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Stand Up! with Pete Dominick


Stand Up is a full length show similar to what we did on SIRIUSXM. We will talk about issues that matter to you, your health, the health of your family, community, country and planet. And we will laugh while we do it. I plan to try up load at least 3 shows a week. Mon, Weds and Friday and then move as fast as I can to be daily.

Feb 14, 2020

In this episode go off on Roger Stone and freak out about what is happening at The Department of Justice, the rule of law and the state of democracy in the U.S.

Then I bring on Katie Phang and Glenn Kirschner

Here are some articles to read about this very disturbing shit

Chuck Rosenberg in The Washington Post: This is a revolting assault on the fragile rule of law 

 

Washington Post: Trump attacks federal judge, prosecutors in Twitter tirade defending  Roger Stone  

Greg Sargent: As Trump openly corrupts DOJ, a former insider sounds the alarm

Masha Gessen

Autocracy: Rules for Survival: "Institutions will not save you. It took Putin a year to take over the Russian media and four years to dismantle its electoral system; the judiciary collapsed unnoticed. The capture of institutions in Turkey has been carried out even faster, by a man once celebrated as the democrat to lead Turkey into the EU. Poland has in less than a year undone half of a quarter century's accomplishments in building a constitutional democracy. Of course, the United States has much stronger institutions than Germany did in the 1930s, or Russia does today ... The problem, however, is that many of these institutions are enshrined in political culture rather than in law, and all of them—including the ones enshrined in law—depend on the good faith of all actors to fulfill their purpose and uphold the Constitution."

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