If there's been one issue that has animated the presidential race this year, it's got to be the future of trade. The Obama administration's efforts to get the Trans-Pacific Partnership in place have been met with resistance. The issue has been central to Donald Trump's pitch to the middle class. Hillary Clinton, somewhat recently and conveniently, has also come out against the TPP. So, great. But here's a question: anyone have any new ideas? As it happens, yes, Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has a new paper out that promises a progressive approach to globalization. He joins us to discuss it.
Meanwhile, do you feel that the media has given short shrift to Hillary Clinton's actual policies? Well, we have some good news: the Huffington Post's own Jonathan Cohn recently spent some time in Brooklyn at Clinton's HQ, and discovered that it has a nougaty, wonkish center that's not only the hub of Clinton's campaign effort, but an engine that's reshaping the Democratic Party's whole approach to policy.
Next up, our colleague Elliot Nelson, who many of you may know from the Huff Post Hill newsletter, has written a book! It's funny and it's accurate and you will actually learn things you didn't know about how Washington works. It's called The Beltway Bible and he's here to talk about how the best place to read it is on the toilet -- just like all Bibles.
Finally, in the past year you may have started to notice that the worst people on Twitter have all become closely associated with a cartoon frog named Pepe. Well, this week, this frog has been designated as a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League. Well, Pepe's creator, Matt Furie, called in to urge the good people of America to reclaim his creation.