Fascism Is On The Rise In Europe, Not Just In The U.S. | The Mehdi Hasan Show

As we talk about the GOP’s fascist behavior, you might be thinking, “I’ll just move to Europe!” Not so fast, Mehdi says. Italy is bracing for its first far-right leader since Mussolini — and that’s just the beginning of what’s now a global problem. Author and professor Jason Stanley and foreign policy analyst Rula Jebreal […]

How America's Conspiracy Culture Threatens Democracy | The Mehdi Hasan Show

Author Sarah Kendzior got a big following by calling out Donald Trump’s authoritarianism earlier than most. And in her new book, she takes readers on a jaunty ride through the looking-glass of American disinformation and the complacency it breeds. She joins Mehdi to discuss conspiratorial thinking and more. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc Follow the […]

Steve Bannon's Summer Of Legal Troubles | The Mehdi Hasan Show

It started with his conviction for contempt of Congress, when Steve Bannon refused a subpoena from the House 1/6 panel. Now, he could face more time in prison in New York over an alleged scheme to launder money that was raised for the border wall. It’s been quite a summer for the Trump ally. Lisa […]

Nuclear Docs At Mar-a-Lago Raise Critical National Security Questions | The Mehdi Hasan Show

New bombshell reporting says documents about foreign nukes were seized from Trump’s Florida home. Mehdi says Republicans may come to regret how quickly they’ve rallied to the former president’s defense. Former prosecutor David Henderson and Daily Beast columnist Wajahat Ali join him to discuss. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc Follow the MSNBC Midterms Elections guide […]

Why A Top Doctor Says Dining Indoors Still Isn't Worth The Risk | The Mehdi Hasan Show

As America steps confidently into being done with Covid, UCSF medical school professor Bob Wachter has decided that – for him – some of the risks many of us are now taking aren’t worth it. He joins Mehdi to share why. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About: MSNBC is the premier destination for in-depth analysis […]

How Choice Helped Pat Ryan Win NY's Special Election | The Mehdi Hasan Show

Rep.-elect Pat Ryan’s stunning victory in New York’s special election in the 19th congressional district gave Democrats hope for November’s midterms. Ryan joins Mehdi to discuss why “choice” became the center of his campaign and the other lessons Dems’ can glean from his success. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc Follow the MSNBC Midterms Elections guide […]

The History Behind The 'Free Market' | The Mehdi Hasan Show

How much of a role has government played in the so-called “free market?” That’s the subject of a new book by author Jacob Soll that tells the story of where the idea came from — and how its meaning has been corrupted over the years. Soll joins Mehdi to discuss where the U.S. economy stands […]

Why DeSantis' Voter Fraud Crackdown Is On Shaky Ground | The Mehdi Hasan Show

Remember last month when Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his “election police” loudly charged 20 Floridians with voter fraud? The only problem: Most say they were cleared to vote – by officials reporting to DeSantis. Florida State Rep. Anna Eskamani (D) and Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern join Mehdi to discuss how the 2024 presidential hopeful’s […]

New DOJ Filing Pokes Holes In Team Trump's Lies | The Mehdi Hasan Show

A new DOJ filing says the Trump team likely “concealed and removed” classified documents at Mar-a-Lago, putting the lie to the former president’s attempted defenses. What excuse will he and his proxies switch to next? Former Defense Department special counsel Ryan Goodman and former FBI agent Asha Rangappa join Mehdi to discuss. » Subscribe to […]

As Midterms Near, Can Dems Win on Economic Messaging? | The Mehdi Hasan Show

Republicans have mastered the strategy of exploiting Americans’ economic anxiety to drive people toward Donald Trump. Progressive Democrat Ro Khanna is trying to pierce through that messaging with “economic patriotism” — and he’s not the only one on a mission to rehab Dems’ reputation with working class voters. He joins Mehdi to discuss. » Subscribe […]

The Seeds Of The Republican Party's Hard-Right Turn | The Mehdi Hasan Show

When did Republicans take such a hard turn toward extremism? The answer goes further back than you may think — and it’s the subject of a brand new book by author and history professor Nicole Hemmer. She joins Mehdi to discuss how we got into this crisis of authoritarianism, and whether we can get out […]

Mehdi: Fascist Is An Increasingly Apt Label For Today's GOP | The Mehdi Hasan Show

What’s in a name — and, particularly, a name like “fascism” that’s saddled with a long and nuanced history? Mehdi’s talked about the “F-word” many times on this show, but much to conservatives’ dismay, it’s becoming an increasingly apt way to label today’s GOP. History professor and author Ruth Ben-Ghiat and The Atlantic’s Molly Jong-Fast […]

Where's The DOJ After Bombshell 1/6 Testimony? | The Mehdi Hasan Show

Cassidy Hutchinson’s explosive 1/6 testimony revealed damning evidence against Donald Trump. But it’s only a smoking gun if we make it one — otherwise, it’s just another crime that the ex-president gets away with, and another blow to our already fragile democratic system. Demand Justice executive director Brian Fallon, MSNBC political analyst Michelle Goldberg and […]