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    Maximum Damage by Day One

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    On today's BradCast, guest hosted by Angie Coiro, the impossible challenge of wrangling all the lies and all the damage inflicted on the country in the first three days of an impossible President.

    Even as the show was in production, Trump and the GOP continued to stomp all over the little hope that remained for a decent American life in a clean, free, educated country. Among the litany: the return of the "global gag rule" (don't dare acknowledge that abortion exists!), Jeff Sessions won't recuse himself from investigating Trump's finances, because what are friends for?; the White House comments line is eliminated, and Spanish disappears from the White House website. Follow me as I dissect Chuck Todd and Kelly Ann Conway's amazing "alternative facts" face-off — a search that yields both classic rhetorical fallacies and the language of domestic abuse.

    My first guest, Amisha Upadhyaya, wants to harvest the energy of the weekend's worldwide marches into doable activism for individuals. Thus, the birth of Still We Rise, coming soon to a town near you. Finally, high school teacher Andrew Simmons joins me to explain how turning his class into a full-immersion Oceania — with himself as Big Brother — gives his students a real understanding of Orwell's 1984. Because if not now, when?

    You can find Brad’s previous editions here. And tune in to radio Sputnik three hours a day, five days a week, at 5 pm GMT.

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    mainstream corporate media, Economy, Healthcare, rights and freedoms, planned parenthood, LGBT, 2016 US Presidential election, GOP, Republicans, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Democrats, Kellyanne Conway, Jeff Sessions, Chuck Todd, Donald Trump, United States
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