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Matt Duss the President, Foundation for Middle East Peace, explains how President Obama’s foreign policy views going back to his first run for President led to the diplomatic breakthrough with Iran. What was the actual nature of Iran’s nuclear program? The Bush Administration and the expansion of Iran’s nuclear efforts. What sanctions remain on Iran after […]
The Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim, explains the new plot that the Republicans are hatching to pass Fast Track Trade Authority. What happens if Fast Track Authority passes in the House without Trade Adjustment Assistance. How Progressive Democrats are going to be extorted in the TPP process. Why the TPP fight is now in the Senate. […]
Princeton Professor Julian Zelizer, explains what motivated his new book The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society. Why Congress was also broken during the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations. How liberals were stifled on civil rights, Medicare and education. Why obstruction was worse in the 1960s. Why the importance […]
Journalist David Dayen explains how the Post Office could offer financial services, how the poor are exploited by predatory lenders and service providers, why the Post Office is a perfect place to provide basic financial services, how banking could save the artificial postal crisis imposed by Congress, how the Post Office could offer financial services […]
Weekly guest and political maestro Cliff Schecter explains the importance of the Newton shooting anniversary, how local groups are still working for gun control, how Congress has failed to act to protect the country from guns, why Starbucks no longer allows guns inside its stores, how the new budget deal inflicts further pain on the […]
Trita Parsi President of the National Iranian American Council explains why the deal between the P5+1 and Iran is historic, what the deal means, the difficulties of a long term agreement, What rights does Iran have under the NPT, why the French held up the deal, why Saudi Arabia and Israel both oppose the deal […]
Journalist Daniel Goleman author of Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence explains why focus is vital in our lives, the different types of focus and there importance, attention and empathy, why inequality hurts empathy, the emotional impact of wealth and poverty and what we can do to create a more attentive and empathic society. On The Better […]
Mother Jone’s Tim Murphy, explains why the Republicans are committed to shutting down the government, why representing small districts feeds Republican radicalism, why Democrats are “slow walking the Ryan budget”, the danger of getting used to austerity and will Republicans destroy America’s faith and credit? On The Better Half: People sign up for Obamacare across […]
Cliff Schecter: explained the ongoing implosion of the Republican Party, the House GOP strategy for more spending cuts, why Ted Cruz praising Jesse Helms should be treated the sam way Trent Lott praising Strom Thurmond, how the Bill De Blasio wins means a resurgence of an economically progressive left, why we are leaving the age […]
Cliff Schecter, explained why Bob Woodward is a fraud, does this episode cast the rest of Woodward’s reporting into question? Why Cliff Schecter thinks we are living through the “Aaron Sorkin Presidency” Why what served President Obama during campaigns does not serve him in office, why the radical Right Wing members of the Supreme Court […]