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Apr 12, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 177

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Topics: Universal public childcare; Trump’s missile strike on Syria, 2003 deja vu, and Clintonian missile strikes of the 1990s. People: Bill, Rachel, and Nate. Produced: April 10th, 2017.

Episode 177 (53 min):
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Apr 5, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 176

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Topics: Paid maternity leave and federal school lunch programs. People: Bill, Rachel, and Greg. Produced: April 5th, 2017.

Episode 176 (51 min):
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March 15, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 173

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Topics: Republicans de-funding infectious disease prevention, why Democrats are very bad at taking credit for achievements, and Bill’s experience signing up for health insurance on the individual exchange in Massachusetts. People: Bill, Rachel, and Jonathan. Produced: March 13th, 2017.

Episode 173 (49 min):
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Jan 4, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 164

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Topics: What Democratic cities can do and why Republican legislatures want to stop them; progressive state federalism. People: Bill, Rachel, and Jonathan. Produced: Jan 2nd, 2017.

Episode 164 (58 min):
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Discussion Points:

– How Republican state legislatures are trying to ban economic and social reforms by Democratic cities
– How Democratic activists in cities and states might be able to keep making progress despite Trump and Congress

Related reading:

International Committee of @bcnencomu “America needs a network of rebel cities to stand up to Trump”
American Prospect: “Blue Cities, Red States: As cities have moved left and states have moved right, the conflicts between them have escalated.”
The Nation: “Why Are Rhode Island Democrats Blocking Minimum-Wage Increases?”
The Globalist: “Spain Urgently Needs Consolidation”

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Nov 23, 2016 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 159

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Topics: Where do we go from here after the 2016 election? People: Bill, Rachel, and Jonathan. Produced: Nov 21st, 2016.

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Discussion Points:

– Trying to get the Democratic Party back on track, especially in the states
– Parties need to remember to campaign for all their core voters
– What do we need to brace for from the Trump Administration & Ryan Congress first

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Nov 2, 2016 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 157

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Topics: Rachel updates us on voter suppression in 2016 and we discuss flaws in U.S. voting systems, including felon disenfranchisement. People: Bill, Rachel, and Greg. Produced: Oct 31st, 2016.

Episode 157 (53 min):
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Discussion Points:

– What is the latest in U.S. voter suppression tactics in 2016?
– Should we campaign to get voting rights for felons and ex-felons restored?
– Why do Democrats focus on third party vote loss instead of voter disenfranchisement?

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Oct 5, 2016 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 154

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Topics: What is social democracy? Why is the Democratic Party writing off so-called “red states”? People: Bill, Jonathan, Rachel. Produced: Oct 3rd, 2016.

Episode 154 (56 min):
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Discussion Points:

– The Democratic Party’s divide on universal public goods
– Can the Democratic Party’s left wing change the party platform to win in places like Idaho?

Related links:

Sawbones episode on EpiPens

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