Sen. Jeff Flake announced he won't be running in a race he wasn't going to win. Win McNamee/Getty Images

This week, Dan Savage, Eli Sanders, and Rich Smith talk about Republican senator Jeff Flake's brave plot to save America from Trump. Flake's plan: Give one really nice speech about how he's not running for reelection in 2018. Thanks?

On the brighter side: Does this mean the Republican Party is cleaving in two? After that, the biggest story you might have missed this week. It's about a successful Republican plot to take away your legal right to sue big banks when they scam you. (You'll never guess which heroic Republican senator from Arizona voted for this idea.)

Finally, another example of college campus protesters shouting "Fascism!" while—wait for it—employing fascist tactics that shut down the free exchange of ideas. The argument about this one got so heated that Savage was begging for intervention from Kim Jong-un.

Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo!