Episode #213: The Shutdown Crisis That Wasn’t
Brigid Harrison of Montclair State University analyzes the government’s decision to retry Sen. Robert Menendez on corruption charges and how much, if any, it affects the New Jersey Democrat’s chances of winning a third term this year.
David Frum, a senior editor at the Atlantic and a former Bush speechwriter, has a new book in which his distaste for the 45th President is made clear. In “Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic,” Frum discusses Trump’s overreach for power and how the Republican Party has for the most part gone along with him.
And it’s been 50 years since the USS Pueblo, an American spy ship, was captured by North Korean gunboats in international waters, leading to 11 months of imprisonment, and torture, of the crew. Jack Cheevers, author of the definitive book on the Pueblo, recounts the incident a half-century later.
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