Secret Contracts and Slow-Moving Coups with Luppe Luppen

Amanda’s Twitter fav, Luppe B. Luppen — also known as @nycsouthpaw — joins Battleground this week to contemplate the meaning of a bizarre agreement unearthed recently between Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin about reconciliation spending. They pick apart the sad efforts put forth by Biden’s SCOTUS Commission to-date, and discuss legal options the January 6th Commission has (and does not have) when enforcing subpoenas served to Trumpists for their roles in attacking the seat of the legislative branch earlier this year. Luppen, a lawyer and political writer, laments the 2020 Iowa caucus debacle, and how the window for reforming their time-consuming and inaccessible primary process is quickly closing. Plus: it’s Striketober!

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