Tim Miller vs. Charlie Sykes; Hope vs. Despair
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On today’s Bulwark podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss COVID-19, the increasingly crazy election trutherism, and the GOP and 2024.

Special Guest: Tim Miller.

Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt
Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt
Politicon
69: Impeachment Day... again w/ Professor Kathleen Belew & Walter Pincus
With the Capitol garrisoned with troops and the passions of insurrection and the subsequent defense of the Union still cooling, Al and James examine the worrisome situation we find ourselves in going into the Biden inauguration.  The threat is evident, and so they are joined by expert on the militia and white power movements, University of Chicago (https://history.uchicago.edu/directory/kathleen-belew) Professor Kathleen Belew (https://twitter.com/kathleen_belew) to look at how we got to this point, and national security expert and senior columnist for The Cipher Brief (https://www.thecipherbrief.com/experts/walter-pincus) , WaPo Alum Walter Pincus (https://twitter.com/walterpincus) to war game how best to handle the final days of the Trump Presidency. Get More From This Week’s Panelists: Professor Kathleen Belew Twitter (https://twitter.com/kathleen_belew) Website (https://www.kathleenbelew.com/) University of Chicago (https://history.uchicago.edu/directory/kathleen-belew) Author of the Bring The War Home: The White Power Movement & Paramilitary America (https://www.amazon.com/Bring-War-Home-Movement-Paramilitary/dp/0674286073) Walter Pincus Twitter (https://twitter.com/walterpincus) The Cipher Brief (https://www.thecipherbrief.com/experts/walter-pincus) Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/walter-pincus/) Email your questions to James and Al at  POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM)   or tweet them to @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon) .  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR: MAGIC SPOON  GO TO www.MAGICSPOON.COM/WARROOM (http://www.magicspoon.com/WARROOM) TO GRAB A VARIETY PACK AND TRY IT TODAY!  BE SURE TO USE OUR PROMO CODE WARROOM (THAT’S ONE WORD) AT CHECKOUT TO GET FREE SHIPPING.
1 hr 32 min
The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg
The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg
Chuck Rosenberg, NBC News
Carrie Hessler-Radelet: Choose Optimism
Carrie Hessler-Radelet – a native of Michigan and the former Director of the Peace Corps – and her extended family have a remarkable and unique relationship with that storied organization. They hold the distinction of being the only Peace Corps family to have four generations serve as volunteers, including both of her grandparents, her aunt and her nephew. In fact, Carrie’s aunt, Virginia Kirkwood – who served in Turkey and was the 10,000th volunteer – inspired Carrie to join the Peace Corps. After her graduation from Boston University, Carrie and her husband served as Peace Corps volunteers in Western Samoa, where they taught at an all-girls school. Her story of their relationship with their host family – Losa and Viane and their nine children – is incredibly moving.   Part of that story includes a return visit to their host family while Carrie was Director of the Peace Corps – 32 years after she served as a volunteer in Western Samoa. If you want to understand how a volunteer can change lives in a remote corner of the planet, Carrie’s story is illuminating and inspirational. The Peace Corps is one the most popular, successful, and admired organizations in America. President John F. Kennedy, shortly after his inauguration in 1961, created the Peace Corps and called on volunteers to immerse themselves in another culture and another community, in every corner of the globe.    Today, these volunteers (of all ages), work side by side with local leaders, to tackle some of the most difficult and vexing problems on the planet – from health care, to education, to food security, to climate change. The men and women who serve in the Peace Corps are truly among America’s best, representing the best of America. In 2014, following her nomination by President Barack Obama, Carrie became the Director of the Peace Corps. As Director, she led an extensive organizational reform effort, most notably to enhance the health and safety of volunteers, including the development of a sexual assault risk reduction and response program. That, she will tell you, had a very personal component to it – as a young volunteer in Western Samoa, Carrie was sexually assaulted. When other victims came forward and shared their own stories with her, Carrie knew that the Peace Corps had to take decisive action to ensure the health and safety of its volunteers around the globe. Carrie’s description of the Peace Corps and the stories of service, humility, compassion and dedication among the volunteers – including a story Carrie shares about a volunteer named Peter – are inspirational. Carrie illustrates beautifully, why the Peace Corps plays such a vital role in America and around the world, and why we should always choose optimism. If you would like to learn more about this marvelous organization - which celebrates its 60th anniversary on March 1 of this year - you can visit its website at The Peace Corps. If you have thoughtful feedback on this episode or others, please email us at theoathpodcast@gmail.com. Find the transcript and all our previous episodes at MSNBC.com/TheOath
1 hr 18 min
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