So, how 'bout them politics goin' on? This week, hosts Summer, Jesse and Jonathan discuss the electoral college vote, the abnormality of Trump, and the case for hope. Authoritarian scholar Dr. Sarah Kendzior joins The FourFiftyOne to talk about the dangers of rising autocracy, and California Congressman Eric Swalwell explains his bill to investigate Russian hacking of the 2016 election. (Artax is the name of the horse who dies in the Swamps of Sadness in the 1984 fantasy film The NeverEnding Story.)
Links for this week: Elizabeth Warren plans to introduce a bill to implement the emoluments clause; the Trump transition team has requested names of people working on gender equality in the State Department; some Trump voters are angry about his plans to defund Planned Parenthood; Sarah Kendzior's best-selling essay collection; and Eric Swalwell's Protect Our Democracy Act—the full text of the bill is here, and the hashtag is #ProtectOurDemocracy.