Obama Administration

Sam and Emma host Gary Gerstle, Professor of American History at the University of Cambridge, to discuss his recent book The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order: America and the World in the Free Market Era. First, Emma and Sam dive into the continued rise of mass shootings over this weekend, the Uvalde Police’s continually changing story, […]
Sam and Emma host Jon Marshall, associate professor at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, to discuss his recent book Clash: Presidents and the Press in Times of Crisis. Then, Sam and Emma are joined by Alex Speidel, organizer for the United Paizo Workers to discuss their meeting at the White House and Paizo’s unionizing efforts. Professor Marshall dives […]
Sam and Emma host David Dayen, executive editor of the American Prospect, to discuss the recent issue of the magazine, entitled “How We Broke the Supply Chain”, walking through how the policies of the last forty years, from globalization and monopolization to financialization and deregulation, served to create a fragile supply line that maximizes profits while minimizing production. To […]
Journalist Dan Froomkin explains the bizarre way that Trump fired Comey. The legitimate reasons for firing Comey. What Sally Yates revealed that probably led to the firing of James Comey. The FBI investigation into Russia and Trump is heating up. How the Republicans have become Trumps lacks. Will Republicans ever not back Trump. Would Republicans […]
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 […]
Journalist Ali Gharib: explained why the Obama Administration is panicking in making its case for war, how Congressional oversight has already slowed down the move towards intervention, why hawks don’t want to discuss Iraq or Afghanistan and what we can do to help the Syrian people. On The Better Half: Anthony Weiner yells at a […]
Jodi L. Jacobson, he editor in chief of RH Reality Check, explained the state by state wave of the war against women, the substantive differences between Democrats and Republicans on reproductive health, the Obama Administration’s contraception policies, the “stigma” of feminism and why we are becoming a more feminist society in the long run. Members […]
Journalist Barbara Garson, explained how the 99 percent have been hit by the financial crises, the stories of loss of homes, savings and jobs, the roots of stagnating wages, why Americans blame themselves instead of understanding the structural factors behind unemployment the disaster of the Obama Administration’s HAMP program and why debt needs to be […]
Wolf Blitzer tries to force a viral moment in Oklahoma and makes an ass of himself, Apple hides taxes and threatens the Senate, Washington stops efforts to make the economy grow, why the political class only cares about the economic fortunes of wealthy Americans, immigration moves forward without Gay Rights and some liberal pundits minimize […]
Glenn Greenwald explained the Obama Justice Department’s sweeping surveillance of journalists, President Obama’s atrocious record on press freedom, how the Wikileaks prosecution theory is now being used to criminalize all investigative journalism, the parallels between the Nixon and Obama Administration on press freedom and how the Obama Administration is codifying the rogue policies of the […]