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    The Kuhner Report
    Who has done more damage to our democracy: Trump or the January 6th Committee

    The Kuhner Report

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 27:18


    The Steve Gruber Show
    Steve Gruber, Despite all the hysteria on the cases decided so far here are still 2 Big cases hanging in the balance

    The Steve Gruber Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 11:00


    Hour 1 The Steve Gruber Show—   Live from the No Panic Zone—I'm Steve Gruber—I am America's Voice—God Bless America—God Bless You and let's do this! This is the Steve Gruber show— And I'm here to flush out the lying politicians—the tech giants—and the babbling herd of sheep—   Here are three big things you need to know right now—   ONE— It was just a matter of time—now the thought police are trying to erase Abraham Lincoln—the man who saved the nation and freed the slaves is being targeted for removal at an Ivy league school—   TWO— The heat is on for Democrats—the number of those retiring from Congress is exploding now to 32—as they are running for the exits before the roof caves in—The Red Roof that is—   THREE— Despite all the hysteria on the cases decided so far— there are still 2 Big cases hanging in the balance—that were pushed to yet another unscheduled so-called decision day—forcing us to wait for the answers again—  Well the court is out of time now—with the final two decisions coming in just a little bit later today—that was announced yesterday—so it will happen— And it seems to me that with every passing Day—and every time they haven't releases the opinions—it indicates that the last 2 cases to be released—could be the biggest bombshells of the entire Supreme Court term—  And that is really saying something—considering Roe V Wade was overturned—the Second Amendment was strengthened and Religious Liberty picked up two big wins— and that's all in just the last week— One of those cases—still to be resolved— is the Remain in Mexico policy challenge—implemented by former President Donald Trump—and targeted by the Biden Administration to be cancelled—it could have a big impact on how border security is handled going forward—which could be a major decision— Under President Trump it forced asylum seekers to remain in Mexico to wait for their hearings—Biden and his open border team—want to allow them all to wait here—which often results in illegal aliens disappearing into the interior of the country never to be seen again— and right now I have to wonder—if this court is willing to go further and declare the condition of the border a violation of Federal Law— or worse—find something about it Unconstitutional— we will soon find out— And maybe the biggest case of all that we are still yet to hear—is West Virginia Versus EPA—and this case has the possibility of returning the entire nation to the Constitutional Republic that we had before the New Deal rolled out by Franklin Roosevelt in the 1930's—  First and foremost by pushing back over bearing regulations on how states generate power— coming from un-elected bureaucrats in the alphabet agencies—which not only include the EPA—BUT a host of other agencies like The Consumer Product Safety Commission that can wreak havoc on small companies—or the FCC that can tell me what I am allowed to talk about—or the Federal Election Commission that could nationalize ballot harvesting or tell states how they must run elections in other ways— or the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission—or FERC that could ban all pipelines and other forms of transporting oil, natural gas and other fossil fuels— and that is just the short list— of the nearly unlimited power of Washington's regulatory agencies—that do not appear anywhere in the Constitution— You see the case began when the state of West Virginia said ‘Enough!' And challenged the Environmental Protection Agency—and how it regulates so-called greenhouse gases—and other emissions coming from both coal fired and natural gas fired powered plants— That in and of itself is important in pushing back against government over-reach and the incredible unfettered power that has been collected by unelected officials in all of these government alphabet agencies— And this has been going on—like I said—ever since FDR unleashed the regulatory state on America—when he launched the New Deal in the Early 1930's—more and more through the years—the United States Government has handed off more and more power to agencies like the EPA but that is just the beginning— And I want to explain this to you carefully one more time before we learn the court's decision— It's all about this idea called The Chevron Doctrine—which has evolved over the past 85 years into a bureaucratic monster—that basically says—if a statute is silent on a certain point—the courts should defer to an executive agency's interpretation to decide what happens—as long as the interpretation is reasonable—whatever that means— And let's be very clear on this point: What it means in practical application is “Regulation without Representation”—because these rules—which really are laws—are put into place with the power to take your property—your money and more importantly your freedom—because these agencies can have you convicted of violating the rules created without any input from elected representatives—fine you exorbitant amounts of money and have you tossed in jail—often with very little recourse to fight back— because appeals are almost always handled by the same agency that leveled the charges in the first place— I don't think that's what James Madison and the rest had in mind when they were writing— The Covid 19 pandemic—tore the curtain back on all of this—when OSHA tried to make vaccines mandatory for companies with 100 employees or more—But the Supreme Court said OSHA did not have such broad authority— of when the CDC told landlords across the nation—it was extending a moratorium on rent—telling landlords they could not collect a dime— another gross over reach by unelected bureaucrats—drunk with power! Which brings us to what could really happen now—The Court has shown clearly that it is more than willing to go beyond any given case—to address the fundamental problems—and that's why Roe V Wade got tossed— We also know that Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh have a great disdain for the Chevron Doctrine—and sounded more than willing to get rid of it—during oral arguments— So, the Court is now poised to adopt the non-delegation doctrine—and this would devastate the regulatory agencies that have been dominating America's landscape since the 1930's— This goes again to Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal—that Congress could pass laws that delegate its power to administrative agencies—with massive power to address and dictate how we handle public health, safety, welfare, the work place and so much more— But the Non-Delegation doctrine—argues that is not Constitutional—and it's not how our Representative Republic is supposed to work—and the pending ruling could up end the entire regulation framework built by both parties over the past several decades— that have punished Americans financially while they lined their pockets— In fact, if the court adopts the non-delegation doctrine, which I believe it will today—it will fundamentally alter the structure of The United States Government as you have always known it—and return that power to Congress— It will impact Agriculture and the use of pesticides, workplace safety, environmental protections, working conditions, overtime pay, discrimination rules—and yes vaccinations—in fact it will impact just about every citizen in the country—and return us to the principals as laid out by the founders of this great nation— If you thought the Democrats have been screaming so far—you ain't seen nothin yet! The biggest problem they face—is they will finally realize they have lost the Supreme Court and their ability to force policies onto the nation—that otherwise would NEVER get through Congress or the legislatures of the 50 states—you see killing the regulatory state—will kill their unchecked power—and that is something they apparently have not been thinking about— BUT it is something that is going to send them over the edge— They will be screaming about the end of Democracy and other such histrionic non-sense—when in actuality—dumping the Chevron Doctrine will actually put us back on the path to the Republic we were first supposed to be—and in fact this Supreme Court may save the Republic in the process at last and right the many socialist wrongs of FDR, Barack Obama, and now Joe Biden— And when it happens—and it will—just remember—that means President Trump wins again. It also means America First wins big—and so do you! And that will also drive the progressives wild!  

