The presidency of Bill Clinton was, on the domestic side, "just as damaging to the nation as George W Bush's was on the foreign policy side." This according to today's guest Dr. Steven Jonas author and co-author of many books and former insider on the Clinton Health Care fiasco. The big banks got much more powerful, working families took a big hit, and the power of the top one percent grew. It all started when power-hungry right wing Democrats watched George McGovern accept the party nomination.
Archive for August 2014
Public support for legalizing and regulating marijuana/cannabis is growing quickly. But most politicians remain wary of such a change. Why? Who is behind the various efforts to keep it illegal? On this show, guest is Sarah Bryner, data analyst for the Center for Responsive Politics in Washington. Aside from what you'd expect, even the drug counseling industry is in on the effort to keep it illegal.
Rabbi Michael Lerner says "Real friends don't let friends pursue a self-destructive path." Despite intense pressure, he refuses to be silent in the face of the destruction of Judaism. As the State of Israel moves away from traditional Jewish values and engages in possible war crimes, despite the immense power of the Israel lobby in Washington, he urges us all to speak up. Listen in and learn about real history and current realities.
While the left has very few electoral victories, author Michael Kazin argues it has very effectively changed the nation. The author of "A Godly Hero: William Jennings Bryan," talks about what's gone right and wrong with America's left, and ideas for where we go from here.