Dave Johnson and Marcy Wheeler wrote posts in December referring to Jimmy Carter's "Malaise Speech" and its relationship to where the United States is today. Marcy and Dave describe some key inflection points we can expect to see in 2016, ranging from the impact of climate change policy to the Saudi/Iranian axis' impact on the Middle East and US policy. Also, the effect of the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) on American policy and politics, and the role of declining middle class wages on the Presidential election. Jay Ackroyd hosts.
Marcy's post "Obama’s Terrorism Cancer Speech, Carter’s Malaise Speech" https://www.emptywheel.net/2015/12/12/obamas-cancer-speech-carters-malaise-speech/ Dave has several at Seeing the Forest.
The 2016 VS Media Panel: Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, Culture of Truth, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Isaiah Poole, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, Sara Robinson, Susie Madrak, Spocko, Stuart Zechman