OA552: Will Joe Manchin Save Democracy? No, Really! … Stop Laughing…

Today’s show breaks down President Biden’s pivot from passing the Build Back Better Act to passing the Joe Manchin-cosponsored Freedom to Vote Act, S. 2747. What’s in the bill? Is it Manchin’ed? Listen and find out!

In the “B” segment, Andrew points and laughs at insurrection John C. Eastman’s doomed attempt to prevent Verizon from turning over his phone records to the 1/6 Commission.. It’s funny because they’re all dumb.

Finally, we have a very brief update on the Activision lawsuit you won’t want to miss.


  1. Here’s a link to a Washington Post article that contains additional links showing how you can help victims of the Quad State tornadoes.
  2. Here’s the text of S. 2747.
  3. Eastman’s lawsuit is hilariously bad, and don’t forget to check out the case he thinks helps him (it doesn’t), Yellin v. US, 374 US 109 (1963).
  4. Finally, we explain what that denial of DFEH’s motion to intervene in the Activision lawsuit really means.

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