Jeff Schechtman

Donald Trump, protest

What Is the Endgame of the “Resistance?”

People are protesting Trump, but to what end? If protest is just directed at a person and not a policy, is it any good for the country and does old style grassroots protest even have a place today? Longtime grassroots political organizer L.A. Kauffman discusses this and more.

Narendra Modi, Tayyip Erdogan

Democracy Is No Protection from Authoritarianism

Just because a country’s leader has been elected by the people does not mean that he or she will adhere to democratic principles once in power. In these cases, as illustrated by recent examples in Turkey and India, the populace and media must try to hold them to account before it is too late.

John Kiriakou

The CIA vs. Donald Trump

John Kiriakou was a 15-year CIA veteran before he exposed its torture program. Today he analyzes an agency unchecked by oversight and whose power is underestimated by the Trump administration.

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