    Buddhist Boot Camp Podcast
    The People Upstairs

    Buddhist Boot Camp Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 5:32


    It's not literally about the people upstairs, it's about the few who make decisions that affect the many.

    Democracy Now! Audio
    Democracy Now! 2022-06-30 Thursday

    Democracy Now! Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 59:00


    NATO expands in Europe as the war in Ukraine drags on; How the right-wing Supreme Court is radically reshaping the United States; Flint residents respond to Michigan’s Supreme Court throwing out charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder over the deadly Flint water crisis. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! Video
    Democracy Now! 2022-06-30 Thursday

    Democracy Now! Video

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 59:00


    NATO expands in Europe as the war in Ukraine drags on; How the right-wing Supreme Court is radically reshaping the United States; Flint residents respond to Michigan’s Supreme Court throwing out charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder over the deadly Flint water crisis. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Shield of the Republic
    Wearing Russian Sanctions like a Badge of Honor (with David Kramer)

    Shield of the Republic

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 48:05


    Eric and Eliot return with special guest David Kramer, the Managing Director of Global Policy at the George W. Bush Institute and former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, and who incidentally has just been sanctioned by the Russian government (wear it as a badge of honor David!). They discuss the status of the war in Ukraine, the nature of the Russian regime, the prospects for change in Russia, the economic state of the war, and much more. Email us with your feedback at shieldoftherepublic@gmail.com. Shield of the Republic is a Bulwark podcast co-sponsored by the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Q Podcast
    Episode 248 | Democracy or Republic?: William B. Allen

    Q Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 23:39


    Often, there is confusion surrounding the United States' governmental structure. With taglines like the Washington Post's “Democracy Dies in Darkness” or the protest rally cry, “This is what democracy looks like!” it's easy to see why. Where does the term “democratic republic” fit into all of this? In light of that, how does it change how we interact with the government? William B. Allen, professor of Political Philosophy at Michigan State University, will offer his insights in this conversation and help us understand these terms more clearly. Find hundreds of talks like this one on Q Media. Start your free trial at qideas.org/trial

    Heterodox Out Loud
    Ep. 41: Is Woke Media Destroying Democracy? with Batya Ungar-Sargon

    Heterodox Out Loud

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 18:47


    In this special episode of Heterodox Out Loud, recorded in-person at Heterodox Academy's 2022 conference in Denver, we speak with Batya Ungar-Sargon about the declining trust in American journalism, whether trust is warranted at all, and how higher education may be contributing to this growing problem.Our guest is Batya Ungar-Sargon, deputy opinion-editor of Newsweek magazine. Batya is the author of Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy.Let us know what you think! For comments and questions email communications@heterodoxacademy.org.This episode was hosted by Zach Rausch, and produced by Davies Content. Heterodox Out Loud is an ongoing series of selected pieces from heterodox: the blog in audio form with exclusive interviews.

