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The Lincoln Project

American politics is in crisis. Together, the founders of The Lincoln Project have spent over 200 years electing Republicans. But now, they’ve sparked a nationwide movement with a singular mission: To defeat Donald Trump and Trumpism. Ron Steslow hosts fellow political experts Reed Galen, Jennifer Horn, George Conway, Steve Schmidt, Mike Madrid, Rick Wilson, and John Weaver, and more as they defy their party and reveal how Trump will be defeated, discuss what’s at stake in the 2020 election, and share the stories of voters all across America who are putting country over party.

Seeking Justice for George Floyd, Enormous Infrastructure Bill, and Trump-Era Politicization of Science—The Weekly Roundup

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  • almost 3 years ago
  • 01:04:39

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 Contribute to Politicology here: 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

Election Integrity, Powell’s Defamation Defense, Capitol Coup Coordination, and our Cyclical Gun Debate—Weekly Roundup

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  • almost 3 years ago
  • 01:27:10

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 Contribute to Politicology here: 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

John Sipher and Molly McKew on Russia’s Asymmetrical Attacks on America

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  • almost 3 years ago
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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. Contribute to Politicology here: https://politicology.com/donate/ Here’s where you can find this week’s panel: Ron Steslow: @RonSteslow John Sipher: @john_sipher Molly McKew: @MollyMcKew

Prosecuting Insurrectionists, Republicans’ Rewrite of the Capitol Attack, Southern Border Crisis, and Investigating Trump—Weekly Roundup

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  • almost 3 years ago
  • 01:23:44

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. Contribute to Politicology here: 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

Victoria Soto on the She-cession: Women and Working Families in the Era of COVID-19

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  • almost 3 years ago
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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.

COVID Recovery, Confounding Republican Priorities, and Trump cons the GOP—Weekly Roundup

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  • almost 3 years ago
  • 54:31

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 Contribute to Politicology here: https://politicology.com/donate/ Here’s where you can find this week’s panel: Ron Steslow Twitter: @RonSteslow Mike Madrid Twitter: @madrid_mike Susan Del Percio Twitter: @DelPercioS

Dr. Catherine Sanderson on Becoming Moral Rebels

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  • almost 3 years ago
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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

Celeste Headlee on Having Better Conversations

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  • almost 3 years ago
  • 01:13:07

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. Visit us at Politicology.com

How Smartmatic vs. Fox News Will Impact Cable News with Joyce Vance

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  • about 3 years ago
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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.

Republican Party Exodus, Voter Suppression, and the Trump Family Legal Woes—The Weekly Roundup

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  • about 3 years ago
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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.

Reckoning with our Shared Trauma with Mary Trump

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  • about 3 years ago
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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.

NEW: This is Politicology with Ron Steslow

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  • about 3 years ago
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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.

Navalany’s Arrest, Rudy’s Lawsuit, and the QAnon Caucus Chair—The Weekly Roundup

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  • about 3 years ago
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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.

The Inauguration—The Weekly Roundup

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  • about 3 years ago
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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 took in their first few hours in office.

Reconnaissance Tours, The PGA Snubs Trump, and Trump’s Second Impeachment—The Weekly Roundup

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  • about 3 years ago
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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. 

Trump’s Capitol Siege, His Desperate Phone Call, and Two (More) Wins in Georgia—The Weekly Roundup

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  • about 3 years ago
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Mike Madrid (@madrid_mike), Lucy Caldwell (@lucymcaldwell), and Tharon Johnson (@TharonJohnson) join host Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to discuss the violent siege of the U.S. Capitol by Trump loyalists, Donald Trump’s unhinged phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff’s wins in the Georgia Senate Runoff elections.

The Russian Hacks with Tom Nichols

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  • about 3 years ago
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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.

The Lame Duck DOD Shakeup with Malcolm Nance

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  • about 3 years ago
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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.

State of the Vote: The Whole Enchilada

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 35:33

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.

Gen. Michael Hayden and John Sipher on the Trump National Security Risk

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  • over 3 years ago
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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.