Secretary of State

To Secure Democratic Vote Pompeo Masks Regime Change Agenda

April 15, 2018

Despite soft approach at Senate confirmation hearing for Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo has shown little interest in diplomacy on issue after issue. We speak to Medea Benjamin of Code Pink and Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies

Pompeo Confirmed: Ready to Pursue Regime Change Agenda

Pompeo Confirmed: Ready to Pursue Regime Change Agenda

April 15, 2018

Despite soft approach at Senate confirmation hearing for Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo has shown little interest in diplomacy on issue after issue. We speak to Medea Benjamin of Code Pink and Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies

What is Pompeo’s Agenda as Secretary of State? Ask the Highest Bidder

April 12, 2018

Senate confirmation hearings are underway for CIA Director Mike Pompeo. The fact that Pompeo–an opportunistic climate-denier with ties to the GMO lobby, fossil fuel industry, and the billionaire Koch brothers–is poised to become the U.S.’s top diplomat is “very scary,” says Wenonah Hauter of Food and Water Watch

Mike Pompeo: A Koch Brothers Ally Just Became a Global Threat

March 26, 2018

If the Senate confirms longtime climate denier Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, it would put a Koch Brothers proxy in one of the most powerful positions in the U.S. government. Pompeo’s “history of business subservience” doesn’t bode well for climate policy, says Greenpeace researcher Connor Gibson

If Tillerson’s Out, is Iran War In?

December 1, 2017

The Trump administration will reportedly oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and install CIA Director Mike Pompeo in his place, with Republican Sen. Tom Cotton replacing Pompeo. Trita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council says that’s a recipe for a US war on Iran

Does Eric Cantor’s Historic Defeat Signal the Ending of the Republican Party?

June 11, 2014

Colin Powell’s former chief of staff Larry Wilkerson argues that Eric Cantor’s defeat has limited national significance

Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself

January 28, 2014
Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay there are existing models that point to what a new economy and politics might look like

70th Anniversary of Hiroshima Bombing

January 24, 2014
Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that President Truman used the A-bomb to make a “diplomatic” point to the Soviet Union, not out of military necessity

RAI with Peter Kuznick and Gar Alperovitz

January 24, 2014
Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that President Truman used the A-bomb to make a “diplomatic” point to the Soviet Union, not out of military necessity