In the new episode of our weekly podcast Lever Time, David explores the unholy alliance between Hollywood and the Pentagon and its creation of the “military-entertainment complex,” as exemplified by the new mega-blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick.

In addition:

• We report on how the Biden administration is hiking the price of Medicare premiums and funneling the money to private insurers.

• In light of corporate interests flooding Democratic primaries with campaign cash, David sits down with Elisabeth Epps — a progressive candidate running for a house seat in the Colorado legislature — to talk about the monied interests attempting to crush her campaign.

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