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The Scramble: Russia; Parkland; "The Greatest Showman"

Feb 20, 2018

Robert Mueller on Friday indicted 13 Russian nationals and three organizations on charges related to interference in the 2016 U.S. electoral process. 

The  detailed narrative that the Mueller team released on the scope, sophistication and depth of Russia's aggressive effort to exacerbate partisan divisions and distrust in our political system is chilling.

But, it's not new. We've struggled with Russia and whether we're in a new Cold War for at least a decade. Vladimir Putin would like nothing more than to go back to the good old days of the Soviet Union and diminish Western power. What better way than to destroy NATO and wreak havoc on the U.S.? This is much bigger than Donald Trump. What are we going to do about it?

Also this hour: teens in Parkland, Florida have inspired a movement to hold our political leaders accountable for their inaction on mass shootings and gun control. 

Lastly,  What happens when moviegoers love a film that professional critics don't?  

GUESTS: 

  • Susan Glasser - Chief international affairs columnist at Politico and host of its weekly podcast, The Global Politico​  
  • Philip Bump - National correspondent for the Washington Post
  • Stephanie Goodman - Film editor for the New York Times 

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.