017. The 2017 Cruelty Olympics!

Failure of the AHCA, the Trump budget, why we need public institutions, and the poisonous fog of despair that's killing Americans. Also: Beth has a bag of chips.

Recorded Friday, March 24.

Intro/Outro: Lizzo - "Good as Hell"

Links from the Episode

Washington Post: Bob Costa - "'Hello, Bob': President Trump called my cellphone to say the health-care bill was dead"

That Bob Menendez tweet

That Full Frontal with Samantha Bee "Who is paying for the Wall" tweet

Washington Post: "What's getting cut in Trump's budget"

NPS.gov - National Heritage Areas

Washington Post: "The disease killing white Americans goes way deeper than opioids"

That Fox News segment on poor people

Beth's Recommendations

Moana (IMDB)

Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale (a bookstore near you! also: Hulu)

The Ann Friedman Weekly newsletter

Whit's Recommendations

Conor Friedersdorf Best of Journalism newsletter

The Atlantic ~100 Piece of Journalism Lists