Paul and Sean lament the failure of the Democratic Party to deal with its own sexual harassers both today and in the 1990s. Then, a quick preview of the first “Impolitic Goes to the Movies” and the sanitized world of circus founder PT Barnum. After a quick visit to the lamest hotel for limousine liberals, they consider the consequences of the Republican tax reform plan for graduate students.
It’s the worst new holiday of the year: Trumpaversary. In commemoration, Sean and Paul select two particular lowlights of the past Anno Trumpini, hash out the implications of the wave of progressive and socialist candidates who won in elections this week, and discuss the significance of Roy Moore’s sexual harassment scandal.
This week, Sean and Paul discuss articles by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Kevin Williamson on whiteness as racial identity, Donald Trump as the first white President, and what it means to “act white” as well as brief discursions on Tupac, Kid Rock, and the Camp of the Saints.
Sean shares his experience as a counter-protester in Gainesville after Richard Spencer brought the fascists to the University of Florida. Paul offers five libertarian(-ish) folks that you should follow on Twitter even if you can’t stand libertarianism.
Malcolm Gladwell sells books with capitalist gusto, but how would he fare as part of a socialist political bloc? Sean and Paul consider whether, if the Popular Front were revived, Gladwell would be a comrade (along with co-belligerent Matthew Yglesias). Also, Paul continues his rant on Trump’s ill-considered tweets about broadcasting.