How do we rescue American democracy from the corrupt grip of an extremist party determined to undermine democratic norms and cement minority rule by authoritarian means? This is the problem before us as laid out by Ben Rhodes, the former deputy national security advisor to Barack Obama, co-host of the “Pod Save the World” podcast and author of the new book “After the Fall.” Rhodes joins , and on this episode to discuss many aspects of domestic and foreign policy, including the conflict between Israel and Palestinians, the global influence of presidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, and several of the sweeping legislative proposals before Congress today.
All of this comes on the heels of the failure in the Senate to form an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection on the Capitol, for which 19 more Senators voted in favor than against but failed to meet the 60-vote threshold to invoke cloture.
Michael Isikoff (), Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo News
Daniel Klaidman (), Editor in Chief, Yahoo News
Victoria Bassetti (), fellow, Brennan Center for Justice (contributing co-host)
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