U.S. Politics

Pentagon Engaged in Unfathomable Financial Mismanagement

December 5, 2018

Around the same time that auditors declared that the Department of Defense’s finances are unauditable, The Nation published an extensive exposé of just how deliberately falsified and mismanaged the Pentagon’s accounts are. We speak to the report’s author, investigative journalist David Lindorff      

Rattling the Bars: Stopping Corporate Exploitation in Prisons

Rattling the Bars: Stopping Corporate Exploitation in Prisons

December 5, 2018
Eddie Conway talks with Bianca Tylek, found of the Corrections Accountability Corporation about thousands of corporations funding private prisons and immigration detention centers and what citizens can do about it.
Council Proposes Income-Based Water Billing Amid Rate Hikes

Council Proposes Income-Based Water Billing Amid Rate Hikes

December 5, 2018

Just days after the city proposed another rate increase, Baltimore’s Council President unveiled legislation that promises water bill affordability and accountability. The proposal will be taken up by the Council’s Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee in the coming weeks

US Sabotages UN Attempt at Yemen Ceasefire, as Opposition to War Grows in Congress

US Sabotages UN Attempt at Yemen Ceasefire, as Opposition to War Grows in Congress

December 4, 2018

The Trump administration claimed it would seek a ceasefire in Yemen in 30 days, but the US blocked a UN Security Council resolution submitted by Britain. Colonel Larry Wilkerson discusses Congress’ historic vote on a War Powers Resolution bill to force a military withdrawal

An Off-Duty Cop Pulled a Gun on Teen Waiting for a Bus, How Will the City Respond?

An Off-Duty Cop Pulled a Gun on Teen Waiting for a Bus, How Will the City Respond?

December 3, 2018

The nearly deadly encounter between an unarmed teen and an off-duty Baltimore police officer still haunts the family, but the recent controversy involving the city’s civilian review board may leave them with nowhere to turn

Bernie Sanders: End U.S. Arms Sales to Saudis and Support for its Yemen War

Bernie Sanders: End U.S. Arms Sales to Saudis and Support for its Yemen War

December 3, 2018

Sen. Sanders joins Paul Jay to discuss his Senate resolution to end US support for the Saudi war in Yemen

Cornel West on CNN Firing Marc Lamont Hill

Cornel West Responds to CNN Firing Marc Lamont Hill

December 1, 2018

“All he’s saying is that Palestinian babies deserve the same rights as Israeli babies”

America's Criminal "Injustice" System

America’s Criminal “Injustice” System

December 1, 2018

Nina Turner, Cornel West, Danny Glover, Cynthia Nixon and Gus Newport on the roots of and solutions to America’s addiction to mass incarceration at the Sanders Institute Gathering

3 US Soldiers Killed, 50 Civilians Die in Retaliatory Bombing Afghanistan's Endless War

US Bombing Kills 30 Civilians in Afghanistan as US-Led War Enters its 18th Year

November 30, 2018

Casualties in the 17-year US war effort in Afghanistan is higher now than any time since 2009. Former marine and state department official Matthew Hoh says that there still is no end in sight.