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.
Trump’s foreign policy has been largely incoherent to experts and politicians, but a certain group of his supporters understand it as ushering forth the end times. That’s the topic of Stephanie Mencimer’s recent piece in Mother Jones, “Evangelicals Love Donald Trump for Many Reasons, But One of Them is Especially Terrifying.” Today on the show, […]
Hiding under all the publicity of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration is quietly continuing to weaken environmental standards. WISPIRG Director Peter Skopec talks about the effort to undercut mercury pollution standards and more.
Today on the show, Esty talks to investigative journalist Andrea Bernstein about her new book, American Oligarchs, which traces the rise of the Trump and Kushner families and their corrupt journey to the White House. Andrea Bernstein is an investigative reporter and co-host of the Trump, Inc. podcast from WNYC and ProPublica. She is the […]