Episode 4: The Threats of Warsaw and the Hotels of Hamburg

Episode 4: The Threats of Warsaw and the Hotels of Hamburg
July 12, 2017 David Solimini

Show Notes

For the first time, our recording is timed to respond to breaking news! After we’ve picked our jaws up off the floor over Trump Junior emails, it’s off to Europe. We step back and take a look at the President’s Warsaw speech, its unusual language, and why defining “the West” matters to him and us. Then we dive into why the fact that the White House didn’t book a hotel room for the President isn’t actually funny, but signals real problems in policy and planning. Under the radar lifts Secretary Mattis’ interview with a highschooler (http://mihsislander.org/2017/06/full-transcript-james-mattis-interview/) and the MAVNI program (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/06/26/the-pentagon-promised-citizenship-to-immigrants-who-served-now-it-might-help-deport-them/?utm_term=.9e2e9a92a466). Stick around until the end, because Rebecca breaks into song and we learn more about The Secure Line Mobile Surveillance Van.