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American Democracy is not promised to us and, with all the forces working against it, saving it will take a level of work most people aren’t ready for. The Politics Girl Podcast is here to give people a reason to care and a reason to fight. Our goal is to inspire. To instill in people a true understanding of what this country COULD be, if the right people were fighting for it, and what it WILL be if they don’t. It’s a political podcast yes, but more than that, it’s a podcast about America’s potential, where one passionate, and slightly mouthy, immigrant attempts to motivate the country to become what it promised to be but, so far, has yet to become. You’ll leave more knowledgeable, more engaged, and more sure that you, personally, can make a difference to the future of American democracy. Everyone’s got a little time for that right? Subscribe for new episodes every Tuesday. We’re in a fight for our country. We sure as hell better know what we’re fighting for. xo

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American Democracy is not promised to us and, with all the forces working against it, saving it will take a level of work most people aren’t ready for. The Politics Girl Podcast is here to give people a reason to care and a reason to fight. Our goal is to inspire. To instill in people a true understanding of what this country COULD be, if the right people were fighting for it, and what it WILL be if they don’t. It’s a political podcast yes, but more than that, it’s a podcast about America’s potential, where one passionate, and slightly mouthy, immigrant attempts to motivate the country to become what it promised to be but, so far, has yet to become. You’ll leave more knowledgeable, more engaged, and more sure that you, personally, can make a difference to the future of American democracy. Everyone’s got a little time for that right? Subscribe for new episodes every Tuesday. We’re in a fight for our country. We sure as hell better know what we’re fighting for. xo

    How the Republican Party Went Crazy…PG:CC with David Corn

    How the Republican Party Went Crazy…PG:CC with David Corn

    Today we are joined by American political journalist and author, David Corn. David is the Washington DC bureau chief for Mother Jones Magazine, a major cable news commentator, analyst for MSNBC, and best-selling author of a slew of books about American politics including the one we’ll be discussing today “American Psychosis: A Historical Investigation of How the Republican Party Went Crazy”. According to David’s research, the insanity currently going on with the GOP is not so much a departure from the norms, as a logical conclusion of an established pattern. Since the 1950’s, the Republicans have knowingly encouraged and exploited extremism, bigotry, and paranoia to retain or gain power. As one review put it, “American Psychosis is a sobering look at the ideological destruction, born of cynicism and opportunism, of a once principled party.”

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    David Corn Books: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=david+corn+books&i=audible&crid=1K6H03Z77Z53C&sprefix=david+corn+book%2Caudible%2C145&ref=nb_sb_noss_2
    Our Land Newsletter: https://www.motherjones.com/topics/our-land/
    Twitter: @DavidCornDC

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    • 54 min
    Justice, the Law & the Battle to Save America…PG:CC with Dahlia Lithwick

    Justice, the Law & the Battle to Save America…PG:CC with Dahlia Lithwick

    We are joined today by Dahlia Lithwick, the brilliant award winning journalist who’s been writing about the Supreme Court for over 20 years, to get her take on where this increasingly compromised court is taking us and what we can do if we don’t want to go. Author of “Lady Justice: Women, the Law and the Battle to Save America” Lithwick reminds us that for every big name hero we hope will save us, there are 100 unnamed people working behind the scenes making a difference, and we can be one of them. It’s tempting to see everything through the lens of politics in America, but we also have to look at it through the lens of the law, of organization and of inspiration. The Supreme Court clearly needs reform, our electoral system needs reimagining, our voting rights require protection, and everyone should choosing something to focus on to make it happen. 

    Guest social:
    Lady Justice: https://www.amazon.com/Lady-Justice-Women-Battle-America/dp/0525561382
    Slate: https://slate.com/author/dahlia-lithwick

    Twitter: @Dahlialithwick

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    • 52 min
    The Weaponization of American Christianity…PG:CC with Professor Anthea Butler

    The Weaponization of American Christianity…PG:CC with Professor Anthea Butler

    Author of “White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America” Professor Anthea Butler is one of the foremost experts on Christian nationalism. We discuss how evangelical racism, propelled by the benefits of whiteness, is attempting to take over our government and our country. That Christianity is being systematically weaponized in a quest for power and control, and that Christian nationalism, the kind we see in places like Hungary, with its top down control and “traditional values”, is not only on the rise in America but already in positions of the highest power. This conversation is a reminder for all of us, who believe in a true multi-cultural, pluralistic democracy with freedom and justice for ALL, that we must insist on the separation of church and state and recognize that without our efforts, we will end up losing a war we didn’t even know we were in.

