November 16 - Senator Bernie Sanders on His Revolution; The Clueless Outsider Meets the Zealous Insiders; What Went Wrong in Michigan?; Registering Muslims and Deporting Millions

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Part 1

We begin with Senator Bernie Sanders who many are now speculating could have beaten Donald Trump had he gotten the Democratic nomination. We discuss his new book “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In” that tells the inside story of his insurgent challenge of the corporate establishment and the plutocracy, which, although he started out with no name recognition, no money or political organization and was written off by the punditry as a fringe candidate and a long shot, got more than 13 million votes in the Democratic primaries and won twenty-two states, starting a political revolution that, although the campaign is over, will continue as the struggle goes on particularly now with the reactionary takeover of the American government, the courts and the economy by a cabal of petty, vindictive ideologues and dangerous amateurs.

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Part 2

Then we examine the possibility of the return of the neocons in foreign policy now that John Bolton and Rudy Giuliani are the reported frontrunners for Secretary of State and James Woolsey is on the shortlist for National Security Advisor. Jacob Heilbrunn, a Senior Editor at The National Interest and author of “They knew They Were Right: the Rise of the Neocons” joins us to discuss the apparent capture of the outsider by Washington insiders.

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Part 3

Then we speak with Michael Heaney, a professor of Organizational Studies and Political Science at the University of Michigan about the narrow victory of 107,000 votes Trump got in the rustbelt states of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan that sealed his victory in the Electoral College even though Hillary Clinton won as much as two million more popular votes. We discuss the close race in Michigan and why, since Bernie Sanders had won the state in the primary, his messages were ignored by the Clinton campaign.

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Part 4

Then finally with an anti-immigration zealot Kris Kovach in charge of Trump’s immigration policies and a top candidate for the next U.S. Attorney General, we look into the drafting of a proposal to register Muslims as well as plans to immediately deport 2 to 3 million undocumented immigrants who may or may not have criminal records. Kamal Essaheb, an Immigration Policy Attorney at the National Immigration Law Center joins us to discuss growing concerns in immigrant communities of a pending mass round-up.

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