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Molly, William, and Caleb don’t agree on everything politically, but the trio hold this truth to be self-evident: you may not be interested in politics, but politics are interested in you. Left Turn Ahead analyzes the landscape of the Democratic Party en route to Election Day 2020, aided by perspective from activists, organizers, and a new generation of progressive voters determined to shape the future of Democratic politics.

Molly, William, and Caleb don’t agree on everything politically, but the trio hold this truth to be self-evident: you may not be interested in politics, but politics are interested in you. Left Turn Ahead analyzes the landscape of the Democratic Party en route to Election Day 2020, aided by perspective from activists, organizers, and a new generation of progressive voters determined to shape the future of Democratic politics.
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Molly, William, and Caleb don’t agree on everything politically, but the trio hold this truth to be self-evident: you may not be interested in politics, but politics are interested in you. Left Turn Ahead analyzes the landscape of the Democratic Party en route to Election Day 2020, aided by perspective from activists, organizers, and a new generation of progressive voters determined to shape the future of Democratic politics.

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Episodes

15: "The Joe Biden of Today"

5/13/2019
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William Barr has been held in contempt and a Constitutional crisis might be here (4:08). We discuss the recent wave of restrictive state abortion laws (12:27), if Joe Biden's policies make him a more moderate Hillary 2016 run (37:01), and presidential fundraising updates with the debates only a month away (49:02).

Duration:00:59:59

14: "Making Sure Our Democracy is Legitimate"

5/7/2019
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William Barr testifies before Congress, and Nancy Pelosi is worried Trump won't peacefully leave office (4:36). We reveal our April Power Rankings (22:42) and discuss Bernie Sanders's farm policy (35:18), problems in South Carolina (44:19), and the week's other big headlines (53:37).

Duration:01:02:20

13: "Getting Even vs. Getting Better"

4/29/2019
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We break down Joe Biden declaring his candidacy for President (3:05). Elizabeth Warren continues to roll out big, specific policies on the campaign trail (16:04), Wisconsin is feeling the pain of the Trump tariffs hard (39:53), and another Congressman enters the race for President (55:26).

Duration:00:59:47

12: "All of the Lies"

4/22/2019
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The redacted Mueller report is out, and Democrats prepare their next steps (3:24). We chat about Joe Biden's imminent presidential run (21:41), more strife within the Democratic Party (39:41), and the week's other big news (53:06).

Duration:00:59:13

11: "Make Your Fury Understood"

4/15/2019
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Trump targets Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (2:06) and research shows big differences between reporting on female and male presidential candidates (16:31). We discuss Bernie Sanders reintroducing his Medicare For All bill (31:33), Eric Swallwell entering the presidential race (37:45), and the week's other big news (44:56).

Duration:00:49:33

10: "A Moment of White Man Privilege"

4/8/2019
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We discuss the allegations against Joe Biden, his responses, and what it means for the Democratic Party (5:04). Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan joins the presidential field (35:46), Trump threatens to close the border with Mexico (43:10), and we recap the other major headlines from the past week (56:16).

Duration:01:00:47

9: "Donald Trump Has Targeted the American"

4/1/2019
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Congress may get a redacted Mueller report by mid-April (4:14). Meanwhile, the Democratic party is making it harder to challenge incumbents (12:43). We reveal our March Power Rankings (22:10), discuss Trump's renewed attacks on the Affordable Care Act, and address the accusations against Joe Biden for inappropriate behavior (48:47).

Duration:00:59:57

8: Heating Up Like a Hibachi

3/25/2019
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Robert Mueller's report is out (4:38), so now Democrats get a chance to respond (10:07). Congressional Dems announce their key agenda items (26:50), Beto O'Rourke reveals his big fundraising numbers (32:14), more 2020 Presidential candidate updates (41:53), and Pete Buttigieg is for real, for real (47:06)

Duration:00:57:50

7: "That Leprechaun Was Wack"

3/18/2019
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We share our thoughts on the Christchurch mosque attacks (4:55) before discussing Beto O'Rourke joining the presidential race (10:15). Nancy Pelosi comments on impeaching Donald Trump (35:27), Colorado joins an effort to bypass the traditional Electoral College (45:34), and several candidates and potential candidates make some moves (54:58).

Duration:00:59:56

6: "You Gotta Go!"

3/11/2019
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We break down John Hickenlooper running for President (3:00) and Senator Sherrod Brown deciding not to run (10:41), followed by the latest round of Molly's Corner. Former President Obama weighs in on the Democratic primary (18:38), Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's Israel remarks stir up controversy (26:24), Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Big Tech (38:40), and Joe Biden still looms over the primary (50:19).

Duration:00:57:03

5: "It's March, Beto!"

3/4/2019
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Washington Governor Jay Inslee becomes the 11th major Democrat running for President, but Beto O'Rourke is still lying in wait. We reveal our Power Rankings for the month of February and take a listener question on the crowded primary field. We tackle Biden complimenting Pence, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and worries over a party civil war, and Stacey Plaskett's clapback at the Comey hearing.

Duration:00:56:19

4: All About Bernie

2/25/2019
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Bernie Sanders is officially running for President again, and his small-dollar donors are hype. We discuss his chances in a crowded field, who benefits from the primary schedule, Beto watch, the importance of the Senate in 2020, and Amy Klobuchar's bizarre eating-with-a-comb story.

Duration:00:59:56

3: "The Utmost Schadenfreude"

2/18/2019
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The government gets funded, Amazon backs out of Queens, and there's a new Attorney General in town. The gang discusses the DNC's plans for primary debates, Cory Booker's take on a female VP, and Biden and Beto possibly entering the presidential race soon.

Duration:00:47:32

2: "The Best of America"

2/11/2019
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Elizabeth Warren holds a rally, and Amy Klobuchar makes it nine Democrats running for President. Molly, William & Caleb recap the State of the Union and Stacey Abrams's rebuttal, a Green New Deal bill, and potentially unbalanced attacks on female candidates' past. Big discussions focus on electability, small-dollar donors, and Sherrod Brown's comments on working-class families.

Duration:00:59:55

1: "When Nothing Goes Right, Go Left"

2/4/2019
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William, Molly & Caleb introduce themselves and Left Turn Ahead. There are eight major Democratic candidates for President - for now. There's trouble in Virginia, and Stacey Abrams prepares to respond to Trump's State of the Union. The hosts name the candidates who, so far, have them excited and raise some concerns.

Duration:00:47:32