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Democracy & Politics:

  • Police: Suspected Attacker in New York Explosion Wore a “Low-Tech” Device
    by Inae Oh on December 11, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    One person is in custody Monday morning after police responded to reports of an explosion underneath New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal—a major transportation hub in midtown Manhattan that connects commuter buses and multiple subway lines. The incident, which occurred at approximately 7:20 am in the passageway along 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth […]

  • The Republican Overseeing the Alabama Election Doesn’t Think Voting Should Be Easy
    by Pema Levy on December 11, 2017 at 11:00 am

    This time last year, Alabama’s chief elections official landed in the national spotlight for delivering a screed against nonvoters that many people interpreted as an attack on African Americans in the state, who have long faced barriers to voting. “If you’re too sorry or lazy to get up off of your rear and to go […]

Culture Wars:
  • ‘Coach’ Dave: Vaccines Are Making People Gay!
    by Ed Brayton on December 11, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    The Christian right crackpots continue to find the most ridiculous explanations for why some people are gay. Alex Jones says it’s caused by juice boxes, including apparently turning the frogs gay. Some say it’s caused by chemtrails. But “Coach” Dave Daubenmire says it’s caused by vaccines. “I read a lot of stuff,” Daubenmire said. […]

  • Ingraham: Sexual Harassment Complaints are Ruining Christmas!
    by Ed Brayton on December 11, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Laura Ingraham, one of Fox News’ resident chill girls who only believes sexual harassment allegations that are made against Democrats, is upset that the revelations of massive sexual harassment by politicians, media figures and many others is ruining office Christmas parties. “Is the #MeToo movement becoming a spoiler for this season’s Christmas […]


  • Power Trip
    by WNYC Studios on December 8, 2017 at 5:00 am

    From Capitol Hill to the workplace to the darkest corners of the internet, it can feel like our world is increasingly being manipulated by threats and intimidation. This week we look at the role of bullies in our lives and how we should and shouldn’t respond. Plus, as the GOP tax bill moves through Congress, a look back at the historical struggle over taxation […]

  • A Reckoning in Our Own House
    by WNYC Studios on December 5, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Update: On Wednesday, following the release of this pod extra, New York Public Radio announced that Jonathan Schwartz and Leonard Lopate had been placed on indefinite leave as the station investigates "accusations of inappropriate conduct" filed against the two long-time hosts. This weekend, New York Magazine published investigative reporter Suki Kim's […]