TRussia Daily: AG Testimony; The Vote Ceiling; Upper Middle Class Privilege; Is Western Democracy Over?

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Upper middle class privilege leaves everyone else in the dust.

Coming up on today's show:

  • Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and the author of The Fight to Vote (Simon & Schuster, 2016), previews Attorney General Jeff Sessions's public testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee about Russian meddling, and talks about a new lawsuit filed by the state of Maryland and Washington, D.C., that alleges President Trump has violated the emoluments clause.
  • Amanda Ripley, Emerson Collective senior fellow and the author of The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way (Simon & Schuster, 2014), talks about her POLITICO report on why women are still underrepresented in political office.
  • Richard V. Reeves, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and the author of Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do About It (Brookings Institution Press, 2017), discusses his book about how the American Upper Middle Class lives in denial of their privilege.
  • Bill Emmott, former editor in chief of The Economist and the author of The Fate of the West: The Battle to Save the World's Most Successful Political Idea (The Economist, 2017), argues Western democracies have failed to fulfill their promises.