metaphor. As a Canadian who has watched in horror as American politics have devolved into an autocratic nightmare, I pray the American public is paying attention and understands the significance of the vote they’ll cast in a mere 189 days. It isn’t just the stability and future of American society that hangs in the balanced, it is the future stability of our entire planet that hangs in the balance. Please America, take this vote as seriously as the future demands. No clear thinking human wants to live in the dystopian nightmare Trump and his henchmen are promising to deliver. For the sake of our future stability, please pay attention…🙏🏻🙏🏻
- CanaGirl -

umconvinced2010000 ,

Listen first

Never missed your commentary on cable tv. I find your delivery of profound issues of the day to be compelling and presented in such a well thought out and so full of important common sense. Please keep up the excellence and know your talent.Agteed

KimL317 ,

Love The Warning with Steve Schmidt!

It’s so great to hear this brilliant man with his weekly guests. He is one of the most insightful political commentators in America.

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