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Trump Appointees Refuse to Say They Support Brown v. Board of Education

Trump Appointees Refuse to Say They Support Brown v. Board of Education

May 20, 2019

65 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled 9-0 to end school segregation. Now Trump’s appointees to the federal bench and Department of Justice refuse to say they support it. What does the future hold?

How Johns Hopkins' Influence Haunts Baltimore (Pt 1/2)

How Johns Hopkins’ Influence Haunts Baltimore (Pt 1/2)

May 20, 2019

Antero Pietila, author of “The Ghosts Of Johns Hopkins” charts the rise of the influential Baltimore-based university while the city embraced segregation

Trump-Bolton Aggression Against Iran Contained by Russia, Japan, China, and EU

Trump-Bolton Aggression Against Iran Contained by Russia, Japan, China, and EU

May 19, 2019

Vijay Prashad says the very dangerous statements, economic sanctions and military aggression unleashed by Washington this week against Iran was countered by cool headed diplomacy by Japan, Russia, EU and China

New Abortion Laws 'Go Against Common Sense'

New Abortion Laws ‘Go Against Common Sense’

May 19, 2019

Conservatives have launched a new attack on abortion rights, which go against both medical science and common sense, says Anoa Changa, but the point is to bring the issue to the new conservative Supreme Court majority

Trump's 2020 Military Budget Is $500 Billion More Than He Claims

Trump’s 2020 Military Budget Is $500 Billion More Than He Claims

May 19, 2019

If all the hidden parts are added together, the true military budget would be close to $1.25 trillion, says William Hartung of the Center for International Policy

Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Is Being Pushed By ‘Islamophobia Industry’

Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Is Being Pushed By ‘Islamophobia Industry’

May 19, 2019

Civil rights lawyer and activist Arjun Singh Sethi says, “Even the CIA actually came out and said it would be a mistake, because in many ways the Muslim Brotherhood more recently has been a force of moderation and democratization in the Middle East.”

Trump's Huawei Ban Confirms 'Telecommunications Are Geopolitical Weapons'

Trump’s Huawei Ban Confirms ‘Telecommunications Are Geopolitical Weapons’

May 17, 2019

As Trump warns of the surveillance danger of Huawei, the real concern of consumers should be the fact they are being surveilled by the U.S. government and all tech companies, says Yasha Levine

US Public Education Still Segregated 65 Years After Brown

US Public Education Still Segregated 65 Years After Brown

May 17, 2019

Sixty-five years after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case, a new report published by Pennsylvania State University reveals the persistent racial segregation in America’s public schools, and the many factors that contribute to it

Baltimore Considers Income-Based Water Billing

Baltimore Considers Income-Based Water Billing

May 17, 2019

Residents testified in support of the bill, but the Department of Public Works is not on board—they have a different affordability measure in mind

Health Insurance Abuses Continue in Spite of ACA - RAI with Wendell Potter (5/7)

Reality Asserts Itself - Wendell Potter

May 17, 2019
We revisit Wendell Potter’s whistleblowing testimony that exposed how the insurance industry is more interested in pleasing Wall Street than in people’s care, and asked him if these abuses continued after the passing of the ACA–Wendell Potter on Reality Asserts Itself, hosted by Paul Jay