Mon, 28 August 2017
Today, Economist Ann Pettitfor (@AnnPettifor) on her book, 'The Production of Money: How to Break the Power of Bankers.'
And for members, filmmaker Alex Gibney on his documentary, 'Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room' with Sam and Janeane on April 29, 2005
Fri, 25 August 2017
Trump lashes out at short senator Bob Corker after being called 'unstable. 'Trump continues demonstrating how best to alienate possible allies. America is massively unprepared for election cybersecurity. The GOP's assault on voting rights.
Then, Film Guy Matthew Weiss joins us to recommend a John Cassavetes film.
On the fun half - Jesse Watters says actually it's good Trump in unstable. And your calls and IMs.
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Thu, 24 August 2017
Jonathan Morduch, author of The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty, explains how Americans are suffering in the new economy, why Americans are squeezed and the different ways people are making money and not making money.
On the fun half: Jeff Flake thanks Trump for coming to Arizona to bash him, what is the place for cops in working class movements, Fox News is freaking out about ESPN, and your calls an IMs.
Wed, 23 August 2017
Trump heads to Arizona to talk about the wall.
Yale University, Law Professor, James Whitman, author of Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law, explains the Nazi Party basing law on American systems of law and racism. How the Nazis built Nuremberg Laws. Why the Nazis looked to the United States on banning interracial marriage. Why some aspects of American anti miscegenation laws went to far for the Nazi Party. American immigration laws and the Nazi Party. Immigration law and excluding citizenship. The debates inside the Nazi Party. The limits of egaltarian law in the United States and Nazi Germany. Racism and egalitarianism and when Affirmative Action was white.
On The Fun Half: Trump instigates in Arizona against the media. Trump acts like a spoiled child and conservatives love it. Don Lemon is disgusted by Donald Trump's lying. Police get violent with protestors in Phoenix. Charlottesville residents demand action in taking down confederate monuments. Why White people need to push for civil rights now. Paul Ryan is asked by a Nun how he can reconcile his Catholicism with his war on the poor. Governor Paul LePage, thinks the Civil War was about states rights. A website for Arizona Republican website, uses a photo from the 90s sitcom, All American Girl with Margaret Cho and your calls and IMs.
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Tue, 22 August 2017
Trump copies Bush in Afghanistan and South Asia and why his new Afghan strategy will lead to more civilian killings.
Harvard Professor Elizabeth Hinton, author of, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America, explains how the Johnson Administration's War on Poverty led to increased policing in the African American community. Daniel Patrick Moynihan and the debate on crime in urban communities in the 1960s and 1970s. Racist theories of what causes crime. Why Johnson suppressed the findings of the Kerner Commission. The belief in police contact and punishment for preventing future crime. The logic of the development of the modern American carceral state. The deep connections in the 1960s between anti crime and anti poverty policies. The devolution of focus on economic problems to "cultural pathology". The Reagan Administration's gutting of social welfare. President Obama's Our Brothers Keepers problem and the legacy of cultural pathology politics.
On The Fun Half: Donald Trump looks directly at the sun. Do Democrats face an uphill battle in 2018? The Republican Senate Leadership Fund runs a great ad against "chemtrail Kelly" who Trump has endorsed in her primary against Jeff Flake. Steve Mnuchin and his wife are both absolutely horrible people. Don Lemon schools a racist Trump surrogate. Alex Jones tours Seattle and your calls and IMs.
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Mon, 21 August 2017
Donald Trump says the USS John McCain disaster is "too bad". Steve Bannon is out, but Sebastian Gorka is still in the White House and his dissertation advisor cannot believe that he has risen as far as he has. Steve Bannon goes back to Breitbart. The Trump Administration's giveaway to Sinclair broadcasting and the new Far Right TV network that is coming. Why the future of the Republican Party is White Nationalist and why the modern Right is all about resentment.
