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A Just Cause Radio – Spotlight on Capitol Hill: Congressman Al Green – 08.13.17

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks our Hosts will be Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill and Congressman Al Green, who took the oath of office to serve the people of Texas’ 9th Congressional District and began his seventh term in the United States House of Representatives. As a veteran civil rights advocate, he has fought for those in society whose …

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Meditations and Molotovs – 03.20.17

Bush, Blair and Co. are primarily responsible for the war in Iraq and the horrors that followed, however liberals, Democrats, and particularly the corporate news media (the same folks who gave the world President Trump) share a large portion of responsibility as well. They created the atmosphere necessary for the faux “War on Terror” (can’t wage war on a tactic), which is simply the latest justification for U.S. hegemony and imperialism. Today, let’s talk about history and why it still and always matters.

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JEREMY SYMONS – Congress must stop undermining agencies that protect Americans

Only days after being sworn into office, the new 115th Congress is rushing forward an unprecedented wave of bills aimed at enfeebling the federal agencies that protect the food on our tables, the air we breathe and the roads we travel. Holding the narrowest of majorities in Congress, Republicans are unable to rewrite the bipartisan laws that created these agencies. …

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Steven Rosenfeld – Five Ways GOP Repeal of Obamacare is Taking From The Poor and Giving to the Rich

On Friday in a town hall meeting in Washington, President Obama said he would be happy to replace Obamacare with a better program but said Republican critics haven’t proposed anything that would bring better results by any objective measure. “From the very start, in the earliest negotiations in 2009, 2010, I made clear to Republicans that, if they had ideas …

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YOGIN KOTHARI – Attacking Science in Week One: How Congress is Trying to Dismantle Public Protections

You may have heard that Congress is back in session this week. The House of Representatives started off by trying to eviscerate their own independent ethics watchdog behind closed doors on a national holiday. The public noticed, raised hell, and forced the chamber to reverse course. But the absurdity in the House continues. Over the next few days, votes are …

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Juan Cole – Preparing for the Normalization of a Neofascist White House

It is 2017, and shortly the White House will be inhabited by an unscrupulous, corrupt narcissist who has shamelessly mobilized the Neo-Nazi fringe of the Republican Party to get into power. Despite all the cries of ‘no’ to normalization on the left, Trump will be normalized by the same corporate media that virtually boycotted Bernie Sanders. He will be respectfully …

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Nika Knight – Trump Chooses ‘Proud Climate Change Denier’ for Interior Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), a committed climate change denier, for Secretary of the Interior, sources confirmed to CNBCon Friday. McMorris Rodgers is the highest-ranking Republican woman in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving as chair of the House Republican Conference, and has “taken almost half a million dollars in campaign funds from the oil …

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Kelly Brogan – Feminism and the Election: The Gift of Acceleration

Cars were at a 12 minute standstill and the traffic light repeatedly cycled green to red. In the streets, throngs of sign-toting New Yorkers were giving voice to their passion. There were tears and profanity. The waves of protesters streamed endlessly. “FUCK TRUMP” was the choice mantra of this movement. The perplexed Nepalese driver turned and said in his broken …

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Daniel C. Maguire – Donald Trump Is Us

Modern presidential election campaigns are exercises in mind-shrinkage. The failings and mischiefs of the candidates monopolize our attention and lies flourish like a toxic algae bloom. We start looking through the wrong end of the telescope and miss the big picture of what our human situation is. Dare to take a reality break and face just two big lies beclouding …