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Gerrymandering; Reading The Mueller Report; Are We Still Capable Of Politically Honorable Deeds

Jun 3, 2019

The question of whether to allow a contested question about citizenship on the 2020 census is before the Supreme Court. How they decide may be altered by new and formerly secret files that show a long-standing relationship between the Republican Party and gerrymandering -- that includes a plan on how to use the census to boost the voting power of "Republicans and non-Hispanic whites." Basically, how to gerrymander through the census. 

Also this hour: This weekend, over 100 artists staged a 24-hour public reading of the Mueller report in Queens. They're helping us do exactly what Robert Mueller implored us all to do. Read it in its entirety. Here's the story.  Here's the full report. Here's the audiobook.

Lastly, is America still capable of doing large-scale politically-honorable deeds, such as impeaching a president? 

GUESTS: 

  • Mark Joseph Stern - Lawyer and writer who covers courts and the law for Slate.com (@mjs_DC)
  • Jackson Gay - Founding member of New Neighborhood. She’s directed dozens of plays Off-Broadway and she’s the Director of Artistic Programming for Fuller Road Artist Residency.
  • Dan Butler - Executive Director for Fuller Road Artist Residency and an actor, writer, director, and producer, best known to TV audiences for his six years as “Bulldog” on Frasier 
  • John Ziegler - Senior columnist for Mediaite. He hosts a weekly podcast focusing on news media issues and is a documentary filmmaker. (@ZigmanFreud)

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Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.