Episode #202: It’s My Party (And I’ll Cry If I Want To)

President Trump pledges to have a good working relationship with Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell at the same time his former chief strategist works for the defeat of Republican incumbents.  Republican strategist Vin Weber discusses the role of Steve Bannon in the 2018 midterms and how Trump has changed the party. Ron Chernow talks about …

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Episode #200: I’m The Political Junkie (And So Can You!)

It’s the 200th episode of The Political Junkie!  And so this week, we thought we would explore the question:  What makes a political junkie?  Are you a political junkie, and why? And so, we hear from Democratic pollster Anna Greenberg, political analyst Stu Rothenberg, former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) and Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack …

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Episode #198: Are You Ready For Some Political Football?

As the Trump-instigated national debate over patriotism and the NFL continues, Dave Zirin of The Nation reminds us that the confluence of politics and sports has been with us for a very long time. Brian Lyman of the Montgomery Advertiser reports on Tuesday’s Republican primary in Alabama, where interim Sen. Luther Strange, despite backing from President Trump, was defeated by Roy Moore, the controversial …

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