The Case for Impeachment

FEATURING ALLAN J. LICHTMAN – Hillary Clinton in a staged event with Christiane Amanpour on May 2nd bluntly stated that she would have been president had the election taken place on October 27 of last year, just before FBI Director James Comey made damaging allegations against her. Still, very few people were predicting that Donald…

Cuba: How A Small Communist Country Changed the World

FEATURING MARGARET RANDALL – After President Barack Obama ended the US’s long-held policy of giving Cuban immigrants special status, migration from Cuba has slowed down to the trickle. Obama’s warming of US relations with Cuba was hailed by many as a positive step toward ending the embargo and hostility from the world’s superpower against a…

The Vegetarian’s Guide To Eating Meat

FEATURING MARISSA LANDRIGAN _ The progressive minded activists among us aspire to bring our lifestyles in line with our values. One place where this commonly happens is in our diets. It has been thought that having a vegetarian or vegan diet is a sure-fire way to lessen one’s impact on the planet while making a…

Vote First Or Die: The New Hampshire Primary

FEATURING SCOTT CONROY – Lawmakers in California, sick of their state’s lack of influence over the Presidential elections have proposed moving up their primary race to just after Iowa and New Hampshire. Currently the nation’s most populous and most racially diverse state holds it primary so late in the year that presidential candidates often fail…

EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet

FEATURING ERIK ASSADOURIAN – This year on Earth Day, thousands of people all over the US and the world will march in support of science, the importance of funding scientific research, and understanding scientific data. Ahead of Earth Day, the World Watch Institute has released a new book and project called EarthEd: Rethinking Education on…

Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted

FEATURING LESLIE KLINGER – One of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ first actions as head of the Department of Justice was to not renew the National Commission on Forensic Science. The Commission was set up under President Obama to improve the quality of forensic evidence like DNA at crime scenes. In fact high-quality forensic evidence has…

The One Percent Solution: How Corporations Are Remaking America One State at a Time

FEATURING GORDON LAFER – We are living at a time when corporations are dominant over so many aspects of our lives, especially our work lives. Companies like Uber and Lyft are bringing people on as “independent contractors” rather than employees with stable incomes and benefits. So-called “Right to Work” bills, which directly undermine unions, have…

New Nixon Biography Is Perfectly Timed For Trump Comparison

FEATURING JOHN A. FARRELL – Donald Trump’s presidency, even before it officially began, drew immediate comparisons to Richard Nixon. Nixon was considered by most historians to have the darkest Presidential legacy, having had a meteoric rise in his political career only to become the first President to resign in disgrace after the Watergate scandal. Nixon’s…

Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through The Arab Spring

FEATURING BASSEM YOUSSEF – Former Egyptian President and dictator Hosni Mubarak has been released from military hospital after 6 years of incarceration. His freeing is the most potent indicator yet of how Egypt’s 2011 Arab Spring revolution has come full circle. The current regime has many of the hallmarks of Mubarak’s own rule, including the…