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In this episode, environmental social scientist Holly Jean Buck discusses the critique of emissions-focused climate policy that she laid out in her book Ending Fossil Fuels: Why Net Zero Is Not Enough.(PDF transcript)(Active transcript)Text transcript:David RobertsOver the course of the 2010s, the term “net-zero carbon emissions” migrated from climate science to climate modeling to climate politics. Today, it is ubiquitous in the climate world — hundreds upon hundreds of nations, cities, institutions, businesses, and individuals have pledged to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. No one ever formally decided to make net zero the common target of global climate efforts — it just happened.The term has become so common that we barely hear it anymore, which is a shame, because there are lots of buried assumptions and value judgments in the net-zero narrative that we are, perhaps unwittingly, accepting when we adopt it.Holly Jean Buck has a lot to say about that. An environmental social scientist who teaches at the University at Buffalo, Buck has spent years exploring the nuances and limitations of the net-zero framework, leading to a 2021 book — Ending Fossil Fuels: Why Net Zero Is Not Enough — and more recently some new research in Nature Climate Change on residual emissions.Buck is a perceptive commentator on the social dynamics of climate change and a sharp critic of emissions-focused climate policy, so I'm eager to talk to her about the limitations of net zero, what we know and don't know about how to get there, and what a more satisfying climate narrative might include.So with no further ado, Holly Jean Buck. Welcome to Volts. Thank you so much for coming.Holly Jean BuckThanks so much for having me.David RobertsIt's funny. Reading your book really brought it home to me how much net zero had kind of gone from nowhere to worming its way completely into my sort of thinking and dialogue without the middle step of me ever really thinking about it that hard or ever really sort of like exploring it. So let's start with a definition. First of all, a technical definition of what net zero means. And then maybe a little history. Like, where did this come from? It came from nowhere and became ubiquitous, it seemed like, almost overnight. So maybe a little capsule history would be helpful.Holly Jean BuckWell, most simply, net zero is a balance between emissions produced and emissions taken out of the atmosphere. So we're all living in a giant accounting problem, which is what we always dreamed of, right? So how did we get there? I think that there's been a few more recent moments. The Paris agreement obviously one of them, because the Paris agreement talks about a balance between anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks. So that's kind of part of the moment that it had. The other thing was the Special Report on 1.5 degrees by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which further showed that this target is only feasible with some negative emissions.And so I think that was another driver. But the idea of balancing sources and sinks goes back away towards the Kyoto Protocol, towards the inclusion of carbon sinks, and thinking about that sink capacity.David RobertsSo you say, and we're going to get into the kind of the details of your critique in a minute. But the broad thing you say about net zero is that it's not working. We're not on track for it. And I guess intuitively, people might think, well, you set an ambitious target and if you don't meet that target, it's not the target's fault, right. It's not the target's reason you're failing. So what do you mean exactly when you say net zero is not working?Holly Jean BuckWell, I think that people might understandably say, "Hey, we've just started on this journey. It's a mid-century target, let's give it some time, right?" But I do think there's some reasons why it's not going to work. Several reasons. I mean, we have this idea of balancing sources and sinks, but we're not really doing much to specify what those sources are. Are they truly hard to abate or not? We're not pushing the scale up of carbon removal to enhance those sinks, and we don't have a way of matching these emissions and removals yet. Credibly all we have really is the voluntary carbon market.But I think the main problem here is the frame doesn't specify whether or not we're going to phase out fossil fuels. I think that that's the biggest drawback to this frame.David RobertsWell, let's go through those. Let's go through those one at a time, because I think all of those have some interesting nuances and ins and outs. So when we talk about balancing sources and sinks, the way this translates, or I think is supposed to translate the idea, is a country tallies up all of the emissions that it is able to remove and then adds them all up. And then what remains? This kind of stuff, it either can't reduce or is prohibitively expensive to reduce the so called difficult to abate or hard to abate emissions. Those are called its residual emissions, the emissions that it doesn't think it can eliminate.And the theory here is then you come in with negative emissions, carbon reduction, and you compensate for those residual emissions. So to begin with, the first problem you identify is that it's not super clear what those residual emissions are or where they're coming from, and they're not very well measured. So maybe just explain sort of like, what would you like to see people or countries doing on residual emissions and what are they doing, what's a state of knowledge and measurement of these things?Holly Jean BuckSo the state right now is extremely fuzzy. And so I'll just back up and say that my colleagues and I looked at these long term strategies that are submitted to the UNFCCC under the Paris Agreement. Basically, each country is invited to submit what its long term strategy is for reaching its climate goals. And so we've read 50 of those.David RobertsGoodness.Holly Jean BuckYeah, lots of fun. And they don't have a standard definition of what these residual emissions are, although they refer to them implicitly in many cases. You can see the residual emissions on these graphs that are in these reports.But we don't have a really clear understanding in most cases where these residual emissions are coming from, how the country is thinking about defining them, what their understanding of what's truly hard to abate is. And I emphasize with this being a challenge, because what's hard to abate changes over time because new technologies come online. So it's hard to say what's going to be hard to abate in 10 or 20 years.David RobertsRight.Holly Jean BuckBut we could get a lot better at specifying this.David RobertsAnd this would just tell us basically without a good sense of residual emissions across the range of countries, we don't have a good sense of how much carbon removal we need. So is there something easy to say about how we could make this better? Is there a standardized framework that you would recommend? I mean, are any countries doing it well and precisely sort of identifying where those emissions are and explaining why and how they came to that conclusion?Holly Jean BuckSo there's 14 countries that do break down residual emissions by sector, which is like the first, most obvious place to start.David RobertsRight.Holly Jean BuckSo, number one, everybody should be doing that and understanding what assumptions there are about what sectors. And generally a lot of this is non-CO2 emissions and emissions from agriculture. There's some emissions left over from industry, too, but having clarity in that is the most obvious thing. And then I think that we do need a consistent definition as well as processes that are going to standardize our expectations around this. That's something that's going to evolve kind of, I think, from the climate advocacy community, hopefully, and a norm will evolve about what's actually hard to abate versus what's just expensive to abateDavid RobertsKind of a small sample size. But of the 14 countries that actually do this, are there trends that emerge? Like, what do these 14 countries currently believe will be the most difficult emissions to eliminate? Is there agreement among those 14 countries?Holly Jean BuckWell, it's pretty consistent that agriculture is number one, followed by industry, and that in many cases, transport, at least short transport, light duty transport is considered to be fully electrified. In many cases, the power sector is imagined to be zero carbon. But I will also say that the United Kingdom is the only one that even included international aviation and shipping in its projection. So a long way to go there.David RobertsAnd this is not really our subject here. But just out of curiosity, what is the simple explanation for why agriculture is such a mystery? What are these emissions in agriculture that no one can think of a way to abate?Holly Jean BuckI mean, I think it varies by country, but a lot of it is nitrous oxide. A lot of it has to do with fertilizer and fertilizer production, fertilizer over application and I think obviously some of it is methane too from the land sector, from cows. So I think maybe that is considered a more challenging policy problem than industry.David RobertsYeah, this is always something that's puzzled me about this entire framework and this entire debate is you look at a problem like that and you think, well, if we put our minds to it, could we solve that in the next 30 years? I mean, probably. You know what I mean? It doesn't seem versus standing up this giant carbon dioxide removal industry which is just a gargantuan undertaking. This has never been clear to me why people are so confident that carbon dioxide removal is going to be easier than just solving these allegedly difficult to solve problems over the next several decades.I've never really understood that calculation.Holly Jean BuckI think it just hasn't been thought through all the way yet. But I expect in the next five years most people will realize that we need a much smaller carbon removal infrastructure than is indicated in many of the integrated assessment models.David RobertsYeah, thank you for saying that. This is my intuition, but I just don't feel sort of like technically briefed or technically adept enough to make a good argument for it. But I look at this and I'm like which of these problems are going to be easier to solve? Finding some non-polluting fertilizer or building a carbon dioxide removal industry three times the size of the oil industry? It's crazy to view the latter as like, oh, we got to do that because we can't do the first thing. It just seems crazy. Okay, so for the first problem here with net zero is we don't have a clear sense of what these residual emissions are, where they come from, exactly how we define them, et cetera.So without that, we don't have a clear sense of the needed size of the carbon dioxide removal industry. That said, problem number two here is that even based on what we are currently expecting CDR to do, there doesn't appear to be a coordinated push to make it happen. Like we're just sort of like waving our hands at massive amounts of CDR but you're not seeing around you the kinds of mobilization that would be necessary to get there. Is that roughly accurate?Holly Jean BuckYeah, and I think it follows from the residual emissions analysis because unless a country has really looked at that, they probably don't realize the scale of CDR that they're implicitly relying on.David RobertsRight, so they're implicitly relying on CDR for a couple of things you list in your presentation I saw and residual emissions is only one of those things we're expecting CDR to do.Holly Jean BuckThere's the idea that CDR will also be compensating for legacy emissions or helping to draw down greenhouse gas