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Episode Info: Ed Luce is the Washington columnist and commentator for the Financial Times.This interview was taped on 3/12REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALFrom Q&A:ManafortAn article from the NYT on Manafort’s sentencing by Judge Amy Berman Jackson in D.C.A comment from Manafort’s lawyer, Kevin Downing, suggesting his client was selectively prosecutedAn indictment of Paul Manafort by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office; plus an article from the NYT on the DA’s chargesCollege Admissions Scandal Listener question from Still PaulThe college admissions scandal indictment, and a report from NPR about the scandal The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statute, plus an article from the NYT about RICO lawsuitsDOJ policy on indicting a presidentThe 1973 and 2000 Office of Legal Counsel memosFrom the interview:Luce Luce’s most recent book, The Retreat of Western LiberalismLuce’s Financial Times op-ed, “America’s unexpected socialist dawn,” plus Luce’s op-ed pageTrump An article from Vox on Michael Cohen’s closing statement from his 2/27 testimony before Congress, including his remarks on 2020A list from NPR of strongmen Trump has praisedNegative partisanship An op-ed from the Washington Post about negative partisanship and Newt GingrichA paper by Emory political scientists Alan Abramowitz and Steven Webster, “All Politics is National: The Rise of Negative Partisanship and the Nationalization of U.S. House and Senate Elections in the 21st Century” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC)An article from the Washington Post comparing AOC and DJT’s social media strategyThe most recent resolution outlining the Green New Deal, and a report from NPR on the Deal and its originInstitutional TrustAn article in The Atlantic on declining levels of trust in institutions across the globeBritain A brief explanation of Britain’s constitutional monarchyAn update from the NYT on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit PlanBritain’s Attorney General Geoffrey Cox’s tweet, “Bollocks,” in response to a critiqueA procedural explanation of the Prime Minister’s Questions, which you can watch here. Plus, an article in the Guardian recounting its history (including Harold Macmillan’s queasiness)An op-ed from the NYT imagining a Prime Minister’s Questions session in the U.S.HungaryAn article in the NYT about Hungary’s eroding democracyIndia An article from Bloomberg on India’s upcoming election, the largest exercise of democracy on the planetChinaAn article in Foreign Affairs on communist China’s capitalist developmentSocialismAn article from The Atlantic on Trump’s application of the term “socialist”An article from the NYT on Teddy Roosevelt’s crusade for the inheritance taxAn article in the NYT about Sweden’s response to the banking crisisMediaAn article from Bloomberg on the decline of local news, and the subsequent consequencesVocabulary Bollocks = nonsenseSui generis = constituting a class alone; u...
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