Reading Time: 18 minutes Randy Hayes had hoped for an “elegant transition” away from fossil fuels, but now there isn’t time for even a “semi-elegant transition.”
Reading Time: 16 minutes Since becoming chairman of the influential Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) has raised and spent tons of campaign cash. Journalist David Daley shares the facts.
Reading Time: 17 minutes An interview with a reporter who went undercover to work at Walmart.
Reading Time: 20 minutes Starting in 2007, Ecuador reformed its police and decriminalized gang membership. A study in 2017 showed the murder rate dropped by over 400 percent.
Reading Time: 12 minutes In a likely appeal to the Supreme Court, attorney Steve Volker expects TransCanada to argue that the president is above the law. Their claim is that the “presidential permit” authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline is not reviewable by the courts.
Reading Time: 18 minutes Spoiler Alert! This podcast features a detailed discussion of the story portrayed in the film Green Book. If you haven’t seen it yet, and plan to, please save this podcast for later.The movie Green Book has earned accolades and attacks since it was released in December. The controversies are sure to be rekindled by the Read More
Reading Time: 22 minutes With a horde of Democratic presidential candidates running, ranked choice voting could change the tone of campaigning, and provide a fairer distribution of delegates.
Reading Time: 21 minutes EXCLUSIVE: Jeff Kaye exposes a second rendition and interrogation program, and argues that one of them amounted to human experimentation.
Reading Time: 22 minutes President Bill Clinton pledged to “end welfare as we know it” and left millions in poverty.
Reading Time: 12 minutes Roger Ailes built Fox News into a profitable media empire — at the expense of journalism.
Reading Time: 19 minutes As Americans focus on the midterm elections for Washington politicians, a new group of candidates is surfacing in local races, enabled by district elections and public financing.
Reading Time: 16 minutes The push for a third party in California might energize a rethink of the two-party system nationwide. Former congressman — and former Republican — Tom Campbell explains his support for that effort.
Reading Time: 20 minutes Global migration is a huge problem. In order for nations to deal with it effectively and humanely, its root causes and historical lineage must be understood.
Reading Time: 15 minutes The American Beverage Association basically extorted California’s government into preempting the authority of cities and counties to impose soda taxes over the next 12 years. Unfortunately other large corporate interests are also using similar tactics to get what they want.
Reading Time: 20 minutes As the fate of Julian Assange appears to be hanging in the balance, Peter B. Collins and State Department veteran Peter van Buren remind us that this case is about much more than just what will happen to the WikiLeaks founder if he is evicted from the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Reading Time: 19 minutes Prosecutors get away with just about anything, including falsifying evidence, coercing witnesses, and ruining lives — but that may change.
Reading Time: 16 minutes Google has announced that it will not renew a controversial military contract. But that doesn’t mean that the company will sever the deep ties it has to the Pentagon.
Reading Time: 21 minutes When sensors in Europe first picked up the radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, nobody could have predicted that the accident would help bring about the fall of the Soviet Union.
Reading Time: 25 minutes A recently unearthed 1950s report by an international commission concluded the US used bioweapons on North Korea. It raises doubts about claims that captured Americans were brainwashed into confessing the use of such weapons.
Reading Time: 29 minutes Charles Swift recounts the challenges he faced in defending the widow of Omar Mateen, who killed 49 at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub in 2016. Swift won a full acquittal for the widow despite government misconduct.