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POLITICS AIN’T SOYBEANS CHRISTIAN NATIONALISM

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Politics ain’t soy beans mid-west farmers are learning as Trump ups the ante in his trade war with China, Jr. to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, abortion, this week in anti-Semitism, Joe Biden continues to surge in the polls, Florida…Florida…Florida and a very special guest, Andrew L. Seidel talks about his provocative new book THE FOUNDING MYTH in which the author asks if Christian Nationalists are un-American…these stories and more when Halli and Halli’s partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, and Mr. Seidel join Halli on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

In our first half-hour, Halli and Matt slice and dice the week’s political news. As Trump Inc. Defies supoenas, is impeachment back on the table? Seriously, what’s up with Lindsey Graham? The lobby most feared in Washington D.C., the NRA is knee deep in grifters, activist Alyssa Milano calls for a sex-strike and the latest round of anti-abortion legislation nd we’re just beginning, here we go.

In our second half-hour: The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is all for challenging myths.This week’s guest is the author of THE FOUNDING MYTH, WHY CHRISTIAN NATIONALISM IS UN-AMERICAN, Andrew L. Seidel whose provocative new book seeks to bust the myth indelibly woven into the founding of the Republic that is the United States of America: That our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Here’s why: In today’s contentious political climate, understanding religion’s role in American government is more important than ever. Christian nationalists do indeed assert that our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and advocate an agenda based on this popular historical claim. But is this belief true? Do the Ten Commandments, “In God We Trust,” George Washington’s “prayer” at Valley Forge, and other historical “evidence” prove that America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles? Are the Ten Commandments the basis for American law? Andrew Seidel, a constitutional attorney, dives into the debate about religion’s role in America’s founding…and he argues that our founding fathers did not, as is previously thought, look to the Bible when they drafted the pillar of the United States – the Declaration of Independence.

Politics ain’t soybeans Mid-west farmers have learned as Trump ups the ante in his trade war with China, Jr. to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, abortion, this week in anti-Semitism, Joe Biden continues to surge in the polls, Florida…Florida…Florida and a very special guest, Andrew L. Seidel talks his provocative new book THE FOUNDING MYTH and Matthew Cooper and Halli have fun bringing you insightful political conversation on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

UP NEXT: NEWSWEEK’S ZACH SCHONFELD AUTHORS STEPHANIE DRAY & LAURA KAMOIE

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

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It’s politics and history on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday April 20, 2016, 3 pm ET when joining Halli at her table is journalist Zach Schonfeld whose latest piece in Newsweek magazine is 14 CELEBRITIES EXPLAIN WHY THEY SUPPORT DONALD TRUMP (OR NOT), a fascinating read for more reasons than the obvious. And also on the show are two women who have written one of the most talked about books of the year, AMERICA’S FIRST DAUGHTER, Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie.

AmericanFirstDaughterBookHistorian LAURA KAMOIE and STEPHANIE DRAY, an award-winning, bestselling and two-time RITA award nominated author of historical women’s fiction have penned a compelling, engaging, sweeping family saga. In AMERICA’S FIRST DAUGHTER they reveal the fascinating, true story of Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph, America’s third president Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, one of the most influential women in American history who was not only the progeny of a founding father but a key player in the shaping of our nation’s legacy.

Zach Schonfeld is a senior writer for Newsweek. Previously, he was an editorial fellow for The Wire and an editor for PopMatters.com. He’s a graduate of Wesleyan University where he was editor of the campus blog Wesleying and a recipient of an Olin Fellowship to study historic preservation. His writing has also appeared on The AV Club, Rolling Stone, The Nation, TIME, The Atlantic, The Rumpus, Noisey, and other publications.

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