SCOTUS, Military Cuts, Pride Month, and the New American Aristocracy


We cover a lightning round of news and discuss Mathew Stewart's "The Birth of the New American Aristocracy." 

We've discovered that it's hard to talk about what you think is important without talking about what everyone is talking about, so we set a timer to tick through the public frenzy stories of the week: the pardon memo, Roseanne and Samantha Bee, and the Bill Clinton interview. Then, we get down to business, talking about contemplated cuts to U.S. Special Forces in Africa and the Niger report, the impact of trade tariffs on America's alliances in the world, and news that Facebook had partnerships with 60 device makers involve data-sharing. 

Sarah shares a quick update on the Supreme Court's decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. 

To celebrate Pride Month, we're highlighting the accomplishments of LGBTQ leaders every Tuesday. Today, we feature Annise Parker, former mayor of Houston and President and CEO of the Victory Fund. 

For our main segment, we discuss Matthew Stewart's "The Birth of the New American Aristocracy," income equality, insecurity, and living in relationship with each other. 

Outside of politics, Beth is thinking about music and Sarah about summer family fun. 

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Facebook and Data Sharing

The Victory Fund

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The Birth of the New American Aristocracy

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