concentrations after an overshoot. I don't think anybody is saying that exactly because we're not at that point yet, but it's kind of floating around on the horizon as another use case for carbon removal.David RobertsYeah. So it does seem like even the amount of CDR that we are currently expecting, even if most countries haven't thought it through, just the amount that's already on paper that we're expecting it to do, we're not seeing the kind of investment that you would want to get there. What does that tell you? What should we learn from that weird disjunct?Holly Jean BuckFor me, it tells me that all the climate professionals are not really doing their jobs. Maybe that sounds mean, but we have so many people that are devoted to climate action professionally and so it's very weird to not see more thinking about this. But maybe the more nice way to think about it is saying oh well, people are really focused on mitigation. They're really focused on scaling up clean energy which is where they should be focused. Maybe that's reasonable.David RobertsYeah, maybe this is cynical, but some part of me thinks, like if people and countries really believed that we need the amount of CDR they're saying we're going to need, that the models show we're going to need, by mid century they would be losing their minds and flipping out and pouring billions of dollars into this. And the fact that they're not to me sort of like I guess it feels like no one's really taking this seriously. Like everyone still somewhat sees it as an artifact of the models.Holly Jean BuckI don't know, I think the tech sector is acting on it, which is interesting. I mean, you've seen people like Frontier mobilize all these different tech companies together to do these advanced market commitments. I think they're trying to incubate a CDR ecosystem. And so why does interest come there versus other places? Not exactly sure. I have some theories but I do wonder about the governments because in our analysis we looked at the most ambitious projections offered in these long term strategies and the average amount of residual emissions was around 18% of current emissions. So all these countries have put forward these strategies where they're seeing these levels of residual emissions.Why are they not acting on it more in policy? I think maybe it's just the short termism problem of governments not being accountable for things that happen in 30 years.David RobertsYeah, this is a truly strange phenomenon to me and I don't even know that I do have any theories about it, but it's like of all the areas of climate policy there are tons and tons of areas where business could get involved and eventually build self-sustaining profitable industries out of them. But CDR is not that there will never be a self-sustaining profitable CDR industry. It's insofar as it exists, it's going to exist based on government subsidies. So it's just bizarre for business to be moving first in that space and for government to be trailing.It just seems upside down world. I can't totally figure out government's motivations for not doing more and I can't totally figure out businesses motivations for doing so much.Holly Jean BuckWell, I think businesses acting in this R&D space to try to kind of claim some of the tech breakthroughs in the assumption that if we're serious about climate action we're going to have a price on carbon. We're going to have much more stringent climate policy in a decade or two. And when that happens, the price of carbon will be essentially set by the price of removing carbon. And so if they have the innovation that magically removes the most carbon, they're going to be really well set up for an extremely lucrative industry. This is all of course hinging on the idea that we're going to be willing to pay to clean up emissions just like we're willing to pay for trash service or wastewater disposal or these other kind of pollution removal services.Which is still an open question, but I sure hope we will be.David RobertsYeah, it's totally open. And this is another area where this weird disjunct between this sort of expansive talk and no walk. It's almost politically impossible to send money to this greenhouse gas international fund that's supposed to help developing countries decarbonize, right? Like even that it's very difficult for us to drag enough tax money out of taxpayers hands to fund that and we're going to be sending like a gazillion times more than that on something that has no visible short term benefit for taxpayers. We're all just assuming we're going to do that someday. It seems like a crazy assumption.And if you're a business and you're looking to make money, it just seems like even if you're just looking to make money on clean energy, it seems like there's a million faster, easier ways than this sort of like multidecade bank shot effort. I feel like I don't have my head wrapped around all those dynamics. So the first problem is residual emissions. They're opaque to us, we don't totally get them. Second problem is there's no evident push remotely to scale of the kind of CDR we claim we're going to need. And then the third you mentioned is there's no regime for matching emissions and removals.Explain that a little bit. What sort of architecture would be required for that kind of regime?Holly Jean BuckWell, you can think of this as a market or as a platform, basically as a system for connecting emissions and removals. And obviously this has been like a dream of technocratic climate policy for a long time, but I think it's frustrated by our knowledge capabilities and maybe that'll change in the future if we really do get better models, better remote sensing capacities. Obviously, both of those have been improving dramatically and machine learning accelerates it. But it assumes that you really have good knowledge of the emissions, good knowledge of the removals, that it's credible. And I think for some of the carbon removal technologies we're looking at this what's called MRV: monitoring, reporting, and verification.Is really challenging, especially with open systems like enhanced rock weathering or some of the ocean carbon removal ideas. So we need some improvement there. And then once you've made this into a measurable commodity, you need to be able to exchange it. That's been really frustrated because of all the problems that you've probably talked about on this podcast with carbon markets, and scams, bad actors. It's all of these problems and the expense of having people in the middle that are taking a cut off of the transactions.David RobertsYeah. So you have to match your residual emissions with removals in a way that is verifiable, in a way that, you know, the removals are additional. Right. You get back to all these carbon market problems and as I talked with Danny Cullenword and David Victor about on the pod long ago, in carbon offset markets, basically everyone has incentive to keep prices low and to make things look easy and tidy. And virtually no one, except maybe the lonely regulators has the incentive to make sure that it's all legit right there's just like there's overwhelming incentive to goof around and cheat and almost no one with the incentive to make sure it's valid.And all those problems that face the carbon offset market just seem to me like ten times as difficult. When you're talking about global difficult to measure residual emissions coupled with global difficult to measure carbon dioxide removals in a way where there's no double counting and there's no shenanigans. Like, is that even a gleam in our eye yet? Do we even have proposals for something like that on the table?Holly Jean BuckI mean, there's been a lot of best principles and practices and obviously a lot of the conversation around Article Six and the Paris agreement and those negotiations are towards working out better markets. I think a lot of people are focused on this, but there's definitely reason to be skeptical of our ability to execute it in the timescales that we need.David RobertsYeah, I mean, if you're offsetting residual emissions that you can't reduce, you need that pretty quick. Like, this is supposed to be massively scaling up in the next 30 years and I don't see the institutional efforts that would be required to build something like this, especially making something like this bulletproof. So we don't have a good sense of residual emissions. We're not pushing very hard to scale CDR up even to what we think we need. And we don't have the sort of institutional architecture that would be required to formally match removals with residual emissions. These are all kind of, I guess, what you'd call technical problems.Like, even if you accepted the goal of doing this or this framework, these are just technical problems that we're not solving yet. The fourth problem, as you say, is the bigger one, perhaps the biggest one, which is net zero says nothing about fossil fuels. Basically. It says nothing about the socioeconomics of fossil fuels or the social dynamics of fossil fuels. It says nothing about the presence of fossil fuels in a net-zero world, how big that might be, et cetera. So what do you mean when you say it's silent on fossil fuels?Holly Jean BuckYeah, so this was a desirable design feature of net zero because it has this constructive ambiguity around whether there's just like a little bit of residual emissions and you've almost phased out fossil fuels, or if there's still a pretty significant role for the fossil fuel industry in a net-zero world. And that's what a lot of fossil fuel producers and companies are debating.David RobertsYes, I've been thinking about this recently in the context of the struggle to get Joe Manchin to sign decent legislation. Like, if you hear Joe Manchin when he goes on rambling on about climate change, it's very clear that he views carbon dioxide removal as basically technological license for fossil fuels to just keep on keeping on. Like, in his mind, that's what CDR means. Whereas if you hear like, someone from NRDC talking about it, it's much more like we eliminated almost everything. And here's like, the paper towel that we're going to use to wipe up these last little stains.And that's a wide gulf.Holly Jean BuckI don't want to seem like the biggest net-zero hater in the world. I understand why it came up as a goal. I think it was a lot more simple and intuitive than talking about 80% of emissions reduction over 2005 levels or like the kind of things that it replaced. But ultimately, this is a killer aspect to the whole idea, is not being clear about the phase out of fossil fuels.David RobertsAnd you say you can envision very different worlds fitting under net zero. What do you mean by that?Holly Jean BuckWell, I mean, one axis is the temporality of it. So is net zero, like, just one moment on the road to something else? Is it a temporary state or is it a permanent state where we're continuing to produce some fossil fuels and we're just living in that net zero without any dedicated phase out? I think that right now there's ambiguity where you could see either one.David RobertsThat is a good question. In your research on this, have you found an answer to that question of how people view it? Like, I'd love to see a poll or something. I mean, this is a tiny subset of people who even know what we're talking about here. But among the people who talk about net zero, do you have any sense of whether they view it as like a mile marker on the way to zero-zero or as sort of like the desired endstate?Holly Jean BuckYou know, it's funny because I haven't done a real poll, but I've done when I'm giving a talk at a conference of scientists and climate experts twice I've asked this question, do you think it's temporary or do you think it's like a permanent desired state? And it's split half and half each time, which I find really interesting. Like, within these climate expert communities, we