Posts Tagged ‘politicalparties’

TRUMP’S JAILHOUSE ROCK…

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

Jailhouse Rock! Will Roger Stone ever see the inside of a jail? Are pardons and cummutations for white collar criminals the new courts? Did you watch the Nevada debates? Billionaire president wannabee Mike Bloomberg looked like he was in the pokey. It’s Trump’s Jailhouse Rock this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when Halli and her partner in politics former White House correspondent Matthew Cooper slice and dice all things politics, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

TRUMP'S JAILHOUSE ROCK!

It was another rockin’ week in politics. After Attorney General Bill Barr, aka Trump’s lackey, interfered in the case of Roger Stone, all hell broke lose in the Justice Department. It didn’t stop Judge Amy Berman Jackson from sentencing Stone to 40 months in the pokey. But will Trump issue Stone two-hundred bucks and a jail-free card? He told us all this week that he, Donald John Trump, is not only the President of the United States, but the Chief Law Enforcement Officer, too. And what about the race for the Democratic Party’s Election 2020 candidate? Bernie Sanders has soared to the top and all the Democratic Party leaders who know Sanders can’t beat Trump in a match-up do is clutch their pearls, their hope in Mike Bloomberg saving the day shattered in a devastatingly bad debate performance by the billionaire. Joe Biden keeps getting better in debates. But is that enough to save his candidacy? And just as we went to recording, we learned Russia is again meddling in our election, and Trump doesn’t want inquiring minds to know.

Jailhouse Rock, Roger Stone, pardons and commutations, Attorney General Barr, Election 2020, Julian Assange and Russia, Russia, Russia, the woefully unqualified Ambassador Richard Grenell becomes the Acting Director of National Intelligence. John Bolton speaks. And we’re just beginning this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and via all your favorite apps.

CAN AMERICA’S POLITICAL PARTIES BE SAVED?

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

America's political parties

America’s political parties are broken and they need fixing. So says the authors of a provocative new book, Ian Shapiro and Frances McCall Rosenbluth in their new thought-provoking book RESPONSIBLE PARTIES: SAVING DEMOCRACY FROM ITSELF. Ian Shapiro joins Halli, along with Halli’s partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper join Halli this week 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. Beginning with Trump’s government shutdown, now the longest in history, exploring the news that the FBI was investigating President Trump as a possible Russian asset before Robert Mueller was appointed Special Counsel, and the even more startling news that  President Donald Trump went to “extraordinary lengths” to keep details from his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin secret – even from officials within his own administration. And that’s just where we begin.

America's political parties

In the second half-hour, Halli interviews Ian Shapiro, the co-author of the fascinating new book RESPONSIBLE PARTIES: SAVING DEMOCRACY FROM ITSELF. In their book Yale electoral expert Frances Rosenbluth and Yale political theorist Ian Shapiro dissect the political party system to argue that devolving power to the grass roots is not the solution; it is part of the problem. And that efforts to decentralize political decision-making have made governments and especially political parties less effective and less able to address constituent concerns. They argue that to revive confidence in governance, we must restore power to political parties, the core institutions of representative democracy.

America’s political parties, Donald Trumps as Russian asset, did Trump purposely destroy all evidence of his private talks with Vladimir Putin, is Mitch McConnell alive…those topics and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper, and Yale political theorist Ian Shapiro talk politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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