Episode 127 considers the Franken dilemma, the terrible Republican tax plan, the controversial New York Times Nazi story, and more. Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images


Dan Savage, Rich Smith, and Eli Sanders are back from their Thanksgiving pod-break and ready to talk about the truly awful Republican tax plan, as well as a related question: Why isn’t there more outrage about it?

After that, the New York Timescontroversial profile of an American Nazi in Ohio. Was this a complete journalistic fail? And should you really be cancelling your New York Times subscription over it?

Finally, the Washington Post had a pretty great journalistic non-fail this week when it busted a conservative group that was trying to slip Roy Moore-related lies into the Post in order to discredit the paper—and, potentially, Roy Moore’s accusers. The whole ploy centered on a woman who lied to the Post about being impregnated by Moore at age 15 and then having an abortion. Which, of course, led to renewed questions about how far we should go in following the “believe women” slogan.

Equally challenging: What to do with Al Franken? He's apologized for past sexual misconduct, he’s had his apology accepted by the woman who first accused him, and he's not heeding calls for his resignation from the US Senate.

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