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Month: April 2017

Politico Magazine: Trump’s First 100 Days, Ranked

“Herewith, from the impressive to the humiliating, are Trump’s first 100 days, ranked…”

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The DMZ: April 27, 2017

With special guest John Hawkins, on Trump’s 100 days and the Democratic divide.

Real Clear Politics: Why Are Democrats Fighting Each Other Over Abortion?

“Sen. Bernie Sanders does not consider himself a Democrat, so it’s not surprising that his headliner role in a Democratic Party ‘unity tour’ did not generate much unity. But it is surprising that he managed to create a rift over abortion rights, since the issue has not divided Democrats for years…”

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This Is Not Normal Episode 18: Maybe China Will Save Us From Certain Death



Bill Scher and Traci Olsen on Trump’s rudderless foreign policy and whether Kansas should bring Democrats hope.

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The DMZ: April 13, 2017

With Matt Lewis, on Trump’s Syria strikes and the Kansas special election.

Politico Magazine: What Kansas Didn’t Do for Democrats

“Two big questions remain. Was this race just another fluky special election that will not be easily replicated? And did Thompson in defeat give Democrats a road map for a winning strategy in 2018?…”

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This Is Not Normal Episode 17: After The Missiles



What does the Syria strike mean for Trump’s foreign policy? Will Republicans regret the nuclear option. And are the Van Wyck Expressway medians as cheaply made as Trump says? Bill Scher and Traci Olsen confer.

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Politico Magazine: Why Republicans May Regret The Nuclear Option

“Beyond pocketing Gorsuch—and replacing one conservative justice for another—nothing about what comes next is guaranteed. Here are three big reasons why McConnell may wish he took his own advice…”

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The DMZ: April 5, 2017

With Matt Lewis, on the nuclear option and the prospects for ACA repeal.

This Is Not Normal Episode 16: Mike Pence Sex Animal Edition



Bill Scher and Traci Olsen question the vice-president’s hormone control, and consider whether Paul Ryan is the worst.

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