Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart
Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart
The Washington Post
Opinion writer Jonathan Capehart talks with newsmakers who challenge your ideas on politics, and explore how race, religion, age, gender and cultural identity are redrawing the lines that both divide and unite America. "Cape Up" is a podcast from Washington Post Opinions.
Laurence Tribe says Trump should be impeached again — even if a Senate conviction is unlikely
Tribe, a Harvard constitutional law professor, also discusses his former student Ted Cruz and explains why the push to use Section 3 of the 14th Amendment against Trump is an inadequate response to the violent insurrection he inspired.
Jan 12
36 min
Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock on the issues that would drive them in the Senate
The Democratic candidates in Georgia are hoping to unseat Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. Late last year, Ossoff and Warnock were both guests on “Cape Up.” This episode reprises highlights from those conversations.
Jan 4
27 min
Jon Ossoff and the ‘movement energy’ he’s tapping in Georgia
Ossoff, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia, talks about mobilizing voters in the Peach State and the high stakes of what he calls "the most important legislative election in the history of our state.
Dec 15, 2020
26 min
Symone Sanders has something to say — and now she’ll speak for Kamala Harris
Sanders, who will be Harris's senior adviser and chief spokeswoman, discusses working for the Bernie Sanders and then Biden campaigns and the incident that inspired the title of her book, “No, You Shut Up: Speaking Truth to Power and Reclaiming America.”
Dec 8, 2020
45 min
No one gave Ritchie Torres a shot. He'll soon be the first gay, Afro-Latino member of Congress.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee didn’t support him. The local Democratic Party didn’t support him. AOC didn’t endorse him. So Ritchie Torres of the South Bronx will arrive in Washington as a free man politically.
Dec 1, 2020
34 min
Julián Castro, a 2020 presidential contender, on why Joe Biden beat him — and Trump
Castro, a housing and urban development secretary under Barack Obama and former mayor of San Antonio, also discusses the Latino vote in 2020 and the silence among Republicans as President Trump tries to "steal the election.”
Nov 24, 2020
33 min
Ilhan Omar: 'Rift' between progressive, moderate Dems 'isn't as strong as it's being made out to be'
In a Washington Post Live event, Omar joined Jonathan to discuss the election, why Trump lost Minnesota and the future of the Democratic Party.
Nov 17, 2020
30 min
Raphael Warnock believes he'll win in Georgia. He tells us why.
The senior pastor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s former church talks about how the rigors of being a minister have prepared him for the campaign trail, and why he thinks he'll beat Republican incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler.
Nov 10, 2020
33 min
Michael Steele, former RNC chairman: 'Donald Trump is the biggest block to the American Dream'
The former head of the Republican Party explains why he endorsed Joe Biden, why he won’t leave his party and why he believes that in the battle of democracy vs. white supremacy, democracy will win.
Nov 3, 2020
41 min
Caroline Rose Giuliani, daughter of Rudy, says Trump 'has this echo chamber of lies around him'
Giuliani, an LA filmmaker, discusses her recent article encouraging people to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket. She says her relationship with her father "goes through ups and downs," but "I do think he's proud of me for speaking my mind."
Oct 27, 2020
12 min
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