Civil Rights

Trump copies Bush in Afghanistan and South Asia and why his new Afghan strategy will lead to more civilian killings. Harvard Professor Elizabeth Hinton, author of, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America, explains how the Johnson Administration’s War on Poverty led to increased policing […]
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 […]
Jeff Sessions was to racist for Reagan’s America. The Nation’s Ari Berman explains why Jeff Sessions is a distinct and ruthless opponent of voting rights. Sessions racist and dangerous record. Why Sessions has never changed his opinions on opposing civil rights and voting rights. Does Sessions regret his anti civil rights record? Sessions and his […]
Adam Green, articulates just how horrible the political situation is now. Why progressives have an advantage now inside the Democratic Party. What we can learn from Republican strategy. Why we need Keith Ellison as head of the DNC. How progressives should handle Donald Trump. Rolling back the ACA. How do we acknowledge pain exists while combating bigotry? […]
A major breakthrough for fighting global warming and ozone depleting pollutants in Kigali. China creates a new market for greener products. The left fights a carbon tax in Washington State. Newt Gingrich loses it on Megyn Kelly. Elizabeth Warren rips Richard Burr. Michael Savage says Beyonce is a threat to Western Civilization. Crazy Right Wing […]
Paul Heideman, a PHD candidate in sociology at NYC explains the opportunity that the left saw to takeover the Democratic Party in the 1960s. Pushing the Dixiecrats out of the Democratic Party. When the Democrats were a southern regional party. Capital intensive industries and coming to terms with the FDR Democratic Party. Where the Left […]
Will Melania Trump’s nude pictures might finally hurt Trump with core Republican voters. Ari Berman author of “Give Us the Ballot”, Republican voting restriction laws are getting rolled back. The North Carolina Court decision that attacks Republicans efforts to undermine African American voting rights. The importance of finding “intentional discrimination. How many voters will be […]
Libertarian Billionaire Peter Thiel funds lawsuits against Gawker and threatens the free press and a Bloomberg libertarian columnist writes a dumb column about it. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson gets booed at the Libertarian Convention for talking with a bit of rationality on carbon emissions. Phone bank for Bernie in California. Austin Peters is a crazy […]
University of Wisconsin Professor Harvey J Kaye author of  Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great, explains how FDR’s Four Freedoms speech came about and how he connected the advances of the New Deal with America’s intervention in World War II. What are the Four Freedoms. Was the New […]
Journalist Ari Berman, author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America and Sam take a deep dive into the history and full policy implications of the Voting Rights Act. Nixon’s Southern Strategy and the rebranding of discrimination. Where in the Constitution voting rights come from. The evolution of the counterrevolution against […]