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Barbara Lee Bryniarski
 Apr 3, 2021
I have a number of podcasts on my iphone but this is the first one I go to if there is a new episode. Its so informative and so relevant to current events as well as relevant to what happened in the past four years.

Lisa
 Feb 13, 2021
Smart podcast, interesting, engaging topics. Look forward to each episode. Love listening to their takes on political happenings and social issues.

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 Feb 6, 2021

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 Feb 4, 2021
The Lincoln Project podcast really helped me cope with the election. Great podcast! I am confident Politicology will be great. Thanks for the effort to educate and inform.

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 Dec 25, 2020

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Politics in America is transforming. We’re embarking on a new series to deepen our understanding of who we are, how we got here, and how we rebuild without repeating the mistakes of the past. Ron Steslow hosts academics, behavioral economists, social psychologists, politicos, philosophers, anthropologists, journalists, poets, and storytellers—and more—to discuss America’s political present and future and dive into the deeper problems we face as a nation. Email us questions or comments: podcast@politicology.com.

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A Short Bench
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To unlock exclusive content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus Social policy expert Lanae Erickson joins Ron Steslow to talk about how Republicans and Democrats view and prioritize federal judges (01:25) The role and structure of the federal judiciary  (03:12) The impact Trump appointed judges can have (07:06) Republicans focus on judges during campaigns  (11:11) What Republicans look for in judges  (17:41) What the Federalist Society is (19:56) Why Democrats don’t have an equivalent to the Federalist Society  (34:14) “Living Constitution” judicial philosophy (38:53) Executive branch enforcement of judicial decisions (48:06) What you can do to affect the focus on judges Politicology is supported by listeners like you. Can you pitch in right now at https://politicology.com/donate? Follow Lanae and Ron on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LanaeErickson https://twitter.com/RonSteslow
Sep 22, 2021
‘We Gotta Go Now’ — The Weekly Roundup
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To access this week’s Politicology+ segment and unlock more exclusive content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus Social policy expert Lanae Erickson and political strategist Lucy Caldwell join Ron Steslow to look at some of the most important stories of the week: (01:47) President George W. Bush on 9/11 and January 6 (20:01) The new democracy protection bill in the Senate and why it might spark filibuster reform (42:59) Biden’s vaccine mandate [Politicology+ Exclusive] The political statements AOC and Billie Eilish made at the Met Gala // Unlock now and get your private podcast feed at politicology.com/plus Are you learning from Politicology? Contribute now at https://politicology.com/donate Follow this week’s panel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/LanaeErickson https://twitter.com/lucymcaldwell
Sep 17, 2021
The Pursuit of Happiness with Dr. Catherine Sanderson
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To unlock exclusive content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus Poler Family Professor and chair of the psychology department at Amherst College Dr. Catherine Sanderson joins Ron Steslow to talk about happiness and how to harness the power of a positive mindset. (02:49) The negative connotation of the “power of positive thinking” and adopting a growth mindset (11:32) Revisiting the myth of monsters (13:13) Redemption and reconciliation, and applying a growth mindset to others: the “fundamental attribution error” (20:05) Let’s talk about stress (22:43) Grieving shared loss and uncertainty (28:20) Adequate sleep and happiness (32:04) Smiling through the pain...and other methods (36:17) Importance of conversations and meaningful relationships (39:10) Bringing people together for political engagement The Positive Shift by Dr. Catherine Sanderson https://benbellabooks.com/shop/the-positive-shift/ Politicology - March 10: Becoming Moral Rebels with Dr. Catherine Sanderson https://politicology.com/episodes/dr-catherine-sanderson-becoming-moral-rebels/ The Victory Lab by Sasha Issenberg https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/215192/the-victory-lab-by-sasha-issenberg/ Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780805073690 Are you learning from Politicology? Contribute now at https://politicology.com/donate! Follow Catherine and Ron on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SandersonSpeaks https://twitter.com/RonSteslow
Sep 15, 2021
Domestic Radicalization — The Weekly Roundup
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To access this week’s Politicology+ segment and unlock more exclusive content (including the TAPPED episode with David Becker), visit: https://politicology.com/plus Former DNC president Liz Gilbert and Lincoln Project co-founder Mike Madrid join Ron Steslow to look at some of the most important stories of the week: (01:41) The fever pitch across America’s school districts as mask and vaccine policies are hotly debated (15:27) Governor Greg Abbott signs Texas’s anti-democracy bill into law (31:15) What we can learn about the tradeoffs of direct democracy by watching California’s recall process [Politicology+ Exclusive] The disgraced former president set to re-infect our politics // Unlock now and get your private podcast feed at politicology.com/plus Center for Election Innovation and Research - https://electioninnovation.org/ Election Official Legal Defense Network https://eoldn.org/ Are you learning from Politicology? Contribute now at https://politicology.com/donate Follow this week’s panel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/_lizgilbert https://twitter.com/madrid_mike
Sep 10, 2021
Politicology Mailbag with Ron Steslow & Lucy Caldwell
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To unlock exclusive content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus Political strategist Lucy Caldwell joins Ron Steslow to answer Politicology listeners’ questions: (00:24) What can be done about Fox News and right wing media lies? (06:04) What happens if we “lose” and democracy fails? (15:43) How do caucuses affect the legislative process? Have a question for a future Mailbag episode? Send it over to us at podcast@politicology.com! Are you learning from Politicology? Contribute now at https://politicology.com/donate! Follow Lucy and Ron on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/lucymcaldwell
Sep 08, 2021
Vigilante Injustice — The Weekly Roundup
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To access this week’s Politicology+ segment and unlock more exclusive content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus Political strategist Lucy Caldwell and attorney George Conway join Ron Steslow to look at some of the most important stories of the week: (01:32) The political fallout from the Afghanistan withdrawal: how Republicans are reacting, and how public opinion has shifted in the last month (21:31) why SCOTUS allowed an extreme and devious bill restricting abortion access in Texas to go into effect, and the more direct threat to Roe that has been overlooked in the news coverage (43:02) How so-called “new puritanism” is trampling on classical liberal values References from the show: Anne Applebaum - The New Puritans: Mob Justice Is Trampling Democratic Discourse https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/10/new-puritans-mob-justice-canceled/619818/ [Politicology+ Exclusive] The House January 6 Committee’s latest records request, and Republican threats against private companies that comply // Unlock now and get your private podcast feed at politicology.com/plus Are you learning from Politicology? Contribute now at https://politicology.com/donate Follow this week’s panel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/lucymcaldwell https://twitter.com/gtconway3d
Sep 03, 2021
Leaving Afghanistan: Part 2
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To unlock exclusive content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus National security writer and researcher Molly McKew and Fmr. Senior CIA Official and author Marc Polymeropoulos continue their conversation with host Ron Steslow about America’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the role of the Biden and Trump administrations. (01:03) Democrats must be willing to own their mistakes (10:43) Debunking “inevitability” and mistruths from American leadership (16:38) Life in Afghanistan now and what’s to come  (29:17) The Taliban’s approach to “governing” (32:39) Crowd funding an evacuation (41:20) What individuals can do to help The Washington Post: How to help Afghan refugees and those trapped during the Taliban takeover https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/08/21/how-to-help-afghan-refugees/ Want to help build Politicology? Contribute now at https://politicology.com/donate Follow this week’s panel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/MollyMcKew https://twitter.com/Mpolymer
Sep 02, 2021
Leaving Afghanistan: Part 1
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To unlock exclusive content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus National security writer and researcher Molly McKew and fmr. senior CIA official and author Marc Polymeropoulos join host Ron Steslow to discuss the chaos and catastrophe in Afghanistan. (03:10) Molly’s and Marc’s unique vantage points on Afghanistan (14:33) Putting Afghanistan in context: America’s goals, and the war’s political legitimacy  (20:17) When counterterrorism became nation-building, how America projects military power, and the tension between America’s interests and values (34:45) Trump’s deal with the Taliban, the decision to withdraw troops, and America’s pincer of isolationism (49:01) Public opinion, foreign policy, and America’s total exit Want to help build Politicology? Contribute now at https://politicology.com/donate Clarity in Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the CIA by Marc Polymeropoulos  August 11 - Directed Energy Attacks and Leadership Lessons with Marc Polymeropoulos Follow this week’s panel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/MollyMcKew https://twitter.com/Mpolymer
Sep 01, 2021
“Surfer on a Tsunami” — The Weekly Roundup
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To access this week’s Politicology+ segment and unlock more exclusive content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus Communications expert Susan Del Percio and political strategist Mike Madrid join Ron Steslow to look at some of the most important stories of the week: *Note: A full episode on Afghanistan will be published on Politicology on September 1. Tap the ‘Follow’ button now to be notified.* (01:51) New mandates and new pushback as the Pfizer vaccine gains full FDA approval (15:44) John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act passes the House on party lines (31:24) The dark and dangerous turn Trump’s rallies have taken; the folly of ignoring them References from the show: March 31: Racial Gerrymandering and Voting Power with David Becker July 7: “Democracy in Triage” with David Becker Ron’s mention of Mandy Patinkin on Twitter [Politicology+ Exclusive] “What is” next for Jeopardy! and what does this debacle tell us about how we scrutinize public figures? // Unlock now and get your private podcast feed at https://politicology.com/plus Want to help build Politicology? Contribute now at https://politicology.com/donate Follow this week’s panel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/DelPercioS https://twitter.com/madrid_mike