don't have a clear idea ourselves.David RobertsAnd that's such a huge difference. And if you're going to have CDR do this accounting for past emissions, for your past emissions debt, if you're going to do that, you have to go negative, right. You can't stay at net zero, you have to go net negative. So it would be odd to view net zero as the end state. And yet that seems like, what's giving fossil fuel companies permission to be involved in all this.Holly Jean BuckYeah. No, we do need to go net negative. And I think one challenge with the residual emissions is that carbon removal capacity is going to be finite. It's going to be limited by geography, carbon sequestration capacity, ecosystems and renewable energy, all of these things. And so if you understand it as finite, then carbon removal to compensate for residual emissions is going to be in competition with carbon removal to draw down greenhouse gas concentrations. And so we never get to this really net negative state if we have these large residual emissions, because all that capacity is using to compensate rather than to get net negative, if that makes sense.David RobertsYeah. Given how sort of fundamental those questions are and how fundamental those differences are, it's a little this is what I mean when I sort of the revelation of reading your book. Like, those are very, very different visions. If you work backwards from those different visions, you get a very, very different dynamic around fossil fuels and fossil fuel companies and the social and political valence of fossil fuels, just very fundamentally different. It's weird that it's gone on this long with that ambiguity, which, I guess, as you say, it was fruitful to begin with, but you kind of think it's time to de-ambiguize this.Holly Jean BuckYeah. Because there's huge implications for the infrastructure planning that we do right now.David RobertsRight.Holly Jean BuckIt's going to be a massive transformation to phase out fossil fuels. There's a million different planning tasks that need to have started yesterday and should start today.David RobertsYeah. And I guess also, and this is a complaint, maybe we'll touch on more later, but there's long been, I think, from some quarters of the environmental movement, a criticism of climate people in their sort of emissions or carbon greenhouse gas emissions obsession. And when you contemplate fossil fuels, it's not just greenhouse gases. There's like all these proximate harms air pollution and water pollution, et cetera, et cetera, geopolitical stuff. And I think the idea behind net zero was, let's just isolate greenhouse gas emissions and not get into those fights. But I wonder, as you say, we have to make decisions now, which in some sense hinge on which we were going to go on that question.Holly Jean BuckYeah, I mean, it was a huge trick to get us to focus on what happens after the point of combustion rather than the extraction itself.David RobertsYeah, it says nothing about extraction, too. So your final critique of net zero fifth and final critique is that it is not particularly compelling to ordinary people, which I think is kind of obvious. Like, I really doubt that the average Joe or Jane off the street would even know what you mean by net zero or would particularly know what you mean by negative carbon emissions and if you could explain it to them, would be particularly moved by that story. So what do you mean by the meta narrative? Like, why do you think this falls short?Holly Jean BuckI mean, accounting is fundamentally kind of boring. I think a lot of us avoid it, right? And so if I try to talk to my students about this, it's really work to keep them engaged and to see that actually all this stuff around net zero impacts life and death for a lot of people. But we don't feel that when we just look at the math or we look at the curve and we talk about bending the curve and this and that, we have this governance by curve mode. It's just not working in terms of inspiring people to change anything about their lives.David RobertsYeah, bending the curve didn't seem to work great during the pandemic either. This gets back to something you said before about what used to be a desirable design feature when you are thinking about other things that you might want to bring into a meta narrative about climate change. Most of what people talk about and what people think about is sort of social and political stuff. Like, we need to talk about who's going to win and who's going to lose, and the substantial social changes and changes in our culture and practices that we need. We need to bring all these things in.But then the other counterargument is those are what produce resistance and those are what produce backlash. And so as far as you can get on an accounting framework, like if the accounting framework can sort of trick various and sundry participants and institutions into thinking they're in a value neutral technical discussion, if you can make progress that way, why not do it? Because any richer meta narrative is destined to be more controversial and more produce more political backlash. What do you think about that?Holly Jean BuckNo, I think that the problem is we haven't invested at all in figuring out how to create desire and demand for lower carbon things. I mean, maybe the car industry has tried a little bit with some of the electric trucks or that kind of thing, but we have all this philanthropy, government focus, all the stuff on both the tech and on the carbon accounting pieces of it. We don't have very much funding going out and talking to people. About why are you nervous about transitioning to gas in your home? What would make you feel more comfortable about that?Those sorts of relational things, the conversations, the engagement has been gendered, frankly. Lots of times it falls to women to do this kind of relational work and hasn't been invested in. So I think there's a whole piece we could be doing about understanding what would create demand for these new infrastructures, new practices, not just consumer goods but really adoption of lifestyle changes because you need that demand to translate to votes to the real supportive policies that will really make a difference in this problem.David RobertsYeah, I very much doubt if you go to talk to people about those things they're going to say, well, I want to get the appliance that's most closely going to zero out my positive conditions. You're not going to run into a lot of accounting if you ask people about their concerns about these things. So these are the problems. We're not measuring it well. We're not doing what we need to do to remove the amount of CDR we say we need. We don't have the architecture or the institutional structures to create some sort of system where we're matching residual emissions and removals.And as a narrative it's fatally ambiguous about the role of fossil fuels in the future and plus ordinary people don't seem to give much of a shit about it. So in this presentation you sort of raise the prospect that the whole thing could collapse, that the net-zero thing could collapse. What do you mean by that and how could that happen?Holly Jean BuckSo I think this looks more like quiet quitting than anything else because I do think it is too big to fail in terms of official policy. There's been a lot of political capital spent.David RobertsYeah, a lot of institutions now have that on paper, like are saying on paper that they want to hit net zero. So it seems to me like it would take a big backlash to get rid of it.Holly Jean BuckYeah. So I don't think some companies may back away from targets. There'll be more reports of targets not being on track. And I think what happens is that it becomes something like the Sustainable Development Goals or dealing with the US national debt where everybody kind of knows you're not really going to get there, but you can still talk about it aspirationally but without confidence. Because it did feel like at least a few years ago that people were really trying to get to net zero. And I think that sensation will shift and it'll become empty like a lot of other things, unfortunately.But I think that creates an opportunity for something new to come in and be the mainframe for climate policy.David RobertsNet zero just seems like a species of a larger thing that happens. I don't know if it happens in other domains, but in climate and clean energy it happens a lot, which is just sort of like a technical term from the expert dialogue, worms its way over into popular usage and is just awful and doesn't mean anything to anyone. I think about net metering and all these kind of terminological disputes. So it doesn't really I'm not sure who's in charge of metanarratives, but it doesn't seem like they're very thoughtfully constructed. So let's talk a little bit about what characteristics you think a better metanarrative about climate change would include.Holly Jean BuckFirst, I think it is important that we are measuring progress towards a goal for accountability reasons. But I think there needs to be more than just the metric. I think we have an obsession with metrics in our society that sometimes becomes unhealthy or distracts us from the real focus. But I do think there should be some amount of measuring specific progress towards a goal. I think that the broader story also has to have some affect or emotional language. There has to be some kind of emotional connection. I also think we have to get beyond carbon to talk about what's going on with ecosystems more broadly and how to maintain them and have an intact habitable planet and then just pragmatically.This has to be a narrative that enables broad political coalitions. It can't be just for one camp and it has to work on different scales. I mean, part of the genius of net zero is that it is this multi-scalar planetary, but also national, also municipal, corporate, even individual does all of that. So those are some of the most important qualities that a new frame or a new narrative would have to have.David RobertsThat sounds easier said than done. I can imagine measuring other things you mentioned in your book several sort of submeasurements other than just this one overarching metric. You could measure how fast fossil fuels are going away. You could measure how fast clean energy is scaling up. There are adaptation you can measure to some extent. So I definitely can see the benefit in having a wider array of goals, if only just because some of those just get buried under net zero and are never really visible at all. That makes sense to me. But the minute you start talking about a metanarrative with affect, with emotion, the way to get that is to appeal to people's values and things that they cherish and feel strongly about.But then we're back to the problem we talked about earlier, which is it seems like especially in the US these days, we're just living in a country with two separate tribes that have very, very different values. And so the minute you step beyond the sort of technocratic metric, which in a sense is like clean and clinical and value free and start evoking values, trying to create emotion, you get greater investment and passion in some faction and alienate some other faction. Do you just think that that's like unavoidable and you have to deal with that or how do you think about that dilemma?Holly Jean BuckI actually think people do have the same values, but they're manipulated by a media ecosystem that profits from dividing them, which makes it impossible for them to see that they do have aligned values. And I base that just on my experience, like as a rural sociologist and geographer talking to people in rural America. People are upset about the same exact things that the leftists in the cities I visit are upset about too. They really do value justice. They think it's unfair that big companies are taking advantage of them. There