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Economic Update – Knowledge, Class and Economics – 01.21.18

Updates on problems and solutions for workplace discrimination, China’s ascending economy, capitalism’s drive to income and wealth inequalities, economics of immigration’s winners and losers, US capitalism and African-Americans. Interview with co-author Prof. Richard McIntyre on new book: Knowledge, Class and Economics: Marxism Without Guarantees.   Download this episode (right click and save)

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LOA Daily – 01.05.18

Dealing With Extreme Weather Events With a snowstorm blanketing the eastern seaboard of the United States today, we thought it would be a good opportunity to talk about how people often allow things like the weather to dampen their moods and how to survive weather events with a more positive frame of mind.   Download this episode (right click and …

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Jack Rasmus – Is Trump Really President?

These are strange times in American politics. And stranger still is the emerging character of the Trump presidency. Events are appearing with growing frequency, raising the question who is really running the White House and the US government? Is Trump really the President? Trump sits there on the second floor, spending late evenings into early mornings tweeting to the world.  …

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Progressive Commentary Hour – 04.25.17

An investigation into the mental state of Donald Trump and the cognitive disconnection in the American public for electing morally sound leaders Dr. John Gartner is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Johns University Medical School, where he has taught for the past 28 years. He has private practices in Baltimore and Manhattan where he specializes in borderline personality and …

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Leid Stories—Donald Trump’s Unchecked Taste for War—04.13.17

Within his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump has accomplished what no other president has: He committed an act of war by bombing one country (Syria), dispatched an “armada” in preparation for possible war with another (North Korea, and threatened a superpower (Russia) with wartime sanctions for continuing to support an “enemy” country (Syria). The president has a …

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Greg Grandin – Mad Men: Trump May Be the Perfect Vehicle for Kissinger’s Philosophy

Henry Kissinger was in Beijing just before president-elect Donald Trump decided to upend decades of diplomatic protocol and speak on the phone with the Taiwanese president. The details of Kissinger’s conversation with Chinese officials, including President Xi Jinping, were undisclosed, but clearly the aging statesman was trying to resurrect his role as a go-between between China and Washington. Perhaps he …

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When Your Child Snarls at You, Could You Just Offer Love?

When your child snarls at you, what would happen if you summoned up all your emotional generosity, and simply offered love? I know, you want to raise a child who acts right. You certainly don’t want to reward bad behavior. But think about those times when you’re at the end of your rope, and before you know it, you’ve raised …

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Bolivian water crisis as glaciers vanish

Bolivia has declared a state of emergency as climate impacts shrink glaciers and leave cities without water. SÃO PAOLO, 26 November, 2016 − The government of Bolivia, a landlocked country in the heart of South America, has been forced to declare a state of emergency as it faces its worst drought for at least 25 years. Much of the water …