Episode #175: Isn’t That Special

The hype over the special congressional election in Georgia’s 6th District was almost unbearable.  What did it mean for Trump?  Or for the battle over the House in 2018?  Still, for all the millions of dollars spent, it’s not clear what the message was.  Greg Giroux of Bloomberg News reports on not only what’s in store for the June 20 runoff but throws in a little history of special elections.

It’s a special week for Neil Gorsuch.  The newest member of the Supreme Court started work.  Amy Howe, the eminent Court blogger, discusses the case load the Court has remaining in this term.

And while there’s 20 months or so left in HIS term, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy announced he will not seek re-election next year.  Daniela Altimari of the Hartford Courant tells us what forced him out of the campaign.

And finally, author and historian Jim Rasenberger brings us back to this week in 1961, when Cuban exiles, trained by the CIA and secretly backed by the U.S., began their disastrous invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.  It ended badly for the exiles, the Kennedy administration, and American prestige.

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Music used in this podcast:

Creep by Radiohead

Junkie Man by Rancid

Question by The Moody Blues

Run And Run by The Psychedelic Furs

A Mistake by Fiona Apple

Surrender by U2

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