On this week’s episode of So That Happened, the Huffington Post’s weekly news-roundup podcast, we’re joined by the host of MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes,” to talk about his new book “A Colony In A Nation,” which documents how white fear has led to America’s frustratingly unjust two-tiered justice system ― where some get to live peacefully as citizens, and others get treated by the state as if they were under the bootheel of an occupying force.
Meanwhile, have you been wondering how the next big world war would start? Well, wonder no more! It could all begin over the Baltic Sea, with a confrontation between an American spy plane and a Russian fighter jet, pushing the boundary of confrontation. But this isn’t just some fantasy out of “Top Gun.” The real story here is that all of the traditional mechanisms by which we’ve de-escalated conflict so many times in the past have deteriorated, and leaders on both sides who seem ill-equipped to lead the way back. The Huffington Post’s David Wood joins us to explain.
But first, we have to strap in and deal with the week that was. The judicial filibuster in the Senate has been put out to pasture. White House advisor Steve Bannon has been kicked off the National Security Committee. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is recusing himself from the House’s investigation into Russian meddling. And Paul Ryan’s attempt to bring TrumpCare back from the dead is now also dead. When will life ever be sane again?
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