The October edition of the ICBW podcast is now available for download or streaming. In part 1, we consider the possible political and economic ramifications of the 3.5 trillion-dollar "reconciliation bill" slated to be introduced by Congressional Democrats in the not-too-distant future. Then, in part 2, we dive into two reconciliation-related topics: first, the general question of the filibuster, along with other laws and rules that impede or facilitate majoritarian democracy; and second, the recent harassment of Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema, who has voiced reluctance to vote for the reconciliation bill as proposed. Finally, in part 3, we cover the current US "border crisis" and analyze the politics that has produced it.
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