POLITICS AND WOMEN IN TRUMP ERA

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POLITICS AND WOMEN IN TRUMP ERA

Politics and women in Trump Era are the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, October 17, the podcast posted at 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, when joining Halli at her table is author Hallie Iglehart Austen, THE HEART OF THE GODDESS, and for our weekly political review, Podcast America, journalist Matthew Cooper.

As we do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper joins me for our politics segment, PODCAST AMERICA, in which Matt and I slice and dice all things politics. Matthew Cooper is known for his in-depth reporting and analysis from Washington. Mr Cooper has worked for some of America’s most prestigious magazines including Time, Newsweek, The New Republic, National Journal and U.S. News & World Report. He now serves as a contributing editor to Washingtonian magazine. For the record, Cooper also earned national attention during the CIA leak case when he was held in contempt of court and threatened with imprisonment for his refusal to name his sources and to testify before the Grand Jury regarding the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation, a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. He has appeared on 60 Minutes,Meet the Press, Hardball,  and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He has covered Donald Trump extensively, his hard-hitting and insightful profiles of “The Donald” always well-worth the read.

POLITICS AND WOMEN IN TRUMP ERAPolitics and Women in Trump Era. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to recognize that women are at war with each other. Progressive women and Conservative women don’t see eye to eye on just about anything. Advocate pro-choice or abolish Roe v. Wade, the MeToo movement, Trump, stay at home to raise your children or become the next CEO of a large corporation are some of the issues at the heart of the division. It’s an either or, black and white division in which the middle ground lays bare who women are at their core. The only thing most thoughtful women can agree upon is that the division runs deep and threatens all women’s best interests. There are many roads to wonder down if we want to fix this massive schism. We begin first with who are women? How have women been seen by others throughout history? How have women seen themselves in the past and how do women see themselves now? How does our modern-day politics effect our realities? In her book THE HEART OF THE GODDESS, author Hallie Iglehart Austen takes us on a trip from the Ice Age to the present, from Nigeria to Hawaii sharing with us images of the Goddess, offering a soulful exploration of what it means to be women through the ages, offering us an empowering journey into the heart of women leading us to the one thing all women share in common: our sacred, divine feminism.

Politics and women in Trump Era, Roe v. Wade, women’s rights, feminism, Trump, misogyny, the women’s movement on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with author Hallie Iglehart Austen and journalist Matthew Cooper, this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted October 16, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

NIKKI HALEY RESIGNATION – PEOPLE WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

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NIKKI HALEY RESIGNATION

Nikki Haley resignation, the mid-term election, and all things American politics as well as a look at the new book THE DISRUPTORS, 50 PEOPLE WHO CHANGED THE WORLD — oh the fun we have this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com when my guests are author Alan Axelrod and joining me at my table for our weekly politics segment, Podcast America, journalist Matthew Cooper.

As we do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper joins me for our politics segment, PODCAST AMERICA, in which Matt and I slice and dice all things politics. Matthew Cooper is known for his in-depth reporting and analysis from Washington. Mr Cooper has worked for some of America’s most prestigious magazines including Time, Newsweek, The New Republic, National Journal and U.S. News & World Report. He now serves as a contributing editor to Washingtonian magazine. For the record, Cooper also earned national attention during the CIA leak case when he was held in contempt of court and threatened with imprisonment for his refusal to name his sources and to testify before the Grand Jury regarding the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation, a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. He has appeared on 60 Minutes,Meet the Press, Hardball, The O’Reilly Factor and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He has covered Donald Trump extensively, his hard-hitting and insightful profiles of “The Donald” always well-worth the read.

NIKKI HALEY RESIGNATION“Until recently ‘disruption’ was a bad word, plain and simple.” That is how Alan Axelrod begins his new book: THE DISRUPTORS, 50 PEOPLE WHO CHANGED THE WORLD. Nevertheless, Axelrod has titled his book THE DISRUPTERS and he defines disrupters as those who upend cultural, technical, spiritual, and scientific paradigms and thus alter the way we live forever. What does Charles Darwin have in common with Steve Jobs – or with Jackson Pollock, Martin Luther, Betty Friedan, Johannes Gutenberg and DJ Kool Herc? They were “DISRUPTORS.” From the invention of the printing press to the fight for women’s equality, from the smartphone to the invention of hip-hop, each visionary in Alan’s book upended our world as we knew it, changing our lives forever, some might say for the better, some for the worse. For those who don’t know ALAN AXELROD, Alan is the author of more than 100 books. He is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AMERICAN HISTORY as well as the Businessweek bestsellers PATTON ON LEADERSHIP and ELIZABETH I, CEO. He has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs and in magazine and newspaper articles.

