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Mark Schmitt (New America, Vox Polyarchy) and Richard Yeselson (@yeselson)

On Fireside Chats, Mark talks with Rich Yeselson, a veteran of the labor movement, about the Wisconsin recall election and the decline of organized labor. Do Americans hate unions, or are they just indifferent? Are we all just free-riders on the benefits unions obtained for us? Was it a mistake to go after Scott Walker? Have unions put too much faith in electoral politics? Why does the more affluent, liberal wing of the Democratic Party find itself at cross purposes with unions? Rich argues that while it’s great that liberals like Paul Krugman, Timothy Noah, and Mark finally appreciate unions, bloggers and academics are no substitute for a broad social movement.

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Recorded:Jun 13    Posted:Jun 14, 2012
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Fireside Chats | Jun 14, 2012 | Mark Schmitt & Richard Yeselson

The Glenn Show

On the hunt for heretics at Evergreen State College

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John McWhorter and Glenn Loury consider parallels between unrest at the school and the nature of religious zealotry. Plus: Should HBO fire Bill Maher?

MeaningofLife.tv

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Linda Blanchard, author of Dependent Arising in Context, explains how meditation can give you a different perspective on grief.

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Piercing McMaster’s mystique

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Historian Daniel Bessner argues that the “warrior-scholar” serving as National Security Advisor has a narrow strategic vision. Plus: Will Comey’s testimony change anything?

The DMZ

Civility on the campaign trail

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Bill Scher on how “above board” politics in the Democratic primary helped unify the electorate. Plus: Do Dems have a “unity edge” over Republicans?

The Wright Show

Trump and the realignment of American politics

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Political scientist Darren Beattie argues that the traditional conservative/liberal paradigm no longer makes sense. Plus: Why Trump and not just Trumpism?

The DMZ

Does Karen Handel’s win mask a threat to GOP dominance?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider whether Georgia’s close special election foreshadows trouble for Republicans.

Global Dispatches

The “Trump Effect”

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Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament, on Europe’s reaction to political upheaval in the U.S.

MeaningofLife.tv

What’s harder: Loving yourself or loving your enemy?

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Sharon Salzberg, author of the new book Real Love, on how mindfulness and meditation can help you do both.

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Culturally Determined

Seeing Trump stabbed on stage

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Theater director Jack Tamburri, who has seen the controversial production of Julius Caesar, analyzes what the play is trying to achieve.

Drezburt

Has the populist wave crested?

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Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner on why Trump’s election may have stymied nationalist populism in Europe–for now.