With the Winter Olympics in South Korea this month, the eyes of the world are focused on that country, and as well the athletic delegation from North Korea. Many older Koreans still consider this to be a single country with an artificial separation from an “armistice” without a peace treaty. H. K. Suh from the […]
The government recently reauthorized the NSA surveillance program, which, according to NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, allows over-reaching data gathering on U.S. citizens. Mr. Drake was charged with espionage because of his part in exposing this program, and in 2011 the charges were dropped.
The U.S. Supreme Court has heard the arguments in the Wisconsin Gill v. Whitford anti-partisan gerrymandering case, and is set to announce in June whether to allow the lower court’s ruling to stand. But the Wisconsin case isn’t the only case, and the Campaign Law Center’s specialist Annabelle Harkless talks about North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, […]
Mary Papenfuss, contributor to the Huffington Post, talks about the state of politics, including the Koch brothers donation of $500,000 to Paul Ryan following passage of the corporate tax giveaway, candidate Trump’s hush money to a stripper in 2016, and world-wide wealth mis-distribution.
With Amazon searching for another headquarters site, states and cities are falling over themselves to offer Amazon incentives to locate at their site. Incentives include land, tax breaks, cash, and more. Is this good for the locale, or anybody? Greg LeRoy from Good Jobs First talks about the potential outcomes.
Can the food industry police itself? History says “no”. Food and Water Watch lobbyist Tony Corbo talks with Jan Miyasaki about the latest proposal to allow the hog slaughter industry police itself, despite early studies showing an increase in worker injuries and potential food contamination.