About Nate

Nate is a contributor and past co-host on the “Arsenal For Democracy” show. He was previously the co-founder of the Starboard Broadside political blog with Bill in 2008.

Extended Arsenal For Democracy 200th Episode (Oct 17, 2017) – Matt Christman

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Special Guest: Matt Christman (Chapo Trap House).
Topic: Leftism’s answer to the far-right and liberalism on climate change, immigration, trade deals, and globalism.
Hosts: Bill, Nate. Produced: Oct 15th, 2017.

Episode 200 (1 hour 5 min):
AFD 200

Featuring almost 10 extra minutes beyond the end of the FM episode! Thanks to all for listening since 2011.

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Oct 10, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 199

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Topics: Bail reform; the Ken Burns Vietnam documentary. People: Bill, Rachel, Nate. Produced: Oct 8th, 2017.

Episode 199 (54 min):
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Complete list of links from Rachel and Nate on these two topics (PDF)

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Sept 26, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 197

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Topics: Trump’s voter suppression commission; controversies in academia over far-right misuse of medieval history departments. People: Bill, Nate. Produced: Sept 24th, 2017.

Episode 197 (53 min):
AFD 197

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Complete list of links from Nate on these two topics (PDF)

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Sept 19, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 196

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Topics: Senate Medicare for All bill breakdown; Hurricane Irma. People: Bill, Nate and Rachel. Produced: Sept 17th, 2017.

Episode 196 (55 min):
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Please note that the show now airs/releases on Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays.

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Medicare for All Act of 2017 Chapter by Chapter Summary
White paper: Options to Finance Medicare for All
Our episode on Dental Care
Our episode on how to nationalize oil and gas
Our episode on climate austerity governments

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Sept 5, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 195

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Paul has been on the road reporting on Confederate monuments, the West Virginia Senate race, anti-protest laws, and more. Other topic: Hurricane Harvey and government response so far. People: Bill, Nate and Paul. Produced: Sept 3rd, 2017.

Episode 195 (56 min):
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Please note that the show now airs/releases on Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays.

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Vice: “Can You Win in Trump Country with a Bernie Sanders Platform?”
The Outline: “Much Ado About Antifa”
– More of Paul’s reporting on the episode’s topics will be published soon at various outlets. Follow @pblest on Twitter to keep up with his latest.
– Two Washington Post pieces on the Hurricane Harvey flood insurance crisis — here & here
– AP News: Toxic waste sites flooded in Houston area

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Aug 29, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 194

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Topics: The abusive proliferation of arbitration clauses; socializing ambulance services People: Bill, Rachel and Nate. Produced: Aug 27th, 2017.

Episode 194 (54 min):
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Please note that the show now airs/releases on Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays.

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EPI: The Arbitration Epidemic
Richard Cordray (CFPB) op-ed in NY Times
LA Times 2013 background article on ambulance services in the US
CBC background article on ambulance services in Canada

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Aug 23, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 193

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Topics: The Boston counter-demonstration to the far right after Charlottesville, Trump’s antagonism, the race relations challenge in present-day Boston, and the Confederate monuments debate. People: Bill and Nate. Produced: Aug 21st, 2017.

Episode 193 (55 min):
AFD 193

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