The existence of a free press is so important to any functioning democracy that the founders enshrined it in the first amendment to the constitution, declaring that Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or of the press. Sadly, the current administration doesn’t seem to understand the directive.

Today, Nicole Sandler welcomes two of her favorite journalists back to the show.

First up, the senior WH correspondent for Playboy, CNN political analyst, author and podcaster Brian Karem, who is currently barred from the WH as his hard pass has been suspended, under questionable circumstances.

Then, we’ll chat with the amazing author and journalist Matt Taibbi who, in addition to seemingly always working on a book, is covering the 2020 presidential elections for Rolling Stone magazine.. Subscribe to his newsletter at