• Show Notes

Tom Nichols is a staff writer at The Atlantic and a former professor of national security at the US Naval War College. He joins Preet to discuss Donald Trump’s third presidential campaign, the state of Russia’s war in Ukraine, and the real meaning of terms that are often thrown around in our political discourse, including “fascism” and “socialism.”

Plus, Special Counsel John Durham finally releases his report on the FBI’s Russia investigation.

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  • John Durham’s Report, DOJ, 5/12/23


  • Tom Nichols bylines at The Atlantic 
  • Nichols Twitter handle 
  •  “Preet Bharara Raises Over $120,000 for India COVID Relief While Winning Over an Indian Food Hater” American Kahani, 6/23/21
  • “Remembering Sen. John Heinz, 30 years after his death,” Pennlive.com, 2021
  • Nichols first appearance on Stay Tuned, 11/18/21
  • “Trump defends his lewd ‘Access Hollywood’ comments in deposition video: ‘Historically, that’s true with stars,’” Business Insider, 5/5/23