Professor Juan Cole explains how the climate crisis in Syria helped create the conditions that led to the creation of ISIL. Sea level rises and the next wave of instability in the Middle East. The importance of water in Israel/Palestine. Why Martin O’Malley’s recent comments on climate change and ISIL has provoked so much rage on the right. Obama and the resurgence of Islamophobia. Is ISIL on its way out? Is the Turkish government soft on ISIL? How ISIL makes its money. How Arab states think about the Iran deal and is the nuclear agreement good for Israel?
On The Fun Half: a Cleveland cop pepper sprays Black Lives Matter activists for no reason. A Klan rally in South Carolina gets an amazing soundtrack. Policing and America’s racial history. Bernie Sanders gets smart on Black Lives Matter and why Bernie is unique, important and powerful. Also your calls and IMs.