are some registers of agreement about fairness, about caring for nature, about having equal opportunities to a good and healthy life that I think we could build on if we weren't so divided by this predatory media ecology.David RobertsI don't suppose you have a solution for that, in your back pocket?Holly Jean BuckI have a chapter on this in a forthcoming book which you might be interested. It's edited by David Orr. It's about democracy in hotter times, looking at the democratic crisis and the climate crisis at the same time. And so I've thought a little bit about media reform, but it's definitely not my expertise. We should have somebody on your podcast to talk about that too.David RobertsWell, let me tell you, as someone who's been obsessed with that subject for years and has looked and looked and looked around, I don't know that there is such thing as an expert. I've yet to encounter anyone who has a solution to that problem that sounds remotely feasible to me, including the alleged experts. And it kind of does seem like every problem runs aground on that, right? Like it would be nice if people had a different story to tell about climate change that had these features you identify that brought people in with values and drew on a broader sense of balance with the earth and ecosystems.But even if they did, you have to have the mechanics of media to get that message out to tell that story. You know what I mean? And so you got one whole side of the media working against you and one at best begrudgingly working with you. It just doesn't seem possible. So I don't know why I'm talking to you about this problem. No one knows a solution to this problem. But it just seems like this is the -er problem that every other problem depends on.Holly Jean BuckYeah, I mean, we should talk about it because it's the central obstacle in climate action, from my point of view, is this broken media ecosystem and if we could unlock that or revise it, we could make a lot of progress on other stuff.David RobertsYes, on poverty, you name it. Almost anything that seems like the main problem you talk about. The narrative must be able to enable broad political coalitions, but you are working against ... I guess I'd like to hear a little bit about what role you think fossil fuels are playing in this? It seems to me pretty obvious that fossil fuels do not want any such broad political coalition about anything more specific than net zero in 2050, right. Which, as you point out, leaves room for vastly different worlds, specifically regarding fossil fuels. It seems like they don't want that and they're working against that and they have power.So who are the agents of this new narrative? Like, who should be telling it and who has the power to tell it?Holly Jean BuckSo I think sometimes in the climate movement we grant too much power to the fossil fuel industry. It's obviously powerful in this country and in many others, but we have a lot of other industries that are also relevant and powerful too. So you can picture agriculture and the tech industry and insurance and some of these other forms of capital standing up to the fossil fuel industry because they have a lot to lose as renewables continue to become cheaper. We should have energy companies that will also have capital and power. So I do think that we need to think about those other coalitions.Obviously, I don't think it needs to be all grounded in forms of capital. I think there's a lot of work to be done in just democratic political power from civil society too. What I'd love to see is philanthropy, spending more money on building up that social infrastructure alongside funding some of this tech stuff.David RobertsYeah, I've talked to a lot of funders about that and what I often hear is like, "Yeah, I'd love that too, but what exactly be specific, David, what do you want me to spend money on?" And I'm always like, "Well, you know, stuff, social infrastructure, media, something." I get very hand wavy very quick because I'm not clear on exactly what it would be. So final subject, which I found really interesting at the tail end, I think it's fair to say your sympathies are with phasing out fossil fuels as fast as possible. And there's this critique you hear from the left-left about climate change that just goes, this is just capitalism, this is what capitalism does.This is the inevitable result of capitalism. And if you want a real solution to climate change on a mass scale, you have to be talking about getting past capitalism or destroying capitalism or alternatives to capitalism, something like that. Maybe I'm reading between the lines, but I feel like you have some sympathy with that. But also then we're back to narratives that can build a broad political coalition, right? Narratives that can include everyone. So how do you think about the tension between kind of the radical rethinking of economics and social arrangements versus the proximate need to keep everybody on board?How is a metanarrative supposed to dance that line?Holly Jean BuckYeah, unfortunately, I think in this media ecosystem we can't lead with smashing capitalism or with socialism. It's just not going to work, unfortunately. So then what do you do? I think you have to work on things that would make an opening for that. Having more political power, more power grounded in local communities. It's not going to be easy.David RobertsEven if you let the anti-capitalist cat out of the bag at all, you have a bunch of enemies that would love to seize on that, to use it to divide. So I don't know, what does that mean? Openings, just reforms of capitalism at the local level? I mean, I'm asking you to solve these giant global problems. I don't know why, but how do you solve capitalism? What's your solution to capitalism? What does that mean, to leave an opening for post-capitalism without directly taking on capitalism? I guess I'd just like to hear a little bit more about that.Holly Jean BuckSo I think that there's a lot of things that seem unconnected to climate at first, like making sure we have the integrity of our elections, dealing with redistricting and gerrymandering and those sorts of things that are one part of it. Reforming the media system is another part of it. Just having that basic civil society infrastructure, I think, will enable different ideas to form and grow.David RobertsDo you have any predictions about the future of net zero? Sort of as a concept, as a guiding light, as a goal? Because you identify these kind of ambiguities and tensions within it that seem like it doesn't seem like it can go on forever without resolving some of those. But as you also say, it's become so ubiquitous and now plays such a central role in the dialogue and in the Paris plans and et cetera, et cetera. It's also difficult to see it going away. So it's like can't go on forever, but it can't go away. So do you have any predictions how it evolves over the coming decade?Holly Jean BuckWell, it could just become one of these zombie concepts and so that really is an opportunity for people to get together and think about what other thing they would like to see. Is it going to be measuring phase out of fossil fuels and having a dashboard where we can track the interconnection queue and hold people accountable for improving that? Are we going to be measuring adaptation and focusing on that? Are we going to be thinking more about the resources that are going to countries to plan and direct a transition and trying to stand up agencies that are really focused on energy transition or land use transition?I mean, we could start making those demands now and we could also be evolving these broader languages to talk about and understand the motion. So we have some concepts that have been floated and already sort of lost some amount of credibility, like sustainability, arguably just transition. We have Green New Deal. Will that be the frame? Is that already lost? What new stuff could we come up with? Is it regeneration or universal basic energy. I think there's a lot of languages to explore and so I would be thrilled to see the Climate Movement work with other movements in society, with antiracist movements, with labor movements and more to explore the languages and the specific things we could measure and then take advantage of the slipperiness of net zero to get in there and talk about something else we might want to see.David RobertsOkay, that sounds like a great note to wrap up on. Thank you for coming. Thank you for the super fascinating book and for all your work, Holly Jean Buck. Thanks so much.Holly Jean BuckThank you.David RobertsThank you for listening to the Volts podcast. It is ad-free, powered entirely by listeners like you. If you value conversations like this, please consider becoming a paid Volts subscriber at volts.wtf. Yes, that's volts.wtf, so that I can continue doing this work. Thank you so much and I'll see you next time. Get full access to Volts at www.volts.wtf/subscribe
The Majority Report with Sam Seder
Happy Monday! Sam and Emma host Rosie Collington, Ph.D candidate at University College London, to discuss her recent book The Big Con: How The Consulting Industry Weakens Our Businesses, Infantilizes Our Governments, And Warps Our Economies, co-authored with Mariana Mazzucato. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on the debt ceiling fight, Biden's plummeting polling (and why he still fares better than the GOP's candidates), Minnesota's gig work bill, Manchin sinking Julie Su's candidacy, the NAACP travel advisory for Florida, the devastating death of an 8-year-old in border custody, and failing US intelligence at home and abroad, before diving into the Democratic party's (and particularly their leadership's) insistence on never having any real power. Rosie Collington then joins as she parses through the massive state of the management consulting industry in the US, with agencies like McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group, and Bain, working for both the regulatory (political) and industrial sides, and conning the public into believing they actually have a massive impact on the economy. She walks Sam and Emma through the evolution of the consulting-industrial complex, with the introduction of the Reaganomics of the 1980s in both reducing spending on welfare and shifting the distribution of it onto private industry, and the neoliberal establishment cementing this shift over the next couple of decades, with private companies slowly taking over not just the implementation, but the development of public policy in the US. After parsing through the rollout of the ACA under Obama, as well as stories like the East Palestine derailment and McKinsey's role in the opioid crisis, as key examples of the failure of consulting's control over the government, from the conflicts-of-interest in creates to the obscuration of responsibility for our democratic officials, Collington wraps up by tackling the role of elite institutions in laundering the reputation of consulting industries, and explores what actions the US government can take to protect democracy. And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma dive into AI's role in the WGA and SAF strikes, with some help from Tesla stans, Moms for Liberty exemplifies the GOP's exterminationist rhetoric, and Hitchen's Ghost dives into his personal experiences with Killology experts. Ash from Southern Illinois reflects on the criminalization of a teacher's trans acceptance, Dez from NJ discusses unionizing his workplace, and Emma reflects on mistakes made in reporting on a recent “Karen” story. DeSantis continues to flounder socially, and Tim Pool acts in his role as the final body in the reactionary right's human centipede of (dis)information, plus, your calls and IMs! Check out Rosie's book here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/710959/the-big-con-by-mariana-mazzucato-and-rosie-collington/ Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscribe to the ESVN YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/esvnshow Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here: https://am-quickie.ghost.io/ Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Get the free Majority Report App!: http://majority.fm/app Check out today's sponsors: ZipRecruiter: Some things in life we like to pick out for ourselves - so we know we've got the one that's best for us - like cuts of steak or mattresses. What if you could do the same for hiring - choose your ideal candidate before they even apply? See for yourself! Just go to this exclusive web address, https://www.ziprecruiter.com/majority to try ZipRecruiter for free! Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Check out Ava Raiza's music here! https://avaraiza.bandcamp.com/ The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/
