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Independent journalists

Will you try much harder to support independent journalists like Jimmy Dore, even if you don't personally like their style?

Bully pulpit

It seems like on the show it’s always mentioned that the president should use his popularity to push his agenda. Given the current culture wars and the approval ratings of presidents etc. is this even possible?

When are the adults going to come back?

I was listening to the last Joe Rogan Podcast and he was interviewing Jocko Willink and Jocko made a great point saying what we are seeing in the media and politics right now in leadership is a bunch of kids trying to take care of the house while their parents are gone and eventually the adults are going to come home and have to come clean things up. When are the "adults" like true journalists in the media and more shows like Breaking Points and rational people in government going to return? I feel like I am taking crazy pills daily listening to the right and left say the dumbest shit.

Thoughts on prison abolitionism

Long time fan, followed y'all over from The Hill and now you are the ONLY news I watch (besides Kyle Kulinski's Secular Talk and Krystal Kyle and Friends). Keep doing the awesome fearless work you do. Angela Davis writes: "...the great majority of people have been tricked into believing in the efficacy of imprisonment, even though the historical record clearly demonstrates that prisons do not work." Her work in founding Critical Resistance (1997) and writing "Are Prisons Obsolete?" (2003) have been influential on many leftys who now seek to replace the punitive carceral system (based on retributive justice) with new approaches, for example centering harm reduction for drug users, funding medical/rehab/psychiatric treatment, distributive justice (to make the distribution of resources more equitable, reducing the material conditions leading to crime), restorative justice (to heal communities and reduce reoffending), and transformative justice (to change inequitable systems to challenge structures of exclusion). I would like to hear your take on prison abolitionism, as prisoners may not be a key voting block due to felon disenfranchisement, but the research is clear that prisons do not rehabilitate, but instead actually encourage recidivism. Beyond the issues of human rights violations and the privatization of prisons, prison as an institution probably needs to be rethought even if it does not poll high enough to be a "winning issue." Thoughts on this?

Doctors and nurses on strike

What do you think of doctors and nurses going on strike? Obviously they should have the right to protest if something's wrong, but is striking the best option because it may cost lives? Once in a while they go on strike here in Portugal, but lately something even worse is happening: doctors in public hospitals are mass quitting because they're being overworked (I imagine they have a job in the private sector or their own practice, though). This is happening because of lack of investment in our NHS. It doesn't help that our supposedly socialist government keeps injecting money into a bank during a pandemic.