#1117 We were founded to resist corruption, now it’s all we know

Jul 04, 2017, 10:00 PM

Air Date: 07/04/2017 Today we take a look at the history and present state of corruption in America, both for the special case of Donald Trump and the system-wide corruption we almost take for granted Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: America's Lost Anti-Corruption History - On the Media - Air Date 3-3-17 Ch. 3: Song 1: ​Corruption - Jah Cure Ch. 4: Act 2: Zephyr Teachout explains the emoluments clause - The Ezra Klein Show - Air Date 6-13-17 Ch. 5: Song 2: ​Follow the Rule - Johnny Ace & The Beale Streeters Ch. 6: Act 3: Study Says Buying A Congress Member’s Vote Is Cheaper Than You Think - @RingOfFireRadio - Air Date: 05-06-17 Ch. 7: Song 3: ​Corruption - Iggy Pop Ch. 8: Act 4: How the game gets rigged - Ideas - Air Date 4-20-17 Ch. 9: Song 4: ​Les monstres - David Ari Leon Ch. 10: Act 5: Rick Hasen on dealing with Citizen's United - The Bernie Sanders Show - Air Date 5-24-17 Ch. 11: Song 5: ​Strong Animals - Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin Ch. 12: Act 6: NO MORE WAITING Wolf-PAC.com | Election Day Coverage 2016 - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-09-16 Ch. 13: Song 6: ​Nothing Left to Lose - Mat Kearney Ch. 14: Act 7: How to Fix America's Corrupt Political System - Represent.Us - Air Date: 4-19-16 Ch. 16: Act 8: Fight Corruption to Save America via @JusticeDems @WolfPAChq @RepresentDotUs - Best of the Left Activism Ch. 17: Song 8: ​Right to Complain - Trombone Shorty & Marc Broussard Ch. 18: Act 9: Zephyr Teachout on the split in our language about corruption - The Ezra Klein Show - Air Date 6-13-17 Voicemails Ch. 19: Chastity belts and anti-police violence wallets are how capitalism responds to injustice - Eli from Northern California Ch. 20: Comparing Christian and Islamic terror - Mark from Santa Barbara Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics Ch. 21: Final comments explaining terrorism and why some extremists do while others do not Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Activism: TAKE ACTION  Replace corporate-backed Democrats with Justice Democrats Help pass local Anti-Corruption legislation with Represent.Us Help pass the Free and Fair Elections Constitutional amendment with Wolf-PAC EDUCATE YOURSELF The Logical Path to End Corruption (Wolf-PAC) South Dakota GOP uses 'emergency' rules to repeal anti-corruption law (CNN) What the Single-Payer Loss Reveals About the Role of Corporate Money in California Politics (In These Times) House Bill Would Ax Election Panel, Bar Limits on Money in Politics (Bloomberg BNA) Pro-Trump super PACs have already spent $1 million on Election 2020 (The Center for Public Integrity) Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!