286. Wes Moore (Replay). The Summer of Chaos. Kennedy Out of CNN Debate. But He Could Cost Biden Michigan. Trump Loses Steam with Independents After Conviction—Duh. Putin Visits North Korea. Juneteenth and Flag Day Reflections. It All Started at a Urinal.

Five years ago, almost to the exact day, Wes Moore came on a new upstart podcast and talked about what made him angry. Specifically, he talked about marijuana laws and how they disproportionately impacted communities of color. These laws ruined a lot of people’s lives over the years. And they made a lot of people angry. But Wes stepped up. Since he was elected as The Governor of Maryland last year, he’s put his money where his mouth was and he pushed it through. And now more than 175,000 Marylanders have had their criminal records expunged by his Executive Action. It’s an amazing example of his commitment and follow through and why your host Paul Rieckhoff frequently refers to Maryland’s Governor as potentially our future President. And in this throwback episode, you’re going to hear exactly why.

Your host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) rips into all of it in this all new episode of Independent Americans. From Putin visiting North Korea, to Juneteenth, to RFK failing to qualify for the debates, there’s a lot happening. School might be out for the summer, but the news is just heating up. Because on Independent Americans, we’re focused on not just what’s happening now, but also on what’s happening next.

Previous appearances by Wes Moore:

Episode 10 – June 6, 2019

Episode 105 – March 11, 2021

Episode 212 – March 2, 2023

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