Elizabeth Goitein, Co-Director of Liberty and National Security at the Brennan Center for Justice, reflects on issues surrounding the January 6th insurrection, domestic terrorism, and lessons learned by the Trump presidency with regard to increasing constitutional limits on Executive Power (Trump broke all the “norms” for his own self-interest), expected knee-jerk calls for increased surveillance […]
As we approach the nineteenth anniversary of 9/11, today we turn our attention to the five-trillion-dollar “war on terror” and the construction of the racialized terrorist in the American imagination with professor Deepa Kumar, author of Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire. Deepa Kumar is a professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University, […]
The domestic terrorism in Charlottesville, Virginia, has brought important conversations on white supremacy and hate groups to national news. Esty Dinur hosts an open line featuring listener reactions to the recent events.
What does Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement mean for the U.S.? How is D.C. reacting to this? Representative Mark Pocan joins us today to discuss this and the issues he’s working on. Later, journalist John Pilger discusses the raising questions about the role of the British ‘deep state’ in the Manchester bombing that killed […]
What do we know about the presence of ISIS in Europe? What does this mean for Europe and other places that stand up to ISIS? Today, Esty Dinur talks with Robert Pape and Jean Bricmont on ISIS, the attacks in Brussels and other places, and what this means for the future. Robert Pape is a Professor […]
This Week on Mel & Flo__: Can’t get enough of that Nixon Coin, Canada opts out of building Southern Wall, The 3 inch Donald Trump Foot Long, The Bustling Minnesota (and Illinois and Iowa and Michigan) economy, as well as more insight into the wacky wacky world of terrorists, inept politicians, and general bad news!