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Bad Faith is two shows in one: it's a panel show about politics and pop culture with a rotating cast of performers and politicians, artists and activists, writers and radicals; and it's a two-way podcast where two people from two very different parts of the left make the case for one less terrible world. 

Briahna Joy Gray (@briebriejoy) is a former attorney, National Press Secretary for the Bernie Sanders campaign, co-host of campaign podcast Hear The Bern, and a journalist who is early enough in her political career that she remains (tragically) sanguine.

Virgil Texas (@virgiltexas) is an internet user and co-host of Chapo Trap House.

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Mar 29, 2021

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Virgil and Brie open with a close read of the recently released AOC interview in DSA's Democratic Left magazine, and the World Socialist Web Site article about said interview that incited the left. They separate the good faith critique from the bad, correct some mischaracterizations in the WSWS article, and offer their own original critique of the political strategy Representative Ocasio-Cortez articulated.

Next, Brie and Virgil interview Jacobin's executive editor Seth Ackerman on his recent essay about one of the most celebrated aspects of the COVID relief bill: the child tax credit expansion. What is the likelihood the bill will be made permanent, how seriously should we take the claims that it halves child poverty, and should we be worried about the social engineering aspects of the tax benefit?

Stick around until the end when Brie and Virgil talk fashion and whether dressing fancy is compatible with left politics.

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