Episode #204: The Big Sweep

Democrats would rather be united in their opposition to Donald Trump than have to revisit the painful reminders of what happened to them in 2016.  And a new book by party strategist Donna Brazile, that regurgitates the tensions at the DNC between the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders forces, has added to that tension.  On this week’s program, Donna gives her side of what happened.

Of course, Democrats are thrilled at Tuesday’s election results, led by their great showing in Virginia.  Janet Hook of the Wall Street Journal analyzes what happened in the Old Dominion and what it might, or might not, portend for the future.

Hank Meijer talks about his new biography of Sen. Arthur Vandenberg, a Michigan Republican known as a staunch isolationist prior to World War II who became a leading proponent of internationalism, including efforts to get bipartisan backing for the United Nations, the Marshall Plan, and NATO.

And it’s been 50 years since Dick Lugar was elected mayor of Indianapolis.  The former Indiana senator talks about his half-century in public life.

Photo courtesy of ABC News

Music used in this podcast:

We’re So Happy (We Left The Piano In The Truck) by Earlimart

Don’t Bring Me Down by The Animals

Message from the Country by The Move

The Man Who Sold the World by David Bowie

Rose Garden by Lynn Anderson 

Goin’ Back to Indiana by The Jackson 5

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