Our guest today is H. Bruce Franklin, author of Crash Course: From the Good War to the Forever War and a long-time activist opponent of U.S. empire. For this hour, he and Thursday host Allen Ruff look to the past to understand our current moment, including the rise of fascism in 1933 Germany and now, […]
Trump: Social Security is a Ponzi Scheme — reflected by Nancy Altman of Social Security Works. Trump’s latest comments, that he will stop workers’ contributions to Social Security if re-elected is a death threat to that trust fund. She expands that these contributions are money held in trust to provide for workers, their families, and […]
Voting rights and voter access are major issues across the U.S. right now, with names being removed from the voter rolls, poll locations reduced due to the pandemic, and a heated partisan debate over vote-by-mail. Today, Esty spends the hour with Greg Palast to discuss voter access in 2020 through the lens of his new […]
In late April, the Trump administration issued several rule changes to the federal Clean Waters Act, which protects America’s lakes, rivers and wetlands. The rule changes are tentatively set to take effect this coming Monday, June 22nd. But, a legal case brought by environmental groups throughout the country is seeking to toss out the rule […]
Last week, President Trump signed an internet censorship order after one of his Tweets was removed for glorifying violence. Earlier this week, he threatened to invoke the Insurrection Act against protesters. What can we make of this ongoing descent into fascism and authoritarianism during a global pandemic and civil unrest? Today on the show, we […]
Reverend Graylan Hagler, Senior Pastor, Plymouth United Church of Christ (DC), Chairperson of Faith Strategies, labels as “blasphemy” the police assault on demonstrators of change and justice in front of the White House so Trump can hold up a bible as a prop and have a photo op.