Charlie Sykes and guests discuss the latest news from inside Washington and around the world. No shouting, grandstanding, or sloganeering. Truth over tribalism. Principles over partisanship.
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Tim Alberta: American Idolatry
Is the Almighty, who made heaven and earth, also biting his nails over next year's election?
A.B. Stoddard: No One Feared Kevin
And now no one is afraid of Mike Johnson—so he won't be able to lead either.
Liz Cheney: A Clear and Present Danger
Donald Trump will never be the lesser of two evils.
Philip Bump: The GOP Stumbles Towards Impeachment
The smoking gun is a dud, but James Comer and Republicans move ahead on their evidence-free Biden impeachment inquiry.
Will Saletan: The #MeToo Fail
Both-sidesing the sexual violence against Israeli women and girls has only added to the horrors of the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Adam Kinzinger: Why Trump 2.0 Will Be Worse
Trump wants to weaponize the office of the presidency, and who would stop him?
Liz Cheney’s book
Just read Liz Cheney’s book after hearing her on the podcast. The details disclosed made the insurrection. The thought of the the co conspirators cowering in the basement while the police and security tried to protect them is repellent. They all came out with the energy to resume their cowardly stance, allowing Trump’s vile actions to continue. . Thank you Liz Cheney.
Sorry AB but the crime is a “Republican” issue.
Thanks Charlie and the Bulwark crew. I appreciate everyone’s view and thoughts on the issues this country is dealing with. This takes me out of my libtard bubble and I get to see what’s happening from another perspective.
But!!! It’s amazingly annoying to me that even with all the clear-eyed perspectives and thoughts there still lingers a gigantic need and urge to bash Democrats.
AB please tell us that you don’t know that the crime rate, murder rate…is higher is red cities and states. Then please tell us how this is a problem for Democrats; besides shifting this talking point away from the Democrats.
Please also tell us how the border is only an issue for the Dems and they are just failing by willy-nilly letting all the criminals, mental patients, drug dealers and rapists, oh, almost left this out, non-Christians into our country. Seems as though Biden has requested billions of dollars for the border in the budget. Also seems as though the “Republicans” don’t want to go there because they lose a voting issue: Dems weak on crime and the border. Reps strong on both (if you mean caging asylum seekers and migrants, taking kids away from their parents, and if you mean giving guns to criminals, mental patients, rapists and white “Christian” men.)
This is frustrating, because like a dog with an old bone you just can’t let go of, you guys are still Republicans and can’t let a good Dem trope go un-bashed.
Smart and Snarky
Charlie Sykes is another moderate podcaster who calls out the B.S. in today's politics and makes you think while delivering his topic with great snarky asides. Thank goodness for that, because he can make me laugh about the state of this country when I should cry.
He has fantastic guests each week and regulars like Will Saletan and Ben Wittis who join him regularly to dissect today's political circus. (Don't miss Saletan's excellent series "The Corruption of Lindsay Graham" on this podcast from back in the summer of '23).
Great daily podcast -- don't miss this one.