Senator Rand Paul joins C&B to discuss today's Senate hearing on A and more. Jim Justice has big lead over Manchin in WVA. Rep. Mike Johnson talks to C&B about the debt ceiling, FACE Act and the Durham Report. Colleges and universities drop covid vax requirements. Martha Stewart looks great on SI swimsuit cover. University of Wyoming sorority files lawsuit because guy was admitted to sorority.Follow Clay & Buck on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/clayandbuckSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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The Majority Report with Sam Seder
It's Casual Friday! Sam hosts Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at Salon.com and proprietor of the blog Hullabaloo, to round up the week in news. Then, he is joined by Matthew Film Guy! First, Sam runs through updates on the debt ceiling debate, CNN's response to backlash from their Trump Town Hall, the “end” of the COVID emergency and Title 42, Joe Manchin taking on the EPA, various mainstream court cases, and Elon's new CEO, before diving into the floundering “reports” of the intense corruption of the Biden Crime Family. Digby then joins as she and Sam dive into Anderson Cooper's insanely “holier than thou” response to critiques of CNN, as well as the looming conservative shadow of John Malone over the company, before quickly running through ongoing debates about the Debt Ceiling. Wrapping up, they touch on the “end” of COVID, per the Biden Administration, and how well over 1 million deaths later, the US has learned absolutely nothing. Film Guy “Matthew Film Guy” Matthew joins as he and Sam run through the impact of the WGA strike on the movie and TV industries, reflect on Sam's appearance on Movie Night Extravaganza, and Matthew's film suggestion of the Romanian New Wave film “Four Months, Three Weeks, and Two Days.” And in the Fun Half: Sam tackles the right wing's vitriolic coverage of the killing of Jordan Neely, with Jesse Watters and Greg Gutfeld uplifting the “heroic” murder of a guy whose crime was being hungry and upset, also touching on Elon's new CEO appointment as Twitter overlooks a financial cliff, and Ben Shapiro's “Pope of the Jews” schtick expanding to proclaim himself “Pope of the Rape Victims.” Wrapping up, they discuss Biden's fascist immigration policy in the wake of Title 42 being rolled back, and Tommy Tuberville's defense of White Nationalists in the military. Check out Digby's work at Salon here: https://www.salon.com/writer/heather_digby_parton Check out Hullaballoo here: http://digbysblog.net/ Come see Matthew Film Guy at the Movie Night Extravaganza live event in Queens!: https://www.facebook.com/events/607031584693251?mibextid=Z0UBBX&paipv=0&eav=AfZny0evB7ffBbgFy8xgeRDEf-WP3MUKfp0rXBovskJVysjtDbev3uzRSDjerTh88G8&_rdr Check out Matthew's Letterboxd here: https://letterboxd.com/langdonboom/ Check out Matthew's film discussion group here: https://www.commonpointqueens.org/program/cultural-arts-and-jewish-heritage-classes/ Check out Matthew's eBay auction here! https://www.ebay.com/itm/115464749223 Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscribe to the ESVN YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/esvnshow Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here: https://am-quickie.ghost.io/ Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Get the free Majority Report App!: http://majority.fm/app Check out today's sponsors: Sunset Lake CBD: sunsetlakecbd is a majority employee owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide free CBD products. Great company, great product and fans of the show! Use code Leftisbest and get 20% off at http://www.sunsetlakecbd.com. Henson Shaving: Go to https://hensonshaving.com/majority and use code MAJORITY for a free 100-pack of blades! Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Check out Ava Raiza's music here! https://avaraiza.bandcamp.com/ The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/
Join Jim and Greg as they serve up two very bad martinis and a crazy but intriguing one. First, they fume as Title 42 ends and the Biden administration offers nothing but lies, gaslighting, and blame shifting to explain the tidal wave of people headed into our country illegally. They also hammer President Biden and the State Department for pulling back on consequences for China's spy balloon episode and and continuing to withhold consequences for the Chinese genocide against the Uighurs and measures designed to restrain Huawei. Finally, they dig into growing speculation that West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin may be preparing to mount a third party bid for president in 2024.Please visit our great sponsors:4Patriothttps://4Patriots.comUse code MARTINI to get 10% off your purchase.
Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
On the road for college kid's graduation, so it's into the Hot Tub Podcast Time Machine! We go so far back, May 12 was a Thursday! That's a full year back! If you don't remember it exactly as it happened, here's a reminder: Not to underestimate you, but David Waldman and Greg Dworkin probably deliver as much KITM as you can handle today. Russia continues to not win in Ukraine. Some would say they are losing. Some, like the Institute for the Study of War. Some, like Ukrainian soldier on the ground in charge of blowing up stuff, Максим. Sanctions are turning Russia into a place Borat would be ashamed to work for. Russia is pulling electronics out of their washing machines in order to keep their military running. Russian soldiers will wish they had pulled the SIM cards from their phones when the Switchblades lock on them. Remember when Republicans openly loved Russia? If only public opinion mattered to abortion rights. Mitch McConnell is unlikely to dump the filibuster to ban abortion until the very second he can. Joe Manchin might be a Republican, but that doesn't mean he always votes on a party line… unless it's against abortion rights. Well, that Supreme Court leak investigation deescalated quickly. Susan Collins and Stephen King live in the same neighborhood, of course. One of their neighbors used chalk on the sidewalk, not for hopscotch or Valentine's hearts, but in order to deeply concern Susan Collins. Elon Musk is bored with Tesla. Soon, he will be bored with Twitter. A popular GQP wacko might out-Trump all Republicans in Pennsylvania. She might even win her Senate nomination before conceding her 2020 House loss. That is Trumpy. The important elections however are for secretaries of state, as they are the ones who will install future Trumps. The math wasn't going Donald Trump's way in 2020, so John Eastman had a plan to install his own math. Baked Alaska came up with the novel idea of pleading guilty with a side-plea of innocence for his involvement on the insurrection January 6. Too novel for the judge, apparently. The January 6 Committee subpoenaed Kevin McCarthy, Jim Jordan, Mo Brooks, Andy Biggs and Scott Perry, which is a good start.
NTD News Today—5/11/20231. Ice Ankle Bracelet Program for Asylum Seekers2. Debt Ceiling Standoff amid Declining Revenue3. Manchin to Block EPA Picks to Protect Fossil Fuel4. Former President Trump's Town Hall5. Voters React to Trump Town Hall6. Disney Stock Set for Massive Daily Slide7. Inflation Easing: Small Business Owner8. Artificial Intelligence Disrupting Finance?9. Chat-GPT CEO to Testify Before Congress10. Santos Settlement in Brazil Fraud Case11. Senator Feinstein Ready to Resume Duties12. Parkland School Shooting Judge Resigns13. Man Sentenced for Killing Armed BLM Protester14. NATO: China Not a Threat, Just a Challenge15. Volkswagen Defends China Record at Meeting16. Chinese City Returns to COVID-19 Testing17. Poor Sales of Baby Products in China18. Fire Rages After Explosion in Milan Street19. Apartment Block Blasts, Injuring Police20. Children Injured in Finland Bridge Collapse21. Norway Takes Over Arctic Council Leadership22. Russians in Latvia Face Tests or Expulsion23. Russia Slams Poland's Renaming of Kaliningrad24. Spain to Ban Outdoor Work in Extreme Heat25. Christie's Runs Controversial Jewelry Auction26. Botticelli Ad Campaign Draws Widespread Anger27. NASA Tests Sls Engine at Stennis Space Center28. Startup to Launch Commercial Space Station29. Dog Buddy Holly Wins ‘Best in Show'30. Pampered Pooches Parade at Puppy Prom31. NC: Cat Saved from Under Shower Floor
-Covid-19 emergency ends with dire public health consequences -EPA releases new rule on power plant emissions, Joe Manchin melts down -Santos the (alleged) Scammer -CNN town hall disaster
As Title 42 ends, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced a monitoring program on May 10 for illegal immigrants. Some of those facing deportation will be forced to wear ankle bracelets and abide by curfews. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on May 10 that he'll oppose all Environmental Protection Agency nominees until the agency stops implementing rules limiting fossil fuels. Former President Donald Trump took part in the first televised town hall of the 2024 presidential election season on Wednesday. Trump addressed allegations against him and answered questions from voters. ⭕️Watch in-depth videos based on Truth & Tradition at Epoch TV
Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
David Waldman wishes us a happy Dia Cinco de KITM Celebraciones! Another day another set of specifics on why no one has trusted Clarence and Ginni Thomas for a least a generation. Leonard Leo, whose job is buying influence, bought $1.6 billion worth recently, paying a chunk through bagwoman Kellyanne Conway into the pockets of Ginni Thomas, making certain to not mention Ginni, which makes them all look as innocent as hell. The Proud Boys find themselves going to jail, much to their, and their followers' surprise. Punching up, instead of punching down was the big mistake, and the Boys learned their lesson. MAGA learned the lesson of January 6: People get in trouble for insurrection, therefore the people you want in trouble must be insurrecting. Texas prison guards put a woman in isolation for knowing more about abortion than they did. Texas schools, concerned that kids nowadays have become too into idolatry, adultery, and covetousness, are posting the Ten Commandments in every classroom. That might be Moses' thing, but Jesus would not do that. In Ohio, Republicans are quickly shutting down voting rights and hope to slide it in August, when no one's looking. Meanwhile, Oregon Republicans refuse to vote on things with the big words that wear their lips out. Ace KITM correspondent Rosalyn MacGregor marks the retirement of Michigan's last racial/ethnic school mascot. Covid drops to the fourth biggest killer, so you know WHO declares the emergency over. Fox News demands that Media Matters quit publishing their Tucker Carlson leaks. Jim Justice is running against Joe Manchin for Senator. Many hope that Jim'll win so he can pay them the money he owes.