    Guest social:
    White Evangelical Racism Book: https://bookshop.org/p/books/white-evangelical-racism-the-politics-of-morality-in-america-anthea-butler/15267034?ean=9781469661179
    Twitter: @AntheaButler

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    • 47 min
    A Case for Optimism…PG:CC with White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

    A Case for Optimism…PG:CC with White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

    It’s hard not to be cynical about American politics and the American experiment with all that’s going on, but the truth of the matter is we have tremendous leadership right now. The country is doing extremely well. Legislation that became law over the past two years is set to become tangible reality in the next two. Yes, we are looking at an increasingly undemocratic Republican Party who can’t even compromise with itself long enough to get their speaker elected, but we’re also looking at competent, fresh new leadership to counter them, along with new factories, new jobs, new infrastructure. We’re looking at lower drug prices and major corporations paying taxes for the first time. We’re going to have universal broadband for all our citizens, gun legislation and climate protections. Yes, it’ll be an uphill battle to fight back these authoritarian extremists, especially since they now have power, but that’s just hard, not impossible, and with the right leadership and the right attitude, I think we got this. 

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    Website: https://www.whitehouse.gov/
    Twitter: @PressSec

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    • 30 min
    Democracy Needs a Hero…A PG:CC with Marc Elias

    Democracy Needs a Hero…A PG:CC with Marc Elias

    This is our last episode before the break, and I can’t imagine closing out the year without a dedicated conversation about democracy, so today’s pod is a Candid Conversation with democracy’s super lawyer Marc Elias. Marc is an American Democratic Party elections lawyer who served as general counsel for the Hillary Clinton and John Kerry presidential campaigns, and is the founder of the Elias Law Group who oversaw the state by state response to the 60+ Trump campaign lawsuits contesting the 2020 presidential election, where he won all but one minor case, which was later overturned in his favor. It is Marc and the Elias Group who, as the Republicans and their allies turn their attention to using litigation as a weapon against democracy, have been at the front line fighting back. This is a wonderful and inspiring episode with a wonderful and inspiring man. I hope you enjoy it. Happy Holidays! See you in the New Year!

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    Websites: 
    https://www.elias.law/
    https://www.democracydocket.com/

    New Podcast: Defending Democracy
    Available anywhere you get your pods 
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/goodbye-2022-hello-2023/id1660317917?i=1000590439797

    Twitter: @marceelias
    @DemocracyDocket

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    • 51 min
    Did you Know…A PG:CC with Dr. Allison Gill

    Did you Know…A PG:CC with Dr. Allison Gill

    As we go into the holiday season, join me and the amazing Dr. Allison Gill, founder and CEO of MSW Media as we discuss where we are in America right now, so we’re able to go into our seasonal gatherings armed with the facts. Allison is the host of the, now infamous, Mueller She Wrote podcast, which broke down the minutia of the Mueller investigation and ended up getting her fired from her job at the Department of Veteran Affairs because the truth made President Trump mad. She’s the co-host of Cleanup on Aisle 45, where she and Andrew Torrez report on the Justice Department & Intelligence Agencies as they rebuild after the damage caused by the Trump Administration. She’s the host of the Daily Beans, the amazing daily news podcast, and her newest show Jack just launched, where she and former Deputy Director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, document the actions of the new special council Jack Smith and his ongoing DOJ investigations into Trump’s many crimes. Allison is one of those people who knows everything about everything, and I thought she was the perfect person to give us all a little perspective and insight as we come to the end of the year. 

    Guest social:
    Website: https://mswmedia.com/

    Podcast: The Daily Beans
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-daily-beans/id1473747182
    Clean Up on Aisle 45
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-daily-beans/id1473747182

    Jack
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jack/id1317481380

    Mueller She Wrote: 
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-daily-beans/id1473747182

    Twitter: @MuellerSheWrote
    @allisongill
    @dailybeanspod

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    • 53 min

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