Aug 27, 2021
Capturing Insurrection: January 6 through a Photographer’s Lens
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To unlock exclusive premium content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus Photographer Gabriella Demczuk walks listeners through her firsthand account of the January 6, 2021 insurrection, from Donald Trump’s “Stop The Steal” rally on the National Mall to the gallery of the House chamber as rioters breached the Capitol. (03:01) Getting the assignment for January 6 (05:45) Reading the crowd at the rally (07:35) Rep. Madison Cawthorn, in his own words (10:30) Back to the U.S. Capitol (12:46) Looking out the East Front (13:33) Capitol under lockdown (16:25) Trying to do our jobs (17:10) Sheltering in the House chamber (25:53) Bursting the “safe space” bubble (30:01) Reflections walking home (32:43) [Lack of] Republican remorse (34:33) The fragility of democracy What Madison Cawthorn Saw At The Insurrection by Olivia Nuzzi Want to help build Politicology? Contribute now at https://politicology.com/donate Follow Ron and Gabriella: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://instagram.com/gdemczuk https://twitter.com/gdemczuk
Aug 25, 2021
“Sacred Cows” — The Weekly Roundup
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To access this week’s Politicology+ segment and unlock more exclusive content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus Political strategist Lucy Caldwell and reporter Ben Jacobs join Ron Steslow to look at the most important stories of the week: (01:39) Biden’s speech, who’s to blame for the bungled Afghanistan withdrawal, and lessons learned after 20 years in the “graveyard of empires” (24:45) Water scarcity and wildfires in the West underscore the reality of our climate crisis (50:19) Millions of T-Mobile users’ data was stolen as the web Whack-A-Mole continues [Politicology+ Exclusive] Shots Fired at the NRA by NY AG Letitia James // Unlock now and get your private podcast feed at https://politicology.com/plus Want to help build Politicology? Contribute now at https://politicology.com/donate Follow this week’s panel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/lucymcaldwell https://twitter.com/Bencjacobs
Aug 20, 2021
Cuomo, Covid, and Climate, Oh My! — The Weekly Roundup
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To access this week’s Politicology+ segment and unlock more exclusive content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus Cuban-American attorney and ‘No Labels’ vice chairman Al Cardenas and social policy expert Lanae Erickson join Ron Steslow to look at the top stories of the week: (02:08) Hurdles in the House for the trillion-dollar bipartisan infrastructure bill; Democrats’ plan for more spending and the urgency to address our climate crisis (19:55) Red state Governors deny reality and responsibility through explosive growth in Covid infections (38:13) Governor Cuomo denies, deflects, and resigns, and New York starts anew [Politicology+ Exclusive] The My Pillow guy’s election conspiracy “Cyber Symposium” // Unlock now and get your private podcast feed at politicology.com/plus July 28 - Despair, Hope, and the Fight for 'Libertad' in Cuba with Al Cardenas Want to help build Politicology? Contribute now at https://politicology.com/donate Follow this week’s panel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/AlCardenasFL_DC https://twitter.com/LanaeErickson
Aug 13, 2021
Directed Energy Attacks and Leadership Lessons with Marc Polymeropoulos
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To access this episode’s Politicology+ segment and unlock more exclusive content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus Fmr. Senior CIA Official Marc Polymeropoulos and author of Clarity in Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the CIA joins Ron Steslow to discuss Havana Syndrome, his struggle for treatment, and what he learned about leadership in 26 years at the CIA.  (01:14) Marc’s 26 year CIA career (03:40) “Easily the most terrifying night of my life”  (04:58) Moscow’s motivation for directed energy attacks (09:56) The CIA’s “call to arms” after the 2016 election (12:44) Fighting for treatment (16:29) Becoming a leader in times of crisis (25:03) What happened in Helsinki? (29:27) Morale—and dysfunction—through the Trump presidency (33:26) When former senior officials speak out, listen (36:46) Leadership principles versus the former president (41:00) Identifying leaders among political candidates (43:56) Protecting democracy domestically (48:30) Showing and sharing the world with Marc’s family [Politicology+ Exclusive] Proliferation of nationalism overseas, and the American affinity for the authoritarian right // Unlock now and get exclusive content on your private podcast feed at politicology.com/plus Clarity in Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the CIA by Marc Polymeropoulos Politicology is supported by listeners like you. Pitch in now at https://politicology.com/donate. Follow Ron and Marc on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/Mpolymer
Aug 11, 2021
High-Stakes Hot Potato — The Weekly Roundup
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To access this week’s Politicology+ segment and unlock more exclusive content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus Political strategist Lucy Caldwell and former Congresswoman Katie Hill join Ron Steslow to look at the top stories of the week: (02:02) New York Attorney General Letitia James alleges Gov. Andrew Cuomo committed crimes, and Cuomo doubles down on his denial (25:45) Democrats play high-stakes hot potato with the eviction moratorium (50:07) The shifting politics of vaccine mandates [Politicology+ Exclusive] // Unlock now and get your private podcast feed at politicology.com/plus Her Time, Katie Hill’s political action committee  Pray Away June 9 - Katie Hill on Revenge Porn, Cancel Culture, and Redemption June 2 - “Strange Bedfellows”—The Weekly Roundup Contact Your Senators to encourage their support for the Violence Against Women Act Want to help build Politicology? Contribute now at https://politicology.com/donate Follow this week’s panel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/lucymcaldwell https://twitter.com/KatieHill4CA
Aug 06, 2021
“Shame and Ostracization”— The Weekly Roundup
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To access this week’s Politicology+ segment and unlock more exclusive content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus Susan Del Percio and Mike Madrid join Ron Steslow to look at the top stories of the week: (01:35) First hearing of the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and the heightened emotions felt through the frontline officers’ testimony (37:58) Resurgent COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC’s new masking guidance, and what Americans’ preferred news source can tell us about vaccination rates (1:08:40) Sneak peek of the latest Enemies of Democracy (Politicology+ series) episode on Rupert & Lachlan Murdoch [Politicology+ Exclusive] The Olympics, Simone Biles, and the fight to define what patriotism looks like // Unlock now and get your private podcast feed at https://politicology.com/plus Want to help build Politicology? Contribute now at https://politicology.com/donate Follow this week’s panel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/DelPercioS https://twitter.com/madrid_mike
Jul 30, 2021
Despair, Hope, and the Fight for 'Libertad' in Cuba with Al Cardenas
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To unlock special Politicology content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus Attorney and fmr. special ambassador Al Cardenas joins Ron Steslow to reveal the dynamics of the unprecedented uprising in Cuba: (01:50) The Cuban regime, U.S.-Cuba relations, and Al’s personal story (12:53) The unprecedented “despair” factor (15:23) Dissent in communist Cuba (24:28) The American embargo misconception (26:59) Options on the table for American intervention (32:26) Hope for a free Cuba  Want to help build Politicology? Contribute now at https://politicology.com/donate Follow Ron and Al on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/AlCardenasFL_DC
Jul 28, 2021
“You’ve Got To Feed The Beast” — The Weekly Roundup
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To access this week’s Politicology+ segment and unlock more exclusive content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus Mike Madrid and Jimmy Williams join Ron Steslow to look at the top stories of the week: (01:49) McCarthy’s picks, and Pelosi’s veto, for the January 6 committee (30:52) Billionaire space race ushers in new chapter of private space exploration (42:00) OAN plans to launch a Spanish-language “MAGA channel” [Politicology+ Exclusive] Trump’s close friend and inaugural committee chairman Tom Barrack faces charges for failing to register as a foreign agent // Unlock now and get your private podcast feed at politicology.com/plus Want to help build Politicology? Contribute now at https://politicology.com/donate Follow this week’s panel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/madrid_mike https://twitter.com/Jimmyspolitics
Jul 23, 2021
Trillion With a “T” — The Weekly Roundup
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To access this week’s Politicology+ segment and unlock more exclusive content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus Lucy Caldwell and Lanae Erickson join Ron Steslow to look at the top stories of the week: (01:53) Texas Democrats break quorum and book it to Washington in a last-ditch effort to thwart the GOP anti-democracy bill (14:14) Biden takes a stand on Republicans’ threats to our democracy (35:12) The Senate’s one shot at a massive spending bill full of Democrats’ policy priorities [Politicology+ Exclusive] CPAC, Jenna Ellis, and a bifurcating GOP // Unlock now and get your private podcast feed at https://politicology.com/plus “Democracy in Triage” with David Becker (July 7) https://politicology.com/episodes/democracy-in-triage/ “The Great Suppression” with Tharon Johnson (April 7) https://politicology.com/episodes/the-great-suppression/ Want to help build Politicology? Contribute now at https://politicology.com/donate Follow this week’s panel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/lucymcaldwell https://twitter.com/LanaeErickson
Jul 16, 2021
Scott MacFarlane on Prosecuting the Insurrection
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Award-winning investigative reporter Scott MacFarlane talks with Ron Steslow about the most critical filings and pivotal moments in the Feds’ ever-growing case against the January 6 insurrectionists. (00:00) Sounds of January 6, 2021 (02:48) Scott’s Survivor’s Remorse (04:16) Where the insurrection investigation stands at this moment (06:45) Three Percenters, Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, oh my... (09:14) The two “tiers” of defendants (11:02) Corroborating conspiracy (13:25) Defendants inside and outside the Capitol (14:20) Who is saying what about the former President? (17:37) Why aren’t we calling this “terrorism?” (18:29) Insurrectionists’ hit list (19:30) Hockey sticks, baseball bats, sharpened American flag poles, an axe, a knife, scissors, a tourniquet, pepper spray, chemical spray, bear spray, guns, brass knuckles, batons, pipes, zip ties, tasers, and stolen police riot shields (20:51) “My client doesn’t understand how what he did is criminal” (23:40) Three huge questions remain (25:50) “The first big sentencing” (28:00) Politicizing Ashli Babbitt  (30:10) Why we can’t “just get past this and move on” (31:50) Reporting facts in a post-truth political environment Help create more content like this by making a financial contribution today! https://politicology.com/donate Politicology+ is part master class, part laboratory, part war room. To unlock exclusive Politicology+ content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus Don’t miss an episode. Press “Follow” (“Subscribe” in some players) to get the next episode of Politicology in your favorite podcast app. Enjoy this episode? Rate Politicology ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Ron Steslow: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow Scott MacFarlane: https://twitter.com/MacFarlaneNews