The Majority Report with Sam Seder
It's Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Alex Pareene, Contributing Editor at the New Republic and proprietor of the AP newsletter on Substack, to round up the week in news. First, Emma dives into updates on the US job growth, the White House's debt limit concessions, Clarence Thomas' corruption, the continuing banking crisis, Dianne Feinstein's absence, fascist legislation in Florida and Indiana, and Donald Trump's rape case, also diving into the recent revelations about the Federalist Society's backdoor funding of Ginni Thomas. Alex Pareene then joins as he and Emma dive into Clarence Thomas' endless stream of corruption allegations, whether anything will actually be done about it, and how liberal institutions affirm the Court's corruption. They also touch on the disappearance of Dianne Feinstein, the holdup it has created in the judicial confirmation process, and what (if anything) Democrats will do about it, before parsing through Biden's role in the matter, where his 2024 candidacy stands, and his likely matchup with Trump. After tackling the impotence of the “Republican in Blue clothing” tactic of Manchin and Sinema, they wrap up the interview with the devastating story of the killing of Jordan Neely, and the horrors of uplifting right-wing violence fantasies. And in the Fun Half: Emma parses through Steven Crowder's 2015 Op-Ed, “I'm a Guy and I'll Never Badmouth my WIfe,” Caleb from Canton discusses the absurdity of the billionaire genre of Nazi obsession, and Matt dives into the greatness of Chris James. Devon from Alberta asks Emma about the Oilers, the MR Crew parses through Lance from the Serfs' killer appearance on Tim Pool's show, and Michael Knowles and Matt Lech bond over their pro-Hooter stances, plus, your calls and IMs! Check out Alex's new work at Popula here: https://popula.com/author/alex-pareene/ Check out the Politics of Everything podcast here: https://newrepublic.com/podcasts Check out The Best Show here: https://www.patreon.com/TheBestShow Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscribe to the ESVN YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/esvnshow Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here: https://am-quickie.ghost.io/ Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Get the free Majority Report App!: http://majority.fm/app Check out today's sponsors: Sunset Lake CBD: sunsetlakecbd is a majority employee owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide free CBD products. Great company, great product and fans of the show! Use code Leftisbest and get 20% off at http://www.sunsetlakecbd.com. Seder's Seeds!: Sam tried to grow some cannabis last year, didn't know what he was doing, but now has some great cannabis seeds! Use code "420" and get 20% off your entire order! AND Seder's Seeds is launching a loyalty program, every 10 dollars spent earns you a point! Go to http://www.sedersseeds.com and MajorityReporters now and enter coupon code "SEEDS" for free shipping! StoryWorth: StoryWorth is an online service that helps every other figure in your life share stories through thought-provoking questions about their memories and personal thoughts. Give all the “moms” in your life a meaningful gift you'll both cherish for years by going to https://storyworth.com/majority. You'll get $10 off your first purchase! Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Check out Ava Raiza's music here! https://avaraiza.bandcamp.com/ The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/
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2023 may be an off-year, but that just means Virginia takes its traditional place as one of the key states to watch. With odd-year state elections, Virginia has often been a key bellwether for the rest of the country and this year is no different. Both the State Senate and the General Assembly are up and both chambers could be won by either party. Daily Kos Elections Editor Jeff Singer joins us to preview the key races in both the June primary and the fall general election.Host David Beard and guest host Joe Sudbay also discuss the many notable campaign announcements from the past week, including Democratic Rep. Colin Allred's entrance into the U.S. Senate race in Texas against Ted Cruz and GOP Governor Jim Justice's entrance into the West Virginia Senate race against Joe Manchin. Then they cover two big retirements in blue states, Senator Ben Cardin in Maryland and Governor Jay Inslee in Washington State, plus what Democrats might run to replace them.Transcript can be found here.
Senator Joe Manchin helped write and pass the Inflation Reduction Act last summer, but lately he's been criticizing the Biden administration's implementation of it, saying the White House has strayed from the purpose of the bill. Democrats are growing concerned about Manchin's attacks and disagree that the Biden administration has diverged from the law's intent. POLITICO's Josh Siegel breaks down Manchin's criticism and why he's been particularly outspoken recently. Plus, the Senate voted Wednesday with bipartisan support to pass a resolution undoing President Biden's two-year pause on solar import tariffs from four Southeast Asian countries. Kelsey Tamborrino is a reporter covering clean energy. Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO. Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer. Brook Hayes edited this POLITICO energy podcast. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.
On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case aimed at overturning a legal precedent that helps federal agencies defend environmental rules in courts. So-called “Chevron deference,” which conservatives have targeted for years, says courts should defer to a government agency interpretation when laws passed by Congress are ambiguous. POLITICO's Alex Guillén breaks down the legal principle, why the court is taking up this case now, and how it could impact the Biden administration's climate initiatives. Plus, Sen.Joe Manchin is accusing the Biden administration of jeopardizing offshore oil and renewable energy development. Alex Guillén is an energy reporter for POLITICO Pro. Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO. Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer. Brook Hayes edited this POLITICO energy podcast. Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO's audio department.
A Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Supreme Court "ethics" highlights what Democrats have in mind, including an open-ended process for "complaints" against the Justices that could look like an unending confirmation hearing. Plus, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice could help the GOP retake the Senate, if he can beat Sen. Joe Manchin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ray and Steve discuss a broad spectrum of topics including how Ca owes black residents 1.2 million in reparations. Plus they discuss Joe Manchin, debt fault and spending and the budget. That and more! IRS migration data released late last week shows that California lost more residents than any other state, with a net loss of nearly 332,000 people and more than $29 billion in adjusted gross income in 2021. The state with the second largest population loss is New York, which saw a net loss of over 262,000 residents and $24.5 billion in income. Illinois, meanwhile, suffered a net loss of 105,000 people in 2021 and $10.8 billion in income. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Biden says he's running, and Bernie endorses him. With Biden in and Bernie out, what choice do I have but to vote for Biden? He may not be the best America has to offer, but Donald Trump and DeSantis are the ABSOLUTE WORST America has to offer. Guest: Howie Klein, founder of the Blue America PAC, says, "Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is a rotten senator because she's a rotten person." Chapters: 00:00 David does The News 08:00 Howie Klein. Topics: Howie Klein writes Down With Tyranny. On today's show he talks DeSantis; Disney; Manchin; American tourists don't wear masks; Thailand finally legalizes weed; Healthcare in Thailand vs United States; Bernie loves Biden; Howie's voting for Marianne Williamson; Robert Kennedy Jr.; What went wrong?; Kamala?; Is Jamie Raskin running for senator?; Is Mondaire Jones running again?; Who's worse: Sinema or Manchin?; Why Sinema is a rotten person; Can Dems hold the senate in 2024?; What is Jubilee? SUBSCRIBE TO DAVID'S NEWSLETTER: Take David wherever you go by subscribing to this show as a podcast! Here's how: https://davidfeldmanshow.com/how-to-l... And Subscribe to this channel. DONATE: . More David @ Get Social With David: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/davidfeldmanc... Twitter: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/d...
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QUICKHITTERS, then views on Senator Joe Manchin running for Senator or President and I even posit that maybe neither Biden Nor Trump will be on the ticket. And then lots of views on raising the debt ceiling and how words are bandied about untethered to underlying facts. https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/gop-wants-keep-pretending-debt-ceiling-real-rcna81798https://rollcall.com/2023/04/26/house-passes-1-5-trillion-debt-limit-increase-spending-cuts/
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On this week's episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, we talk about the Secretary of State race, the Inflation Reduction Act and job opportunities in the Mountain State. In Segments One and Two we talk to two candidates for Secretary of State: Del. Chris Pritt (R) and Former Del. Ken Reed (R). In Segment Three, we talk to Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) about leading the repeal of the Inflation Reduction Act. In Segment Four, we talk to Jacob Green, WV Schools for Diversion and Transition, about job opportunities.
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CBD and J.J. Sefton discuss: The firing of Tucker Carlson and what it means for news dissemination going forward, the Bobbsy Twins of uniparty fraud Nikki Haley and Joe Manchin, RFK Jr. tosses a turd in the Democrat punchbowl, Iran seizes an oil tanker in the Gulf and our feckless foreign policy non-response, even Barbara […]
Police say the man who broke into a bank and a restaurant in downtown Fresno is now identified as 31-year-old Willis Randolph. Police say an officer's ear was partially detached during a scuffle with Randolph. Randolph has been arrested at least 5 times in the last 2 weeks. Thursday was his 22nd arrest in Fresno County dating back to 2018. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said Tuesday that he would support Congress overturning the Environmental Protection Agency's new proposed rule limiting tailpipe emissions for vehicles, describing the effort as a "Trojan horse" to promote electric vehicles that could risk undermining national security. A homeless man allegedly bit off a portion of an officer's finger during an arrest at a subway station in East Hollywood on Thursday. The Massachusetts Air National guardsman accused of leaking highly classified military documents kept an arsenal of guns and said on social media that he would like to kill a “ton of people,” prosecutors said in arguing Thursday that 21-year-old Jack Teixeira should remain in jail for his trial. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Karoline Leavitt fills in for Howie while the king of talk radio makes his way back to the Bay State for the summer. Karoline is the spokeswoman for MAGA, Inc., President Trump's SuperPAC. She attended Trump's rally in Manchester last night, and she has all the insider information to share with listeners.
