FROM THE SUBLIME TO THE RIDICULOUS EDITION

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

sublime to ridiculous edition

From the sublime to the ridiculous: Does the Democratic Party have an anti-Semitic problem? Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and anti-Semitism. A wall by any other name is not a wall. Did Trump or did Trump not collude with Russia? Can satire save our nation? These topics and more in our political review with Halli and veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper and with our guest in our second half-hour, Sophia McClennen, the author of IS SATIRE SAVING OUR NATION? MOCKERY AND AMERICAN POLITICS this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted February 13, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

As always, Halli and Matt slice and dice the week’s political news. This week we begin with the infamous wall and the budget Congress presented to President Trump. Will he sign it? And what’s going on with the Senate Intelligence Committee? They seem to have differing points of view as to whether Trump colluded with Russia or not. Is Senator Amy Klobuchar the Dems magic candidate? Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Does Beto O’Rourke need a Valium? Has anybody looked at their tax rebates lately… and that’s just where we begin.

sublime to the ridiculous edition

In our second half-hour a fun conversation with Sophia McClennen the author of IS SATIRE SAVING OUR NATION MOCKERY AND AMERICAN POLITICS. In a time when good, old-fashioned humor seems to have fallen by the wayside, satire has become the de rigeur of the day. We thought we’d take a look at satire, and that’s why we’ve invited Penn State University Professor Sophia McClennen to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. McClennen works on the intersections between culture, politics, and society, her books focusing on cultural responses to complex social change, such as the connections between the satire of Stephen Colbert and Donald J. Trump.

From the sublime to the ridiculous. Anti-Semitism and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Kamala Harris, Executive Time, The House Intelligence Committee Report, the latest presidential contenders, Jon Stewart, SNL — these stories and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper and author Sophia McClennen talk politics and humor on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, February 13, the podcast posted 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, and on all your favorite apps.

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