Jul 14, 2021
“Vax That Thang Up” — The Weekly Roundup
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To access this week’s Politicology+ segment and unlock more exclusive content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus Democratic strategist Liz Gilbert and communications expert Owen Loftus join Ron Steslow to break down the top stories of the week: (01:53) Kevin McCarthy’s January 6 committee conflict, and the lose-lose Republicans face as we learn more about the attack (22:36) How Republicans across the country are embracing election lies to win the very elections they deem fraudulent (34:43) The Biden Administration’s vaccine goal miss, and the right’s Delta-denialism that is deepening the pandemic’s political divide [Politicology+ Exclusive] Florida man Allen West wants to liberate Texas from Governor Greg Abbott // Unlock now and get your private podcast feed at politicology.com/plus Want to help build Politicology? Contribute now at https://politicology.com/donate Follow this week’s panel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/_lizgilbert https://twitter.com/OwenKeith
Jul 09, 2021
“Democracy In Triage” — David Becker on Brnovich v. DNC, the Voting Rights Act, and how to fight back
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“Our democracy is in triage right now.” David Becker, the Executive Director and Founder of the Center for Election Innovation & Research, CBS News contributor and election law expert, joins Ron Steslow to break down the Supreme Court’s decision about Arizona voting laws in Brnovich v. DNC, the gutting of the Voting Rights Act, and what it portends for the fight to protect the franchise, and ultimately, our democracy. (01:42) What Arizona’s votings laws actually do (08:47) The Supreme Court’s pattern of voting rights activism (17:31) Alito’s nod to voter fraud falsehoods, and the popular support for voter access (21:06) What’s left of the Voting Rights Act? (27:20) The uphill battle voting rights prosecutors now face to protect the franchise (30:01) Kagan’s dissent, and Congress’s dysfunction (32:57) “The filibuster is not particularly relevant” (36:32) Stress, threats, blood, sweat and tears—fighting on the frontlines for American democracy (41:48) The dangerous road we’re heading down, and the path forward for allies of democracy Want to support more content like this? Contribute now at https://politicology.com/donate To unlock exclusive Politicology+ content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus Visit the Center for Election Innovation & Research https://electioninnovation.org/ Follow Ron and David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/beckerdavidj
Jul 07, 2021
“Strange Bedfellows” — The Weekly Roundup
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To access this week’s Politicology+ segment and unlock more exclusive content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus Lucy Caldwell and Susan Del Percio join Ron Steslow to break down the top stories of the week: (02:09) New York City’s election confusion as officials try to determine the next Democratic candidate for mayor, and the national demographic trends illuminated in the preliminary results (21:29) Why a judge tossed antitrust lawsuits against Facebook, and where the push to regulate “big tech” is headed (36:25) The Supreme Court Justice allowing the CDC’s eviction moratorium to stay in place (for now) [Politicology+ Exclusive] South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem’s decision to deploy the National Guard to the country’s southern border, and who is paying for it // Unlock now and get your private podcast feed at politicology.com/plus Want to help build Politicology? Contribute now at https://politicology.com/donate Follow this week’s panel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/lucymcaldwell https://twitter.com/DelPercioS
Jul 02, 2021
“Constitution Bootcamp” — The Weekly Roundup
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To access this week’s Politicology+ segment and unlock more exclusive content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus Lucy Caldwell, Lanae Erickson and Mike Madrid join Ron Steslow to break down the top stories of the week: (02:04) Liz Cheney’s call for better civic education in Congress (17:45) The struggle to pass voter protection laws in the Senate (40:36) Florida’s new “viewpoint diversity” survey on college campuses [Politicology+ Exclusive] Why is Steve Bannon talking about making Donald Trump Speaker of the House without ever getting elected to Congress? Unlock now and get your private podcast feed at https://politicology.com/plus Want to help build Politicology? Contribute now at https://politicology.com/donate Follow this week’s panel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/lucymcaldwell https://twitter.com/madrid_mike https://twitter.com/LanaeErickson
Jun 25, 2021
“Pipeline of A$$holes” — The Weekly Roundup
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To access this week’s Politicology+ segment and unlock more exclusive content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus Democratic political strategist Tharon Johnson and Russian warfare writer and researcher Molly McKew join Ron Steslow to break down the top stories of the week: (02:15) Putin, Biden, and the Administration’s not-a-reset on Russia (25:52) Insurrectionists emboldened to run for Congress and the bottomless depravity of the GOP (53:53) The investigators investigating the Trump DOJ [+] The right’s political framing of the “lab leak” theory of COVID-19’s origins. Sign up now: https://politicology.com/plus If you believe in our mission and want to help build Politicology, please contribute now at https://politicology.com/donate Rolling Stone - The Forever Trump Movement Has Won https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/trump-mccarthy-republican-party-critical-race-theory-1184610/ Politicology 4-21-01: BOЯDEЯ CЯISIS with Molly McKew https://politicology.com/episodes/border-crisis-ukraine/ Follow this week’s panel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/TharonJohnson https://twitter.com/MollyMcKew
Jun 18, 2021
The (Departed) Lincoln Project Founders: Part 1
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To unlock Politicology+, visit https://politicology.com/plus For the first time since the 2020 election, George Conway, Jennifer Horn, Mike Madrid, and Ron Steslow—four since-departed co-founders of The Lincoln Project—reunite to discuss the most important political fight of their lives...and what comes next. In Part 1, the panel discusses their individual paths to The Lincoln Project, and how the fight to remove Donald Trump from office evolved and escalated throughout 2020. For Part 2 of this special series, unlock Politicology+ now: https://politicology.com/plus To contribute to Politicology’s mission, visit https://politicology.com/donate Find the Lincoln Project co-founders on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/gtconway3d https://twitter.com/NHJennifer https://twitter.com/madrid_mike
Jun 15, 2021
Politicology+ is here
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Part master class, part laboratory, part war room. Unlock Politicology+ now at https://politicology.com/plus Politicology+ members will have access to exclusive content including: Extended Weekly Roundup Episodes  TAPPED conversations with political strategists  Enemies of Democracy exposés and backstories on those keeping Trumpism alive  Round table conversations with leading experts about the most pressing issues we face today in Thought Lab episodes And, occasionally, other unannounced special content…
Jun 13, 2021
“Do not come” — The Weekly Roundup
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus Lucy Caldwell and Susan Del Percio join Ron Steslow to break down the top stories of the week: (01:36) What to make of the flashbang of bipartisanship on a massive tech-investment bill that just passed the Senate (20:27) Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, and the fate of the filibuster (43:11) Vice President Kamala Harris’s trip to Central America and the message she delivered on immigration To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate Follow this week’s panel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/lucymcaldwell https://twitter.com/DelPercioS
Jun 11, 2021
Katie Hill on Revenge Porn, Cancel Culture, and Redemption
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To unlock Politicology+, visit https://politicology.com/plus What does it mean to be “canceled?” Former Congresswoman Katie Hill joins Ron Steslow to discuss what is and isn’t “cancel culture,” how we should think about holding public figures accountable, why we have failed to find a mechanism for redemption, and her fight to close the legal loophole for “revenge porn.” Exclusively for Politicology+ subscribers: Following this conversation, Ron asks Katie about the details of her surprising (albeit short-lived) friendship with Matt Gaetz.  To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate Find Ron and Katie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/KatieHill4CA
Jun 10, 2021
“For God & Country” Weekly Roundup
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus What are Democrats prepared to do to save democracy? Former Lincoln Project Political Director Zack Czajkowski, 2020 DNC President Liz Gilbert, and Ron Steslow break down the urgent threats to our elections, our Republic, and our rights—and the steps Democrats must take to hold the line. (02:43) Crescendoing calls for urgent action and filibuster reform in the Senate after Republicans killed the bill to establish a January 6 commission, and the 100+ “Scholars of Democracy” from Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Princeton, and other institutions sounding the alarm. New America’s Statement of Concern - https://www.newamerica.org/political-reform/statements/statement-of-concern/ (22:20) Absolutely bonkers myth of Trump’s impending reinstatement and Fmr. National Security Advisor Mike Flynn’s jubilance for a junta (35:38) What happened in Austin that temporarily held off the Texas GOP’s latest voter suppression efforts, and where the fight for democracy stands today To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate Follow this week’s panel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/ZackCz https://twitter.com/_lizgilbert
Jun 04, 2021
“No Trust, No Truth”—The Weekly Roundup
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To unlock Politicology+, visit https://politicology.com/plus How can we ever hold truth to power if those in power don’t believe in truth? Former Ambassador Al Cardenas makes his Politicology debut alongside Susan Del Percio and Ron Steslow to break down the week’s most important stories. (01:42) Florida’s laughable new law limiting social media companies, and Governor Ron Desantis’ relationship with the fourth estate (19:04) The obstructed path forward for Biden’s infrastructure bill (29:33) “Big Lie” architects hoping to run the next election To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate/ Follow this week’s panel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/AlCardenasFL_DC https://twitter.com/DelPercioS
May 28, 2021
‘Normal Tourist Visit’ — The Weekly Roundup
