Check and Balance

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March 14, 2017 / Rabia, Sarah, and Susan discuss Trump’s Joint Address to Congress, the Travel Ban 2.0, and Trump’s business partner with a history of fraud and undercover work.

Episode scoring music by Lobo Loco, Loch Lomond, and Olga Scotland.

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(Photo Credit: Mark Von Holden/WireImage)

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goodnamesgone2

goodnamesgone2 - 3 days ago

Great podcast! Since I tend to agree with Rabia and Susan, I'm trying really hard to listen to and accept Sarah's positions as logical and intelligent but it's very, very challenging. Other commenters have given some specific examples of what I am referring to. For me, hearing her refer to switching to a school voucher system as "giving parents choices" strikes me as woefully uninformed. Privatizing education with public money will decimate an already underfunded public education system. Our entire society benefits when our children receive a high-quality public education. Instead of exporting students to private schools, let's improve public schools to the level where we are again the envy of the world.

rms1168

rms1168 - 8 days ago

Also, don't you just hate it when you post something and realize too late that it contains grammar mistakes, such as "increasingly more"? Sorry about that!

rms1168

rms1168 - 8 days ago

I am getting increasingly more worried that the most simple explanation for the travel ban is the correct one. When you take it in combination with all the immigration enforecent it looks frighteningly like the first wave of an effort to rid the country of brown people. Does anyone know if the countries in question happen to be producing the greatest amount of refugees currently?

Emende1

Emende1 - 10 days ago

I would echo the prior comments. I am frustrated and baffled by Sarah's acceptance of Trump's blatant lies saying "that's how he functions". To praise Trump's speech as beautifully written and well presented despite being full of lies and half truths is mind boggling . I agree completely with Susan and Rabia, lies have to be called out immediately and 45 needs be held accountable each and every time -THAT is the check and balance!

rshaheen25

rshaheen25 - 13 days ago

Also, let Sarah know that the only legislation passed during Trump's term is as follows: renaming a Pennsylvania VA Center; disapprove Stream Protection Rule; allow military to serve as DoD secretary before seven years pass from date of active service (allows Mattis to be confirmed); and the GAO oversight bill. Not sure where all the great legislation that has been passed happened, but not under Trump's watch.

rshaheen25

rshaheen25 - 13 days ago

Sarah's comments are terrifying and discouraging. Ask her to consider if someone accused her of a felony without proof, would she just let it ride in the hopes that "checks and balances" would somehow straighten it out? And that there should be no consequences for the person wrongfully accusing her? The idea that an seemingly intelligent, educated woman could respond to Trump's unfounded accusations against Obama by saying "I feel like it's part of the whole way he functions so I don't know why you're surprised" is simply horrifying. Even if Trump is somehow ousted, I feel like this attitude may be permeating the voting public and from here on out, ANYTHING GOES. Thanks for the podcast - the detail in the Felix Sater segment was very enlightening.