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Reading Midterm Tea Leaves (with Josh Barro)

September 9, 2022

Episode Notes

Josh Barro joins the group to reflect on Queen Elizabeth, analyze President Biden’s democracy speech, interpret the midterm tea leaves, and evaluate what lessons we must learn from the poor US response to COVID-19.

Highlights & Lowlights

Mona: How Not To Write A Constitution – Persuasion (

Bill: How reactionary is MAGA? Try the first century B.C. – The Washington Post (

Linda: The Man Who Won the Republican Party Before Trump Did – The New York Times (

Damon: Mark Lilla: Yearning for Questions – Meditations with Zohar (

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