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus “Are we in a democracy?” Dr. Catherine Sanderson and Susan Del Percio join Ron Steslow to break down the week’s most important stories. (01:46) The showdown in Congress over a January 6 commission, and the hateful defense from the QAnon Shaman’s attorney (17:26) New developments in the ongoing investigations into the Trump Organization (33:15) Confusion around the new CDC guidance, and our emergence from COVID rules and rituals Politicology - March 10, 2021: Dr. Catherine Sanderson on Becoming Moral Rebels https://politicology.com/episodes/dr-catherine-sanderson-becoming-moral-rebels/ To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate Follow this week’s panel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/DelPercioS https://twitter.com/SandersonSpeaks
May 21, 2021
An Eye On Elise Stefanik—Enemies of Democracy
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus What kinds of calculations, pivots and sacrifices of personal integrity does it take to become a Trump Republican? In the first installment of Enemies of Democracy, Lucy Caldwell joins Ron Steslow to introduce listeners to the route Elise Stefanik took from moderate marvel to Trumpist capitulator, and how she forged a pernicious path to the upper echelon of Republican Party leadership. To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate
May 19, 2021
“Crazy Times Carnival”—The Weekly Roundup
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus Liz Cheney’s ouster and the Republican Party’s leadership vacuum, Arizona’s bogus election audit, and the special interests spending millions on spam comments —Jon Boughtin, Lucy Caldwell, Lanae Erickson, and Ron Steslow break down the week’s most important stories. (02:21) What House Republicans’ ouster of Liz Cheney means for truth tellers in the Republican Party, notions of bipartisanship and Congress’ ability to govern (25:00) The bogus ballot audit in Maricopa County, Arizona, and what happens when partisan hacks get their hands on ballots (42:33) Revelations about manipulation of the public commenting for FCC’s net neutrality policies, and what it means when legitimate regulating tools are usurped and corrupted To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate Follow this week’s panel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/LanaeErickson https://twitter.com/NewDemJon https://twitter.com/LucyMCaldwell
May 14, 2021
“I’ve Had It With Her”—The Weekly Roundup
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus Liz Cheney’s last stand, Barr’s abuse of office, and clinging to COVID rules—Susan Del Percio, Jennifer Horn, and Ron Steslow break down the week’s most important stories. (01:14) The reinvigorated effort to oust Liz Cheney from House GOP Leadership (21:39) New information about Bill Barr’s handling of the Russia investigation, and declining trust in public institutions (32:40) How revised CDC guidelines and new information about COVID safety are being heeded or ignored To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate Follow today’s panel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/DelPercioS https://twitter.com/NHJennifer
May 07, 2021
Out on the Field—Israel Gutierrez
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus Across the country, Republican legislatures are pushing anti-trans bills to exclude trans women and girls from joining sports leagues and teams. ESPN’s Israel “Izzy” Gutierrez has a different message: Let them play. Israel and host Ron Steslow explain the inexorable links between political issues and the top narratives driving sports, and why the effort to exclude LGBT athletes is just the latest front of the culture wars driving a wedge through the country. To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate Follow Ron on Twitter: @RonSteslow Follow Israel on Instagram: @mrizgutierrez
May 05, 2021
Knock Knock Knocking Down Rudy’s Door—The Weekly Roundup
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus Biden raises hope, while the feds raze Rudy. In this week’s Weekly Roundup, political strategists Liz Gilbert and Mike Madrid join Ron Steslow to break down the dynamics shaping the week’s top stories: Scoring Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress, his infrastructure plan sales pitch, and the history made behind the President  The FBI’s raid of Rudy Giuliani’s apartment, what it means, and what it doesn’t  Trumpist co-conspirators returning to public life and even political office To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate Follow today’s panel on Twitter: Ron: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow Liz: https://twitter.com/_lizgilbert Mike: https://twitter.com/madrid_mike
Apr 30, 2021
Drawing Democracy: Part 3—Winners and Losers
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus Note: The Census Bureau released their reapportionment figures after this episode was recorded. Throughout this conversation, we discuss potential and hypothetical changes, but the final numbers are now available. The reapportionment winners are: Texas (+2), Florida, Colorado, Montana, North Carolina, and Oregon (+1). The losers are: California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia (-1). Dave Wasserman, House editor for Cook Political Report, NBC News contributor, and one of the nation’s top election forecasters, joins Ron Steslow for part three of Politicology’s Drawing Democracy series to discuss: Which states stand to gain and lose House seats and Electoral College votes  How districting itself may preclude partisan proportionality and competitiveness What voters most need to pay attention to and how to be active through the process Democratization of district mapping technology Cook Political Report: https://cookpolitical.com/ Dave’s Redistricting: https://davesredistricting.org/maps#home To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate Follow Dave and Ron on Twitter here: Dave: https://twitter.com/Redistrict Ron: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow
Apr 28, 2021
White Supremacy Caucus—The Weekly Roundup
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus 150 years after the Civil War—and four months after the Confederate Flag was paraded through the Capitol—white supremacists now want their own Congressional caucus. Politicology strategists Susan Del Percio and Lucy Caldwell join Ron Steslow to break down the most important stories of the week: Chauvin verdict, debunking the right wing response, and the will for reform Parler’s impending return and the First Amendment  House Republicans’ White Supremacy Caucus  To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate Follow the panel on Twitter here: Ron: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow Susan: https://twitter.com/DelPercioS Lucy: https://twitter.com/lucymcaldwell
Apr 23, 2021
BOЯDEЯ CЯISIS—Molly McKew
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus The Kremlin is aggressively mobilizing weapons and ground troops along the border with Eastern Ukraine, and fears of a new Russian invasion are rising. Molly McKew, a leading expert on Russian influence and warfare, joins Ron Steslow to bring listeners to the Russian border with Ukraine, and why the future of the West may hang in the balance between a resolute Biden administration, and an American electorate increasingly weary of foreign entanglements. To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate Follow Ron and Molly on Twitter here: Ron: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow Molly: https://twitter.com/MollyMcKew
Apr 21, 2021
Venmo-tional Baggage—The Weekly Roundup
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus Politicology strategists Susan Del Percio and Mike Madrid join Ron Steslow to break down the most important stories of the week: Killing of Daunte Wright miles from Derek Chauvin’s trial Matt Gaetz, Venmo, and viability of the Trump playbook Corporate heavies weigh in on voting rights To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate Follow the panelists on Twitter here: Ron: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow Susan: https://twitter.com/DelPercioS Mike: https://twitter.com/madrid_mike
Apr 16, 2021
Politicology Mailbag — Listener Q&A with Ron
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus We’ve got mail! In this Politicology Mailbag, Ron Steslow quickly fields a wide range of listener questions: State-run media, racial gerrymandering, anti-democracy laws, Russians, breaking the filibuster—and more. To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate Find your Elected Officials here: https://www.270towin.com/elected-officials/ Follow Ron Steslow here: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow
Apr 14, 2021
"Sit Down and Shut Up" — The Weekly Roundup
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus Professor, author and journalist Marc Ambinder makes his Politicology debut alongside Weekly Roundup contributor Lucy Caldwell and host Ron Steslow to break down the most important stories of the week: Corporations vs. Republican voter suppression laws The causes and costs of White Evangelicals’ hesitancy towards COVID-19 vaccinations The latest massive leak of personal information for over half a billion Facebook users and the implications for Big Tech To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate Here’s where you can find this week’s panel: Marc Ambinder: https://twitter.com/marcambinder Lucy Caldwell: https://twitter.com/lucymcaldwell Ron Steslow: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow
Apr 09, 2021
The Great Suppression—Tharon Johnson
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus Tharon Johnson, a Democratic political strategist who has worked for Congressman John Lewis and President Barack Obama joins Ron Steslow to examine what’s in Georgia’s new anti-democracy law and understand the dastardly motives and false pretenses being used by Republicans across the country to push similar voter suppression legislation. To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate Here’s where you can find this week’s panel: Tharon Johnson: @TharonJohnson Ron Steslow: @RonSteslow
Apr 07, 2021
Everything Is Infrastructure—The Weekly Roundup
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus Former Democratic Senator from Alabama Doug Jones and Susan Del Percio join Ron Steslow to look at: Former Police Officer Derek Chauvin’s trial for the murder of George Floyd, the burden of proof prosecutors must reach for conviction, and the prospects for police and criminal justice reform Joe Biden’s ambitious infrastructure plan, who it will help the most, and the possibility for bipartisan support The delegitimization and politicization of agencies and institutions during the Trump administration To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate Here’s where you can find this week’s panel: Senator Doug Jones: @DougJones Susan Del Percio: @DelPercioS Ron Steslow: @RonSteslow
Apr 02, 2021
Drawing Democracy: Part 2—Racial Gerrymandering and Voting Power
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus David Becker, the Executive Director and Founder of the Center for Election Innovation & Research, CBS News contributor and election law expert joins host Ron Steslow for part two of Politicology’s Drawing Democracy, to dive deep into the Voting Rights Act and several landmark Supreme Court cases to understand: Exactly how Republicans have used civil rights legislation to manufacture political power  The differences between racial and political gerrymandering, and the role of courts in this process How the gutting of “preclearance” will enable the suppression and disenfranchisement of minority voters How to get involved and make your voice heard through this process Further reading and resources: Center for Election Innovation & Research: https://electioninnovation.org/ Dave’s Redistricting: https://davesredistricting.org/maps#home To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate Here’s where you can find Ron and David: Ron Steslow: @RonSteslow David Becker: @beckerdavidj
