Ep 101 Democrats’ Deep Divide; Money Corrupts Feat Zaid Jilani

Journalist Zaid Jilani joins the show to talk about the ideological differences in the Democratic party which have been on display in a recent public feud between the Bernie Sanders  campaign and Neera Tanden, the leader of the Democratic party think tank, Center for American Progress (CAP). Jilani draws on his experience working at CAP for several years to help analyze the deep divide. We talked about how flooding the field with a large number of primary candidates might be used as a strategy to undermine Bernie Sanders. Lastly we discussed Russiagate and the politics of impeachment.

Ep 101 Democrats Deep Divide; Money Corrupts feat Zaid Jilani

Zaid Jilani is a journalist from from Atlanta, Georgia, currently a Writing Fellow for the University of California, Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. He has previously worked as a reporter and blogger for ThinkProgress, and for other political organizations and media outlets. He is the co-host of the Extremely Offline podcast.

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Recorded on April 20, 2019. Music by Fluorescent Grey.

Reference Links:

  1. Bernie Sanders Is Right: Money Always Corrupts. Will The Liberal Establishment Listen?, Zaid Jilani, The Forward
  2. Zaid Jilani Twitter THREAD April 14 thru April 18
  3. The Rematch: Bernie Sanders vs. a Clinton Loyalist, NYT
  4. Bernie Sanders’ campaign escalates feud with top liberal think tank, CNN

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