Category Archives: Podcast

4/24 Haley Sweetland Edwards: The Corporate “Free Speech” Racket

Time Magazine political Correspondent and former Washington Monthly Editor Haley Sweetland Edwards, explains the roots of corporate “free speech” rights, how the corporate sector sought opportunities to devolve Free Speech law, the corporate sectors attack on the NLRB, the role … Continue reading

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4/23 SCOTUS Strikes Against Affirmative Action & The Reign of Inequality

Digby and Jonathan Cohn win Hillman Prizes, the Supreme Court sides with Michigan against Affirmative Action, the importance of the political process doctrine, the Supreme Court’s slow motion move against Affirmative Action, Tim Wise explains that whites have benefited from … Continue reading

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4/22 Best of: Martin Gilens: Affluence & Influence

On today’s best of, Princeton Professor and author of Affluence and Influence: Economic Inequality and Political Power in America and Why Americans Hate Welfare Martin Gilens explained how public policy in America have been distorted by income inequality, the shocking lack of influence middle class … Continue reading

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4/21 Best of: Bhaskar Sunkara: Radicalism Is The Solution & For Members Dahlia Lithwick On John Roberts

On today’s best of, Jacobin founding editor, Bhaskar Sunkara, explained the distinction between liberal and socialistic politics, the modern delusions of liberalism, the disconnect between the elite and grassroots of the Democratic Party, the political success of neo-liberalism and how … Continue reading

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4/18 Best of: Scott Anderson: Lawrence In Arabia & Ben Stiller & Anne Meara

On today’s best of, Author of Lawrence In Arabia, Scott Anderson, explained: the slow death of the Ottoman Empire, the four distinct forces driving western intervention in the region, what compelled Lawrence of Arabia to turn against the British, and the … Continue reading

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4/17 Best Of: Arthur Goldwag: The Right Wing Conspiracy Machine & For Members Only Martin Garbus On John Roberts

Author, Arthur Goldwag, explained the history of conspiracy culture on the right, the two fears that drive conservative conspiracy culture, the enduring importance of the Protocols Of The Elders of Zion in conspiracy culture, how mainstream Right-wing organizations use conspiracy theories … Continue reading

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4/16 NYPD Disbands Muslims Spying Unit, Bundy Ranch Protests Turn More Ugly & More

On today’s special M&M Wednesday, we cover the NYPD disbanding its spying unit that targeted Muslims, the history of the spying program and its connection to the CIA, the range of spying operations and what comes next. Bill O’Reilly is … Continue reading

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4/15 Eli Clifton: How Pharma Played a Double Game on Obamacare & Matt Ford: States’ Rights and Bundy Ranch

Eli Clifton a Reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute explains how Pharma played a double game on the ACA, how the Obama Administration cut deals with Pharma and Pharma funded ALEC in fighting health reform on the … Continue reading

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4/14 Stephen Kinzer: The Dulles Brothers’ Secret World War & Ian Millhiser: The Showdown At Bundy Ranch

Journalist Stephen Kinzer author of  The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War, explains how the Dulles Brothers shaped American foreign policy, American backed coups across the globe, the Dulles legacy from Iran to Cuba and how their … Continue reading

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4/11 Casual Friday: Cliff Schecter & Mark O’Mara & Lee Javins & More

Live from the Mass Torts Conference in Las Vegas: West Virginia Attorney Lee Javins explains what type of trial law he practices, representing coal miners, the dangers of coal mining, coal mining technology, the members of Lee’s family who died … Continue reading

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