We cover Bob Woodward's new book, Trump's decision to talk to him, and what real leadership looks like in a crisis.
0.45 Winston Churchill
2.30 The Woodward Book
4.00 Trump's "Concept of Leadership"
7.15 Lying when you know you're lying
12.00 Leading during a crisis
16.00 Why did Trump agree to talk to Woodward?
18.15 The Brutal Truth
Here we continue our psychiatric analysis of the president who lacks a soul. More importantly, we assess how much ground - if any- Trump might lose by attacking dead soldiers
0.50 The Atlantic article boy Jeffrey Goldberg
5.40 Anonymous sources
8.00 Freebie movie recommendation
10.00 World War I
11.00 Trump's reaction to damaging stories
12.30 The "he just seems like an asshole" defense
14.20 The Vietnam Draft
18.15 Will Trump lose any votes over this?
Trump seems to believe that social unrest and urban violence is helping his chances of getting re-elected. He seems to be running as an outsider, despite the fact that he is an incumbent President - and crime was at a 50-year low when he took office. Can he pull it off?
0.40 1968 and 2020
3.55 How can Biden get on offense?
7.20 Systemic racism in America
9.35 Armed white guys "helping out" on the streets
15.55 The Democrat's hand-wringing
20.45 Has Trump made racism more socially acceptable?
Here we talk about the Republican National Convention and what we can expect - if we can actually call what Trump is about to do a convention. And we re-cap the DNC from last week.
1.00 What we can predict the Republicans will say
2.30 The Speaker Agenda for the RNC
3.45 The "New" Republican Party Platform
7.25 The "Cultural Icons" speaking at the RNC
10.15 Over to the Democratic National Convention
12.00 Biden's Life Story as a window into the American Story
Will our corrupt and immoral but incompetent president actually pull off stealing the 2020 presidential election and permanently destroying U.S. democracy? The answer may not shock you, but it should outrage anyone who believes in justice, fair elections and true democracy.
0.30 Coin flip
2.50 Helpfully announcing the crime in advance
4.50 The Blue Shift is real (as Trump well knows)
5.50 Can the press do anything useful?
10.45 Could Trump's voter suppression strategy backfire?
Here we tackle the stagnation of the American political parties and what might enable third parties to get more traction.
0.40 The stagnation of the two-party system
5.30 the role of the Republicans
6.30 The history of the two-party system in the US
9.45 Mechanisms that help entrench the two parties
10.45 Voting systems - Winner-Take-All versus Proportional Representation
17.00 The Media & Political Polarization
19.00 Potential catalysts for the emergence of third parties in the US
25.45 The Wisdom of the People, Or Not
Given Joe Biden's age and position in the polls, this might be the most important vice presidential selection in recent memory. Here, Chris and Doug talk about who Biden should choose and why - and who our cohosts think he will pick.
0.40 Doug's decision criteria
2.00 The Washington Post VP quiz
13.30 The four women who pass the first-level screen
19.30 Who Doug and Chris each prefer as VP
22.50 Strong women gender bias
25.45 Will Trump dump Pence?
Donald Trump is sending law and order forces into American cities to "combat violence", evidently as a political strategy to improve his chances of re-election. Where is this leading, what are the consequences for America, and will his political strategy work?
0.30 Chris' assessment of the situation
5.10 Trump's political strategy of emphasizing urban violence
9.55 Trump as a law and order President
12.10 "Solving" imaginary problems
15.00 Sidebar on AOC
16.15 Election Polls
With more than 14 million people in the United States currently unemployed, Chris and Doug discuss what the government could actually do to create more good jobs.
0.40 How to think about the Government's Role in the Economy
1.30 Income inequality
6.25 Mission based investments
12.30 The link between health insurance and employment
15.30 Government deficits and The Deficit Myth
18.00 The Problem with Trickle-Down Economics