In the midst of all the turmoil in Washington DC, just prior to control of the U.S. House of Representatives flipping from the Republicans to the Democrats, Congress and President Trump managed to pull off a bipartisan bill to reform federal sentencing and criminal justice laws. On December 21st, Trump signed the FIRST STEP act […]
In his very last decision on the Supreme Court, retiring justice Anthony Kennedy joined with the conservative majority to uphold President Trump’s travel ban against travelers from Syria, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen. American Civil Liberties Union National Legal Director David Cole excoriated the court in general and Kennedy in particular in the pages […]
On Thursday, June 28, 2018 Jarrod Ramos opened fire with a shotgun in the offices of Maryland’s Capital Gazette, killing five and wounding several others. In an editorial published Sunday, the surviving writers at the Capital Gazette said, “Here’s what else we won’t forget: Death threats and emails from people we don’t know celebrating our […]
It’s a split show for Friday host Esty Dinur. First: How’s our economic relationship with China? What does a trade war mean in practical terms? Our guest is David Kotz, Professor Emeritus of Economics at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Then: A new legal action was filed against Foxconn last week for its alleged violation of the […]
Ankur Desai, Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at UW Madison and Christiane Brunner the Spokesperson for the Environment, Climate Protection and Energy for the Austrian Green Party join Eight O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing by telephone.
Last week, President Trump announced he would withdraw the United States from the Paris Accord on Climate Change. In a speech in the White House Rose Garden, Trump claimed the global carbon emissions pact, signed by over 195 nations, would “undermine our economy, hamstring our workers, weaken our sovereignty … and put us at a […]