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The ACLU came into existence 100 years ago, during the Woodrow Wilson Administration’s unconstitutional war on radicals. 100 years later, the need to guard against tyranny and protect our civil rights is as urgent as ever.

Author and journalist Ellis Cose wrote Democracy, If We Can Keep It, the definitive history of America’s premier defender of civil liberties and examines the state of those liberties in the US in the year 2020. He joins me today to talk about the unique challenges we face with an authoritarian wannabe in the White House who just this week floated the unthinkable idea of postponing November’s upcoming presidential election.

Today’s funny came courtesy of a kid in Australia on TikTok


And for those who like to watch, here’s the video stream of today’s show: