Chuck Schumer

Casual Friday today, featuring Cliff Schecter (@CliffSchecter) and Isabel Gillies (@IsabelGillies). Trumpkins are burning MAGA hats over possible DACA deal. With Cliff, we discuss Chuck Schumer and Trump’s new bromance and the wisdom of Bernie’s Medicare-for-All push. The with Isabel, why Isabel feels like she’s grown up since the last time she was on and […]
Tanya Erzen, n associate professor of religion and gender studies at the University of Puget Sound, joins us to discuss her new book: “God in Captivity: The Rise of Faith-Based Prison Ministries in the Age of Mass Incarceration”, explains what brought her to work inside the prison system and the shift of state prisons in […]
Mike Flynn lobbied for Turkey and maybe also a Russian agent. The Republicans radical far right agenda. Cliff Schecter explains the Republicans demented healthcare plan. The Republicans who oppose the Medicaid cuts. The radicalization of the Republican Party. Why the Republicans attacked the ACA from the Left and want to destroy from the right. Paul […]
Cliff Schecter explains the sickening decision of the Republican House’s move to block Syrian refugees. The mainstreaming of anti Islamic policies and rhetoric. Donald Trump is a bigot and the Republican frontrunner. Chuck Schumer is a problem. What is Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy? Clinton opposes demonizing Islam. The Libyan intervention and learning from foreign policy […]
Andrew Sayer of Professor of Social Theory and Political Economy at Lancaster University and author of the recent book Why We Can’t Afford the Rich, explains the ideological and financial mechanisms that form neoliberal economics. Why we live in a global plutocracy. The problem with the word investing. Are all economies moral? How money and power […]
Cliff Schecter and Sam recap the fallout from the first GOP debate. Who is gonna win the New Hampshire Republican Primary? Is Donald Trump the future kingmaker of the Republican Party. Is Ted Cruz now a real contender for the Republican nomination? Chuck Schumer’s absurd opposition to the Iran deal and why he should not […]
Guardian Writer at Large Steven W Thrasher explains how and why Black Lives Matter has gone global. The historical roots of Black Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter in Palestine and what comes next from the movement. On The Fun Half: President Obama’s excellent defense of the Iran deal, more absurd arguments against it. Bernie Sanders […]
Joan Fitzgerald, a Professor of public affairs Northeastern University explains why markets can’t solve commons crisis. America’s water crisis in the West and North and why markets have made the problem worse. Also why it takes government planning and action to upgrade infrastructure and save water. Adam Green of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee explains […]