What Does Bannon’s Role in National Security Mean?

FEATURING RAHUL MAHAJAN – Intelligence agency staffers and elected officials alike are expressing shock over the promotion of White House chief strategist and one-time head of the right-wing Breitbart News, Steve Bannon, to oversee US national security policy. Donald Trump has appointed Bannon to the National Security Council, which is the highest level inter-agency group…

Trump’s Muslim Ban Sparks Mass Resistance

FEATURING DEEPA IYER – While Donald Trump wasted no time in enacting and enforcing his ban on Muslims from certain countries, the mass grassroots opposition to Trump’s policies also wasted no time in mobilizing. Thousands of people gathered at major airports around the country over the past weekend demanding that those individuals with legal resident…

Is Trump’s Voter Fraud Fantasy A Cover for Suppression?

FEATURING JENNIFER CLARK – Republicans have long contended that there is widespread voter fraud in US elections so they can justify suppressing the votes of primarily people of color, youth, and the disabled. Now they have someone in the White House who is openly claiming that he lost the popular vote because there were “millions…

Time to Propose an Alternative to Neoliberal Capitalism

FEATURING LES LEOPOLD – Donald Trump has sparked a strong resistance to his racist policies such as the Muslim ban, the crackdown on sanctuary cities, and the border wall. But his economic policies seem to sown confusion. He has stacked his cabinet with Goldman Sachs and Exxon Mobil executives, but he has also canceled the…

Trump’s Labor Secretary Andy Puzder Has Anti-Labor Record

FEATURING RONTEL BATIE – Donald Trump seemingly can’t nominate anyone in his cabinet who is actually qualified for the job. His choice of Labor Secretary is no exception. Fast food CEO Andy Puzder will sit through confirmation hearings at the Senate in a few days. Puzder is distinguished by his singular aversion to labor rights….

In Targeting Truth and Facts, Trump Earns Scientists’ Ire

FEATURING GRETCHEN GOLDMAN – With a climate denier in the White House and a de facto gag order on federal agencies in place, scientists around the country, many of whom rely on federal funding, are finding themselves increasingly politicized. Rogue tweets from employees of the National Parks Service and NASA have revealed a deep frustration…

How Trump Uses Language to Manipulate the Nation

FEATURING GEORGE LAKOFF – A majority of Americans are experiencing shock, anger, and disgust at the way in which our new President’s first week in office has unfolded. The lies and hypocrisy, the fixation on crowd sizes, the war with the media, and the diplomatic disaster with Mexico, have us cringing in collective shame. But,…

Mexico Rejects Trump’s $40 billion Wall

FEATURING LAURA CARLSEN – Donald Trump on Wednesday signed yet more executive orders, trying to fulfill, at least in name, some of the biggest campaign promises he made to his voters such as building a wall on the US border with Mexico. He specified, “a contiguous, physical wall or other similarly secure, contiguous and impassable…