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 […]
On this episode, we hear two very different critiques of the Trump administration. First, journalist McKay Coppins offers the latest on his reporting about disinformation in the 2020 Trump campaign. Then, tribal law expert Richard Monette joins Esty in the studio for a discussion of the Tohono O’odham Nation’s opposition to Trump’s border wall and […]
With the impeachment proceedings in the final stages, today Ali spends the hour with political scientist Sarah Binder to learn about the impeachment process in a historical context and try to make sense of what this moment could mean for American political institutions and the voting public. Sarah Binder is a professor of political science […]
The Trump administration’s war against science is well known — Martha Kinsella from the Brennan Center for Justice talks about rules being considered which would restrict the EPA’s requirement to consider scientific studies in their regulations… under the guise of “transparency”.
The Trump base is willing to take short-term pain, like losing health insurance, for the hope of the long-term goal of turning back the clock of equity, according to noted historian and author Gerald Horne. He talks with Jan about Trump, race relations, and oppression in the U.S.
As fascist ideologies continue to infect American discourse, Esty spends the hour with Yale philosopher Jason Stanley to identify the core tenets of fascist thought and politics, as outlined in his new book, How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them. Jason Stanley is the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. He is the […]