An Urgent Call to Save American Democracy
We begin with President Biden’s call yesterday, at the ceremony in Tulsa, to pass the For the People Act in the Senate to ensure a level playing field in the next election that the Republicans shamelessly plan to rig. Joining us is a signatory to a letter by 100 experts on democracy warning about the Republican threat to American democracy, David Faris, a professor of political science at Roosevelt University in Chicago and a regular contributor to The Week where his latest article is “Where Are the Trumpghazis? Investigating the Trump administration’s misdeeds would be good for democracy — and Democrats.” The author of Time to Fight Dirty: How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics and his latest, The Kids Are All Left: How Young Voters Will Unite America, we discuss the possibility of carving out voting rights as an exception to the filibuster in the Senate which may not meet with Senator Manchin’s approval, and the urgent need to mobilize Americans in opposition to the Trump-led Republican putsch to incapacitate our democracy and turn it into a one-party autocracy led by a wannabe dictator.
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