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GOP Candidate's Body Slam Fails to Earn Democrats a Win in Montana
Despite an assault charge on the eve of the vote, Republican Greg Gianforte defeated Democrat Rob Quist in Montana's closely watched special Congressional election. Reporting from Montana, Michael Tracey of The Young Turks analyzes why Quist failed to reach voters

  May 27, 2017

Does NATO Confront Threats, or Create Them?
As President Trump is criticized for declining to endorse NATO's mutual aid clause, Professor David Gibbs of the University of Arizona argues that the alliance creates threats that previously didn't exist

  May 27, 2017

Lynching of Richard Collins III
Eddie Conway speaks with students, faculty, and activists on the campus of Bowie State University to get their perspectives and feelings about the murder of Richard Collins III

  May 27, 2017

U.S. Increases Nuclear Energy Spending as It Fights Global Weapons Ban
David Swanson of World Beyond War says the Trump administration is increasing nuclear energy spending while seeking to thwart a landmark global campaign for a UN treaty banning the possession and use of nuclear weapons

  May 26, 2017

Trump's Budget and Policies Will be 'Horrific' For Women
The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel describes the effects the Trump budget proposal will have for women. Ivanka Trump's parental leave program will not make a dent in the damage

  May 26, 2017

As Trump Takes Aim, Iranians Vote for More Engagement
While President Trump used his Middle East trip to denounce Iran and sell weapons to its Saudi Arabian rival, author and scholar Nahid Siamdoust of Yale University says Iranian voters delivered an overwhelming endorsement of deeper engagement with the world

  May 25, 2017

Trump's Food Aid Cuts Threaten 'Suffering & Hunger' Across U.S.
President Donald Trump's new budget proposal targets food assistance across the United States and critical programs for public health, says Mike Lavender of the Union of Concerned Scientists' Food & Environment program

  May 25, 2017

Trump's Mideast 'Peace Opportunity' Ignores Palestinian Rights & Threatens Iran
On a visit to Israel, President Donald Trump claims to see "a rare opportunity for peace" in the Middle East, but Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada says Trump is only offering more U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of Palestinians and hostility towards Iran

  May 22, 2017

Paul Coates on the Baltimore Riots of 1968
Owner of Black Classic Press Paul Coates shares his perspective of the Baltimore riots of 1968 after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and how it influenced him to participate in political struggle

  May 22, 2017

Supreme Court Strikes Down Racial Gerrymandering in North Carolina
Kamau Franklin of the Atlanta Black Star says a Supreme Court ruling that North Carolina unlawfully used race in redrawing Congressional maps is a blow to racial gerrymandering across the United States

  May 22, 2017

Trump in Saudi Arabia: More U.S. Weapons for Devastating Yemen War
Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink and author of "Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection," says President Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia deepens a "toxic" tie between Washington and the House of Saud

  May 21, 2017

Collusion is the Focus, But Trump Finances May Have More Answers
Economist and attorney James Henry analyzes the latest developments in the Russiagate probe, and the unanswered questions surrounding Donald Trump's business dealings abroad

  May 21, 2017

Bernie Sanders Supporters Are Suing the DNC for Fraud
In an overlooked class-action case, Bernie Sanders supporters are suing the Democratic National Committee for fraud over revelations party officials sought to help Hillary Clinton defeat Sanders in the primary. Elizabeth Lee Beck, the plaintiffs' co-counsel, reports

  May 19, 2017

Trump Pushed Conspiracy Theories, Now Liberal Detractors Do Too
Donald Trump's path to the White House was paved by his embrace of conspiracy theories, most notably the "birther" lie. Sarah Jones of the New Republic warns that an alarming number of Trump's liberal detractors are following suit

  May 19, 2017

California Democrats' Chair Race Pits Grassroots vs. Establishment
This weekend's election for chair of the California Democratic Party, with front-runners Kimberly Ellis, a progressive organizer, and Eric Bauman, a party insider, could have national implications

  May 19, 2017

How I Met Roger Ailes, Political and Sexual Predator
Media critic Jeff Cohen and Paul Jay discuss the critical role Roger Ailes played in creating Fox News and Presidents Bush and Trump; Ailes dies May 18th at age 77

  May 18, 2017

Special Counsel Investigating Trump Campaign Has Deep Ties to the Deep State
Former FBI agent and 9/11 whistleblower Coleen Rowley says former FBI head Robert Mueller, now appointed to investigate the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, participated in covering up the pre 9/11 role of the U.S. intelligence agencies and the Bush Administration, helped create the post 9/11 national security/surveillance state, and helped facilitate the pre-Iraq war propaganda machine

  May 17, 2017

Why Did the FBI Leak the Comey Memo?
Prof. Robert English, who worked for the U. S. Department of Defense, tells Paul Jay that a deep Russophobia and the interests of the military industrial complex are driving the permanent state to exaggerate the significance of Trump's transgressions so they can torpedo a more rational approach to U.S. Russia relations; that said, Trump and friends financial corruption involving Russian oligarchs may emerge as the real story

  May 16, 2017

Donald Trump is a Classic Corporatist
Radical anthropologist David Graeber analyzes how Trump fits into US history who represents real estate interests above all else

  May 17, 2017

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