Southwest’s pilot union leader, Jon Gruden’s comments, and talks with the Taliban

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CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — The Southwest Airlines cancellation headache isn’t over yet, and the explanations from the company and union might be difficult to understand when juxtaposed with other airlines that weren’t disrupted as much.

Capt. Casey Murray, the president of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, joins “On Balance With Leland Vittert” to share his knowledge of what’s going wrong. Aviation law attorneys Mark Dombroff and Bruce Lampert discuss what type of say courts may have in these issues.

Raiders coach Jon Gruden is under fire for a decade-old email in which he referenced the lip size of the head of the NFL Players Association, DeMaurice Smith, who is Black. Civil rights attorney Robert Patillo talks about the reaction to that email.

Lt. Chris Olivarez of the Texas Department of Public Safety gives his perspective on the latest border developments.

The U.S. State Department is holding its first talks with the Taliban since the withdrawal in August. Jason Beardsley, national executive director of the Association of the U.S. Navy, breaks down the state of Afghanistan.

Politico’s Meredith McGraw takes a snapshot of Donald Trump’s hold on the Republican Party after the rally in Iowa over the weekend.

The Dispatch’s Chris Stirewalt breaks down the sinking poll numbers for President Joe Biden.

Several laws are set to take effect in California over the coming years that Democrats may want to see adopted nationally, including gender-neutral toy displays in stores, a ban on gas-powered lawn mowers and free menstrual products in public school girls’ washrooms. Radio host Ethan Bearman visits the show to discuss.

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