CIA

Sam and Emma break down the biggest headlines of the last week, in Sam’s first news day back in studio! They begin by unpacking the fact that over half of Americans, per CDC estimates, have contracted COVID at least once now, discussing the intra-studio experiences with the virus and how vastly it can differ from person […]
Sam and Emma (freshly back from vacation!) break down a huge weekend in news, from the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the courts to labor and COVID, and more! Sam and Emma begin by reflecting on the myriad examples of incredible anti-war activism in the face of repression that we’ve seen by the Russian people, from newscasters […]
Journalist Marcy Wheeler, explains why the Intelligence community has become worried about Trump and national security. Mike Flynn’s Russia calls and why he lied. Was Flynn compromised by Russia and how that information became public. Did Trump direct Flynn. How Flynn’s call was intercepted. Obama and the National Security State. Does the scandal end with […]
The Roosevelt Institute’s Mike Konczal, explains why austerity defined the Obama age. The foreclosure crisis and the Trump vote. The culture of limitation. Smart phones and the culture of ruthless efficiency. Lifestyle minimalism. Why the Obama Administration failed on foreclosure. why we didn’t get the recovery we deserve. Obama’s 2010 austerity pivot and why Republican […]
Donald Trump denies the new report on his activities with in and with Russia. Trump, rambles about hacking. Where did the Trump Russia report come from. Is there a video of Trump getting peed on? James Comey lies to Congress. Senator Ron Wyden’s savvy questioning. Al Franken pulls apart Jeff Sessions for lying about his […]
Intercept co-founder, journalist and author of the new book The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program, Jeremy Schaill explains the leaks delivered to the Intercept that reveal the Obama Administration’s global assassination program. How the Obama Administration’s metric for measuring deaths in drone strikes excludes measuring civilian deaths. The documents that reveal how […]
Bard College Leon Botstein, explains whether or not we are still educating to create citizens. The rise of the suburbs and social segregation. The erosion of public education and the Charter School movement. Why our conversations are shrinking. The American progressive education tradition and the training of citizens. Media culture and the undermining of civic […]
Authors Carmen Boullosa and Mike Wallace co -authors of the recent book A Narco History, explain the full and violent history of Mexico’s drug trade. Understanding the real history of the drug crisis and the problem with prohibition. How American drug usage and gun laws fuel cartel violence. How Mexico became a key point of drug […]
Lisa Goldman, a Contributing Editor at 972 Magazine, explains why Benjamin Netanyahu was always likely to win reelection as Israeli Prime Minister. Why the elections are a big win for the Right in Israel. The importance of the Joint List and Israeli Arab politics. The failure of Yair Lapid’s centrist politics. will Israel’s next coalition […]
Former GTMO Guard and whistleblower, Joseph Hickman, author of the new book, Murder At Camp Delta, explains the policies of torture and systemic coverup at GITMO. How the CIA uses GITMO and why there is no political will to uncover human rights abuses at the facility. Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming […]