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WaPo's Greg Sargent on GOP's Demise and Future

That Trippi Show

Joe and Alex are joined by Greg Sargent of The Washington Post, author of "An Uncivil War" and the Plum Line blog.Greg joins for a somber conversation about the state of the GOP, including how low the bar has gotten in the Senate for Republicans to do the right thing. What does compromise look like in a world where pro-democracy Republicans are purged from the party? How do we hold the liars accountable while reaching out to those who were lied to? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37mins

25 May 2021

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Thunderdome Politics with Greg Sargent of the Washington Post's Plum Line

The Lobby Shop

This week, our team met up for a conversation with Greg Sargent, author of The Washington Post's Plum Line blog. We cover Biden's first 100 days, what's left to tackle and some crystal ball predictions about those items, the current behaviors and priorities of political bases, and other trends that will likely shape the decade's politics and policies.

51mins

5 May 2021

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Inside the FBI’s Rudy Giuliani Apt Raid + A Conversation With WaPo’s Greg Sargent

Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen

Like the vaccine and the return of live music and indoor dining, another gift was delivered to the masses when the FBI stormed the apartment of former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani for a multitude of possible crimes. How this man has skated untouched for so long was no mystery. He was being protected from high up by Trump and his Justice Department. But with Biden’s election and the appointment of Merrick Garland as AG, there’s a new sheriff in town and Rudy is going down! Later I speak with the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent about the demonization of the left, the MAGA victory in state and local elections and other fun topics.

1hr 35mins

30 Apr 2021

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Greg Sargent: Is Mitch McConnell manipulating Trump to kill Covid relief and stick Biden with a devastated economy?

We've Got Issues

This week, Liz Preza and Joshua Holland survey the damage from Wednesday's unpleasant vice presidential debate, and talk about Trump bailing on the second presidential wrangle.  Then we're joined by Greg Sargent from The Washington Post to talk about how Trump contracting Covid has devastated his campaign, why seniors are fleeing the GOP and how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may have concluded that Trump is going to lose and is setting up a new Tea Party movement for a Biden presidency.  

58mins

8 Oct 2020

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Greg Sargent Returns

The Bob Cesca Show

[Explicit Language] My guest today is one of my favorite political writers going all the way back to Blogosphere 1.0. Of course I’m talking about the great Greg Sargent from the Washington Post. Today we’ll talk with Greg about the Democratic Convention, and what to expect in the Republican Convention next week. We’ll also dig into Trump’s latest attempt to cheat in the election by attacking absentee ballots, the Postal Service, and a whole lot more. Buy Greg's latest book: An Uncivil War: Taking Back Our Democracy in an Age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

32mins

19 Aug 2020

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Greg Sargent, "An Uncivil War: Taking Back Our Democracy in an Age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics" (HarperCollins, 2018)

New Books in Political Science

Greg Sargent’s new book, An Uncivil War: Taking Back Our Democracy in an Age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics (HarperCollins, 2018), dives into an analysis of the strength and fragility of American democracy, and surveys a lot of the research by political scientists assessing the question of the stability, longevity, and perseverance of the United States’ democratic structures and the health of the overall republic. Sargent, a writer and columnist at The Washington Post, takes seriously this broad question about democratic health, and follows a variety of the threads of research and consideration in terms of understanding what contributes to and makes up a healthy democracy, and what may be the causes of weakness and concern. An Uncivil War begins with the concept of democratic backsliding, and analyzes what, as Sargent writes, were some of the problems already facing American democracy before Donald Trump’s election to the presidency. Sargent notes that Trump’s election has magnified many of these fault lines and brought them into clearer relief. The book then examines issues like fair play in politics in contrast to thunderdome politics and constitutional hardball. A substantial focus of the book is on voter access, protection of the franchise, and arguments for expanding voter registration. The efforts made to suppress and limit voters and voting are interrogated and explored. Sargent also engages with readers and citizens in thinking about how to change the dynamic in the United States and to move towards implementing ideas and plans to strengthen and fortify American democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/political-science

33mins

4 Mar 2019

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Greg Sargent, "An Uncivil War: Taking Back Our Democracy in an Age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics" (HarperCollins, 2018)

New Books in American Studies

Greg Sargent’s new book, An Uncivil War: Taking Back Our Democracy in an Age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics (HarperCollins, 2018), dives into an analysis of the strength and fragility of American democracy, and surveys a lot of the research by political scientists assessing the question of the stability, longevity, and perseverance of the United States’ democratic structures and the health of the overall republic. Sargent, a writer and columnist at The Washington Post, takes seriously this broad question about democratic health, and follows a variety of the threads of research and consideration in terms of understanding what contributes to and makes up a healthy democracy, and what may be the causes of weakness and concern. An Uncivil War begins with the concept of democratic backsliding, and analyzes what, as Sargent writes, were some of the problems already facing American democracy before Donald Trump’s election to the presidency. Sargent notes that Trump’s election has magnified many of these fault lines and brought them into clearer relief. The book then examines issues like fair play in politics in contrast to thunderdome politics and constitutional hardball. A substantial focus of the book is on voter access, protection of the franchise, and arguments for expanding voter registration. The efforts made to suppress and limit voters and voting are interrogated and explored. Sargent also engages with readers and citizens in thinking about how to change the dynamic in the United States and to move towards implementing ideas and plans to strengthen and fortify American democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

33mins

4 Mar 2019

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Greg Sargent, "An Uncivil War: Taking Back Our Democracy in an Age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics" (HarperCollins, 2018)

New Books in Politics and Polemics

Greg Sargent’s new book, An Uncivil War: Taking Back Our Democracy in an Age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics (HarperCollins, 2018), dives into an analysis of the strength and fragility of American democracy, and surveys a lot of the research by political scientists assessing the question of the stability, longevity, and perseverance of the United States’ democratic structures and the health of the overall republic. Sargent, a writer and columnist at The Washington Post, takes seriously this broad question about democratic health, and follows a variety of the threads of research and consideration in terms of understanding what contributes to and makes up a healthy democracy, and what may be the causes of weakness and concern. An Uncivil War begins with the concept of democratic backsliding, and analyzes what, as Sargent writes, were some of the problems already facing American democracy before Donald Trump’s election to the presidency. Sargent notes that Trump’s election has magnified many of these fault lines and brought them into clearer relief. The book then examines issues like fair play in politics in contrast to thunderdome politics and constitutional hardball. A substantial focus of the book is on voter access, protection of the franchise, and arguments for expanding voter registration. The efforts made to suppress and limit voters and voting are interrogated and explored. Sargent also engages with readers and citizens in thinking about how to change the dynamic in the United States and to move towards implementing ideas and plans to strengthen and fortify American democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/politics-and-polemics

33mins

4 Mar 2019

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#117: Thunderdome Politics with Greg Sargent

Politics and Polls

Donald Trump’s presidency has been unsettling to some, often spurring controversy while testing our country’s political institutions. Some argue he is at the root of the problem while others say he is simply a symptom of an already broken system. To unravel this a bit more and to offer possible ways out, Greg Sargent of the Washington Post’s Plum Line Blog joins this episode of Politics & Polls with Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang. Sargent has written a new book on the subject, “An Uncivil War: Taking Back Our Democracy in an Age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics.” Sargent is an opinion writer covering national politics at the Washington Post. Previously, he wrote for New York magazine, the New York Observer, Talking Points Memo and numerous political websites. He lives in Maryland with his family.

37mins

6 Dec 2018

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Ep. 44: Greg Sargent Discusses The ‘Hardball Gap’ Between Dems And GOP

The Josh Marshall Podcast

Washington Post writer Greg Sargent talks about his new book, “An Uncivil War,” which focuses on current threats to American...See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

46mins

14 Nov 2018

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