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Political Misfits bring you news, politics and culture from the belly of Washington DC without the red and blue treatment. Informed by progressive politics, class analysis and anti-war activism, we break down the day's pressing economic, social and political stories from perspectives often ignored.

Climate Goals Off Track

Climate Goals Off Track
In today's episode of Political Misfits, The Washington Post presents electric vehicles as the solution to climate change, and Republican primary contenders start spending.
Professor of Law and a Professor of Public Policy Robert Hockett joins Misfits hosts Michelle Witte and John Kiriakou to discuss how Congress might now dodge a government shutdown, how Speaker Mike Johnson could avoid the fate of his predecessor Kevin McCarthy, an explosive testimony given to Georgia prosecutors in the election interference case against Trump, a reporter ordered by a court to reveal her sources in a defamation case, the Supreme Court announcing its first-ever ethics guidelines, and the ongoing FBI investigation into New York City Mayor Eric Adams' foreign connections.
Scientist and an activist for Palestinian human rights Mazin Qumsiyeh discusses the horrifying state of health care in Gaza, the suffering of Palestinians who rely on those health services, the increase in settler violence against West Bank Palestinians, how Israel gives settlers free reign to commit this violence without any legal repercussions, Israeli accusations as to what is beneath Gazan hospitals, what the IDF’s goal is in the Gaza Strip, and whether a negotiated settlement between Israel and Hamas is possible.
Author and social justice/environmental organizer Tina Landis discusses two new reports on the state of the climate, one national, one global. She discusses the way communities are experiencing climate change, the role regulation and local politics can play in mitigating it, and why some solutions are given so much more support than others.
The Misfits also discuss the death of federal judge and Trump’s sister Maryanne Trump Barry.
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