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Happy Monday! Sam and Emma speak with Jonathan Graubart, professor of political science at San Diego State University, to discuss his recent book Jewish Self-Determination beyond Zionism: Lessons from Hannah Arendt and other Pariahs. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on the growing death toll in Gaza, Israel’s turn towards Indonesian Hospital in Gaza, potential conditions on […]
Jimmy Kimmel, calls out Senator Bill Cassidy for lying to him about the Jimmy Kimmel test and healthcare test. How Republicans are counting on scamming America. Did Trump win because you won’t date a conservative? An amazingly stupid new column argues just that. The boring story of the 2016 election. On The Fun Half: Senator […]
Neil Gorsuch will be approved for the Supreme Court. Jeff Merkley, calls out the Republicans for stealing a Supreme Court seat. Chemical weapons attack in Syria. Russia’s unlikely explanation. Trump has no plan on North Korea. Will Democrats win Tom Price’s House seat. Still no deal on the Republicans Obamacare replacement. Record high support for […]
Tobias Franz a postdoctoral researcher at the Cider, Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá explains the history of the FARC rebel movement in Colombia. What are Narco Capitalists? Internal displacement and civil war in Colombia. Is the FARC just another drug cartel? The transition from Uribe to Santos. The details of the FARC peace deal.  And what happens […]
Johann Hari the author of  Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs explains why the world owes Colombia and Mexico an apology. Why stigma and punishing addicts creates violence and instability. How drug prohibition has created stunning violence in the drug business. Will the next UN drug summit actually listen to […]
Mark Leon Goldberg of UN Dispatch explains the success of the global fight against malaria. Is the international community shifting to a broader fight against poverty? The forthcoming UN sustainability goals. Why the international community is recognizing the connection between ecological and economic needs. The timelines for achieving global goals on poverty. Did the United […]
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 […]
University of Wisconsin Professor of  Sociology, Sarah Halpern Meekin, co author of the new book It’s Not Like I’m Poor, explains the importance of the Earned Income Tax Credit. Tax refunds and poverty and the experience of poverty. How the Earned Income Tax Credit takes six million families out of poverty. Does tax policy effect martial […]
Matt Apuzzo the co-author of Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD’s Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden’s Final Plot Against America: explained the roots of the NYPD’s spying program targeting Muslim communities across the city, the link between the CIA and domestic spying, how the NYPD spying unit operated without oversight,the Handschu case, how all Muslims became suspects in […]
Matt Duss of the Center For American Progress: explained how Syria’s uprising turned into civil war, the refugee crises outside of Syria’s borders, the role of climate change and economic stagnation in the Arab uprisings, Syria’s strategic importance to Iran, Russia and America, what can airstrikes achieve,  could the parties return to negotiations and will […]