    On Brand with Donny Deutsch
    Eric Holder: Fighting for Rights, Democracy, and Justice

    On Brand with Donny Deutsch

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 45:23


    On this episode, Donny sits down with former U.S. Attorney General and author of Our Unfinished March, Eric Holder. Donny and Eric discuss the Jan 6th Committee, Eric's memory of the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the impact of Obama's election on our country. Eric also shares his thoughts on voting rights in the United States today, and his plan to fight for voter progress. But first, Donny dives into his Brands of the Week segment where he names America, Mehmet Oz, Gen Z, and Revlon among many others as this week's "ups" and "downs." THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: SHOPIFY  - Go to http://www.shopify.com/DONNY, for a FREE 14-day trial Don't forget to rate, review, and follow to get the latest episodes as soon as they drop.  Follow: @donnjaydeutsch @ericholder See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    KUOW Newsroom
    Sen. Murray calls on voters to 'stand up' to threats to abortion access, and democracy itself

    KUOW Newsroom

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 5:02


    ‘Where are the Republicans? Why are they not standing up and fighting for our democracy right now?'

    Drew and Mike Show
    Drew And Mike – June 29, 2022

    Drew and Mike Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 163:06


    R. Kelly gets 30 years, God saved Travis Barker, "Summer of Sam" Asghari, murder in Ypsi live on FB, the celeb NFT complex, another Vince McMahon rape allegation, serial killer privileges, Howard Stern's hot mic, Al Roker's crowd, Aunt Agnes, and Drew's visit to the prostate doctor.R. Kelly has finally been sentenced to 30 years in prison. I guess he won't need any passports or shots.We almost lost Travis Barker, but it seems that God saved him.We try to surprise call to Trent Bolte. An APB is now issued for Trent.Everybody seems to be calling BS on Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony. She stands by her testimony, as does Mick Mulvaney.Make sure you keep tampon shelf fully stocked.Bette Midler wants to take Viagra away from all men including homosexuals. Wanda Sykes declares we are at the end of Democracy.Local: Some dude hit two girls on a residential street in Dearborn... and then took off. Westland police standoff had a trailer park standoff. Former Macomb County Prosecutor, Eric Smith, will be turning himself in soon.Aunt Agnes loved her Tom Collins.GMA declares it the "Summer of Sam Asghari". Britney's lawyer slams Jamie Spears for wanting his free daughter to be deposed.The renewed Creem Magazine interviewed John Hinckley.Ariana Grande has a stalker.Drew learns to AirDrop.Kirk Gibson doesn't put up with Drew's tardiness.Warren Sapp tells us what we already knew: Colin Kaepernick sucks at football.Drew's went to the prostate doctor.Deshaun Watson's suspension hearings get extended one more day.53 migrants were killed in a semi-truck after crossing the border. The driver of the truck was high on meth.Al Roker is in town and tens of people showed up to greet him. Marc declares Al a jerk based on a 5-minute exchange 20 years ago.Big Chicken presents: What Dat Mouth Do!A reporter has figured out why specific celebrities are so into NFT's and the Bored Ape Yacht Club. Stoner Cats is a scam too.Howard Stern talked about being in the upcoming role in the Doctor Doom show/movie on an open mic.Eric Zane will be on the new WATP episode and some people are saying our show made Cringe of the Week© again.Big asses are so 2021, so all The Kardashians are losing weight.Cameron Diaz is coming out of retirement to work with Tom Brady and Jamie Foxx.Leonard Inzitari says he witnessed Vince McMahon rape a female referee back in the day.An Ypsilanti comedian was murdered on Facebook Live.Possible Kaitlyn Armstrong disguises.Drew goes off another tangent on Richard Speck's great boobies.The Top 10 Privileges for Serial Killers in Jail. Spoiler alerts: It's not that great of a list.James Comer is coming for Joe Biden and Hunter's laptop.Rick Snyder skates free from the Flint water mess.Chelsea Handler is filling in for Jimmy Kimmel.AOC 2024!Social media is dumb, but we're on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (Drew and Mike Show, Marc Fellhauer, Trudi Daniels and BranDon).