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States await ruling from the Supreme Court on abortion pill. Jim Justice challenges Joe Manchin for state Senate in West Virgina.
The Biden administration responds to Republicans' plan to slash spending and raise the debt ceiling. What's next after Speaker Kevin McCarthy scores a win in the House? Chaos at the border is expected to grow as a key immigration enforcement measure expires in two weeks. Find out more about the dueling plans released Thursday from the White House and House Republicans. Some senators want a code of conduct for the Supreme Court. NTD spoke with a legal expert to find out if the nation's highest court already follows such a code—opinions are split. A challenger to Sen. Joe Manchin's (D-W.Va.) seat emerges. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announces his run for the Senate. Tucker Carlson breaks his silence after his split from Fox. What did he say in his latest Twitter monologue? ⭕️ Watch in-depth videos based on Truth & Tradition at Epoch TV
First: Former Vice President Mike Pence faces a federal grand jury looking into Donald Trump's efforts to steal the 2020 election. The testimony marks a pivotal moment in the special counsel investigation. Plus: Conservative-led legislatures in South Carolina and Nebraska say no to stricter abortion laws. It's the latest whiplash moment as Republicans wrestle with their promises to ban abortion where they can in the post-roe world. And: A heavyweight showdown is now brewing in West Virginia after Jim Justice announces his run for Joe Manchin's seat. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Today on MetroNews This Morning: --Governor Jim Justice makes it official, he'll be a candidate for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate next year--Senator Joe Manchin isn't tipping his hand, but some think a cryptic statement from him on Thursday means he's considering a run for President. --The state opens the West Virginia Trade Office in Taiwan--In Sports: Mountaineer baseball heads to Waco for a weekend series
The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
Join Jim and Greg as they serve up three good martinis to close out the week! First, they cheer CNN contributor Scott Jennings for calmly but firmly confronting American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten over her absurd lies that she was pushing harder than anyone to reopen schools in the midst of the pandemic […]
Join Jim and Greg as they serve up three good martinis to close out the week! First, they cheer CNN contributor Scott Jennings for calmly but firmly confronting American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten over her absurd lies that she was pushing harder than anyone to reopen schools in the midst of the pandemic when she was loudly persistent in keeping them closed. They also welcome the news that West Virginia GOP Gov. Jim Justice is running for U.S. Senate in 2024, giving Republicans their best chance yet to knock off Sen. Joe Manchin or maybe even convince him not to run for re-election. Finally, they welcome the news that Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel is planning to sit out the 2024 cycle after backing and bankrolling multiple weak candidates in the midterms.Please visit our great sponsors:4Patriothttps://4Patriots.comUse code MARTINI to get 10% off your purchase.
POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing
Sen. Joe Manchin may need a stiff drink this morning: Today, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is expected to announce a bid for the U.S. Senate — giving Republicans a strong recruit to flip the Mountaineer State. Meanwhile, out west, the Montana state legislature barred trans state Rep. Zooey Zephyr from the House floor. And in Washington, the GOP House voted to pass the debt ceiling bill, handing a major victory to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Playbook co-author Rachael Bade provides the political news you need to know today.
What's next on the debt limit fight? Plus, Sen. Joe Manchin turns right ahead of 2024. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Majority Report with Sam Seder
It's an EmMajority Report Thursday! She hosts Adrienne Buller, Senior Fellow at Common Wealth, to discuss her recent book The Value of a Whale: On the Illusions of Green Capitalism. Then, in a pre-taped conversation, Emma sits down with Mark Himmelstein and Marshawn Brewer of the bargaining committee for Fordham University graduate students, to discuss their recent organizing efforts and yesterday's walkout from classes. First, Emma runs through updates on Manchin's future, Disney's lawsuit against DeSantis, Tucker's firing, Montana's fascist GOP ousting Zooey Zephyr, Schumer's meeting with Elon Musk, and Trump's myriad legal battles, before diving into Tucker Carlson's weak debut post-Fox. Adrienne Buller then dives right into her recent piece on green capitalism, first exploring how the title parodies an IMF article evaluating the capital worth of whales to the global economy, and parsing through neoliberalism's emphasis on financialization and market-driven solutions. Next, Buller steps back to assess green capitalism as a whole, understanding its recognition of the climate crisis as progress while still recognizing how it seeks to exploit said crisis, walking through the myriad “green” tactics, like carbon pricing/capture and ESG, and exploring how they work to incentivize rather than regulate, thus providing more than enough loopholes for capitalists to offshore and offset exploitation. Wrapping up, Adrienne and Emma look to Biden's IRA as a perfect example of green capitalism's market-based solutions, the importance of grounding solutions in justice, and why social justice can't prioritize profitability. Then, Emma is joined by Mark Himmelsbach and Marshawn Brewer as they walk through the impetus for the unionization of Fordham's graduate students, from the University's failure to respond to COVID to New York's growing cost-of-living crisis, and explore what its like to battle against an institution that refuses to recognize you, much less your struggles. Wrapping up, they dive into the union's recent walkout, where the union's hopes lay, and how those of us outside of the union can help. And in the Fun Half: Emma is joined by Matt Binder as they tackle Bernie's Biden endorsement, watch Crowder get eviscerated by an up-and-coming Amy Schumer, and Wayne from Iowa holds Emma accountable for her child-labor-phobic comments. They also tackle Dwayne Wade's recent comments on Florida's growing fascism, Nico from San Francisco helps the crew parse through SF's anti-homeless fury, and Ron Johnson doesn't give a sh*t about your crops. Marjorie Taylor Greene capitalizes on her committee seats with some staunch homophobia, and Robert from Georgia dives into the Tucker Carlson firing, plus, your calls and IMs! Check out Adrienne's book here: https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526162632/ Learn more about the Fordham grad students efforts here: https://www.thecity.nyc/2023/4/25/23698405/fordham-graduate-students-walk-out-demand-better-contract Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscribe to the ESVN YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/esvnshow Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here: https://am-quickie.ghost.io/ Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Get the free Majority Report App!: http://majority.fm/app Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ExpandTheDiscourse Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/mattbinder Check out Ava Raiza's music here! https://avaraiza.bandcamp.com/ The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/
-Big Sky Bigotry: Montana GOP bans trans lawmaker -YouTube Music workers unionize -Manchin decisive vote in bill to kill clean energy rule -Kick the Rich Dick while they're down
Photos expose Biden had journalist questions before first press conference in 100 days. Clay runs the numbers on how few interviews and press conferences Biden has done compared to previous presidents. Condescending Kamala at pro-abortion rally at Howard University: "We not playin' that!" Kamala's cringey March pep talk to the Howard basketball team. Tucker Carlson's Twitter communique goes super viral. WVA Governor Jim Justice enters senate race for Manchin's seat.Follow Clay & Buck on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/clayandbuckSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's hard to see the party of inclusion and acceptance as the same party that wants to see a reduction in the human population. Joe Manchin faces an uphill battle for re-election because of his Inflation Reduction Act. Is going to college worth it if you have to suffer through communist indoctrination? Your vote is the only real political power you have, don't just give it away. Stalin's NKVDSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Majority Report with Sam Seder
It's News Day Tuesday! Sam and Emma break down the biggest headlines of the day. First, they run through updates on Biden's reelection bid, the departures of Tucker and Don Lemon, new SCOTUS corruption allegations, Trump's alternate impending trials, the silencing and repression of Zooey Zephyr and her supporters, Harry Belafonte, DeSantis' floundering, and the corruption of a Florida Surgeon General. Next, Sam and Emma parse through Biden's incredibly boring reelection announcement, the rights' somehow MORE boring response to said announcement, and speculate on the Democratic primary, before diving into the role of abortion and crime in the leadup to the 2024 elections. They also dive into Tucker's final moments at Fox News, Greg Kelly's and Donald Trump's reflections on the matter, and what spurred both his and Don Lemons' departures from their respective news organizations. Wrapping up the first half, Sam and Emma cover the corruption of Joseph Ladapo, DeSantis' Florida Surgeon General, who altered key findings in a study on COVID-19 vaccine safety. And in the Fun Half: Kowalski from Nebraska dives into agricultural and environmental updates, Matt Walsh struggles to respond to a youth activist with anything but “uh, what's a woman?” and Joe Manchin goes on Hannity to denounce the evil lies of the IRA – that he was central to shaping. Jeff from New Mexico dives into the forgotten stories of the Twitter Files, Oochie Wally discusses the ignorance of the US' “Red Summer” of white supremacist uprisings, and Stephen Crowder comes out as the newest member of the “Incredibly Divorced Bigots” club, plus your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscribe to the ESVN YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/esvnshow Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here: https://am-quickie.ghost.io/ Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Get the free Majority Report App!: http://majority.fm/app Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Check out Ava Raiza's music here! https://avaraiza.bandcamp.com/ The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/
