Deconstructed

Each week The Intercept’s Washington, D.C. bureau brings you one important or overlooked story from the political world. Bureau Chief Ryan Grim and a rotating cast of journalists, politicians, academics and historians tell you what the rest of the media are missing.

https://theintercept.com/deconstructed/

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 33m. Bisher sind 134 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

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episode 10: France and the Myth of the Color-Blind Society


After a series of high-profile terrorist attacks by Islamic extremists in France, the country finds itself in a heated debate over some of its most cherished values: laïcité, or secularism, and the principle of race-neutrality, or color-blindness, in p...


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 2021-02-26  39m
 
 

episode 9: Texas Republicans Ran a Twenty-Year Experiment. The Results Are In.


In the early 2000s, after gaining control of the Texas House of Representatives for the first time in modern history, Republicans undertook a gerrymandering scheme that solidified their control of the state even further. What followed was a multi-decad...


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 2021-02-19  34m
 
 

episode 26: Let’s End the War in Yemen


In his first significant foreign policy announcement since taking office, President Biden broke with both former presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama and declared an end to U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. But it will take more than U.S...


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 2021-02-12  42m
 
 

episode 25: Filibuster or Bust


If President Joe Biden is going to be able to pass any part of his agenda, he'll need to get it past the Senate filibuster. That's likely impossible given the chamber's 50-50 split. Is it time to finally change the Senate rules and allow...


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 2021-02-05  53m
 
 

episode 24: Could the For The People Act Save American Democracy?


H.R.1, also known as the For The People Act, is a sweeping reform bill that aims to make voting easier, gerrymandering harder, and to generally rein in the out-of-control minoritarianism that has come to characterize American democracy. Does i...


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 2021-02-01  49m
 
 

episode 23: What’s the Path Forward for Medicare for All?


In February, House Democrats will be re-introducing legislation to create a universal, single-payer healthcare system in the United States. Leading the effort will be Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington. Ryan Grim talks to Jayapal about her strategy and...


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 2021-01-29  33m
 
 

episode 22: A Reckoning Over Homophobia in the Democratic Party


On January 13th, the Cambridge Democratic City Committee met to discuss a resolution calling for the resignation of Massachusetts state party chair Gus Bickford. The resolution was an attempt to reckon with the party’s complicity last summer in the rel...


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 2021-01-22  40m
 
 

episode 21: Rep. Pramila Jayapal on Her Escape From the Capitol Riot


When a mob attacked the Capitol building on January 6th in an attempt to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, found herself like many other lawmakers forced to ...


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 2021-01-15  26m
 
 

episode 20: Inside the Insurrection


On Wednesday afternoon supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building, overwhelming police and forcing the representatives inside into hiding just as they prepared to certify Joe Biden's election victory. Matt Fuller of Huffpost...


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 2021-01-07  22m
 
 

episode 18: Could Trump Still Try to Attack Iran?


One year ago, the U.S. government assassinated Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani by drone strike near the Baghdad International Airport. Is it possible that Donald Trump, now entering the final weeks of his presidency, might have further plans for ...


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 2021-01-05  23m