    Know Your Enemy
    How They Did It, Pt. 3: The End of the Beginning

    Know Your Enemy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 107:37


    In the third and final episode in their series on the overturning of Roe v. Wade—recorded on the day it happened—Matt and Sam pick up with 1990s, the George W. Bush administration, and eventually take listeners up to the present. They focus especially on way conservative, mostly Christian intellectuals, many of them connected to the religious journal First Things, brought Catholics and evangelicals together to fight against abortion rights, with figures like Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, Robert P. George, and Hadley Arkes providing language and arguments in a more elite idiom—a project that deeply influenced Bush's presidency and helped cement the anti-abortion movement's place not just in the religious right but the broader conservative movement and the GOP.Sources:"Killing Abortionists: A Symposium," First Things, December 1994"Evangelicals and Catholics Together: The Christian Mission in the Third Millenium," First Things, May 1994"The End of Democracy? The Judicial Usurpation of Politics," First Things, November 1996Damon Linker, The Theocons: Secular America Under Siege (Doubleday, 2006)Mary Ziegler, Dollars for Life: The Anti-Abortion Movement and the Fall of the Republican Establishment (Yale University Press, 2021)Joshua Wilson, The Street Politics of Abortion: Speech, Violence, and America's Culture Wars, (Stanford University Press, 2013)Richard John Neuhaus, The Naked Public Square: Religion and Democracy in America (Eerdmans, 1984)Robert P. George, Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality (Oxford University Press, 1993)Hadley Arkes, "The End of the Beginning of the End of Abortion," First Things, June 24, 2022Matthew Sitman, "Reading Left to Right" (review of Richard John Neuhaus: A Life in the Public Square), Commonweal, August 24, 2015Tara Isabella Burton, "The Biblical Story the Christian Right Uses to Defend Trump," Vox, March 5, 2018

    The Real News Podcast
    How America's broken electoral system made the Jan 6 insurrection possible

    The Real News Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 26:45


    America's electoral system is broken. From partisan gerrymandering and voter suppression to an Electoral College that sidelines the popular vote, it should surprise no one that a majority of Americans don't believe they live in a democracy. As the January 6 hearings play out in Congress, some argue that the attempted coup on that fateful day was only made possible by the fact that the American political system subverts meaningful democratic participation. How can progressives organize in the face of such widespread voter apathy and systemic barriers preventing so many from exercising their most fundamental democratic right? TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez chats with former TRNN senior reporter Jaisal Noor, who's spent the past few months reporting on grassroots get-out-the-vote campaigns from rural Georgia to Nevada.Read the transcript of this report: https://therealnews.com/how-americas-broken-electoral-system-made-the-jan-6-insurrection-possiblePre-Production/Studio: Jaisal Noor, Cameron GranadinoPost-Production: Cameron GranadinoThis story is part of a series that was made possible with the support of the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous and compelling reporting about responses to social problems.Help us continue producing radically independent news and in-depth analysis by following us and becoming a monthly sustainer: Donate: https://therealnews.com/donate-podSign up for our newsletter: https://therealnews.com/newsletter-podLike us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/therealnewsFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealnews

    The Real News Podcast
    How Native organizers won voting access and reached record turnout in 2020

    The Real News Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 10:01


    Native Americans overcame multiple challenges to turn out in record numbers during the 2020 elections, playing a crucial role in Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump. One of those challenges: many Native reservations lack their own polling sites, forcing residents to sometimes travel hours to cast a ballot. As part of our series “Defending Democracy in the 2022 Midterm Elections,” TRNN's Jaisal Noor and Carly Sauvageau speak with leaders of the Walker River Paiute and Pyramid Lake Paiute, two tribes that successfully sued Nevada for the right to get polling sites on their reservations, which played a key role in Native organizers' efforts to mobilize and empower their community.Read the transcript of this report: https://therealnews.com/how-native-organizers-won-voting-access-and-reached-record-turnout-in-2020Pre-Production/Studio: Jaisal NoorPost-Production: Jaisal Noor, Cameron GranadinoThis story is part of a series that was made possible with the support of the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous and compelling reporting about responses to social problems.Help us continue producing radically independent news and in-depth analysis by following us and becoming a monthly sustainer: Donate: https://therealnews.com/donate-podSign up for our newsletter: https://therealnews.com/newsletter-podLike us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/therealnewsFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealnews

    The Real News Podcast
    How Georgia's Latinx community is seeking to ‘out-organize' voter suppression

    The Real News Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 7:23


    Georgians went to the polls in record numbers during the May 24 primary ahead of the crucial 2022 midterm elections, despite renewed GOP efforts to suppress the votes of the state's communities of color. Passed in the wake of the 2020 elections, inspired in large part by former President Trump's baseless claims of election fraud, Georgia's SB 202 (the Election Integrity Act of 2021) is perhaps the most egregious example of Republicans' nationwide efforts to roll back voting rights through a flurry of restrictive voting laws. Such laws disproportionately impact people in low-income communities and communities of color, and they are being passed at a moment when the power of communities of color to shape election outcomes is rapidly increasing. Case in point: Georgia's Latinx community has grown by 30% over the past decade and now comprises 10% of the state's population. In this on-the-ground report for our special series “Defending Democracy in the 2022 Midterm Elections,” TRNN's Jaisal Noor and Jeffrey Moustache speak with organizers from the Georgia Alliance of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), an advocacy group that helps Latinx voters unlock their political power, about how they are working to “out-organize voter suppression” by mobilizing and empowering the state's Latinx community.Read the transcript of this report: https://therealnews.com/how-georgias-latinx-community-is-working-to-out-organize-voter-suppressionPre-Production/Studio: Jaisal Noor, Jeffrey MoustachePost-Production: Jaisal Noor, Jeffrey Moustache, Cameron GranadinoThis story is part of a series that was made possible with the support of the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous and compelling reporting about responses to social problems.Help us continue producing radically independent news and in-depth analysis by following us and becoming a monthly sustainer: Donate: https://therealnews.com/donate-podSign up for our newsletter: https://therealnews.com/newsletter-podLike us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/therealnewsFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealnews

