Episode

10/7 Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections & Saving America

Ian Haney López (@IanHaneyLopez), Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at the University of California, Berkeley, joins us to discuss his book, ‘Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America.’

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Ian Haney López (@IanHaneyLopez), Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at the University of California, Berkeley, joins us to discuss his book, ‘Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America.’ For the last half a century, the right has been running on coded and not-so-coded appeals to white identity politics, and the Democratic Party has not always known how to respond. Speaking with racial justice leaders, union organizers, and data scientists all over the country, Haney López builds the case that racial justice and economic prosperity must be combined into one message if the left wants to win back power in the US.

On the fun half: Report: voters in black neighborhoods wait an average of 29% longer. Thursday: Trump calls for investigation into Bidens by Ukraine and China. Rubio says Trump calling for China investigation was just him messing with the media. Jim Jordan refuses to give a straight answer on whether Trump should ask China to investigate political opponents. Jim Jordan accuses media and Democrats of performing “mental gymnastics” to make impeachment inquiry stick. Anthony Scaramucci records Cameo for #coldfeetcrowder. A caller on libertarian socialism. Doug Henwood’s impeachment take. Timeline: declining share of taxes for America’s richest. Meghan McCain speaks her truth on the Ben Shapiro show.

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