Supreme Court Decisions Blur Line Between Church and State

FEATURING BARRY LYNN – The US Supreme Court on Monday made a series of decisions that left many Americans reeling. First and most shockingly all nine justices unanimously handed Donald Trump a victory on his controversial Muslim ban that so many lower courts had repudiated. Justices decided to let parts of the ban take effect…

Is Saudi Arabia Playing Trump To Its Own End?

FEATURING WILLIAM HARTUNG – Saudi Arabia launched new airstrikes on the impoverished nation of Yemen during Eid-al-Fitr celebrations, killing 10 civilians and injuring many others. Saudi Arabia is the world’s biggest buyer of weapons, and a significant number of its weapons are obtained from the United States, weapons which it has used in Yemen with…

The Corporate Media Is Still Failing Us

FEATURING KATRINA VANDEN HUEVEL – Three CNN journalists have resigned in the wake of a retracted news story about links between a Trump advisor and Russian business interests. Earlier this week CNN ran a story about a congressional investigation into Anthony Scaramucci, which quickly came under question before the network pulled it. President Trump has…

Californians Outraged After Single Payer Put On Hold

FEATURING – California’s Assembly speaker Anthony Rendon has angered advocates of Single Payer healthcare in the nation’s most populous state after he decided to table Senate Bill 562 for a year. The Senate had passed the bill to create a state-run healthcare system but now it appears that single payer may have to wait for…

Making Sense of the Acquittals of Killer Cops

FEATURING ZENOBIA JEFFRIES – Just days after Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of all charges in the fatal police shooting of Philando Castile, Castile’s family has reached a $3 million settlement with the Minnesota city where the incident took place. The horrifying dash cam video that was recently released, combined with the video taken by Castile’s…

The GOP’s Cruel and Unusual Attack on Americans’ Healthcare

FEATURING PAUL SONG – The New York Times on Friday analyzed the Senate Republican healthcare bill with the headline: “Shifting Dollars From Poor to Rich Is a Key Part of the Senate Health Bill.” The Better Care Reconciliation Act as it’s formally known, was drafted in unprecedented secrecy by 13 white male Republican Senators and…

Dalya’s Other Country

FEATURING JULIA MELTZER and DALYA ZENO – As the US entrenches itself deeper into the war in Syria under the Trump administration, Syrian refugees continue to be neglected and reviled. Here in the US, only a small number of refugees from Syria have been admitted compared to other countries and the challenges they face are…