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BTL #321 - I Wrote The Bill - 7/5/19

BTL #321 - I Wrote The Bill - 7/5/19

This week BTL is back with an IN DEPTH discussion of the Democratic Debates, Puerto Rico’s amazing activism, and all the horrible news you missed while we were gone. Brent says some confusing things about Marianne Williamson (NOT ENDORSEMENT THINGS, CALM DOWN) but it gives us a chance to discuss our favorite topic - our prescience when it comes to presidential election cycles and how they work. Also, it’s summer recess in Congress which means…it’s townhall season! Go bug your reps!

BTL #312 - Inappropriate Hair-Smelling - 4/1/19

BTL #312 - Inappropriate Hair-Smelling - 4/1/19

This week on BTL, how shocked were you actually to hear that Joe Biden is the latest male politician to be inappropriately touching women? Like, on a scale of 1-I’ve seen 1000 pictures of him doing this? Plus, a shocking turn in the shocking story of a shocking decision to shockingly defund a program everybody basically likes for disabled people. And also a shocking story about polls. DRAMA AHEAD!

BTL #305 - Show Up Anyway - 1/21/19

BTL #305 - Show Up Anyway - 1/21/19

This week on the podcast, the first rule of marching is you show up to the march even when the march is annoying you. Plus, Buzzfeed publishes second widely disputed bombshell that we’ll find out is completely credible in two years and Trump offers a “deal” to end shutdown that is just a worse version of a deal he’s already reneged on once. Then, a look at all 400 people who announced their presidential candidacies last week and plenty more!

BTL #261 - A Dotard in Nambia [w/ special guest Thomas Dale] - 9/25/17

BTL #261 - A Dotard in Nambia [w/ special guest Thomas Dale] - 9/25/17

This week on BTL, comedian Thomas Dale joins us to talk UN, North Korea, healthcare and...dotards. Obviously. We've got everything from Trump's amazing/disastrous UN visit, the war of words between "Rocket Man" and our own national "Dotard," healthcare that's risen from the dead and about to destroy everything we hold dear, and the most/only interesting thing that's every happening in the history of football (sorry Brent!).  All that plus our usual lunacy!  

BTL #250 - Sestercentennial - 6/26/17

BTL #250 - Sestercentennial - 6/26/17

This week on BTL, Wealthcare is still anybody is talking about, and we're here to give you a running list of who, to date, is for it, against it, undecided, and especially evil. Plus, some thoughts on the GOP and guns, the Democrats and women, single-payer's worst enemies, and our "new" policies on Cuba. And finally, Jesus Christ, will we ever get a guilty verdict in the police the shooting of an innocent black man (or woman... or child...)?! 

BTL #234 - WANTED: Missing Senator - 2/27/17

BTL #234 - WANTED: Missing Senator - 2/27/17

This week on BTL...it's updates from #ResistanceRecess!  People got active, got creative, and got angry in all the best possible ways.  Plus, the DNC chair race results, why Donald Trump should be careful about pushing the paper of record too far, and updates on all the new and exciting (and terrible) laws and policies that will make life for even legal immigrants a living hell.  Come for the terrible news, stay for the many many many creative ways constituents are coming up with to get their reps' attention.  Oh, and join us for our own little action as well!

BTL #230 - The Gossipy Side of a Constitutional Crisis [SPECIAL GUEST: William Floyd, LA County Dems] - 1/30/17

BTL #230 - The Gossipy Side of a Constitutional Crisis [SPECIAL GUEST: William Floyd, LA County Dems] - 1/30/17

This week on BTL, join us for a walk down memory lane as we recount every single horrifying thing that happened in the last week.  Yup, week.  Trump has only been the president for a week.  We're already mid-constitutional crisis, we've already pissed off most of the world, and Trump's staff keeps tweeting us their passwords so things are leakier over there than a paper pipe.  On the bright side, if you enjoy protesting, you'll have lots of opportunities coming up.  Also, if you enjoy engaging in Wikipedia mischief, this next year is probably going to be your holy grail.

Also if you're pissed, get involved at the local level!  Don't miss our interview with William Floyd of the LA County Democrats to find out more about what that means.

BTL #222 - The Case of the Missing Comp Seats - 11/21/16

BTL #222 - The Case of the Missing Comp Seats - 11/21/16

This week on BTL, shit is getting real here in Trumpistan!  Transition team purges already underway?  Sen. Jeff Sessions (not to be confused with Rep. Pete Sessions) as Attorney General?  Rumors of a shortlist for other cabinet spots that seems like it's punking us?  Yes (but no!!!!!!) to all.  Plus, Clinton comes out of hiding, Trump violates his own rules and settles his Trump U case, the Democrats expand leadership to include everybody on earth!  The election was tough, but now, more than ever, is when to pay attention!  Things are about to get a little rocky.