The Mooch’s Favorite Bank, or, How the Democratic Party Learned to Love Crony Capitalism; UAW vs. Nissan – Episode 3

Paul reminds us that before Anthony Scaramucci communicated his way out of a job at the White House, he was an executive at the Export-Import Bank, itself an unholy amalgamation of corruption and waste and thus, quite naturally, something that politicians learn to love. Sean discusses the failed unionization vote at Nissan’s Mississippi plants, a battle for which most national Democrats were MIA.

Article links for this episode:

Veronique de Rubgy’s Congressional testimony on the Export-Import Bank
PBS Newshour on Ex-Im

NYT Overview of Nissan Unionization Drive
Bernie Sanders Alleges Misconduct by Nissan
Local Paper on Distinction between Contract & Regular Workers

Evangelicals & Trump, New Directions for the New (Old) Left – Episode 1

This week, Paul discusses evangelical support for Donald Trump after seeing a tweet by pro-Trump megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress. Sean brings up an Atlantic article by Conor Friedersdorf that advocates a new (old) direction for the Left in the aftermath of the 2016 election.