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Bernie Sanders 101: The Joe Rogan Interview You Should Watch If You’re Wondering What All The Fuss Is About

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American politics is nothing if not fascinating. A train wreck, sure, but a fascinating train wreck.

And that train wreck shows no signs of getting any less spectacular, with American politicians and hopefuls jockeying for the 2020 presidential elections, just over a year away.

The Democrats, who simultaneously shot themselves in the foot, face and other bits by pre-selecting Hillary Clinton to take on Donald Trump (in the face of substantial electoral support for Bernie Sanders) look likely to do the same thing again for the 2020 election, with early popular party support falling in behind former vice president, Joe Biden.

Of course, support from the American people doesn’t necessarily follow party lines, and this lengthy interview with Bernie Sanders by American podcaster Joe Rogan shows why.

Of all the media Sanders has done in the past few years, this probably sums him up better than any other… and most notably, highlights the difference between Sanders and Trump. Enjoy.

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And You Thought Israel Folau Was Offensive: The ‘God Hates F*gs’ Westboro Baptist Church Are About To Be A Thing Again

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The good, the bad and the ugly (then the beautiful) of the people who brought you ‘God Hates Fags’ and picket the funerals of dead soldiers.

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Too Soon? Sir Murray Rivers QC On The ‘Miracle Celebrations’

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If the election result is getting you down, this will might help. It might not too, but it’s definitely worth a listen.

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The Life And Times Of Warren Mundine, According To Two Wild Black Women

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Given our interest in reporting Aboriginal affairs, we’ve had a few inquiries from New Matilda readers about Warren Mundine, the Liberal Party candidate parachuted into the seat of Gilmore on the NSW South Coast.

Mundine is an Aboriginal man, and the former president of the federal Labor Party. He had a few cracks at getting into Federal Parliament – in 2001 and again in 2012, but in the case of the latter, was passed over for Bob Carr.

Mundine quit Labor in a huff, and joined the Libs a few years later, after serving as an adviser to Tony Abbott while Prime Minister.

He’s now contesting one of the most marginal seats in the country – Gilmore’s held by the Liberals with a margin of less than one percent, and while it’s only been held by Labor in recent years once (in 1993) votes have consistently bled away from the Liberals over the last two elections.

Hence our tip that whatever you do or don’t think of Warren Mundine, you possibly won’t have to add an MP to the end of his name after May 18.

In any event, good taste, a PG rating and defamation laws prevent us from telling you what we do actually think of Mundine. So we thought we’d leave it to the Wild Black Women to give you the general vibe of how Mundine is viewed in Indigenous circles.

And in case you’ve missed them, Wild Black Women is better known as Dr Chelsea Bond and Angelina Hurley, and their weekly program on 98.9 FM in Brisbane. It’s one of the best black radio programs in the country, but you might want to find a comfortable place to sit down before you start listening… they don’t hold back. This episode in particular (10 Men Behaving Badly).

WBW airs every Friday at 9am. You can hear it streamed live here. Enjoy.

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The Promise Of Australia: Sir Murray Rivers QC Weighs In Again

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Sir Murray Rivers QC – the ‘Doyen of the Liberal Party’ and the alter-ego of comedian Bryan Dawe – is back for the final episode in his two-part federal election special.

In this episode, Sir Murray, a fixture at the Melbourne Club, where all good blue bloods wet their whistles, provides an analysis of Scott Morrison’s campaign launch speech, and tries to make sense of the ‘Promise of Australia’.

Sir Murray also provides insight into what might happen to the Liberal Party leadership in the event of a defeat.

If you missed it, you can catch episode 1 here.

Bryan Dawe, of course, is the former ‘straight man’ from the popular Clarke and Dawe series that captivated ABC viewers for more than a decade. John Clarke passed away suddenly in 2017, but Dawe has continued the legacy with some of the best political comedy writing in the country.

You can follow his progress at the National Troublemakers Union here on Facebook, and here on the world wide web.

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