This week on So That Happened, Huffpost’s weekly news roundup podcast: we’ve reached the end of Trump’s first 100 days. How will it be remembered? In many ways, it’s been like watching someone’s body reject an organ transplant. Somehow, Trump has managed to hit the century mark at the threshold of a government shutdown fight with his own party. Nevertheless, some things never change, and 100 days into the Trump presidency we can report with confidence that everything remains really, really great for people who are really, really rich.
Meanwhile, we are taking a look in at the mayoral race in Omaha, which would normally be a sleepy race focused mainly on things like potholes. But the Democratic nominee, Heath Mello, has become one of those totemic candidates in 2017 ― a test of post-2016 Democratic Party strength. And so Democrats made a big investment in raising his profile, only to discover that he was not with them on a key issue: reproductive rights.
Finally, our guest today is Jonathan Taplin, a filmmaker and author who used to be a tour promoter for Bob Dylan. But now he’s turning his attention to Silicon Valley and tech monopolies in a new book titled, “Move Fast and Break Stuff: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy.”
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