Tag Archives: Glenn Beck

1/24 Mike Konczal: Obama’s Age of Austerity

The Roosevelt Institute’s Mike Konczal, explains why austerity defined the Obama age. The foreclosure crisis and the Trump vote. The culture of limitation. Smart phones and the culture of ruthless efficiency. Lifestyle minimalism. Why the Obama Administration failed on foreclosure. … Continue reading

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9/30 Cliff Schecter: Trump Implodes Again & Film Guy Matthew Weiss: Who Influences Louie

Cliff Schecter explains why Trump’s horrible debate and awful tweeting has put the Senate back in play. Trump’s midnight tweeting. Arkansas Attorney General tries to spin for Donald Trump calling on America to look into a sex tape. How will … Continue reading

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9/27 Digby: First Presidential Debate Recap: Sniff By Sniff

Why Donald Trump faltered at last night’s debate. How Donald Trump’s complete lack of knowledge and ability is catching up with him. Why the polls and pundits called the debate for Hillary. Results from the Frank Luntz focus group. Trump’s … Continue reading

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7/15 Casual Friday: Cliff Schecter and Isabel Gillies on the France Truck Attack and Our Anxious Times

Cliff returns from vacation in Europe. His family Star Wars experience in the UK. The truck attack in Nice, France: how much of a jihadist was the attacker was? Trump’s Vice Presidential marathon extravaganza, and why choosing Mike Pence may … Continue reading

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5/24 Brian S. Feldman: The Real Reason Middle America Should Be Angry

Peter S. Feldman researcher-reporter with the Open Markets Program at New America, explains the importance of understanding saint louis as an important American city. Using advertising to understand a city. Understanding regional inequality. Corruption and the American tradition. Why we are … Continue reading

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5/4 Trump is Going to Be the GOP Nominee, TIPP Dead? & Bernie’s Indiana Upset

New leaks threaten passage of the TIPP and TPP. Why Corporate trade agreements are dangerous for health, the environment and democracy. Ted Cruz drops out. Random Rush. Conservative pundits create a new fantasy world about “true conservatism”. Why there is … Continue reading

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9/11 Casual Friday: Cliff Schecter

Sam remembers the September 11th attacks and how and why we harmed ourselves after them. Cliff Schecter joins Sam to discuss the fourteen anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Why the stolen 2000 election, the September 11th attacks and the … Continue reading

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9/10 William Arkin: Unmanned: Drones, Data, and the Illusion of Perfect Warfare

National Security journalist William Arkin author of Unmanned: Drones, Data, and the Illusion of Perfect Warfare, explains the growth of the global intelligence network supporting modern warfare and spying. The global hunt for information. The shifting calculus of unmanned war. How drone … Continue reading

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6/29 Ian Millhiser: SCOTUS Review: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Ian Millhiser the Editor of ThinkProgress Justice, explains why this has been an unusually positive term for the Supreme Court. The Roberts Court makes the right call on many decisions from Marriage Equality to fair housing. SCOTUS rules against the … Continue reading

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6/11 Anya Kamenetz: The Test: Why Our Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing–But You Don’t Have to Be

NPR reporter and author of the new book the  The Test: Why Our Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing–But You Don’t Have to Be, Anya Kamenetz, explains the history of America’s obsession with test taking. The conflicting political drives behind the … Continue reading

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