    The FRONTLINE Dispatch
    Maria Ressa on Journalism and Democracy in the Philippines (re-release)

    The FRONTLINE Dispatch

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 30:05


    On June 30, 2022, the Philippines inaugurates a new president: — Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son of the former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. who ruled for a time under martial law and was overthrown in 1986. Marcos Jr., also known as Bongbong Marcos, was voted into office in a May 2022 landslide victory alongside vice presidential candidate Sara Duterte, daughter of the outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte. In 2021, as the race was heating up, FRONTLINE executive producer and host of The FRONTLINE Dispatch Raney Aronson-Rath sat down with Maria Ressa: a winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, founder of the independent Philippine news site Rappler and the subject of FRONTLINE's January 2021 documentary "A Thousand Cuts." Along with the documentary's director, Ramona S. Diaz, Ressa talked about disinformation, the importance of press freedom, and what she and Diaz were seeing on the ground in the Philippines during the historic campaign season. "A Thousand Cuts" is streaming on FRONTLINE's website, the PBS Video app and FRONTLINE's YouTube channel. Explore more reporting related to the documentary on FRONTLINE's website: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/a-thousand-cuts/ Want to be notified every time a new podcast episode drops? Sign up for The FRONTLINE Dispatch newsletter: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/dispatch-newsletter-subscription/

    The Real News Podcast
    How organizers in rural North Carolina are bridging racial and class divides

    The Real News Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 7:37


    In rural North Carolina, dog-whistle politics focused on scapegoating minorities for social and economic problems have long fueled racial resentment but have done little to address high poverty rates and rising inequality, says Alicia Walker-Patterson. This is why Walker-Patterson, deputy field director of Down Home North Carolina, works with other grassroots organizers to get residents in rural areas engaged in the political process and to show them that their voices matter. Since 2016, these progressive activists have organized areas like Alamance County and other parts of deep-red, rural North Carolina that have long been ignored by the Democratic Party. However, just going door to door and asking voters to support their cause doesn't make much of a difference, and that is why Down Home relies on deep canvassing, a strategic approach to canvassing that draws on active listening and asking non-judgmental questions to spark deep, meaningful conversations.In this on-the-ground report for our special series “Defending Democracy in the 2022 Midterm Elections,” TRNN's Jaisal Noor and Joshua Komer speak with members of Down Home North Carolina about how they are working to build working-class, grassroots power one voter at a time.Read the transcript of this report: https://therealnews.com/how-organizers-in-rural-north-carolina-are-bridging-racial-and-class-dividesPre-Production/Studio: Jaisal Noor, Joshua KomerPost-Production: Jaisal Noor, Joshua Komer, Cameron GranadinoThis story is part of a series that was made possible with the support of the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous and compelling reporting about responses to social problems.Help us continue producing radically independent news and in-depth analysis by following us and becoming a monthly sustainer: Donate: https://therealnews.com/donate-podSign up for our newsletter: https://therealnews.com/newsletter-podLike us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/therealnewsFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealnews

    The Hartmann Report
    THE RIGHT WING CRAZIES EXPOSED

    The Hartmann Report

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 57:59


    The hearings are exposing Trump's playbook- what have we learned, and will it help save us from a slide towards fascism? Plus - The right wing crazies like Tucker Carlson have always been with us- but is the threat of their causing stochastic terrorism greater than ever before?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Look Forward
    Episode 301: Leading the Charge Against Democracy

    Look Forward

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 64:51


    This week on Look Forward, Jay and Brad return with guest, Carrie. The three talk on the insanity of this week with the official decision SCOTUS decision on Roe v. Wade, a surprise Jan 6th committee public hearing, Rudy Guiliani barely surviving a "violent" attack, the return of prayer in schools, Lauren Boebert quite literally doesn't understand the document her job is based on, and much more! Stories: SCOTUS officially sends Roe v. Wade back to the states Jan 6th Committee does surprise hearing A side note from Eric Trump Mark Meadows and Guiliani were well aware of violence coming on Jan 6th  Trump knew the protestors had weapons and didn't care if they were stopped Trump literally tries to fight a Secret Service agent Guiliani and Meadows both wanted pardons Giant man baby threw his whittle lunch at the wall because his was big mad Guiliani almost dies in violent attack (CLIP) SCOTUS rules that prayer in schools is back, baby!And that didn't take long at all Lauren Boebert has grown tired of…the Constitution?Basic government 101 lesson, kids!

