Conventional wisdom has it that October is the month of political surprises, and that wisdom has rarely been proven true but, well, in this election, anything is possible. The New York Times already dropped their bombshell on Trump’s taxes (and there may be more to come), but not all is well within Camp Clinton either. Former Trump advisor and lover of political mayhem Roger Stone sent an early morning tweet on Sunday that promised a busy week for the DNC.
Wikileaks head wikileaker Julian Assange has had it out for Hillary Clinton for this entire election, and he’s proven a significant thorn in her side, including his notorious email hack that ended up costing the DNC its head, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. He also floated a ludicrous conspiracy that Clinton’s team had the staffer who “leaked” Clinton’s emails murdered, so there’s definitely a lot of grains of salt to be taken around here. Assange has hinted that he’s not finished with Clinton yet, and if Stone is to be believed, he’s coming in hot with something this week.
Or will he? Assange had a planned announcement from the balcony of London’s Ecuadorian Embassy on Tuesday, and that would presumably be the announcement that brought the Clintons down. Assange has now canceled that announcement citing “security concerns” (uh-huh. Suuure). He’ll be delivering his announcement from the relative safety of Berlin(?) instead.
So, what’s in the announcement? A bizarre clue may come from Wikileaks’ own Twitter account, where it dropped an unsourced screencap alleging Hillary Clinton once asked, “Can’t we just drone this guy?”
If true, this comes across like an irresponsible and tasteless joke, but it wouldn’t be much of an October surprise. Donald Trump says garbage like this on any day ending in “y.” But even so, there’s not much reason to think this is true. The tweet links to True Pundit, a website Snopes has debunked many times in the past, and only cites vague “sources at the State Department.” We all know how seriously the GOP takes “sources.”
So in all likelihood, if Assange and Wikileaks have anything at all, it’ll be bigger than an ugly joke that cannot be proved to have ever even happened. But what is it? That’s what’s probably keeping the DNC awake at night.
And since we’re already deep into conspiracy theory territory, here’s one more little nugget from Politico correspondent Glenn Thrush: Assange has some damning information on the GOP too.
Jason is the cofounder of the iconic non-profit Invisible Children which was founded to increase awareness of the horrendous activities of the LRA in Central Africa. Jason was also the director of the iconic Kony 2012 film that took the world by storm. In this two-part interview Jason and Branden talk about what it means to create a movement, what Jason experienced during his breakdown and subsequent recovery, and Jason’s experience in the world of theater.
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Welcome to Episode IV. This week, Dan spends some time with his favorite singer/songwriter, Matthew Perryman Jones. Matthew and Dan talk about panic attacks, growing up in Atlanta, the way music is informed by pain and suffering and the way music gives freedom.
If you have spent any time watching television in the last decade you have most likely heard one of Mattew’s songs on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, One Tree Hill and many others. His insightful writing and voice have drawn comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley, and he is on the short list of songwriters who skillfully weave the deeply philosophical and the vivid utterly human without ever losing sight of either.
To get his new album Cold Answer, (which features the three songs from him you heard on this episode), visit MPJmusic.com.
Branden sits down with writer and speaker Tyler Huckabee days after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States to talk about empathy, justice, listening, and where we go from here.
Special Election Edition, President Trump to legalized weed and everything in between.
This week we reflect on the election and discuss our strategies for staying sane.
Luca and Ilenia are the founders of Illo, a studio based in Turin, Italy. During our conversation, we discussed their self-driving video bot named Algo, how Illo was formed and how they’ve crafted a unique office culture.
This week we discuss Beyonce’s night at the CMAs, last minute election plans and how SNL might save us all.
We appreciate everyone sticking with us through this long hiatus but are planning our return even as we speak, with a bunch of new goodies and an updated format. In the meantime, here’s a brief primer on Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange — just so you can go into the movie knowing what you’re getting yourself into.