November 22 - Republicans Are Playing Into the Hands of ISIS; The Sanders Campaign as a Watershed for a New Progressive Politics; On the Campaign Trail with Bernie Sanders

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Part 1

We begin with the disgraceful behavior of GOP governors, the Republican House of Representatives and most of the candidates running for the Republican presidential nomination, not to mentions a number of gutless Democrats in the House, all of whom are playing into the hands of daesh, the Islamic State by scapegoating and demonizing Muslims who are the victims of the terrorists responsible for the massacres in Paris. A former jihadi who renounced radical Islam and worked with Canadian Intelligence to break up al Qaeda terrorist plots, Mubin Shaikh, joins us to discuss the sick symbiosis between the Republican Right and the Islamic State terrorists who benefit immeasurably from Islamophobia in the West and the free publicity our media gives them.

 

Part 2

Then we speak with John Judis a senior writer at The National Journal where his latest article is "The Bern Supremacy: Does the future of the Democratic Party belong to Sanders?" We discuss the political phenomenon that Bernie Sanders represents calling for "revolution" while identifying himself a democratic socialist whose campaign may not win the presidency but will be a watershed in the development of a new progressive politics in America.

 

Part 3

Then finally we look into “the Bern”, the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, with the award-winning senior writer for the Philadelphia Daily News, Will Bunch, who has been on the campaign trail with Bernie Sanders for the last several months writing a forthcoming E-book for Amazon “The Bern Identity”. We discuss Senator Sanders’ recent speech at Georgetown University on Democratic Socialism and his invocation of President Roosevelt’s Second Bill of Rights that FDR enunciated in his last State of the Union address in 1944.

 

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