Nikki Haley resignation, the midterm elections, politics, Roe v. Wade, people who have changed our world, a fascinating show with journalist Matthew Cooper and author Alan Axelrod this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted October 10, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

 

KAVANAUGH VOTE – BOOKS WITH AUTHOR JAMES MUSTICH

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Kavanaugh vote

Kavanaugh vote, FBI Report, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh and a look at a terrific new book every bibliophile will love, 1,000 BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU DIE — oh the fun we have this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, October 3, the podcast posted 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com when my guests are author James Mustich and joining me at my table for our weekly politics segment, Podcast America, is journalist Matthew Cooper.

As we do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper joins me for our politics segment, PODCAST AMERICA, in which Matt and I slice and dice all things politics. Matthew Cooper is known for his in-depth reporting and analysis from Washington. Mr Cooper has worked for some of America’s most prestigious magazines including Time, Newsweek, The New Republic, National Journal and U.S. News & World Report. He now serves as a contributing editor to Washingtonian magazine. For the record, Cooper also earned national attention during the CIA leak case when he was held in contempt of court and threatened with imprisonment for his refusal to name his sources and to testify before the Grand Jury regarding the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation, a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. He has appeared on 60 Minutes,Meet the Press, Hardball, The O’Reilly Factor and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He has covered Donald Trump extensively, his hard-hitting and insightful profiles of “The Donald” always well-worth the read. Among this week’s topics, the Kavanaugh vote.

Kavanaugh voteWe take a brief respite from politics in our second half-hour when I am joined by James Mustich, the author of 1,000 BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU DIE: A LIFE-CHANGING LIST. If as I do, you love books, boy do I have a book to recommend for you today and an interesting conversation when I speak with the book’s author James Mustich, the co-founder of the acclaimed book catalog, A COMMON READER. In his new catalogue of the greatest books of all times, as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the thousand books it recommends, organized A–Z by the author, the selections takes the reader on a rollercoaster of entries: For example, Flora Thompson’s LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD is followed by Hunters S. Thompson’s FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS and then by the children’s favorite, ELOISE. The result is an unexpectedly revealing juxtaposition of literature packaged in a beautifully designed book, enlivened throughout with extensive illustrations, its compilation of brief, yet informed and thought-provoking essays accompanying each title, giving the reader a sense of the work’s historical and literary context and the reason why the book is on the list. Extensive, intelligent, it’s a lively library in a book in which readers of all ages will find books to add to their personal collections and to-be-read piles. It is the ultimate gift book for bibliophiles, a veritable treasure trove that brings reading back to the center of our cultural conversation.

Kavanaugh vote, accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh, The Senate, the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, books and more books, a fascinating show this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted October 3, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

 

CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD VS. BRETT KAVANAUGH

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 Christine Blasey Ford

Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh, the Kavanaugh vote and a look at RULE MAKERS, RULE BREAKERS and how our classification effects our politics with cultural psychologist and author of the book of the same title, Michele Gelfand, the topics we explore on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. Also joining me at my table in our weekly politics segment, Podcast America, is journalist Matthew Cooper.

As we do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper will join me for our politics segment, PODCAST AMERICA, in which Matt and I slice and dice all things politics. Matthew Cooper is known for his in-depth reporting and analysis from Washington. Mr Cooper has worked for some of America’s most prestigious magazines including Time, Newsweek, The New Republic, National Journal and U.S. News & World Report. He now serves as a contributing editor to Washingtonian magazine. For the record, Cooper also earned national attention during the CIA leak case when he was held in contempt of court and threatened with imprisonment for his refusal to name his sources and to testify before the Grand Jury regarding the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation, a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. He has appeared on 60 Minutes,Meet the Press, Hardball, The O’Reilly Factor and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He has covered Donald Trump extensively, his hard-hitting and insightful profiles of “The Donald” always well-worth the read.

