Many were pleased when President Trump’s Twitter and Facebook and other social media accounts were locked, due to his inflammatory rhetoric. But others are concerned about the power of these large monopolies to regulate “free speech” with little or no oversight. Thomas Hanna, Director of Research at the Democracy Collaborative and author of the book […]
Patrick Rosentiel favors a presidential election where every vote is valued and every voter feels valued. Do you? The current Electoral College process is a state-by-state “winner take all” process, where solid “red states” and solid “blue states” are largely ignored by candidates, favoring campaigns focusing on swing states where the votes are close enough […]
Clarence Lusane, Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Howard University speaks with Jan Miasaki about the recent government take-over attempt at the Capitol building, escalating random attacks of African Americans in Washington, D.C., and the increasing boldness of white nationalist groups since Trump’s election and fiery rhetoric to his base supporters.
Chris Ott, Executive Director of the ACLU-Wisconsin, talks about that group’s efforts to mitigate violence and allow free speech protest in Kenosha over the failure of prosecution of the police shooter of Jacob Blake.
Jan talks with investigative journalist and contributor to the Center for Media and Democracy, Alex Kotch about an number of his investigations, including secret $1.5M Christian Right donations to white nationalist hate groups, the right-wing Council for National Policy’s efforts to invalidate elections with policy letters for state legislators to use to suggest election problems, […]
With 2021 as the 10th anniversary of the “Occupy Wall Street Movement”, sociologist Heather Hurwitz has just published her first-person analysis of interactions within that group that supposedly represented the 99%, while suppressing the voices of women, groups of color, and others. Her book, “Are We the 99%?: The Occupy Movement, Feminism, and Intersectionality” will […]