Mar 31, 2021
Capitol Coup Coordination—The Weekly Roundup
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus David Becker, the Executive Director and Founder of the Center for Election Innovation & Research, CBS News contributor and election law expert, and Roundup analysts Lucy Caldwell and Mike Madrid join host Ron Steslow to review: Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s defense of his state’s election integrity Kraken” leader Sidney Powell’s defense in the Dominion defamatory lawsuit The fundraising windfall tied to the “Big Lie” Revelations that militia groups coordinated well in advance of January 6 Our cyclical gun debate and the search for bipartisan compromise To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate Here’s where you can find this week’s panel: Ron Steslow: @RonSteslow David Becker: @beckerdavidj Lucy Caldwell: @lucymcaldwell Mike Madrid: @madrid_mike
Mar 26, 2021
John Sipher and Molly McKew on Russia’s Asymmetrical Attacks on America
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus John Sipher, a member of the CIA's Senior Intelligence Service who lead Russia Operations and Molly McKew, a leading writer and researcher of Russian influence and information warfare join host Ron Steslow to dissect the U.S. intelligence community’s report on Russian interference in the 2020 election, analyze the U.S. response to Russia’s attacks and disinformation campaigns, and to break down how the Russian intelligence service uses Americans—willing and otherwise—as proxies and disseminators of Russian propaganda. To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate Here’s where you can find this week’s panel: Ron Steslow: @RonSteslow John Sipher: @john_sipher Molly McKew: @MollyMcKew
Mar 24, 2021
Rewriting the Insurrection—The Weekly Roundup
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus Fmr. Federal Prosecutor Michael Zeldin and Weekly Roundup regulars Susan Del Percio and Lucy Caldwell join Ron Steslow to examine: New developments in the prosecution of the Capitol insurrectionists, and the racism and revisionism Republicans are using to white-wash the attack The escalating humanitarian crisis at our Southern border and how it’s shaping the early days of the Biden administration  How the prosecution is coming together for the cases against Trump and his associates’ alleged financial and election-related crimes To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate Here’s where you can find this week’s panel: Ron Steslow: @RonSteslow Michael Zeldin: @MichaelZeldin Susan Del Percio: @DelPercioS Lucy Caldwell: @lucymcaldwell
Mar 19, 2021
Victoria Soto on the She-cession: Women and Working Families in the Era of COVID-19
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, assistant dean at the University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs, and a contributor to MSNBC and Telemundo joins host Ron Steslow to look at the disproportionately high unemployment rates for women of color through the pandemic, what this shows us about the underlying issues facing women in the workforce and working families, how supporting working families in our communities will generate a strong ROI, and how this all impacts our entire economy. To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate Victoria Soto: @DrVMDS Ron Steslow: @RonSteslow
Mar 17, 2021
Trump Cons GOP—The Weekly Roundup
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus Mike Madrid and Susan Del Percio join host Ron Steslow to discuss: The COVID-19 Relief and Recovery bill, and the latest on the distribution of vaccines Republicans’ legislative priorities, and the mechanics of making it harder for some people to vote Former President Trump’s power play against the GOP’s official campaign committees To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate Here’s where you can find this week’s panel: Ron Steslow: @RonSteslow Mike Madrid: @madrid_mike Susan Del Percio: @DelPercioS
Mar 12, 2021
Dr. Catherine Sanderson on Becoming Moral Rebels
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus Dr. Catherine Sanderson, Poler Family Professor, Chair of Psychology at Amherst College and the author of Why We Act: Turning Bystanders Into Moral Rebels joins host Ron Steslow to analyze why Trump was able to exert control on the Republican party, how to recognize leaders who will stand up for what’s right—and what we can do to become moral rebels. To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate Catherine Sanderson Twitter: @SandersonSpeaks Ron Steslow Twitter: @RonSteslow
Mar 10, 2021
Domestic Terror Threat—The Weekly Roundup
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus Fmr. CIA Officer Marc Polymeropoulos and Weekly Roundup regulars Mike Madrid and Lucy Caldwell join host Ron Steslow to discuss: The recent confirmation of the Saudi Crown Prince’s involvement in Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination. H.R. 1, aka the “For the People Act” and the continued fight to preserve democracy. The ongoing domestic terror threats in the Capitol. To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate Here’s where you can find this week’s panel: Ron Steslow: @RonSteslow Marc Polymeropoulos: @Mpolymer Lucy Caldwell: @lucymcaldwell Mike Madrid: @madrid_mike
Mar 05, 2021
Celeste Headlee on Having Better Conversations
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To unlock Politicology+, visit politicology.com/plus To contribute to Politicology, visit politicology.com/donate Journalist, Public Speaker and Author Celeste Headlee (@CelesteHeadlee) joins host Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to reveal the science and history behind human communication, share keys to unlock deeper conversations, and explain how critical empathy is for our ability to listen and connect. For more information, to contact us, or to contribute to Politicology, visit Politicology.com
Mar 03, 2021
Combatting Vaccine Skepticism—The Weekly Roundup
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus Susan Del Percio (@DelPercioS) and Lucy Caldwell (@lucymcaldwell) return to the Roundup with host Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to discuss the new Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine and diminishing vaccine skepticism, the evolution of Republican disinformation regarding the 2020 election, and the questionable attempt to rebrand the GOP as the party of the working class. For more information, to contact us, or to contribute to Politicology, visit Politicology.com To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate
Feb 26, 2021
Drawing Democracy: Part 1—Redistricting in America
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus In the first part of a new Politicology series on America’s redistricting process, Mike Madrid (@madrid_mike) joins host Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to set the table with an overview of how redistricting and reapportionment happen, the importance of the Census, and why we’ll hear a lot about Gerrymandering as this process unfolds. For more information, to contact us, or to contribute to Politicology, visit Politicology.com To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate
Feb 25, 2021
A New Party is Needed—The Weekly Roundup
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus Jennifer Horn (@NHJennifer), Tharon Johnson (@TharonJohnson), and Mike Madrid (@madrid_mike) join host Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to recap the week, including the growing rift and infighting among the Republican Party's ranks, the defeated Senator looking to re-run, the continued voter suppression efforts in Georgia and statehouses across the country, and what people across the country can do now to protect their right to vote. For more information, to contact us, or to contribute to Politicology, visit Politicology.com To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate
Feb 19, 2021
How Smartmatic vs. Fox News Will Impact Cable News with Joyce Vance
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus Former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance (@JoyceWhiteVance) joins Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to discuss the $2.7 billion lawsuit Smartmatic filed against Fox News, three Fox hosts, and two Trump attorneys and the impact it could have on the misinformation cable news channels produce. For more information, to contact us, or to contribute to Politicology, visit Politicology.com To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate
Feb 17, 2021
Perfect Phone Calls—The Weekly Roundup
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus Mike Madrid (@madrid_mike) and Lucy Caldwell (@lucymcaldwell) join host Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to discuss the potential impact the second Trump impeachment trial will have in the future, the new investigation in Georgia probing Trump's calls to state officials, and the impact of the compounding COVID-induced crises. For more information, to contact us, or to contribute to Politicology, visit Politicology.com To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate
Feb 12, 2021
Impeachment and the Most Divided Deliberative Body with U.S. Sen. Doug Jones
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus Former U.S. Senator Doug Jones (@DougJones) joins Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to discuss the insurrection at the Capitol, the second Impeachment trial of Donald Trump, holding presidents accountable for their actions, and how we should expect a 50-50 Senate to function. For more information, to contact us, or to contribute to Politicology, visit Politicology.com To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate
Feb 09, 2021
Republican Party Exodus—The Weekly Roundup
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus Mike Madrid (@madrid_mike), Susan Del Percio (@DelPercioS) and Lucy Caldwell (@lucymcaldwell) return to the Roundup with host Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow). They discuss the tens of thousands of Republican voters who have left the party since the insurrection at the Capitol, the latest attempts at voter suppression moving through state legislatures, and mounting legal trouble for the Trump family and businesses. For more information, to contact us, or to contribute to Politicology, visit Politicology.com To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate
Feb 05, 2021
Reckoning with our Shared Trauma with Mary Trump
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Join Politicology+ now for an extended Roundup and more exclusive content - https://politicology.com/plus Mary Trump (@MaryLTrump) joins host Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to discuss how she felt after the 2020 election, how the pandemic and the insurrection at the Capitol have impacted our collective mental health, what could cause so many people to engage in insurrection, the compounding effect of a year laden with traumatic events, Donald Trump’s insidious technique for gaining followers, and how we can protect against it in the future. For more information, to contact us, or to contribute to Politicology, visit Politicology.com To contribute to Politicology, visit https://politicology.com/donate
Feb 03, 2021
NEW: This is Politicology with Ron Steslow
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Politics in America is transforming. We’re using the lessons learned working with The Lincoln Project and launching a new podcast—Politicology—to gain a deeper understanding of who we are, how we got here, and how we rebuild without repeating the mistakes of the past. Ron Steslow hosts experts from across disciplines and the political spectrum to learn more about the problems we face as a nation. Politicology launches February 3rd.
