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Democracy in Crisis Podcast: Reporter Alec MacGillis on Jared Kushner, Ben Carson and Mitch McConnell

This week, co-host Baynard Woods talks with ProPublica reporter Alec MacGillis about Jared Kushner’s rental properties, Ben Carson’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the machinations of Mitch McConnell, whom MacGillis wrote about in his book ‘The Cynic.’ […]

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Democracy in Crisis: The Juggalos March on Washington eclipses pro-Trump ‘Mother of All Rallies’

The political heat of 2017 has finally boiled all the political chants down to their essence. “Fuck that shit!” More than a thousand juggalos — fans of the horror-art rap group the Insane Clown Posse (ICP) — chant this perfect refrain for our insane era in front of the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, Sept. 16. Many of them are wearing clown paint on their faces or sporting tattoos or other signs that they are down with the clown. […]

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Democracy in Crisis Podcast: Dale Beran on 4chan, the alt-right and the rise of Donald Trump

This week, co-host Baynard Woods talks with Dale Beran about 4chan, the alt-right and the rise of Donald Trump. Earlier this year, Beran wrote an article about the growth of 4chan from a message board used by (mostly) young men talking about things like comics and video games to a site associated with far right movements. […]

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Democracy in Crisis: Fearing deportation, Haitians flee the U.S. for Canada

Francois LeFranc, 45, lingers over breakfast in the dining room of the NAV Centre, an Ontario hotel and conference center on the banks of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Dressed in a t-shirt and jeans, he displays only one sign that he had been detained by the Canadian immigration authorities five days earlier: a plastic, hospital-style turquoise bracelet he wears with his I.D. number on it. […]

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Democracy in Crisis Podcast: D. Watkins on white supremacy, policing and the Trump administration

This week, co-host Baynard Woods talks with author D. Watkins about white supremacy, policing and the Trump administration. D. is the author of ‘The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America’ and ‘The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir’ and is editor at large for Salon. […]

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Democracy in Crisis Podcast: Wil Hylton on Breitbart and Bannon

This week, co-host Baynard Woods talks with Wil Hylton, whose New York Times Magazine story “Down the Breitbart Hole” gives readers an up-close view of the inner workings of the media platform. But just two days after the story came out, Steve Bannon was booted from the White House and returned to the website, potentially shifting the trajectory of the website. And then Bannon called Wil … […]

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Democracy in Crisis: Trump’s America is not “not normal”

Trump was right when he said the system was broken. He is proof of that. He is a product of our normal, its culmination. It’s not normal that a psycho rich guy like Trump takes over the office to make profit for his family. But it is normal for rich guys to hold the office.
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Democracy in Crisis: Activist Medea Benjamin raises hell in the halls of power

Medea Benjamin, the firebrand activist and author of a dozen odd books, looks surprisingly small in the midst of the lunchtime crowd jostling one another in the basement cafeteria of the the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. Her pale face is framed by straight-cut bangs that are pretty darn close to pink in […]

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