With Dan Savage away, Amber Cortes takes over his chair and talks with Rich Smith and Eli Sanders about this week of DC-shaking developments involving Russia, Trump, and the memos of former FBI Director James Comey. The current shitstorm of trouble for Trump raises a question: Should liberals really be pushing so hard for immediate impeachment, or would it be more strategic for the left to let all this Republican pain drag out until, say, the conclusion of the 2018 midterm elections?
After that: Amber takes Rich and Eli on a tour of important news items that are getting buried beneath the riveting spectacle of Trump’s “downward spiral.” Things like, oh, a worldwide cyber-attack that might be traced to North Korean “sleeper cells,” torch-wielding Nazi’s marching in Virginia, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions telling US prosecutors to seek the harshest-possible sentences whenever possible.
Finally: Did the world really need an in-depth look at the heroic journey of rock group The Strokes? And a call about abortion politics and that mayor’s race in Omaha that Dan, Eli, and Rich debated last week. Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo.