POLITICS

Trump and the Shutdown

With the US government still shut, we compare this standoff to shutdowns of the past and try to work out what happens next. What is Trump's game? Can the two parties hold together? And why aren't the workers taking to the streets? Plus we weigh up where things stand with the Mueller investigation, the...

MAGA Teens and 2020 (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

Bill and Matt weigh in on “MAGA teen mania” ... Matt’s latent prejudice against rich white kids resurfaces ... The 2020 presidential race starts early ... Matt puts his money on Tulsi Gabbard, but Bill isn’t sold ... Who can bring the Democratic Party together? ... Bill: Warren is recovering from...

How to beat authoritarianism

[View here as a Twitter thread] @champasoft asks how we can repair in 2020 with Trump stacking the courts. I hear despair in that question. Despair comes partly from not understanding our history and thus thinking: “This...

The upcoming Senate votes to end the shutdown: A closer look

A pair of votes are scheduled in the Senate for Jan. 24 — either of which could end the partial government shutdown after nearly five weeks. But what are in these two measures, one from the Republicans and the other from Democrats? And is there any likelihood of...

A Crisis of Faith

On today's Bulwark Podcast, Peter Wehner from the Ethics and Public Policy Center joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the intersection of faith and politics on the internet. Special Guest: Peter Wehner. The latest podcast from the Bulwark...