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December 18, 2017

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–On the Show:

–Stephanie Kelton, Professor of Public Policy and Economics at Stony Brook University, joins David to discuss Modern Monetary Theory

–President Trump will remove climate change from his list of threats to US national security, and his documented strategy will instead focus on economic competitiveness and border security

–When repealing net neutrality became realistic earlier this year, Comcast deleted from its website promises that the ISP would not create internet fast lanes and slow lanes; now that the FCC has gutted net neutrality, Comcast could stand to make those changes

–A Trump transition lawyer argues that tens of thousands of emails obtained by special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate the Trump team were obtained illegally, prompting the right-wing media to discredit the FBI and call for Mueller’s firing

–When asked if he would pardon disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, President Trump says “we’ll see what happens” and that he doesn’t “want to talk about pardons yet”

–Matthew Spencer Peterson, a Trump judicial nominee for the US District Court for Washington DC, demonstrates he is dangerously unqualified for the position while taking questions from Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) during his Senate confirmation hearing

–Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), who voted “no” on the initial Senate version of the Republican tax bill, says he will vote “yes” on the final version, even though he admits he hasn’t read it

–Jared Kushner, President Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, is interviewed at the Saban Forum on the topic of Israeli-Palestinian peace and his talking points get crushed by Israeli telecom billionaire Haim Saban

–Voicemail caller thinks “I’m not antisemitic, I have a Jewish lawyer” is the new “I’m not racist, I have a black friend”

–On the Bonus Show: Brown University doing away with student loans, Russell Simmons accused of sexual assault, the Pentagon’s mysterious UFO program, and much more…

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