123. Hillary, Bernie, and Alex (Hamilton)
Is Hillary socialist enough? That’s one of the questions Jay and Mona ponder this week. Bernie Sanders is the pure essence of leftism, untainted by money – or facts – and that seems appealing to some segments of the Democratic Party.
Discussion then moves on to conservative victories. There have been many over the past quarter century, particularly in tackling crime. But now those successes are taken for granted, and we may be slipping back. And what should we think about the huge numbers of African American males behind bars?
Jay and Mona talk of demography – in Europe where the big Italian family is defunct – and elsewhere. There are kind words for Alexander Hamilton (back off Jack Lew!), Frederick Douglass, and Booker T. Washington (and a swipe or two at Jackson). Jay quotes a graceful George W. Bush, and the hosts remember Omar Sharif.
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