Christine Blasey FordIn her provocative new book, RULE MAKERS, RULE BREAKERS: HOW TIGHT AND LOOSE CULTURES WIRE OUR WORLD, celebrated cultural psychologist Michele Gelfand shows that much of the diversity in the way we as a people think and act derives from a simple difference—“tight” (rigid social norms) versus “loose” (weak social norms). Sensing threats, tight cultures (whether large nations or small, close-knit groups) insist on social order. Feeling safe, loose cultures promote individual expression—sometimes to excess. Is this the source of America’s great divide and how, for instance, do we apply this theory to opinions on Kavanaugh accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford?

A Distinguished Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, Gelfand used field, experimental, computational, and neuroscience methods to understand the evolution of culture–as well as its multilevel consequences for human groups. Her work has been cited over 20,000 times and has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, National Public Radio, Voice of America, Fox News, NBC News, ABC News, The Economist, among other outlets.

In an era that is more divided than ever, RULE MAKERS, RULE BREAKERS offers a startling new lens through which we can see exactly why others stake out the positions they do, and with that new perspective, reap—for the first time—the benefits other cultures have to offer.

Kavanaugh Accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh, politics, sexual abuse, the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, are you a rule maker or a rule breaker…a fascinating show this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

BRETT KAVANAUGH – DR. DANIEL SIEGEL – HALLI CASSER-JAYNE SHOW

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Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford,  and a conversation we can all use in these stressful times on the practice of meditation, all topics we’ll explore on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. Joining me at my table in our weekly politics segment, Podcast America, is journalist Matthew Cooper. And in the second half-hour the preeminent expert on the human mind, Dr. Daniel Siegel, introducing his new book AWARE: THE SCIENCE AND PRACTICE OF PRESENCE.

As we do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper will join me for our politics segment, PODCAST AMERICA, in which Matt and I slice and dice all things politics. This week, Brett Kavanaugh vs. Dr. Christine Ford. Matthew Cooper is known for his in-depth reporting and analysis from Washington. Mr Cooper has worked for some of America’s most prestigious magazines including Time, Newsweek, The New Republic, National Journal and U.S. News & World Report. He now serves as a contributing editor to Washingtonian magazine. For the record, Cooper also earned national attention during the CIA leak case when he was held in contempt of court and threatened with imprisonment for his refusal to name his sources and to testify before the Grand Jury regarding the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation, a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. He has appeared on 60 Minutes,Meet the Press, Hardball, The O’Reilly Factor and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He has covered Donald Trump extensively, his hard-hitting and insightful profiles of “The Donald” always well-worth the read.

Brett KavanaughDaniel J. Siegel, MD, is one of the preeminent experts on the human mind. He is clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, founding co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute. He is also an award-winning educator, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. In his new book AWARE: THE SCIENCE AND PRACTICE OF PRESENCE, THE GROUNDBREAKING MEDITATION PRACTICE, Siegel shares the science behind his groundbreaking meditation practice, revealing that improving the health of one’s mind can change the health of the body. In AWARE, Dr. Siegel examines the positive effects of meditation and offers an in-depth look at the science that underlies its effectiveness introducing readers to his popular Wheel of Awareness practice, which encourages a healthier brain and can reduce fear, anxiety, and stress. Siegel promises that if you maintain his practice you can improve immune function, keep cells, and you, youthful, well-functioning, and healthy, prevent life-threatening inflammation, modify cardiovascular factors, improving cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and heart function and improve self-regulation, problem-solving, and adaptive behavior that is at the heart of well-being. Does all this sound like hocus pocus? We’ll talk with the author of AWARE Dr. Daniel Siegel.

Brett Kavanaugh, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, mediation, the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, sexual abuse, Me, Too!, a fascinating show this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

BOB WOODWARD ‘FEARLESS’ – RADHA AGRAWAL ‘BELONG’

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Bob Woodward Fearless

Bob Woodward FEARLESS, Trump’s sinking poll numbers, a conversation about the great paradox of the digital age — the internet connects us to countless numbers of people and yet we feel more isolated than ever,” are just some of the subjects tackled on this week’s The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper and Radha Agrawal — a community force to be reckoned with the author of an important new book BELONG. The podcast will be posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

