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.
We Will Not Let Hate Win with Sen. Mallory McMorrow
Host Reed Galen is joined by Senator Mallory McMorrow, a Democratic member of the Michigan State Senate representing Michigan’s 13th District. They discuss the importance of Sen. McMorrow’s now viral speech in which she took to the Senate floor to defend herself against the absurd accusations from Republican State Senator Lana Theis who, in a fundraising email, had accused Sen. McMorrow of wanting to “groom and sexualize kindergarteners”. Can Sen. McMorrow’s response to the attack be a prescription for how the pro-democracy coalition can and should be fighting back against the authoritarian right? Plus, perspective on the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade and why Michigan is crucial in securing our nation’s democratic future.
A Political Howitzer with Tom Nichols
Host Reed Galen is joined by Author and Contributing Writer at The Atlantic Tom Nichols to discuss the implications of and the political landscape surrounding last week’s leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on overturning Roe v. Wade. Plus, Tom gives his expert perspective on Russia/Ukraine and why does America seem to have a short term memory problem when it comes to considering it's history?
The 2022 Midterm Elections: The Stakes, the Strategies, and the States - Part 2
Host Reed Galen is joined by Lincoln Project Senior Advisors Trygve Olson and Jeff Timmer for the conclusion to their in-depth conversation about the 2022 midterm elections. To start, the panel gives their criteria for how they score the upcoming 2022 elections and the unique decision to score them not on a scale of “Democrat to Republican” but rather on a scale of “Democracy to Autocracy”. Then, they do a deep dive into the races in the 4 most important states for the future of American democracy…also known as…the “WAMP” states (Wisconsin, Arizona, Michigan, and Pennsylvania). Plus, analysis into the upcoming races in Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia, Alaska, and more.
The 2022 Midterm Elections: The Stakes, the Strategies, and the States - Part 1
Host Reed Galen is joined by Lincoln Project Senior Advisors Trygve Olson and Jeff Timmer for an in-depth conversation about the 2022 midterm elections. In “Part 1” of a two-part conversation, the panel discusses “the game we know vs. the game we are forced to play” and how it relates to the present state of our nation’s democracy, the impacts of the 2022 political environment on 2024, and how we at the Lincoln Project uniquely view the different midterm races as interconnected and the strategies we plan to and are already deploying as a result. Stay tuned for “Part 2”.
The Russia/Ukraine Report Card with David Rothkopf
Host Reed Galen is joined by David Rothkopf (Contributing Columnist for The Daily Beast and Host of Deep State Radio) to discuss the grades each of the major world leaders should receive in regards to how they’ve responded to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Plus, the GOP is in complete disarray but you wouldn’t know it by how they’re portrayed in the media…and are there any correlations between the recent French elections and what is going on in the United States?
Don’t Cross “The Mouse” with Sarah Rumpf
Host Reed Galen is joined by Sarah Rumpf, communications strategist and contributing editor for Mediaite to discuss the latest in the ever-evolving Disney/DeSantis saga centered around the “Don’t Say Gay” bill now turned law. Plus, Toyota has resumed giving political contributions to members of the sedition caucus, and what drives Florida Governor Ron DeSantis…is it a passion to serve those who call Florida their home…or is it a passion to serve himself and his presidential run?