Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
Sarah Kendzior and Andrea Chalupa are experts on authoritarian states who warned America about election hacking years before 2016. Here, they take a deep dive on the news, skipping outrage to deliver analysis, history, context, and sharp insight on global affairs.
The Comey Effect
This isn’t just a shutdown – it’s a hostile restructuring. Sarah and Andrea discuss the incredible toll it’s taken on workers, the economy and national security. We discuss the apocalyptic vision of much of the GOP elite, including rapture-fiend Mike Pompeo. We also discuss the NYT non-revelation that Trump is a Russian asset and ask yet again why the FBI didn’t do anything earlier. Andrea explains how “The Comey Effect” is the new butterfly effect.
This week we discuss the cornered panicked criminal in the White House, the dangerous vulnerabilities of Trump's shutdown and his American carnage TV ratings grab, Ukraine's big Christmas victory over the Kremlin, and more!
Cabinet of Horrors
There is treason in the treasury, nepotism in the government, and corruption everywhere – it may be a new year, but it’s the same sad story for the US! This week Sarah and Andrea discuss the cabinet shakeups that have left our government in the hands of a criminal syndicate; the retirement of James Mattis and what it means for US foreign policy, especially in Russia and Ukraine; the explosive Buzzfeed expose on how the Treasury was compromised by the Kremlin in 2015 with the help of complicit Americans.
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