From now through election day 2018, newsman Matthew Cooper will be co-hosting a weekly half-hour segment, PODCAST AMERICA, on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show in which Halli and Matt slice and dice all things politics. Matthew Cooper is known for his in-depth reporting and analysis from Washington. Mr Cooper has worked for some of America’s most prestigious magazines including Time, Newsweek, The New Republic, National Journal and U.S. News & World Report. He now serves as a contributing editor to Washingtonian magazine. For the record, Cooper also earned national attention during the CIA leak case when he was held in contempt of court and threatened with imprisonment for his refusal to name his sources and to testify before the Grand Jury regarding the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation, a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. He has appeared on 60 Minutes,Meet the Press, Hardball, The O’Reilly Factor and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He has covered Donald Trump extensively, his hard-hitting and insightful profiles of “The Donald” always well-worth the read.

Bob Woodward Fearless.

Here’s something to twirl around your brain besides Bob Woodward FEARLESS: “It’s the great paradox of the digital age — the internet connects us to countless numbers of people and yet we feel more isolated than ever.” Radha Agrawal — is a community force to be reckoned with, the co-Founder, CEO and Chief Community Architect of Daybreaker, the early morning dance and wellness move-ment that currently holds events in 25 cities and over a dozen college campuses around the world with a community of almost half a million people, the successful entrepreneur (Co-Founder THINX, LiveItUp), author, globe trotting speaker, DJ, inventor, and investor.

In her new book BELONG, FIND YOUR PEOPLE, CREATE COMMUNITY & LIVE A MORE CONNECTED LIFE, Agrawal answers the questions for us that she answered for herself at the age of 30: “How the heck do I find my people?” and “How do I create large and meaningful communities in the real world?” Agrawal spent 18 months synthesizing her key methods for community building, peeling back the curtain on exactly what she and her team did (and continues to do) at Daybreaker so that anyone interested in creating their own community could have a blueprint for how to do it. Named by MTV as “one of 8 women who will change the world,” The world is a lonely place, but it doesn’t have to be.

Bob Woodward FEARLESS, Election 2018, Brett Kavanaugh, Roe vs. Wade, It Takes a Village, loneliness, community, politics books all on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

KAVANAUGH HEARING – BOB WOODWARD BOOK – ELIZABETH WARREN

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Kavanaugh Hearing, Bob Woodward FEARLESS, Elizabeth Warren, John McCain are just some of the subjects tackled on this week’s The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper and New York Times bestselling author of an important new biography, ELIZABETH WARREN: HER FIGHT. HER WORK. HER LIFE, Antonia Felix, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

From now through election day 2018, newsman Matthew Cooper will be co-hosting a weekly half-hour segment, PODCAST AMERICA, on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show in which Halli and Matt slice and dice all things politics. This week we take a look at the Kavanaugh Hearing, Bob Woodward’s new book and more. Matthew Cooper is known for his in-depth reporting and analysis from Washington. Mr Cooper has worked for some of America’s most prestigious magazines including Time, Newsweek, The New Republic, National Journal and U.S. News & World Report. He now serves as a contributing editor to Washingtonian magazine. For the record, Cooper also earned national attention during the CIA leak case when he was held in contempt of court and threatened with imprisonment for his refusal to name his sources and to testify before the Grand Jury regarding the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation, a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. He has appeared on 60 Minutes,Meet the Press, Hardball, The O’Reilly Factor and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He has covered Donald Trump extensively, his hard-hitting and insightful profiles of “The Donald” always well-worth the read.

Elizabeth Warren’s rise as one of America’s most powerful woman is a stirring lesson in persistence. From her fierce support of the middle class to her unapologetic response to political bullies, Warren is known as a passionate yet plain-speaking champion of equity and fairness. But who is the real Elizabeth Warren? In her new breakthrough biography, New York Times bestselling author Antonia Felix carries readers from Warren’s hardscrabble roots in Norman, Oklahoma, through her career as one of the nation’s most distinguished legal scholars and experts on the economics of working Americans. Antonia Felix is the author of eighteen nonfiction books, including works on Michelle Obama, Condoleezza Rice and Sonia Sotomayor. She has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR and the BBC. Felix is a member of the advisory board of the Women’s Freedom Forum, an educational organization affiliated with the United Nations. Let’s talk with the author of the biography ELIZABETH WARREN, Antonia Felix.

