Trump may be gone but American politics is still in crisis. The Lincoln Project has sparked a nationwide movement to restore our democracy. This podcast is hosted by co-founder Reed Galen and he is regularly joined by our political experts and guests that helped defeat Trump and continue the mission to stamp out Trumpism and the seditionists who backed him. The podcast discusses today’s political challenges, our vision for the future and how all Americans can be part of our pro-democracy movement.
The Republican’s New Standard of Immaturity
Host Reed Galen is joined by Political Reporter for RawStory.com, Sarah Burris. They discuss the recent chaotic infighting in the House Republican Conference (featuring Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Nancy Mace, and Kevin McCarthy), how the Democrats and mainstream media don’t respond properly to the right-wing rage machine, and Mark Meadows’ recent revelation about Trump’s positive COVID-19 test just three days before his first debate with Joe Biden. As mentioned in the episode here is Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy’s speech from the Senate floor: https://twitter.com/ChrisMurphyCT/status/1465853033523425280.
A Strategy of Projection with Ruth Ben-Ghiat
Host Reed Galen is joined by Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Author and Professor of Italian and History at New York University. They discuss how Ruth came to find herself at the center of the conversation around democracy and the fight against authoritarianism, how the GOP uses projection as a strategy, and why it seems so hard for those in politics/government to acknowledge the realities of the world that we are truly living in today. Be sure to pick up Ruth’s latest book, Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present at your favorite book retailer.
The Most Endangered Species on Capitol Hill
Host Reed Galen answers questions asked by the members of the Lincoln Project community about the latest with Steve Bannon, Kevin McCarthy’s eight-and-a-half hour speech, the pace of the House Select Committee on January 6th, and so much more. Plus, Beto O’Rourke vs. Greg Abbott in the Texas race for governor.
Encore Presentation: Stand Up with Beto O’ Rourke
This episode was originally released on July 22, 2021. In this encore presentation, host Reed Galen is joined by Beto O’Rourke, former United States Congressman, Founder of Powered By People, and as of this past Monday…Texas gubernatorial candidate. They discuss the political landscape that is Texas, the Texas Legislature's voter-suppression bill and the 50+ Texas Democrats who traveled to Washington, and Speaker Pelosi’s decision to reject the additions of Jim Jordan and Jim Banks to the January 6th House Select Committee. Plus, Beto O’Rourke spotlights the work of his PAC, Powered By People.
Please Scream Inside Your Heart with Dave Pell
Host Reed Galen is joined by Dave Pell, the self described “Managing Editor of the internet”, Writer and Publisher of the NextDraft newsletter, and author of the new book, Please Scream Inside Your Heart: Breaking News and Nervous Breakdowns in the Year that Wouldn't End. They discuss social media and how it seems to be anything but social, the snowballing failures of messaging that have gotten our nation to where it is at this moment in time, and what it takes to set seemingly everything aside for the sake of the pro-democracy coalition. You can subscribe to Dave’s newsletter at NextDraft.com and find his new book, Please Scream Inside Your Heart, at PleaseScream.com.
Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson to discuss the aftermath of the 2021 elections (in Virginia, New Jersey, and elsewhere), all things infrastructure, and the Republican in-fighting that has erupted after the passage of the bipartisan bill. Plus, Rick Wilson makes a surprising (and strategic) endorsement!
Reed Galon is really good. Well worth a listen
Fascinating interview with this historian & author. Very enlightening & comprehensively explained.
The best guys
I mean what could be better than a podcast by the LP? 🏴☠️ these guys have kept me sane since they got together. They saved America and they’re still fighting. Thank you