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The Scramble: Trumpocalypse, Amazon, Sloane Stephens

Sep 11, 2017

John Nichols, author of Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to The Most Dangerous People in America believes Donald Trump has put together the most dangerous cabinet in history. He says Trump has filled it with partisan ideologues or people with no government experience and/or unqualified to do the job of their department. 

This presidency is about much more than the president. It's about the men and women Trump empowers to quietly carry out the policies favored by his base that are unpalatable to the other sixty-percent of the country. They work under the radar of our attention as we focus our sights on the president. 

Also this hour: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, announced Thursday he'll need a second U.S. headquarters. He said he'll bring up to 50,000 workers and massive investment to the city that can best meet its needs. The race is on. 

States have been in the race to the bottom for a long time - offering big tax breaks and other perks to companies willing to relocate their headquarters, often at the expense of other needs. Who really wins?

Lastly, is there a renaissance in tennis?

GUESTS:

  • John Nichols - National Correspondent for The Nation and author of Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to The Most Dangerous People in America
  • Henry Grabar - Writer for Slate's Moneybox 
  • Peter Bodo - Covering tennis for over 35 years, mostly recently for ESPN and author of The Courts of Babylon and A Champion's Mind, with Pete Sampras

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.