Elizabeth Warren, Election 2018, Brett Kavanaugh, Bob Woodward, John McCain, politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Why The Impeachment Debate Changed In August

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Why the impeachment debate changedFor a long time, U.S. media and punditry treated impeachment as “the “I-Word.” It was something we were led to believe Democrats believed in like a fairy tale solution to tough times, and something Republicans could use as a rallying cry to fend off a Blue Wave in the November elections. And, whenever any sort of political scholar managed to dive beneath this surface level back-and-forth, impeachment was still treated with a ten-foot pole, as if it were some melodramatic unlikelihood that was constitutionally possible but politically improbable.

This has all changed rather suddenly. Granted, the very word “impeachment” is still a political weapon. This is evidenced by the statistical analysis that Republicans are talking about it way more than Democrats. They’re using it as a scare tactic, telling their voters that if Democrats gain control of the House, the president will be impeached. It’s a purely political manipulation given that Democrats aren’t actually discussing impeachment that much, relatively speaking. Even so, however, it no longer feels like the “I-Word.” It no longer feels melodramatic. All of a sudden impeachment seems like a real political possibility, and there are clear reasons why.

Manafort & Cohen Day

On what many in political punditry hastily declared to be the worst single day of Trump’s presidency, his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and lawyer/“fixer” Michael Cohen faced up to serious federal crimes. Manafort was convicted in eight of 18 possible count, while Cohen pleaded guilty to various financial crimes and more or less directly implicated the president in a felony. If you’re reading political news, you were likely aware of all this, but even a week or so removed from the events it seems incredible that this all happened on one day. On that day, talk of a “witch hunt,” as Trump likes to call the investigations into his campaign and presidency, became moot to all but the most stubborn Trump supporters. For the first time we had concrete, high-level federal crimes from major figures within Trump’s orbit, as well as a claim made under oath that Trump was guilty of some of the same crimes. Rest assured, this was something new.

The Ensuing Flippers

This is a developing idea, but it certainly seems as if the combined convictions and guilty pleas of Manafort and Cohen opened the floodgates, and now there’s frankly no telling who else might turn on the president. In roughly a week’s time we learned that White House Counsel Don McGahn, Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg (who’s been described by some as essentially Michael Cohen with more secrets), and long-time ally and National Enquirer CEO David Pecker were all cooperating with investigations into the Trump family and presidency. This too, was new. While it may feel like part of an ever-evolving news cycle, it ultimately represented perhaps the most dangerous risk the Trump presidency has faced, which is that of all the secrets from a lifetime of questionable business and personal dealings becoming public.

The Odds

This is a more trivial point, but an important one nonetheless. There are few people less flippant with predictions than bookmakers, and the ones popular across the internet are making impeachment seem more likely. That’s no accident in the wake of the developments outlined above, and while it’s not something that actually changes the likelihood of impeachment, it should perhaps change our perception of its likelihood. The odds could yet change again, but to some degree the damage of recent developments is done, and Trump is very apparently closer to impeachment now than he was before.

The Speed Of The Investigations

A lot has been written about the Mueller investigation over the last year or so, and much of it has involved baseless predictions. Indeed, even Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has made a habit of predicting when Mueller will be wrapping things up (and has been wrong multiple times). One of the more interesting write-ups concerning Mueller and timing, however, came from Wired back in May of this years, and posited that Mueller knows how this is all going to end already – he’s just tying up the investigation nicely. I wouldn’t want to add another flippant prediction to the heap, but if this write-up was accurate, it could mean that things are indeed coming to a head. More major news is coming out at a faster rate, which – if Mueller knows where this is all going – feels somewhat like a crescendo.

The Political Realities Setting In

There are no guarantees about Democrats regaining control of the House of Representatives, and the worst thing for Democrats to do is to get complacent about the coming “Blue Wave.” With that said however, polling is holding fairly steady as we inch closer to November. Recently we even learned that a federal court ruling in North Carolina could result in hasty redistricting that could make the Democrats competitive in another couple of seats. In other words things seem to be getting better, not worse, for the Democrats. The reality is setting in that there’s at least a good chance the House flips, and this would make it exceedingly possible for Trump to be impeached. Actually being removed from office, however, is a different thing altogether.

All of this happened in the latter half of August, and altogether it changed the nature of the impeachment question entirely. That doesn’t mean it’s something to hope for, debate endlessly, or, for Democrats, campaign on. But it also means the “I-Word” is no longer a fantasy.

