Merry Trumpaversary – Episode 17

Ep 17 Meme

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.

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