The Deep State Coup Against President Trump. Some say we're witnessing a "silent coup" in America, but it seems the unaccountable Deep State is loudly flaunting its power, almost to the point of exhibitionism. Will they get their man? Our fragile democracy hangs in the balance. Do elections matter anymore? Does America actually belong to Establishment Embeds in the Beltway -- or rather still to the American people? We observe the curious comfort displayed by Leftist commentators, such as Dana Bash and Peter Daou, in ceding control of America over to the "intel community." Is that what the Founders had in mind? Meanwhile, the emboldened Never Trump cohort attempts to rise from the grave, with David Brooks offering stale armchair Trumpian psychoanalysis and Bill Kristol hinting at his plans for "disposing of Trump." For old times' sake, Jeb Bush and John McCain join the chorus. Will they ever get their reputations back? Also, CNN's "Anderson Pooper" gets scatological, and Julie Pace of the Associated Press shares her wisdom on the "grueling pressures of foreign travel." Plus, notes on the unsurprising Harvard study of Media Bias and the late Roger Ailes' contributions to conservatism. With Listener Calls & Music via Gillian Welch, Dwight Yoakam and The Beatles.
May 21, 2017