Why don’t American police demand gun control? Tuesday’s massacre in Uvalde, Texas exposed just how terrified American police are of getting killed by assault weapons. So why the silence from police chiefs when it comes to banning AR-15s? How have gun manufacturers and the NRA purchased silence from American police?
With the midterms in full swing, we take a closer look at the Democratic party’s war against the Left with our very special guest David Sirota who served as Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign speechwriter in 2020. David also created the financial crisis podcast series Meltdown, and helped Adam McKay create the story for the film Don’t Look Up. He is a columnist at the Guardian, editor-at-large at Jacobin Magazine, and founder and editor of the Lever. SUBSCRIBE TO THE LEVER: https://www.levernews.com
George W. Bush confuses his illegal invasion of Iraq with Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine. Does Bush’s subconscious actually have a conscience?; Meghan McCain wrote a book; Why John McCain was a war criminal who lied about his adulterous affair with a lobbyist; Summer Lee wins in Pittsburgh; Jessica Cisneros MUST defeat Henry Cuellar; AIPAC, an ultra right wing pro Israeli Republican lobbyist is secretly attempting to destroy Progressive Democrats; Replacement theory; Pete Buttigieg says only Capitalism can feed our babies; Wall Street’s predicting a recession;
A sober look at Saturday’s massacre of African Americans in Buffalo. The shooting was partly because of white supremacy. But the REAL reason for the shooting is it’s too easy for every lunatic in America to get their hands on an assault weapon. Our nation’s gun laws are an act of collective suicide. We choose weapons over peace. We prefer profits for arms manufacturers over our own security. From guns to for profit healthcare Americans are killing themselves in the name of Mammon. Preview of Tuesday’s primaries: North Carolina: Madison Cawthorn; Pennsylvania: State Sen. Doug Mastriano, Dr. Oz, and Summer Lee; Oregon: Jamie McLeod-Skinner, Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) CORRECTION: David identified Congresswoman Liz Cheney as representing Idaho. She represents Wyoming. We are sorry for both the mistake and the fact that there is a Wyoming or an Idaho.
Topics: Outlaw The Kentucky Derby; J.D. Vance’s phony populism; That female prison guard; Admitting you’re wrong;
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00:35 David Does the News: Infant formula shortage; Starbucks fires union organizers; Record gun deaths in America; Record drug overdoses in America; Inflation; ICE is America’s Gestapo
We take a look at all the Republican candidates accused of rape, assault and murder and how their violence against women relates to the GOP’s position on abortion; David de Jong, author of Nazi Billionaires, tells us how Germany’s wealthiest families hide their lucrative Nazi past; We meet Joe Thompson, a 19-year-old Starbucks union organizer who’s now a candidate for California State assembly; Jason Myles explains how exactly the CIA was able to fund the Contras by dumping cocaine into America’s inner cities; Peter B. Collins outlines the twenty countries where Joe Biden’s foreign policy has made things worse; Professor Adnan Husain tells us what happened in France’s presidential election, and why it’s bad news for Muslims and McKinsey; Dr. Harriet Fraad says overturning Roe is a giant leap towards fascism; Texas Tom Webber offers consensus on a woman’s right to choose. Topics: Russian ambassador attacked with red paint; Vladimir Putin celebrates Russia’s defeat of Hitler; America has more restrictive abortion laws than most Muslim nations;