“Accountability today, justice tomorrow.” | Crooked Media
Jon, Jon & Tommy's first ever book is here - Order Democracy or Else NOW! Jon, Jon & Tommy's first ever book is here - Order Democracy or Else NOW!
April 22, 2021
Pod Save America
“Accountability today, justice tomorrow.”

In This Episode

Derek Chauvin is found guilty of murdering George Floyd, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) joins to talk about renewed hope that Congress might pass police reform, and Democrats re-introduce the Green New Deal as Joe Biden pledges to cut carbon emissions in half ahead of a global climate summit.


Show Notes


Chauvin verdict

  • AP: Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death
  • Politico: Chauvin is guilty. Now comes the hard road ahead.
  • The Atlantic: Chauvin’s Conviction Is the Exception That Proves the Rule
  • NYT: Biden and Harris on the Chauvin Trial Verdict 
  • NYT: President Biden calls George Floyd’s family and says evidence for a guilty verdict is ‘overwhelming.’ 
  • NYT: The Death of George Floyd Reignited a Movement. What Happens Now? 
  • Politico: 21 Experts on What the Verdict Means — and Where to Go From Here
  • The New Yorker: The Significance of the Derek Chauvin Verdict
  • National Review: Editorial: The Message of the Chauvin Verdict
  • NYT: House Democrats squelch a G.O.P effort to censure Maxine Waters for saying protestors should get more confrontational 
  • NYT: G.O.P. Bills Target Protesters (and Absolve Motorists Who Hit Them)
  • NYT: Derek Chauvin faces three charges. Here’s how his sentencing could unfold. 
  • CNN: Derek Chauvin is in a prison’s segregated housing unit for his safety while he awaits sentencing
  • StarTribune: Justice Department to probe whether Minneapolis police have ‘pattern and practice’ of misconduct 
  • The Columbus Dispatch: Ma’Khia Bryant: Columbus police release body camera footage in shooting of 16-year-old
  • POLITICO Playbook PM: Chauvin aftermath: Progress on police reform talks 
  • Politico: Chauvin conviction squeezes Congress on police reform


Climate Politics

  • Politico: Biden’s climate all-stars: ‘The ambition is breathtaking’ – but so are the expectations 
  • NYT: Biden Is Pushing a Climate Agenda. Gina McCarthy Has to Make It Stick. 
  • NPR: U.S. Officially Rejoins Paris Agreement On Climate Change
  • Vox: Biden wants to convince the world America can be trusted on climate change
  • Reuters: Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit in first meeting of two leaders
  • NYT: Amid Biden Climate Push, a Question Looms: Is America’s Word Good? 
  • WaPo: Biden will hold a big climate summit this week to reestablish U.S. leadership. Not everyone may follow.
  • Politico: 9 things to watch ahead of Joe Biden’s climate-palooza 
  • NYT: Biden Will Pledge to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions Nearly in Half 
  • WaPo: Biden plans to cut emissions at least in half by 2030 
  • Politico: Biden prepares sweeping order on climate-related risks
  • NYT: Biden, Emphasizing Job Creation, Signs Sweeping Climate Actions
  • The White House: FACT SHEET: President Biden Takes Executive Actions to Tackle the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, Create Jobs, and Restore Scientific Integrity Across Federal Government
  • The New Yorker: Biden’s Jobs Plan Is Also a Climate Plan. Will It Make a Difference? 
  • World Resources Institute: Does Biden’s American Jobs Plan Stack Up on Climate and Jobs?
  • NYT: What’s in Biden’s Infrastructure Plan?
  • White House: FACT SHEET: The American Jobs Plan
  • Politico: Progressives formally reintroduce the Green New Deal 
  • Al Jazeera: AOC, Democrats relaunch ‘Green New Deal’ before climate summit 
  • CBS News: Markey and Ocasio-Cortez reintroduce Green New Deal 
  • NYT: Progressives Propose Tripling Housing Commitment in Infrastructure Plan 
  • The New Republic: The Big Difference Between a Green New Deal and Biden’s Climate Agenda
  • Yahoo News: Democrats push forward ‘Civilian Climate Corps’ with support from Biden and AOC
  • Mother Jones: Here’s What a Civilian Climate Corps Might Look Like 
  • Data for Progress: Memo: U.S. Voters Strongly Support Bold Climate Solutions 
  • EcoWatch (via The Guardian): Guardian/Vice Poll Finds Most 2020 Voters Strongly Favor Climate Action
  • The Atlantic: Voters Really Care About Climate Change
  • WaPo: Americans like Green New Deal’s goals, but they reject paying trillions to reach them
  • Vox: Poll: the Green New Deal is popular in swing House districts
  • Grist: Poll: The Green New Deal is as popular as legalizing weed
  • Yale Program on Climate Change Communication: Yale Climate Opinion Maps 2020
  • WaPo Analysis: When do voters support Black Lives Matter or the Green New Deal?
  • Vox: Fox News has united the right against the Green New Deal. The left remains divided.
  • Politico: Lawmakers ready new ag climate bill with major GOP backing
  • MSNBC: Why the House Republicans’ plan to fight climate change matters 
  • Center for American Progress: Climate Deniers in the 117th Congress 
  • Pew Research: How Americans see climate change and the environment in 7 charts 
  • Grist: Poll: The partisan gap on climate change is widening 
  • Gallup: Environment
  • WaPo: How politics is shaping Biden’s infrastructure proposal


For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here.
For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.