The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Congressman Danny K. Davis, who has distinguished himself as an articulate voice for his constituents and as an effective legislator able to move major bills to passage. He has developed a unique and energetic style of communication and interaction with his constituents setting up dozens of advisory task forces to consider significant questions of public policy.
A Stolen Election, interview with Greg Palast
A centerpiece of Trump’s campaign, that is gaining support for him among white working class voters in key swing states like Pennsylvania and Ohio, is his attack on free trade treaties from NAFTA to TPP. Today’s show examines the conditions behind the current stagnation of global trade the past 18 months, growing wage stagnation and income inequality in the US, and increasing US voters’ associating of their loss of quality jobs and declining wages with free trade. Dr. Rasmus briefly reviews policies in China, Japan, Europe, and the slowing of world trade. How US economic elites—from the Business Roundtable and others— are becoming terrified of Trump’s successful manipulation of voter discontent with free trade. The elements of Trump’s position on trade are discussed, including ‘tearing up’ treaties, imposing tariffs on Mexico and China, charges of China as currency manipulator, tax policy incentives encouraging job offshoring, and US visa policies. Jack critiques Trump’s positions and concludes that Trump—like Obama before and Hillary now—is simply pandering to the discontent and will reverse his promises on trade if elected. Pandering to the trade issue, however, may just provide Trump enough votes to win key states’ electoral majorities.
The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Congressman Pedro Pierluisi, who serves on the House Judiciary Committee, and is a member of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, and the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. He also serves on the House Natural Resources Committee, and is a member of the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs, and the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
On “The Gary Null Show” today, Gary does a quick Health and Healing block, which you can read by clicking on the links and then discusses “What it is to be a Progressive?” Listen and read and get a better understand of the world we live in:
Bad carbs increase risk of cancer by up to 88 percent
Get rid of a poison oak rash
Could lime juice save hundreds of thousands of lives annually?
Grapes protect against ultraviolet radiation
Why are fish suddenly dying by the millions?
Gary takes a quick music break and plays this great song: Earth, Wind & Fire – Fantasy. Gary returned to discuss “What it means to be a Reagan conservative ?” and “What is a Progressive?” Gary gives his own voice to the topic and below are a few reference articles to let you understand more:
This is the video Gary was discussing about Bill O’Reilly saying Obama is a Progressive:
VIDEO: Justice, Obama and Trump
The 11 principles of a Reagan conservative or
11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative
Sadistic capitalism: Six urgent matters for humanity in global crisis
62 people own the same as half the world
Reform Is Not Enough to Stem the Rising Tide of Inequality Worldwide
Terrorism—Causes and Cures—A conversation with former CIA analyst Ray McGovern
Guantanamo—Still There and Still a Recruiting Tool for Terrorists
Mumia “May Have Been Poisoned”
Six months after Mumia Abu Jamal nearly died from diabetic shock, the nation’s best known political prisoner’s underlying illness has yet to be diagnosed, said Dr. Johanna Fernandez, a professor of history at New York City’s Baruch College and member of Educators for Mumia. Abu Jamal’s maddeningly itching skin has turned a leathery black, and his output of commentaries and analysis for Prison Radio “has diminished significantly,” said Fernandez, who fears Mumia is suffering a “deeper, systemic problem” or “may have been poisoned.” Nevertheless, “Mumia is delighted and inspired by the movement against police violence that has emerged in the country,” and will continue to speak out “from the belly of the beast.” That’s why, she said, “over and over, the state has tried to silence and kill him.”
Activist Attorney’s Case Against Obama: He’s A ‘Race Traitor’
In a June 29 article in the political journal CounterPunch, Thomas Ruffin, an activist and attorney in private practice in Washington, D.C., makes the case that President Barack Obama is “a race traitor.”
Ruffin’s provocative article is the focal point of Leid Stories’ discussion today.
A Burning Faith: Black Churches, White Supremacy
Hillary Clinton’s Storied “Struggle to Fit In” with Obama
Federal investigators probing a fire that destroyed Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, S.C., last night reportedly believe arson was not the cause. The church was burned 20 years ago by Klansmen, and Mount Zion AME’s razing, the seventh Black church in the South to be destroyed by fire in recent weeks, has revived a history of white-supremacist terrorism against African Americans.
Leid Stories discusses the history of white-supremacist attacks on Black churches.
The ongoing sanitization by the media of the political history of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton continues. A Reuters story today reports that the presumptive Democratic nominee “struggled to fit in with Obama’s White House” as secretary of state. The story, typical of major-media coverage of Clinton and her campaign, deliberately omits historical perspective on how she got the Cabinet position in the first place, which might have had something to do with her storied “struggle to fit in.” Leid Stories explains.