POLITICS 2018 WITH JOURNALIST MATTHEW COOPER

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Politics 2018, Donald Trump, Election 2018, Paul Manafort, Robert Mueller, the press, fake news are just some of the topics of discussion  on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast, when joining Halli at her table is newsman Matthew Cooper.

As the mid-terms approach, as Robert Mueller continues his investigation, as Donald Trump continues to break conventions and toy with the American Constitution, the Dog Days of August seem the perfect time for The Halli Casser-Jayne Show to delve deep and take America’s political pulse.

Journalist and veteran White House correspondent, Matthew Cooper is known for his in-depth reporting and analysis from Washington. Mr Cooper has worked for some of America’s most prestigious magazines including Time, Newsweek, The New Republic, National Journal and U.S. News & World Report. Currently, he serves as a contributing editor to Washingtonian magazine.

Mr. Cooper earned national attention during the CIA leak case when he was held in contempt of court and threatened with imprisonment for his refusal to name his sources and to testify before the Grand Jury regarding the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation, a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court.

Politics 2018He has appeared on “60 Minutes,” “Meet the Press,” Hardball, The O’Reilly Factor and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He has covered Donald Trump extensively, his hard-hitting and insightful profiles of “The Donald” always well-worth the read.

Politics 2018, Donald Trump, treason, collusion, journalism, Melania Trump, Democrats, Republicans, a free wheeling, in-depth conversation with veteran journalist Matthew Cooper on The Halli Casser-Jayne Podcast, posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

 

TALKING ACROSS THE DIVIDE – POLITICS

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Talking Across the Divide

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Election season is upon us again, rearing its ugly head, and America is more polarized today than ever before! Whether the issue is Donald Trump, healthcare, abortion or gun control, it can be hard to voice an opinion without ruffling someone’s feathers. This week The Halli Casser-Jayne Show offers up one contentious interview highlighting the great divide and one interview with a man who through experience has learned how to talk across the great divide. Joining Halli at her table is Dr. Richard Kradin, right-wing zealot and author of OUT OF CONTROL: APOCALYPTIC PSYCHOLOGY IN THE AGE OF TRUMP and Justin Lee, author of TALKING ACROSS THE DIVIDE. The podcast is posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps, including Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and more.

Talking Across the DivideRichard Kradin, M.D. is a Harvard professor, senior physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital, a trained psychoanalyst and the author of a controversial new book OUT OF CONTROL: APOCALYPTIC PSYCHOLOGY IN THE AGE OF TRUMP, and controversial is an understatement. In OUT OF CONTROL, Dr. Kradin attempts to explains the psychological roots of political divisiveness that threatens to rend the fabric of American society. In the opening of his book Dr. Kradin states “All human behavior is ultimately driven by psychology. My goal is to explain the present conflict from a psychological perspective.” Good so far. And then Kradin goes on to say that change is occurring rapidly on the political left, asserting that there has been a progressive breakdown of traditional moral values, concurrent with the emergence of feminism, identity politics, and peer-pressure mediated via social media. These changes have increased existential societal stress producing a perfect neurotic storm on the left that aims to cleanse society of any traces of chaos, strong emotion, or natural human bias, via a strategy of “political correctness” that threatens American freedom of expression. You won’t want to miss Halli going nose to nose with Dr. Kradin, talking across the divide.

Is communication a lost art? In TALKING ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE, HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH PEOPLE YOU DISAGREE WITH AND MAYBE EVEN CHANGE THE WORLD, social activist Justin Lee known for building bridges between conservatives and progressives on matters of faith and public policy, centers on how you can get through to people who think differently from you, one productive conversation at a time. At the heart of the book are Lee’s tried and true strategies to help readers break down the five most common barriers (and yes, fake news is one of them) that prevent their target audience from being able to hear—let alone accept— differing opinions. In a world where people too often retreat to their self-affirming echo chambers when their beliefs are challenged, this focus on productive dialogue and mutual understanding is more important than ever. Because echo chambers don’t just nurture conformity; they can also nurture extremism.

Talking across the divide, communication, elections, Trump, Liberals vs. Conservative, social media, progressives, Republicans, Democrats, politics…The Halli Casser-Jayne Show has it all, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne and available via all your favorite apps.

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