We talk with Christa Case Bryant, who is The Christian Science Monitor's senior Congressional correspondent, building on four years of experience editing and reporting on U.S. politics, including as Heartland correspondent.
We discuss Liz Cheney, and how she has come to her present position. As a staunch Republican, she voted with Trump. Now, she is a vocal critic of Trump, and a very important and outspoken critic of the tactics of the Big Steal supporters, including the January 6 rioters. She sits on the January 6 Committee. What drives her, and what is her future?
We talk with Laura Jedeed, who is a freelance journalist based in New York City. Her bylines include Rolling Stone, Salon, and Truthout. We discuss the “Moms for Liberty” who are attacking schools and teachers. Their founding, and funding is ambiguous, but it appears that their goal is to get rid of public education. They accuse teachers and schools of 'grooming', and they parrot the Republican and MAGA talking points.