Episode #370: Texas Hold ‘Em? First You Gotta Catch ‘Em.

Texas Democrats have fled the state to hold up legislation that could make voting more difficult. But how long can this tactic work? And we remember Edwin Edwards, the former governor of Louisiana, first with a rebroadcast of our interview with him from 2014 and with a discussion about his influence with a noted Louisiana political expert.

Episode #368: Before ‘Enemy Of The People,’ There Was A Horsewhip Committee

Christine Chabot of Loyola University weighs the arguments of getting Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire early, before Republicans have a chance of regaining control of the Senate (and the White House). And Donald Ritchie talks about his new book, “The Columnist,” about the controversial and feared journalist, the late Drew Pearson. Plus, Senate …

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Episode #367: Heroes And Villains

By insisting on “bipartisanship,” Joe Manchin (D-WV) is jeopardizing President Biden’s agenda in the Senate. And a new book explores John Glenn’s orbital mission in 1962 and how it played in the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

Episode #365: Fighting For A New GOP. And A Different California.

Liz Cheney is out. But a former member of Congress won’t stop fighting to rid the GOP of the Trump influence. And while the recall against California Gov. Newsom is underway, polls indicate that he is benefitting from his actions on vaccines and the reopening of the state.

Episode #364: Liz Cheney And The Party Of Intolerance

Liz Cheney is about to lose her House leadership position because she refuses to go along with Donald Trump’s lies and misstatements. Meanwhile, President Biden needs to be cognizant of his barebones majority in the Senate and mindful of the needs of Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who has become a powerbroker in his own right.

Episode #362: Remembering Roger Mudd

A look at the recall effort in California aimed at Gov. Gavin Newsom (D). Sen. Roy Blunt’s (R) unexpected retirement in Missouri is likely to open the door to a fierce battle among Republicans for the seat. And Marvin Kalb remembers the life and legacy of Roger Mudd, the exemplary television political journalist who died this week at the age of 93.

Episode #361: Sexual Harassment, As Seen By The Two Parties

Two politicians, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) have been hit with allegations of sexual harassment. In addition to the two cases, we ask why the two parties seem to treat sexual harassment differently, at least when it comes to their own party members. And we recap some of the nuttiness at last weekend’s CPAC event.

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