    The ProGov Podcast
    Campaign Finance and Democracy Vouchers with Nick Licata

    The ProGov Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 28:25


    Nick Licata, former Seattle City Council member, joined the ProGov Podcast to talk about campaign finance reform and the Seattle Democracy Voucher Program. Listen in to learn more about what local jurisdictions can do to protect election integrity and empower residents to engage in the democratic process. 

    The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive
    Radio Kudirat Nigeria (Clandestine): March 22, 1998

    The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022


    Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following recording and notes:Some blended audio clips from pro democracy clandestine station Radio Kudirat Nigeria (The Voice of Democracy) operating on 11540 kHz. This recording was made on March 22, 1998 in Thamesford, Ontario, Canada. The station says they are getting reports of poor reception on their other frequency of 6205 kHz, and recommends tuning to 11540 kHz.Date of recording: 3/22/1998Frequency: 11.540Reception location: Thamesford, Ontario, CanadaReceiver and antenna: Panasonic RF-3100 and longwire antenna

    Democracy Now! Video
    Democracy Now! 2022-06-29 Wednesday

    Democracy Now! Video

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 59:00


    Highlights from the explosive testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson, former top aide to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, at the sixth public hearing of the January 6 committee. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! en español
    Democracy Now! 2022-06-29 miércoles

    Democracy Now! en español

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 59:00


    Democracy Now! titulares en español de 29 de junio de 2022

    Democracy Now! Audio
    Democracy Now! 2022-06-29 Wednesday

    Democracy Now! Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 59:00


    Highlights from the explosive testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson, former top aide to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, at the sixth public hearing of the January 6 committee. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    The Socialist Program with Brian Becker
    Will the West, not Russia, Lose the Most from the Global Sanctions Regime?

    The Socialist Program with Brian Becker

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 28:48


    On today's episode Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss how the leaders of the wealthy G7 nations gathered in Germany this week for a summit focused on isolating Russia from the world economy. The summit discussed attempts to impose a “price cap” on Russian oil exports and a prohibition on trading Russian gold, but is this sanctions regime backfiring on the west? Professor Richard Wolff is an author & co-founder of the organization Democracy at Work. You can find his work at rdwolff.com. Please make an urgently-needed contribution to The Socialist Program by joining our Patreon community at patreon.com/thesocialistprogram. We rely on the generous support of our listeners to keep bringing you consistent, high-quality shows. All Patreon donors of $5 a month or more are invited to join the monthly Q&A seminar with Brian.

    Scholars Strategy Network's No Jargon
    Episode 238: The "Neutral" Umpires of the Supreme Court

    Scholars Strategy Network's No Jargon

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 29:50


    The US Supreme Court has a long history of firmly defending its philosophy of neutrality and did the same for the recent and historic overturn of Roe. Wade. But according to law professor Cedric Merlin Powell, the Court's neutral stance on cases impacting marginalized groups – including women and communities of color – ignores inequalities and in doing so, worsens them. Professor Powell sat down to speak with us about the serious harms caused by a judicial branch whose decisionmaking ignores the realities of racism, sexism, and other oppressive forces in our society.  For more of Cedric Merlin Powell's work: Check out his SSN brief: How Race-Neutral Rulings by the Supreme Court Perpetuate Inequalities Pre-order his forthcoming book , Post-Racial Constitutionalism and the Roberts Court Last but not least, SSN is excited to highlight a new podcast series, When the People Decide, by The McCourtney Institute for Democracy at PennState. In this series, Jenna Spinelle tells the stories of activists, legislators, academics, and average citizens who changed their cities, states, and the country by taking important issues directly to voters — like Medicaid expansion in Idaho, sentencing reform in California, and LGBTQ workplace protections in Ohio.  

    The Democracy Group
    Past, Present, Future | Democracy in Danger

    The Democracy Group

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 42:43


    Coming to you live this week from the American Political History conference at Purdue University, it's Democracy in Danger's season finale. Will and Siva speak with three historians — Liette Gidlow, Derek Musgrove and Thomas Zimmer — about the past, present and future of government by the people. Our guests ponder the Jan. 6 hearings, D.C. statehood, social mobilization and the structural problems of the Constitution itself. Did America's founders sign democracy's death warrant at its birth?Additional InformationDemocracy in Danger PodcastMore shows from The Democracy Group

