Episode 72: Mourning Pittsburgh

On today's episode of Polilogue, we — look at the devastatingly violent week in America. In the last seven days: a man in Florida was arrested for mailing 17 pipebombs to prominent critics of President Trump, including the Clintons, the Obamas, Eric Holder, Joe Biden, and other national leaders. Then a man in Kentucky attempted to enter a black church. When he couldn’t, he walked into a grocery store and killed two black Americans. Then, most recently, a man in Pittsburgh went into synagogue and killed 11 people and injured 6 people. 

There’s so much to say about these instances of domestic terrorism. The Sunday talk shows focused primarily on the Pittsburgh shooting — and today’s episode will also focus mainly on that shooting. It should go without saying, but apparently it must in this day and age, the violence in this country is completely unacceptable. Our hearts break for all the families, friends, and communities targeted and affected by this violence. We deserve a country better than this. 

And that’s what we talk about today. The country we deserve to have and should strive for. 

As always, you can always jump to a section of the show by using our available chapters:

  • Introduction

  • Highlight/Lowlight

  • The consequences of Trump’s rhetoric

  • Republicans deflect

  • Show rankings 

  • Closing

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