Feb 02, 2021
Navalny’s Arrest, Rudy’s Lawsuit, and the QAnon Caucus Chair—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Jennifer Horn (@NHJennifer), John Sipher (@john_sipher), and Mike Madrid (@madrid_mike) join Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to break down the arrest of Kremlin critic Aleksei Navalny and the protests around Russia last weekend, the $1.3 billion lawsuit Dominion Voting Systems filed against Rudy Giuliani, and Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s history of endorsing conspiracy theories and violence against Democratic politicians.
Jan 30, 2021
The Inauguration—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Mike Madrid (@madrid_mike), Susan Del Percio (@DelPercioS), and Lucy Caldwell (@lucymcaldwell) join host Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to discuss the inauguration, Joe Biden’s inaugural address, Amanda Gorman’s poem, “The Hill We Climb,” and some of the actions the Biden Administration took in their first few hours in office.
Jan 23, 2021
Reconnaissance Tours, The PGA Snubs Trump, and Trump’s Second Impeachment—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Mike Madrid (@madrid_mike) and Susan Del Percio (@DelPercioS) join Host Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to discuss the accusation that a member of congress provided reconnaissance tours to rioters before the attack, Trump’s ban from social media platforms, the PGA’s decision to drop Trump’s course from the calendar, and Donald Trump’s second impeachment. 
Jan 19, 2021
Trump vs Democracy Revisited: Anne Applebaum on Authoritarianism
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. After the violent mob attacked the U.S. Capitol at the direction of the president last week, we decided to resurface a conversation from August between host Ron Steslow and Anne Applebaum about her book, Twilight of Democracy, and the warning signs of authoritarianism we were witnessing.
Jan 15, 2021
The Hidden Battle Against COVID-19—Part 3
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Emergency room physicians Natasha Kathuria (@natashakathuriamd on Instagram) and Dan Barkhuff (@DBarkhuff on Twitter) return to the podcast to talk to Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow on Twitter) about their experiences fighting COVID-19, the new vaccines, and the continued impact of the pandemic.
Jan 06, 2021
Another Election Lawsuit, Electoral College Challenge, and New Year’s Resolutions—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host Ron Steslow sits down with Jennifer Horn, Mike Madrid, and Susan Del Percio to discuss the Texas congressman who is suing Mike Pence to steal an election, the U.S. Senator from Missouri who announced he will challenge electoral college votes, the importance of the Georgia Runoffs, and New Year’s resolutions for the United States.
Jan 01, 2021
The Russian Hacks with Tom Nichols
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) sits down with Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom), a professor at the U.S. Naval War College and at the Harvard Extension School, to discuss Russia’s recent hacks of U.S. Federal Agencies, Trump’s relationship with Putin, what the Biden administration will need to do to clean up the damage and secure systems, and the potential dangers of Donald Trump having access to classified intelligence after he leaves office.
Dec 24, 2020
Bill Barr Bails, Mitchell leaves the Republican Party, and McConnell’s Desperate Plea—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host Ron Steslow sits down with Jennifer Horn, Susan Del Percio, and Mike Madrid to discuss the resignation of Attorney General Bill Barr, the retiring Michigan congressman—Paul Mitchell—who left the Republican Party, and Mitch McConnell begging Republican Senators not to challenge the election results.
Dec 18, 2020
The Lame Duck DOD Shakeup with Malcolm Nance
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host Ron Steslow sits down with Malcolm Nance, a counter-terrorism expert, New York Times bestselling author, and Retired Senior Chief Petty Officer in the US Navy to discuss the recent staffing changes at the Department of Defense, how the newly installed Trump loyalists could impact defense strategy, and how the Biden administration must respond to recent policy changes made by Trump.
Dec 16, 2020
Even More Trump Court Losses, and Trump's Whiff on Additional COVID Vaccine Doses—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host Ron Steslow sits down with George Conway and Jennifer Horn to discuss the top news of the week: The U.S. Supreme Court declining a request to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in Pennsylvania, the Texas Attorney General trying to throw out 10 million votes in four other states, and the New York Times reporting that the Trump administration declined to purchase additional doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
Dec 11, 2020
Explained: The Electoral College
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. With the Electoral College scheduled to meet next week, host Ron Steslow explains how the electoral college developed, the way it functions, what “faithless” electors are whether they could impact the election, and a push to reform the Electoral College.
Dec 08, 2020
Trump’s Unhinged Fraud Claims, The Trump Grift, and Shady Stock Trading—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host Ron Steslow talks to Mike Madrid, Susan Del Percio, and Tharon Johnson about the top stories of the week: Trump’s continued attempts to steal the presidential election, the RNC’s planned “victory” rally in Georgia, the Trump campaign’s post-election grift, and the shady stock trading of Georgia Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.
Dec 04, 2020
Explained: How a Candidate Officially Becomes the President
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. With several critical dates approaching, host Ron Steslow briefly walks listeners through the process for how a candidate becomes the President of the United States. He explains the procedure for counting and certifying votes on the local and state levels, voting in the electoral college, and certifying the electoral votes in congress.
Dec 02, 2020
Explained: The Republican National Committee
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host Ron Steslow sits down with fellow Lincoln Project co-founder and former chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party Jennifer Horn and former chairman of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele to discuss the the role of political parties in American politics, how the Republican Party is structured, and what the Trump influence over the RNC could mean for the party and the country.
Nov 30, 2020
The Flynn Pardon, The Trump Legal Team Failure, and the Biden National Security Team—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host Ron Steslow sits down with fellow Lincoln Project co-founders George Conway and Jennifer Horn, and Lincoln Project senior advisor John Sipher to discuss the top news stories of the week: Trump’s pardoning of Michael Flynn, the Trump legal team’s failures to win court cases, the announcement of Biden’s top national security team, and the latest spike in COVID-19 cases.
Nov 27, 2020
The Mailbag
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. In our first mailbag episode host Ron Steslow and fellow Lincoln Project co-founders Mike Madrid and Jennifer Horn answer your questions.
Nov 24, 2020
Trump’s Attempted Coup, Lindsey’s Election Interference, and Covid-19—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host and co-founder Ron Steslow sits down with fellow Lincoln Project co-founder Mike Madrid and Lincoln Project senior advisor Susan Del Percio to discuss Donald Trump’s attempted coup, Lindsey Graham’s attempts to interfere in another state’s election process, the rising number of covid-19 deaths, and the ousting of the country’s top election security official.
Nov 21, 2020
Explained: Georgia Senate Runoffs
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host Ron Steslow sits down with Mike Madrid and Stuart Stevens to break down the Georgia runoff elections will work, why runoffs usually favor Republicans, and what it’s going to take for Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock to win their races.
Nov 18, 2020
Undermining Democracy, Delaying Transition, and Purges at DOD and the NSA—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host and co-founder Ron Steslow talks to Rick Wilson, John Sipher, and Jennifer Horn about Trump’s attempts to undermine the election, the delayed Biden transition, and why the staffing changes at the Pentagon and National Security Agency are concerning.
Nov 13, 2020
Explained: The Election
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host and co-founder Ron Steslow sits down with fellow co-founder Mike Madrid to discuss what allowed Joe Biden to win the Presidential Election and why Senate elections broke the way they did.
Nov 11, 2020
What's Next
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host Ron Steslow and fellow Lincoln Project co-founder Reed Galen discuss what’s next for the Lincoln Project now that Trump has been defeated and Joe Biden is the President Elect of the United States of America.
Nov 09, 2020
Counting Votes, Trump’s Election Meltdown, and Rising Covid-19 Rates—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host Ron Steslow sits down with fellow Lincoln Project co-founders Reed Galen and Rick Wilson to discuss the state of vote counting in the Presidential election, Donald Trump’s attempts to undermine vote counting and steal the election and the highest single day increase in coronavirus cases.
Nov 06, 2020
Election Night w. The Lincoln Project
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host and co-founder Ron Steslow takes you into Election Night with the Lincoln Project. He sits down with Lincoln Project co-founders, advisors, and staff throughout the night to update you on what happened, how it might impact the election, and how we were feeling throughout the night.
Nov 04, 2020
State of the Vote: The Whole Enchilada
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. In our last State of the Vote episode before Election Day, host Ron Steslow talks to fellow Lincoln Project co-founder Mike Madrid about the state of the national political map, the record early vote turnout across the country, and why Republican efforts to decrease voter participation are not moral or sustainable.
Nov 02, 2020
The West Wing's 2nd Wave, Trump’s 60 Minutes Walkout, and “Getting your husbands back to work”—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host and co-founder Ron Steslow sits down with fellow Lincoln Project co-founder Reed Galen and Lincoln Project Executive Director Sarah Lenti to discuss this week’s top stories: the Trump administration’s failed coronavirus response, Jared Kushner’s claim that Trump was “taking the country back from the doctors,” Trump’s 60 Minutes interview with Lesley Stahl, the Trump campaign abandoning rallygoers, Trump telling women he’s getting their husbands back to work, and Jared Kushner’s disparaging comments about Black Americans.
Oct 30, 2020
Gen. Michael Hayden and John Sipher on the Trump National Security Risk
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host and co-founder Ron Steslow talks to former CIA and NSA Director General Michael Hayden and John Sipher, a former member of the CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service and co-founder of Spycraft Entertainment, about why national security experts are speaking out against Donald Trump, what the president’s ties to Russia mean for America’s security, why they’re concerned about the use of militarized force in domestic policing, and how voters should think about security risks as they cast their ballots.
Oct 28, 2020
State of the Vote: 8 Days Until Election Day & How Georgia Could Tip The Scale
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host and co-founder Ron Steslow sits down with fellow co-founder Mike Madrid and political director Zack Czajkowski to discuss the national political map and the state of the vote in Georgia as we head into the last week of this election.
Oct 26, 2020
Donald Trump’s Last Debate Ever
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host Ron Steslow sits down with fellow Lincoln Project co-founders Reed Galen, Jennifer Horn, and Rick Wilson to break down the final debate in this presidential election.
Oct 24, 2020
Explained: The Presidential Transfer of Power
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host Ron Steslow sits down with fellow Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt to discuss the history of presidential transitions dating back to 1797, why the presidential concession is a corner stone of American democracy, and why the results of the election must be honored in this election.
Oct 21, 2020
State of the Vote: Iowa is in Play
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host Ron Steslow sits down with fellow Lincoln Project co-founder Mike Madrid to talk about the electoral map across the country, illegal ballot boxes in California, and why Iowa is in play for the presidential and senate races.
Oct 19, 2020
Crazy Uncle in Chief and the SCOTUS Nomination Hearings—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Ron Steslow sits down with fellow Lincoln Project co-founders Reed Galen, Jennifer Horn, and Steve Schmidt to discuss the Trump and Biden town halls and the Supreme Court Nomination hearings.
Oct 17, 2020
Carly Fiorina on Trump’s Failure of Leadership
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host and Lincoln Project co-founder Ron Steslow sits down with former Republican candidate for President Carly Fiorina to talk about the importance of character in leadership. They discuss why she for Donald Trump in 2016, her support for impeachment, and why she has now endorsed Joe Biden for President—because of her principles, not despite them. You can find more information about Carly and her work at CarlyFiorina.com
Oct 14, 2020
State of the Vote: Why Texas is a Toss-up
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host and Lincoln Project co-founder Ron Steslow talks to fellow co-founder Mike Madrid and Former U.S. Congressman Beto O'Rourke about the state of the vote around the country and why Joe Biden might be the first Democratic Presidential Candidate to win Texas since 1976.
Oct 12, 2020
The VP Debate and the Superspreader in Chief—Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Sarah Lenti, Susan Del Percio, and Mike Madrid join host Ron Steslow to break down the Vice Presidential Debate and Donald Trump becoming a coronavirus superspreader.
Oct 09, 2020
The Hidden Battle Against COVID-19—Part 2
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. In the second episode of a two-part series, host and Lincoln Project co-founder Ron Steslow talks to emergency room physicians Dan Barkhuff, Natasha Kathuria, and Murtaza Akhter about how the polarization around the pandemic affects medical care and how minority communities are disproportionately impacted by Covid-19.
Oct 08, 2020
The Hidden Battle Against COVID-19—Part 1
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. In the first episode of a two-part series, host and Lincoln Project co-founder Ron Steslow talks to emergency room physicians Dan Barkhuff, Natasha Kathuria, and Murtaza Akhter about their experiences fighting the coronavirus on the ground.
Oct 07, 2020
State of the Vote: The Battle for the Sunshine State
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host and Lincoln Project co-founder Ron Steslow talks to his fellow co-founders Mike Madrid and Rick Wilson about the current state of the vote across the country and how the election is shaping up in Florida.
Oct 05, 2020
The Worst Presidential Debate—Weekly Round Up
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host and Lincoln Project co-founder Ron Steslow asks fellow co-founders Reed Galen and Steve Schmidt, and Lincoln Project senior advisor Tara Setmayer to break down the key moments from the first presidential debate.
Oct 02, 2020
The World’s Most Dangerous Man
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Mary Trump joins host and Lincoln Project co-founder Ron Steslow to talk about how Donald Trump’s lies and bullying impact the American people and her new book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.
Sep 30, 2020
State of the Vote: Arizona and Trump’s New Running Mate
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host and Lincoln Project co-founder Ron Steslow talks to fellow co-founder Mike Madrid and Lucy Caldwell, political strategist and former Senior Political Advisor for the Goldwater Institute, about the current state of the vote across the country and how a Cindy McCain endorsement could impact the race in Arizona
Sep 28, 2020
The Notorious RBG and the Presidential Transfer of Power—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Our host and Lincoln Project co-founder Ron Steslow talks to co-founder Reed Galen, Lincoln Project Executive Director Sarah Lenti, and Orin Kerr, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law about the recent passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her legacy, and the impact a Supreme Court vacancy may have on the Presidential Election. They also discuss Trump refusing to commit to a peaceful transition of power after the Election. 
Sep 25, 2020
Agents of Chaos: Russian Election Interference in 2016 and Now
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host and co-founder Ron Steslow talks to renowned documentarian Alex Gibney and cyber conflict researcher Camille François about how Russia interfered in the 2016 Presidential Election and what Russia is doing right now to influence the outcome of this election. Gibney directed the two-part documentary Agents of Chaos which premieres on HBO and HBO MAX on September 23 and 24 at 9 PM ET.
Sep 23, 2020
State of the Vote: The ‘Hope Gap’ in the Rust Belt
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host and co-founder Ron Steslow talks to fellow co-founder Mike Madrid about how the vote is shaping up in this election and what to watch for in Pennsylvania and other Rust Belt states that started distributing ballots last week. 
Sep 21, 2020
Woodward Tapes, America’s Global Decline, and Voter Access—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host and co-founder Ron Steslow talks to Reed Galen, Susan Del Percio, and Sarah Lenti on this week’s roundup. They discuss the most recent tapes of Donald Trump’s conversations with Bob Woodward, how the global opinion of the United States has plummeted under Donald Trump, and two victories for ballot access this week.
Sep 18, 2020
Explained: Why We Need to Win the Senate
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. In our latest Explained episode, host and co-founder Ron Steslow asks fellow co-founder Rick Wilson to break down how Trumpism has taken hold in the Republican-controlled Senate and why we need to elect patriots to protect our democracy.
Sep 16, 2020
State of the Vote: The Kickoff
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. In our first State of the Vote Episode, our host and Lincoln Project co-founder Ron Steslow talks to fellow co-founder Mike Madrid and Lincoln Project Political Director Zack Czajkowski about how the 2020 election is underway. They discuss the state of the electoral map across the country and the early results we’re seeing as voters in North Carolina mail in their ballots.
Sep 14, 2020
Trump's Worst Lie Yet—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host and co-founder Ron Steslow asks fellow co-founders Jennifer Horn and Mike Madrid to weigh in on the stunning revelations in Bob Woodward's new book: that Trump knew the coronavirus was deadly in February and lied to the American people.
Sep 12, 2020
The Rise of Radicalism Under Donald Trump
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Our host and co-founder Ron Steslow sits down with fellow co-founder Steve Schmidt and senior advisor Stuart Stevens to break down how political polarization has evolved into radicalization and violence during Trump’s presidency.
Sep 10, 2020
Explained: Vote Counting & The Election Results Delay
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Our host and co-founder Ron Steslow asks fellow co-founder Mike Madrid to break down how votes are counted, how the surge in mail-in ballots will impact when we know who wins the Presidential election and why this November may hold the three most critical weeks in American democracy.
Sep 07, 2020
The President We Need and The Attorney General Who Lies—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Our host Ron Steslow talks to Reed Galen, Jennifer Horn, and Tara Setmayer about what Joe Biden’s calls to end violence and begin healing mean for the presidential election and Attorney General Bill Barr’s comments on racism in policing and election security during a recent CNN interview. 
Sep 04, 2020
Trump vs Democracy: Anne Applebaum on Authoritarianism
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Anne Applebaum, a Pulitzer-prize winning historian and staff writer for The Atlantic, joins Lincoln Project co-founder and host Ron Steslow to discuss her new book Twilight of Democracy. They discuss why America isn’t immune to the lure of authoritarianism, how the warning signs are on display in the United States, and what voters can do to protect democracy. Anne’s book Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism is available now.
Sep 02, 2020
Land of Unrest
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Our host Ron Steslow talks to his fellow co-founders Mike Madrid and Reed Galen about how the recent violence in Wisconsin, Trump’s “law and order” strategy, and the wave of new polls just released following the conventions.
Aug 31, 2020
Republican National Convention - The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Our host Ron Steslow asks Rick Wilson, Steve Schmidt, and Stuart Stevens to break down what voters need to know about the optics and substance of the Republican National Convention and Donald Trump’s acceptance speech.
Aug 28, 2020
Land of Heroes
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host and Co-founder Ron Steslow asks retired Lt. Col. Fred Wellman, a Lincoln Project Senior Advisor and former Spokesman for General David Petraeus, to break down the hypocrisy of the third theme of the 2020 Republican National Convention: “The Land of Heroes.”
Aug 26, 2020
The Land of Promise and Opportunity
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Our host and co-founder Ron Steslow asks Lincoln Project senior advisor and CNN political commentator Tara Setmayer to break down the hypocrisy of the themes for the first two nights of the 2020 Republican National Convention: "The Land of Promise" and "The Land of Opportunity."
Aug 24, 2020
Biden’s Acceptance Speech, Election Interference, and Steve Bannon’s Indictment—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Our host and co-founder Ron Steslow brings in fellow co-founders Reed Galen, Steve Schmidt, and Jennifer Horn to talk about the Democratic National Convention and Joe Biden’s acceptance speech, a bi-partisan report detailing how Russia worked with Trump’s campaign to influence the 2016 election, and Steve Bannon’s indictment. 
Aug 21, 2020
Why Beth Fukumoto Left Trump's GOP
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Our host and co-founder Ron Steslow sits down with Beth Fukumoto, the former House Minority Leader in Hawaii's State Legislature. They discuss why Beth decided to run for office as a Republican, why she felt compelled to speak out against Donald Trump, and why she left the Republican party.
Aug 20, 2020
Explained: Mail-in Voting
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. In our first Explained episode, our host and co-founder Ron Steslow asks fellow Lincoln Project co-founder Reed Galen to break down what you need to know and plan for before vote-by-mail in November.
Aug 17, 2020
Kamala Harris, Election Forecasts, and Trump’s Attack on Social Security—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Our host and co-founder Ron Steslow asks fellow Lincoln Project co-founders Steve Schmidt, Jennifer Horn, and Rick Wilson to break down this week’s top stories: Joe Biden’s highly anticipated selection of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, why FiveThirtyEight.com is saying it’s too soon to count Trump out, and what Trump’s executive order pausing payroll taxes will mean for Social Security and Medicare.
Aug 14, 2020
Trump vs Military Members
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Our host and co-founder Ron Steslow talks to former Navy SEAL, Harvard Medical School graduate, and president of Veterans for Responsible Leadership, Dan Barkhuff and Gold Star mom Judy Gentz whose son Captain Joel Gentz was a combat rescue officer who died during a rescue mission in Afghanistan in 2010 about how Donald Trump’s words and actions have impacted the lives of military members and their families. 
Aug 12, 2020
‘It is What it is’, The Axios Interview, and Evictions—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Our host and co-founder Ron Steslow asks fellow Lincoln Project co-founders Reed Galen, Jennifer Horn, and Mike Madrid to break down Trump's interview with Axios reporter Jonathan Swan. They also discuss the looming threat of evictions for millions of Americans and the electoral implications of such mass displacement.
Aug 07, 2020
It Was All A Lie: Stuart Stevens on How The Republican Party Became Donald Trump
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Our host and co-founder Ron Steslow sits down with Lincoln Project Senior Advisor and legendary Republican media strategist Stuart Stevens to discuss his book, It Was All A Lie. They discuss Stuart’s thesis that Trump is not an aberration within the Republican party but rather the natural outcome of the last 50 years of its politics; how the party of Lincoln became a party of racial grievance; and how the Party’s focus on family values and fiscal conservatism has been disingenuous and often hypocritical for years.
Aug 04, 2020
Trump Tries to Move The Election and How You Can Vote—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Lincoln Project co-founders Reed Galen and Jennifer Horn join fellow co-founder and host Ron Steslow to discuss Trump’s threat to move the November election and what you need to know about how you cast your ballot in November whether it’s in person or by mail.
Jul 31, 2020
Trump vs Trump Voters - Rita's Story
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. For the last few months, we’ve been gathering stories from voters across the country. Rita is the first of those voters to come on the show. In 2016, she voted for Donald Trump. Today, she spoke to our host, Ron Steslow, about when she realized she couldn’t vote for him again in 2020, and why she’s doing everything she can to ensure Joe Biden gets elected in November. 
Jul 29, 2020
Trump’s Secret Police, Cognitive Test, and the ‘Best Mortality Rate’—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Lincoln Project co-founders Rick Wilson, Mike Madrid, and Steve Schmidt join fellow co-founder and host Ron Steslow to discuss this week’s stories: Federal Agents in Portland, Trump boasting about his cognitive test score, and Trump’s false claims about the coronavirus fatality rate. 
Jul 24, 2020
Trump vs. Conservative Women
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host Ron Steslow has a wide ranging conversation with fellow Lincoln Project co-founder Jennifer Horn , Lincoln Project Senior Advisor and Honestly Speaking with Tara host Tara Setmayer, and Lincoln Project Executive Director Sarah Lenti about their perspectives on the Trump presidency, how they’ve been impacted by the administrations coronavirus response, why they see coronavirus as a right to life issue and why their conservative values have led them to put country over party and voting for Joe Biden in November. 
Jul 22, 2020
Rose Garden Rally, COVID-19 Response, and the Economy—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Lincoln Project co-founders Rick Wilson, Reed Galen, and Steve Schmidt join fellow co-founder and host Ron Steslow to break down this week’s stories: Trump’s Rose Garden Rally, the administration's failed coronavirus response and how that has led to high unemployment and a stalled economy.
Jul 17, 2020
Is the President Above the Law?
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host Ron Steslow asks fellow Lincoln Project co-founder George Conway to break down the two new Supreme Court decisions regarding the fate of Donald Trump — and the Trump corporation’s — tax returns and financial documents.
Jul 11, 2020
Mary Trump’s Book, Confederate Flag, and CDC’s recommendations for reopening schools—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host and Lincoln Project co-founder Ron Steslow asks Rick Wilson and Reed Galen about this week’s top stories: Mary Trump’s forthcoming book, Donald Trump doubling down on his defense of the confederate flag, and Trump’s response to CDC guidelines for reopening schools.
Jul 10, 2020
Trump vs Jennifer Horn
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host Ron Steslow talks with fellow Lincoln Project co-founder Jennifer Horn about her time as chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party, why she helped create The Lincoln Project, why conservatives must vote against Donald Trump, what it’s like to be attacked by the President of the United States on Twitter, and her personal experience dealing with Trump’s failed coronavirus response.
Jul 08, 2020
Russian Bounties, Election Security, and COVID-19 Spikes—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host Ron Steslow breaks down this week’s pressing stories with fellow Lincoln Project co-founders Steve Schmidt and Reed Galen and Lincoln Project Executive Director Sarah Lenti. Together, they discuss: the Russian Bounties scandal, election security, and the spike in COVID-19 cases.
Jul 03, 2020
The Lincoln Project Effect
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host Ron Steslow talks to Lincoln Project co-founder Mike Madrid about The Lincoln Project Effect. They discuss Trump’s weakness with the Republican base, especially among seniors, faith-based voters, and college-educated voters. They walk through a path to victory in the electoral college, how voter demographics are shifting across the country, how Latino voters will affect the presidential election and how racial consciousness will impact how Republican’s vote in November. 
Jul 01, 2020
Barr’s obstruction, Trump’s Testing Slowdown, and Mail-In Voting—The Weekly Roundup
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Host Ron Steslow breaks down this week’s pressing stories with fellow Lincoln Project founders Jennifer Horn, George Conway, and Reed Galen. Together, they discuss: Attorney General Bill Barr’s attempted firing of a U.S. Attorney, Trump admitting he asked his staff to slow-down coronavirus testing, and Why Trump is rage tweeting about mail-in voting. 
Jun 26, 2020
End of the Reality Show Presidency
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Ron Steslow sits down with Lincoln Project co-founders and veteran political strategists Steve Schmidt and Reed Galen to discuss how the toxic culture of reality shows led to the Trump Presidency. They look back at America’s rise to become a global superpower, how Donald Trump has damaged America’s global reputation, and why Joe Biden can help us rebuild it.
Jun 25, 2020
The Republican Party and Race with Tara Setmayer
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Ron Steslow sits down with former Republican communications director and Senior Advisor to The Lincoln Project, Tara Setmayer. This wide-ranging conversation touches on the history of the Republican Party’s relationship with race, what has changed from Lincoln to Trump, the reemergence of the confederate flag and our recent ad, “Flag of Treason,” Trump’s response to the George Floyd protests, all of which are happening on the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can hear more from Tara on her podcast, “Honestly Speaking with Tara Setmayer.
Jun 16, 2020
Trump vs George Conway
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This episode was recorded when Ron Steslow was host of The Lincoln Project Podcast (www.lincolnproject.us). He is no longer affiliated with the organization. This feed is now the home of Politicology. Ron Steslow sits down with conservative attorney and Lincoln Project co-founder George Conway for a deeper discussion about his involvement with, and change of heart toward, Donald Trump. Ron and George also discuss how the President’s psychological state is affecting the country, and the two looming Supreme Court cases dealing with Trump’s tax returns that are due to set an important legal precedent around presidential power.
Jun 10, 2020