    Sharon Says So
    149. Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 4

    Sharon Says So

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 19:04


    On today's episode of our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, Sharon makes the connection between the desegregation of the United States military to the power or writing a letter. It can be hard to believe sometimes that writing a letter or contacting our representatives can make a difference, but that is exactly what one honorably discharged decorated Veteran did in 1948. The ripples of the letter written by Isaac Woodwards would contribute to a tidal wave in the Civil Rights movement. We can't talk about these waves of momentum, however, without talking about the Korean War. Often a time glossed over in history classes, the Korean war at its core was a conflict about Communism vs. Democracy. This eventually led to more than 50 arrests of black soldiers in Korea who were arrested on trumped-up charges and court martialed. Who later defended them and cleared most of the charges? You guessed it: Thurgood Marshall. The war was directly related to the court case he had recently argued before the Supreme Court. How does this connect to the warrenless wiretaps? And who later received the more than 20,000 pages of information the FBI had on the Supreme Court? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    History is US
    Democracy Imperiled

    History is US

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 55:05


    What happened at the Capitol on January 6 begs us to look to our past to help us understand our present, and to imagine a better future. From debates around voting rights to immigration to police reform, we find ourselves at a crossroads in American Democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    In Machines We Trust
    Who watches AI watching students?

    In Machines We Trust

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 21:42


    A boy wrote about his suicide attempt. He didn't realize his school's software was watching. While schools commonly use AI to sift through students' digital lives and flag keywords that may be considered concerning, critics ask at what cost to privacy. We Meet: Jeff Patterson, CEO of Gaggle Mark Keierleber, investigative reporter at The 74 Teeth Logsdon-Wallace, student Elizabeth Laird, director of Equity in Civic Technology at Center for Democracy & Technology Sounds From: "Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of Your Fist" from the band Ramshackle Glory's 2011 album Live the Dream. "Spying or protecting students? CBS46 Investigates school surveillance software" from CBS46 in Atlanta, GA on February 14, 2022. "Student Surveillance Software: Schools know what your child is doing online. Do you?" from WSPA7 News in Greenville, SC on May 5, 2021. "Spying or protecting students? CBS46 Investigates school surveillance software" from News 5 in Cleveland, OH on February 5, 2020. Credits: This episode was produced by Anthony Green and Emma Cillekens with reporting from Mark Keierleber. It was edited by Jennifer Strong and Michael Reilly, and mixed by Garret Lang with original music from Jacob Gorski. Art by Stephanie Arnett. https://www.theguardian.com/education/2021/oct/12/school-surveillance-dragnet-suicide-attempt-healing https://www.the74million.org/contributor/mark-keierleber/ You can support our journalism by going to http://www.techreview.com/subscribe.

    Bob Enyart Live
    The Fall of Roe | The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Bob Enyart Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022


