28 May 2017

Interview With Peter Van Buren: Moral Injury In A State Of Endless War

On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure,” former State Department employee Peter Van Buren joins the show to discuss his new book, “Hooper’s War.” Van Buren blew the whistle on malfeasance and corruption related to reconstruction efforts in Iraq. He is also the author of “Ghosts of Tom Joad,” and, “We Meant

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President Donald Trump and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia talk together during ceremonies, Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Royal Court Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Official White House Photo Shealah Craighead on Flickr)
27 May 2017

Trump Sides With ISIS Supporters In Middle East Sectarian War

Rather than confront the roots of the terrorism, Trump praised its benefactors and took a side in a sectarian war that is ripping apart the Middle East.

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27 May 2017

Tips For Politicians Looking To Swiftly Dispatch Pesky Reporters

These days a politician cannot seem to go anywhere without encountering a journalist, who thinks he or she has the right to thrust a recorder in your face and ask a question about the day’s latest developments that are making the news. Here are some tips for handling reporters, who

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President Trump's First 100 Days. Photo by White House on Flickr.
25 May 2017

Trump Administration’s Dysfunction Fuels Prospect Of Leaks Prosecutions

The frenetic political climate intensified by leaks will likely push the Trump administration to pursue aggressive leaks prosecutions.

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Screenshot from Mother Jones website.
24 May 2017

Single-Payer Health Care Is Less Expensive—Deal With It

Practically everyone (except Kevin Drum at Mother Jones) believes single-payer would cut health care costs. It’s the heart of the whole debate.

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24 May 2017

Around The Empire – Episode 21: Impeach Trump, Get President Pence? Hell No.

Doug Henwood discusses the anti-Trump faction’s endgame, the force applied by the unelected permanent government and the prospect of a President Pence.

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Photo by Thomas Altfather Good on Flickr.
23 May 2017

NYPD Sued For Refusing To Confirm Or Deny Existence Of Counterintelligence Activities Against Activists

The NYCLU and Millions March NYC sued the NYPD after the department refused to confirm or deny the existence of records on Black Lives Matter activists.

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Trevor FitzGibbon
22 May 2017

Progressive Organizations Back Letter Condemning Trevor FitzGibbon’s Return To Public Relations

Several progressive groups signed a letter strongly condemning the founder of a PR firm which closed after he was accused of sexual misconduct.

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21 May 2017

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Weekly Podcast: Episode 18

On this week’s episode of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss President Donald Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia and how ordinary Syrians view the armed opposition in Syria. They celebrate the release of Chelsea Manning. The hosts also talk about the Comey memo scandal that

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18 May 2017

Sanctuary Communities And The Fallacy Of ‘Good Immigrants’ Vs. ‘Bad Immigrants’

There are four sanctuary states in the United States, and over 200 sanctuary cities and counties, as of March 20. President Donald Trump’s administration has actively targeted sanctuary communities, and threatened to cut federal funding, but the administration’s pursuit of legal avenues in order to curb sanctuary cities has, so

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