On The Fun Half: The stupid story behind the name of Gavin McInnes's Proud Boys. Racist Jason Kessler tweets that Heather Heyer was a "fat, disgusting communist" and claims the next morning that he was on Zambian and xanax and that he repudiates the "heinous" tweet that was sent out. Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai,Republican Senate Candidate in Massachusetts speaks to an empty free speech rally. Dave Rubin takes Koch Brother funding. Donald Trump's ongoing disaster Administration. Ali Velshi schools a Trump shill on MSNBC. Susan Collins condemns Trump and thinks Trump might not be the 2020 Republican nominee and your calls and IMs.
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Fri, 18 August 2017
Cliff Schecter discusses whether or not Republicans finally turning on Trump? Why removing confederate statues are important but not the main issue. The tactical mistake Nancy Pelosi made. Forcing the Republican leadership to denounce Donald Trump's racism. Susan Bro, says she is not going to speak with Trump anymore. Steve Bannon's double game. Is Steve Bannon out. The ACLU will no longer defend armed protestors. Should the ACLU stop defending the speech rights of Nazis and is there ever a time to protect free speech.
Andy Kindler, reviews some delusional racism on Fox News. Melissa Francis wines about not being able to defend racists and racism. Steve Bannon is out and wha tif he wrote for Seinfeld. Bill O'Reilly and Dennis Miller do a "hilarious bit". Dennis Miller is deflated and probably a sociopath.
Heather Heyer's mother Susan Bro, won't meet with Donald Trump. Crowd turns themselves in solidarity in Durham over the statue toppling. The terrorist attacks in Spain, leads Trump to bring back his favorite mad cup war crime. Richard Spencer on Israeli news and your calls and IMs.
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Thu, 17 August 2017
On today's show attorney and activist Eva Golinger (@evagolinger) joins us to discuss Venezuela.
Getting deeper into Venezuelan politics than the simplistic narratives surrounding "Chavismo," and how they bear on Venezuela's current political turmoil. Hugo Chavez's constitutional leadership and Venezuela's long history as a US client state. The 2002 Venezuelan coup. Maduro, the opposition, and street protests.
On the fun half - the religious left and political clergy, more on Trump as a confederate, Trump on the most racist movie ever, and your calls and IMs.
Wed, 16 August 2017
Who to shame in the Trump Administration and why.
New York Magazine's Eric Levitz, explains why the center does not exist. Why voters are not rational. Why human beings are social and tribal and how that effects voting behavior. Why many Americans support extreme Left and Right views. Why there are no "moderate" or "centrist" voters. Why most Americans are to the Left on economics. Why obsessing with the "center" undermines organizing. Big money and the centrist myth. White racial resentment and big money work together. Why Obama's 2012 campaign was more effective than Clinton's 2016 campaign and why Democrats need to create enemies to build political power.
On The Fun Half: Nazis chant "Jews will not replace us" and condemn Trump for giving away Ivanka to Jews. Donald Trump's pro racist rant makes John Kelly flinch. Trump places blame on the "Alt Left". And your calls and IMs.
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Tue, 15 August 2017
Mark Hayer, the father of murdered activist Heather Heyer calls for forgiveness and speaks of his daughters incredible integrity. No one believes Trump's condemnation of racism. Who does Trump, mostly accuse of racism on Twitter? New York hates Donald Trump. Jesse Waters, takes issue with people calling for Trump to be specific about white terrorism when they didn't like him using terms like "radical islam" . Remembering when Steve Scalise said he was David Duke without the baggage. White supremacy and the broader Republican project. Officials continue to take down confederate monuments and Rush Limbaugh tries comedy.
On The Fun Half: how racism works institutionally and personally. Democrats can abandon the center because the center does not exist. Alex Jones talks nonsense with Gavin Mcinnes. Gavin whines that he has lost his famous friends. RWM has also lost friends. Donald Trump calls Jim Acosta fake new and your calls and IMs.
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