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January 16, 2018 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 210

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Topics: ICE, TPS, and US immigration policy; Congress votes for more domestic surveillance. People: Bill, Rachel, Nate. Produced: Jan 14th, 2018.

Episode 210 (53 min):
AFD 210

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AFD 210 Articles Discussed (PDF)

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Jan 9, 2018 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 209

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Topics: Trump’s voter suppression commission is suspended; oil drilling is expanded to ANWR and offshore all around the coastal US. People: Bill, Rachel, Nate. Produced: Jan 7th, 2018.

Episode 209 (52 min):
AFD 209

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AFD 209 Articles Discussed (PDF)
Ep. 192: The episode on oil industry nationalization and lease reform
Ep. 197: The episode on the voting commission
Ep. 181: The episode on positive voting reforms

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Dec 19, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 208

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Topics: Water utility privatization in the United States and beyond; the Sanders-Warren recovery plan for Puerto Rico. People: Bill, Rachel, Nate. Produced: Dec 17th, 2017.

Episode 208 (51 min):
AFD 208

Note: No new episodes until January 9th.

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AFD 208 Articles Discussed (PDF)

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Dec 12, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 207

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Half Episode. Topics: Bernie Sanders’ worker ownership bill; the failure of the railgun and other defense spending boondoggles. People: Bill, Rachel, Nate. Produced: Dec 10th, 2017.

Episode 207 (26 min):
AFD 207

Regular episode returns next Tuesday, and then we’ll be off for two weeks.

Related links

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/jeremy-corbyn-unveils-right-own-john-lewis-style-employee-ownership-policy-1581548
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jan/20/labour-backs-employees-right-own-shares-workplace
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/congress-bills-bernie-sanders-worker-coops
http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/why-bernie-sanders-is-pushing-for-more-employee-owners-in-the-workforce-20170523
https://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/20132/bernie_sanders_urges_workers_to_seize_means_of_production
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-41614820
http://time.com/money/3964733/hillary-clinton-profit-sharing-proposal/
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/rip-railgun-why-the-us-navys-super-weapon-might-be-dead-23553
https://www.naval-technology.com/comment/railgun-potentially-cancelled-went-wrong-us-superweapon/
http://taskandpurpose.com/navy-electromagnetic-railgun-budget/
http://taskandpurpose.com/navy-electromagnetic-railgun-ship-defense/

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Dec 5, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 206

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Topics: The Senate Tax reform bill, the Kansas low-tax experiment, and tax policy as ideology. People: Bill, Rachel, Nate. Produced: Dec 5th, 2017.

Episode 206 (53 min):
AFD 206

Related links

– Washington Post: Winners and Losers in the Senate GOP Tax Bill
– Washington Post: In a Pro-Trump Area, Many are Skeptical of GOP Tax Plan
– Politico: Senate tax bill and the Hillsdale College endowment
– Washington Post: Here’s what the tax bill means for schools, parents, and students
– Washington Post: This is class warfare: Tax vote sparks political brawl over populism that will carry into 2018 elections
– Kansas City Star: ‘One of the most secretive, dark states’: What is Kansas trying to hide?
– Slate: Republicans are about to repeat Kansas’ tax cut disaster
– NY Times: Kansas Tried a Tax Plan Similar to Trump’s. It Failed.
– Tulsa World: History of Tax Cuts Catches up to Oklahoma

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Nov 28, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 205

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Topics: Net neutrality, internet socialization, and nuclear constitutionalism. People: Bill, Rachel, Nate. Produced: Nov 26th, 2017.

Episode 205 (53 min):
AFD 205

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Links to articles discussed in Episode 205

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Nov 21, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 204

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Topic: The Democratic Party and payday loans (and postal banking). Second segment is a repeat from 2014 on the same topic but with some other angles. People: Bill, Rachel, Jonathan, Nate. Produced: Nov 19th, 2017 (and August 29, 2014).

Episode 204 (58 min):
AFD 204

Reminder: We are on Stitcher finally.

Related links

More info in Ep. 98
2015 article in The Atlantic on postal banking

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