Co-host of "Outnumbered" Emily Compagno joins Fox Across America With Jimmy Failla to talk about the latest case she takes a deep dive into on "The Fox True Crime Podcast". Jimmy reacts to President Biden's official re-election campaign launch, and tells how the president is intentionally misleading the public on what's gone down during his first term. Host of the "Jason In The House Podcast" Jason Chaffetz explains why he believes Biden will actually drop out of the race before the end of 2023. PLUS, co-host of “The Big Money Show” on Fox Business Brian Brenberg stops by to have a few laughs with your radio buddy about some of our current president's most memorable gaffes. [00:00:00] President Biden launches his 2024 re-election campaign [00:37:05] Shannon Sharpe responds to Phil Jackson [00:50:07] Emily Compagno [00:55:30] Jason Chaffetz [01:13:52] Manchin criticizes Biden's approach to energy [01:32:20] Brian Brenberg Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Today, David Waldman and the KITM staff celebrate not being fired or hired by Rupert Mudoch. Hey, remember Tucker Carlson? Tuck was sort of a prep school Lou Dobbs or that villain in a teen movie who wears a Brooks Brothers sweater like a cape over his Lacrosse polo. Anyhow, Fox News fired Tucker on a Monday morning, in front of his crew, for maximum disrespect, like a mob hit that can't go open casket. Not that his crew had that much respect for him, or vice versa. In fact, they've already forgotten him. Whatever reason Rupert chose to take out Carlson, it wasn't the right one. As Ace KITM Correspondent Rosalyn MacGregor has been telling us, (paraphrased) Ottawa County, Michigan has been cluster-FUBARed through a wingnut insurgency. Wait until they find out their new jobs require working. Southern fried wingnuts in Florida are turning off both voters and bigots. Coming this Summer: The Fulton County Indictments! Why not now? Why is Fani Willis making us wait sooooo long? Powerful judges seem to always be trying to strike a balance between lower ethics and larger paydays. About a week after his confirmation, Neil Gorsuch finally sold a couple million dollars' worth of future goodwill and friendship with a guy destined to bring dozens of cases before him. Gorsuch didn't think to mention this transaction, nor did fellow Trump judge Matthew Kacsmaryk think to disclose between 5 to 25 million bucks worth of his camaraderie. Senator Ed Markey is calling on Clarence Thomas to resign, all because of his billionaire sugar buddy Harlan Crow. Joan McCarter tells us that it's time for Senator Dianne Feinstein to retire, primarily because Senator Joe Manchin won't. No one knows what the hell Dick Durbin is doing, but everyone can see what Mitch McConnell has planned.
In Which We Discuss: 1. GOP undercard debate shaping up to be just as crazy as we'd hoped. 2. Polls show nobody wants Trump or Biden to run so naturally it's looking like Trump v. Biden in 2024. 3. Donld Trump admits to living in one of the “worst states. 4. Look out Joe Manchin! There's a new coal baron in town. 5. Dianne Feinstein Retirement-Watch 2023 continues. 6. GOP's massive successes are being celebrated…under the cover of darkness? Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and political news. Join the millions of falling phones, sirens, helicopters, barking dogs, and computer beeps who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL! Then rate us on iTunes or find us Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Stitcher, or Instagram! And, as always, you can buy and review Lila's book here: Some Kids Left Behind. Plus, subscribe to Lila's new podcast, What Can I Do, wherever you get your podcasts!
Audio reveals top GOP lawyer's 2024 strategy: Make it harder for college students to vote. Trump tries to make Taibbi's IRS visit about himself: "The price you pay for being honest in the USA." Sen. Ted Cruz's telling call with Fox Business host caught on newly released tape. Elon Musk's dad Errol says he can "prove" existence of an emerald mine in a new bombshell claim revealing its location. Kyrsten Sinema, Joe Manchin fail to attract small donors for potential re-election campaigns.HOSTS: Cenk Uygur (@CenkUygur) & John Iadarola (@JohnIadarola)SUBSCRIBE on YOUTUBE: ☞ https://www.youtube.com/user/theyoungturksFACEBOOK: ☞ https://www.facebook.com/theyoungturksTWITTER: ☞ https://www.twitter.com/theyoungturksINSTAGRAM: ☞ https://www.instagram.com/theyoungturksTIKTOK: ☞ https://www.tiktok.com/@theyoungturks
Teachers are obfuscating the truth and flying CRT and DEI ideology under the radar. Gisele Fetterman might be the biggest elder abuser. Joe Manchin's tough primary. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Majority Report with Sam Seder
It's Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at Salon.com and proprietor of the blog Hullabaloo, to round up the week in news. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on the Supreme Court's Mifepristone decision, far-right legislation coming out of North Carolina, Texas, and the US House, and Buzzfeed news closing shop. Digby then joins Sam and Emma as they dive into the conclusion of the Fox-Dominion lawsuit, the internal incompetence of Fox News, and the destructive force of Rupert Murdoch's empire, as well as Kevin McCarthy's lackluster debt ceiling hustle, and the uncertain standing of centrists like Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. They also discuss the cold war in the GOP primary, as DeSantis' floundering puts the GOP establishment in disarray, while Biden's announcement is still impending, with only Bobby Kennedy and Marianne Williamson likely to serve as imperfect messengers of the Left, and why a true progressive candidacy must be grounded in coalition building and union solidarity. Wrapping up, they discuss the upcoming generation of politicians, including the passion of the Justins in Tennessee, and the horrors of the Right's young guard. And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma dive a little deeper into Texas passing a law requiring the 10 Commandments to be “prominently displayed” in classrooms, the resignation of the Vice Chair of Tennessee's House Republican Caucus over sexually harassing interns, and the stalling nomination of Julie Su. They also parse through a few of DeSantis' defenders and betrayers, plus, your IMs! Check out Digby's work at Salon here: https://www.salon.com/writer/heather_digby_parton Check out Hullaballoo here: http://digbysblog.net/ Subscribe to the ESVN YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/esvnshow Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here: https://am-quickie.ghost.io/ Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Get the free Majority Report App!: http://majority.fm/app Check out today's sponsors: Sunset Lake CBD: sunsetlakecbd is a majority employee owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide free CBD products. Starting today, all CBD products will be 30% off with coupon code “420”. Orders over $150 will get one FREE 20-count jar of gummies-Sour bears, good vibe gummies, or sleep gummies! 5% of all proceeds will be donated to the Last Prisoner Project-and The Majority Report will match those donations! Also, use code Leftisbest and get 20% off when you shop at http://www.sunsetlakecbd.com. Seder's Seeds!: Sam tried to grow some cannabis last year, didn't know what he was doing, but now has some great cannabis seeds! Use code "420" and you'll get a free pack of "Trainwreck" seeds (enter Trainwreck manually in your cart)! Go to http://www.sedersseeds.com and MajorityReporters will get an automatic 15% off. Enter coupon code "SEEDS" for free shipping! Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Check out Ava Raiza's music here! https://avaraiza.bandcamp.com/ The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/
P.M. Edition for April 21. Small donors are abandoning two senators who've strayed from the Democratic Party: West Virginia's Joe Manchin, and Arizona's Kyrsten Sinema. D.C. reporter Daniella Cheslow explains what it means for their reelection bids. Plus, more Chinese migrants are going through Latin America to get to the U.S. Reporter Shen Lu explains why. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Dana Show with Dana Loesch
The Washington Post reveals a description of the leaker of classified info. Rep. Byron Donalds stands his ground on 2A while being interviewed on CNN. The NYPD rolls out ‘snitchBOT' to patrol city subways and monitor criminals. New York City hires a “rat czar”. The Washington Commanders are sold for $6 Billion. Does the US have boots on the ground in Ukraine? Susan Rice says racism has reduced the size of the economy by $16 Trillion. Joe Manchin meets with Zelenskyy. The leaker is found and arrested in Massachusetts.Please visit our great sponsors:Black Rifle Coffeehttps://blackriflecoffee.com/danaUse code DANA at checkout for 20% off. Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/danaVisit fastgrowingtrees.com/dana today to save 15% off your entire order.Good Ranchershttps://goodranchers.com/marchSubscribe today for FREE Bacon in every box for a year with code Dana. Use the same code to save an additional $20.Hartford Gold:CALL 866-887-1188 or text DANA to 998899.Call right now and they will give you up to $5000 of free silver on your first qualifying order. Hillsdalehttps://danaforhillsdale.comJoin the battle over education for our country's future at www.danaforhillsdale.comKelTechttps://KelTecWeapons.comSign up for the KelTec Insider and be the first to know the latest KelTec news. Patriot Mobilehttps://patriotmobile.com/danaGet free activation with the offer code DANA.