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December 17, 2020

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–On the Show:

–Lee Drutman, author of “Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop: The Case for Multiparty Democracy in America” and co-host of the podcast Politics in Question, joins David to discuss the two party system in the US, its failings, and how it could be broken. Get the book:

–A second coronavirus stimulus/relief package takes shape and is likely to include only $600 stimulus payments to Americans, a pathetic pittance given the economic situation and the wealth level of the United States

–Donald Trump reportedly told advisers that he may not leave willingly on January 20th

–Notable discussions from the David Pakman Show subreddit, including about Joe Biden being impeached by Republicans and whether it’s actually truly over now that the electors voted

–Former Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie finally comes out for mask-wearing, but only after he caught serious COVID-19 and ended up in a hospital ICU

–Donald Trump’s new media darling, Newsmax, promotes wild conspiracy theories about Kamala Harris not having resigned her Senate seat

–Fox News propagandist Tucker Carlson quickly reverts back to classic anti-Semitic right-wing tropes, blaming George Soros, the old rich Jewish guy, for America’s problems

–The Eggman explains that coronavirus vaccination stickers are a terrible idea because they will get people assaulted in very red parts of the country

–On the Bonus Show: Swedish king says Sweden failed on coronavirus, Iran’s Rouhani says no conditions or negotiation on nuclear deal, major SCOTUS sports decision upcoming, much more…

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