We’ve got a brand-new coup plot and a brand-new plague variant – and a brand-new Gaslit Nation to examine the nexus of the crisis and the origin of the storm! We start by discussing the coup that the Kremlin is allegedly preparing against Ukraine and review Paul Manafort’s career of evil. Manafort, best known for plotting coups with Kremlin-affiliated actors, has been MIA since being pardoned by Trump in December 2020, and our guess is that he is…plotting a coup with Kremlin-affiliated actors.
DeJoy of Crooking
Ron Bloom, a sleazeball DeJoy Defender who works for the company that helped bail out Jared Kushner’s debt in a dirty deal under congressional investigation, will be replaced! Does this mean the corrupt Postmaster General who deliberately slowed down the mail will soon be fired? We also discuss the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict. Like the January 6 Capitol attackers lured into action with promises of protection, Rittenhouse is a pawn in a broader authoritarian play.
The Infrastructure of Autocracy
Welcome to month ten of post-Capitol attack America in which no elite operatives have been punished for the worst attack on the Capitol since 1812! This includes fascist felon Steve Bannon, who turned his surrender for subpoena dodging into a reality TV show starring himself. We discuss Bannon’s brazen criminality and why the lack of urgency from agencies tasked with accountability is so dangerous. In times of extreme threat, complacency is complicity.
"Yes, Virginia, There Is a Transnational Crime Syndicate!"
Welcome to the Gaslit Nation election aftermath hellhole special! We look at two big factors in Posh Trump Glenn Youngkin’s win: 1) how the GOP’s elite criminal impunity draws white voters to backing raw power, in the hope that this power will protect them and in fear that it will not 2) how the canard of “critical race theory” was weaponized by propagandists and the Dems did little to combat it, despite GOP operatives spelling out the strategy very clearly in March!
Sorry Not Sorry: The Alyssa Milano Interview
There’s a lot going on, but Sarah isn't feeling well and lost her voice. We plan to cover the major news events next week, like the elections and what they can tell us, and Joe Manchin’s latest betrayal of the American people. This week, after recently speaking at Congress about the Equal Rights Amendment, and getting arrested in Washington, DC in a protest demanding voting rights legislation, Alyssa Milano stops by Gaslit Nation to discuss this and more, including her new book Sorry Not Sorry.
Über Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior