Iran

The MR Crew brings you a Monday news rundown, Bernie Sanders powerful critique of Trump’s Iran war mongering and incompetence and the media’s devotion to war. The humanitarian crisis at the border, the Administration and ICE lawyers defend denying basic care to children at the border. Sanders, very, very good student debt elimination bill.  Fox […]
Trita Parsi calls out William Kristol for his calls to bomb and kill Iranians. Healthcare journalist Suzanne Gordon (@suzannecgordon) : “The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Policy Making and Patient Car”, explains the importance of VHA’s public scientific health innovation. Why Veterans health is a nationalized public health system.Why public healthcare works […]
Steve Bannon brags about destroying healthcare and the Iran deal. Health industry whistleblower and founder of Tarbell.org, Wendell Potter explains what Trump’s new executive order on the insurance exchanges does. Reopening the door to insurance scams. Buying insurance across state lines and lowering standards. Junk plans and why they will be made even worse if […]
Karen Handel, states that she does not support a livable wage in a debate with Jon Ossoff. Jonathan Taplin, the Director Emeritus, USC Annenberg Innovation Lab and author of, “Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy.” explains how the Internet economy is killing content and creating monopolies […]
Mike Hanna, (@mjahanna) freelance presenter and former bureau chief for CNN in Jerusalem. What is unprecedented about Trump’s decision to make his first trip abroad to “the world’s great religions.” What’s happening inside Iran as the crucial context for middle-eastern prospects for peace. Trump’s obvious natural affinity for authoritarian leaders. On the fun half – […]
Sam debunks bullshit. Foreign policy analyst Heather Hurlburt, explains what’s constitutes foreign policy. Why the media focuses far to much on the military dimension of foreign policy. What is America’s interest? How the Obama Administration ignored the environment and labor on trade. The radical breaks in foreign policy from the Trump Administration. How the Obama […]
Journalist Guy Lawson explains why we are moving into another level of post-truth politics. How to think about the Donald Trump disaster. Why the Trump’s conflicts of interest are a distraction from the decline of American Empire. The anger of Trump supporters. How can journalists cover Trump? When I dictator says something believe them. George […]
Professor Juan Cole of the University of Michigan and the creator of Informed Comment Blog explains the different factions fighting ISIL in Mosul. How ISIL is using Civilians as human shields. How many ISIL fighters are there in Mosul? The future of ISIL after it loses territory. What is Turkey’s role in Iraq?  What Iraq’s government […]
The NRA gets Charlie Daniels threatens Iran with ‘swamp folks’ and ‘gator’ wrestlers diss video. Why Hillary Clinton’s campaign will need to reach out to Bernie Sanders supporters. Elizabeth Warren hits Donald Trump hard on his Wall Street incoherence. Bill Bradley calls Donald Trump a “below average real estate developer”. Noam Chomsky tell you to […]
On today’s show, Hooman Majd (@hmajd) joins us to discuss his recent election results in Iran. (6:15) The internal dynamics of Iran’s politics. The difference between now and the Green Revolution. The revolutionary and sub-revolutionary elements of the Green Movement. The dynamic between The Supreme Leader Khamenei, Hassan Rouhani, and Mohammad Khatami. The state of […]