A New Hearing on January 12 Will Add to the Portrait of a Disastrously Dysfunctional Trump White House
We begin with the House January 6 Committee announcing an additional hearing on January 12 featuring the former Trump White House Deputy Press Secretary. Joining us to discuss the portrait that has emerged so far of a disastrously dysfunctional Chief of Staff in Mark Meadows is Chris Whipple, an expert on how White House’s are run for better or for worse. He is a multiple Peabody and Emmy Award–winning producer at CBS’s 60 Minutes and ABC’s Primetime and he is the author of the New York Times best-selling book, The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency. His latest book is The Spymasters: How the CIA Directors Shaped History and the Future, and we discuss what we have learned and are about to learn about the chaos and conniving inside the Trump White House and also look into Chris’s forthcoming book, The Fight of His Life: Inside Joe Biden’s White House.
The Texas GOP Explodes the Myth of the Party of Shills For the Plutocracy Caring For Working Americans
Then we assess whether the party that shills for the plutocracy can get away with portraying itself as the party of working Americans when the recently-released platform of the Texas Republican Party makes it clear how implacably hostile the GOP is to the needs of American workers. Joining us is Ben Burgis, a philosophy instructor at Morehouse College, a columnist for Jacobin Magazine and Arc Digital Media, and the co-host of the podcast, Give Them An Argument. He is the author of Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left and his latest book is Canceling Comedians While the World Burns: A Critique Of The Contemporary Left and we discuss his article at The Daily Beast, “Culture-War Red Meat Is All the GOP Serves the Working Class.”