    Today on The Dominic Enyart Show, Roe has fallen. We're taking a look at the morality of the supreme court decision. We're also going back to an article by American Right to Life which debunks the notion that abortion is a “states' rights issue.” All of that and more, today- on The Dominic Enyart Show. Today's Resource: God's Principles of Government Join Bob Enyart as he explores God's Principles of Government. From Against Democracy where we look at the biblical principles related to the idea of majority rule, to a Representative Republic and its similarities with democracy, to a real Alternative to Democracy, to what a Bible-based Constitution actually looks like, after this series, the Scriptures' principles of governance will permeate your thinking like never before! Or your money back. (Really.) Read the article from American Right to Life below: So-called States' Rights and Abortion Some God-fearing pro-lifers claim that abortion is a "states' rights" matter. The claim is that the very principles of justice (i.e., God Himself) would have federal governments tolerate a state's decriminalization of murder generally, or decriminalization of murder for any particular group of victims. (Whether the victims would be Jews, Christians, or children, the principles remain the same.) But the abortion states' rights position is as immoral as Roe v. Wade itself. The federal government has no authority to decriminalize child killing and neither do the states. In America, as with slavery, so too with abortion, it was the states themselves and not the U.S. Supreme Court that launched our abortion holocaust. The historical revisionism of Ron Paul and others aside,  in the seven years before Roe v. Wade, 19 states were striking down their own laws banning abortion or otherwise explicitly permitting child killing to varying degrees. The state-sanctioned slaughter began in Mississippi in 1966. Prior to 1973, the states permitting abortion for various reasons were MS, CO, CA, OR, NC, NY, AK, HI, WA, FL, AL, AR, DE, GA, KS, MD, NM, SC, VA, and New York which allowed "elective" abortion on demand through six months. The Bible can help pro-lifers think through all of this. Adhering to the principles of justice presented in Scripture would benefit not only America but of course any nation at any time in history. Israel's 12 tribes are sufficiently similar to America's original 13 states to draw some lessons regarding "states' rights." For the Bible is not silent on the question of whether subdivisions of a national (federal) government have the authority to refrain from prosecuting the murder of the innocent. The Bible approves of local law enforcement, even local prosecution for murder (Deut. 21:1-9). But Scripture indicates that there is no local right to refrain from the prosecution of murder. - Negative Evidence: No Scripture says the king should tolerate tribes that permit murder. - Positive Evidence: The Book of Judges chapter 21 teaches that God does not recognize a local right to decide whether or not to prosecute murder. Rather, when one of the twelve tribes of Israel refused to prosecute the murder of a concubine, for that lawlessness, the rest of the nation was justly outraged and moved to action, and with God's endorsement, they lawfully used force to punish Benjamin including of course any local authorities and magistrates who "would not listen..." So all the men of Israel were gathered... united together as one man. Then the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, "What is this wickedness that has occurred among you? Now therefore, deliver up the men... that we may put them to death and remove the evil from Israel!" But the children of Benjamin would not listen to the voice of their brethren, the children of Israel. ... [So] The LORD defeated Benjamin before Israel. And the children of Israel destroyed that day twenty-five thousand one hundred Benjamites; all these drew the sword. Judges 20:11-13, 35 God's Word makes it clear that there is no "right" for a state to decriminalize murder nor to refuse to prosecute murder. As in Benjamin, such a "right" is tantamount to lawlessness. And such lawlessness, being manifestly destructive of all rights, cannot itself be an instance of any "right", state or otherwise. Righteous anger at any federal government does not validate perversion of justice. Those angered at a wicked federal government should exercise self-control to avoid claiming that the evil government can go ahead and look the other way and ignore crimes committed anywhere within its borders against the innocent. It's hard to image evangelical Christians being killed in Massachusetts rejecting protection from federal marshals; but it's easier to claim state supremacy when the blood is not one's own. Claiming that any subdivision of government, whether state, district, tribe, or province, should be tolerated even if it decriminalizes the shedding of innocent blood is an example of giving man's law supremacy over God. No true principle of justice, but only unrighteousness, would lead a nation to tolerate murder within its borders, whether of concubines (Israel), of Jews (Germany), or children (America). Another lesson from the Bible regards the head of Israel's "federal" government. Even though Ahab was not the one who ordered the killing of a man named Naboth, the Scriptures teach us that Ahab himself was guilty of murder (1 Kings 21:19). Why? By not prosecuting that murder, he became an accessory after the fact. Notice also that the pro-life emphasis that "judges don't make law" misses the mark. Hundreds of states and nations have enacted legislation condoning the killing of innocent children. This argument only makes sense when used opportunistically, to exploit some incidental public anger against the judiciary. But it is not a fundamental argument against child killing. If judges don't make laws, but legislators do, then legistlators will. In reality though, true law is discovered, not invented, by any governing official. Further, in the slightly askew phrase, "make law" is ambiguous. If a righteous judge in an evil nation asserts that a human being has the right to convert to Christianity, for example, he is not "making law", but recognizing basic human liberty given by God to every man. If a righteous judge in Germany had ruled against the killing of Jews, he would not have been therefore evil for "making law", but righteous for upholding the foundation of all human law, God's enduring command, Do not murder. Thus, "judges don't make law" is another attempt in a centuries-long series of seeking process solutions to fundamental moral questions. If you love any governing official, federal or otherwise, you will not lead him to ignore Solomon's warning from almost 3,000 years ago: Deliver those who are drawn toward death, and hold back those stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, "Surely we did not know this," does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds? - Proverbs 24:11-12 "The law condemns and punishes only actions within certain definite and narrow limits; it thereby justifies, in a way, all similar actions that lie outside those limits." -Leo Tolstoy widely attributed By Bob Enyart

    The Majority Report with Sam Seder
    2870 - The Anti-Oligarchy Constitution w/ William Forbath & Joseph Fishkin

    The Majority Report with Sam Seder

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 85:45


    Sam hosts William Forbath, Associate Dean for Research at the University of Texas at Austin Law School, and Joseph Fishkin,  Professor at the UCLA School of Law, to discuss their recent book The Anti-Oligarchy Constitution: Reconstructing the Economic Foundations of Democracy. Sam first runs through recent updates, from AOC and progressives pushing the White House to take action on Roe and the discovery of 46 dead migrants in an abandoned San Antonio trailer, to the GOP's insistence that, no, fundamentally undermining reproductive rights in the country ISN'T important, and everything is basically the same. Then, he's joined by William Forbath and Professor Joseph Fishkin as they dive right into the state of the public's relationship to the US Constitution, with the left lacking a vision of how it functions within the political society and the right having successfully ingrained it as central to how the constitution shapes policy, before situating our political era as a second Gilded Age defined by economic and political inequality, and why the left's lack of a constitutional vision means that these are not seen as constitutional issues. Next, they trace the recent history of how the two US parties relate to the court, with the institutionalist liberals basking in the afterglow of the Warren court while the GOP, since at least Nixon, has seen opposition to the Court's “progressive” nature as central to their victories. Forbath and Fishkin then jump back to the founders, assessing how they weighed their beliefs of a judicial system as central to a functioning democracy while understanding that it had no right to overrule the will of the people via the legislature, seeing the constitution as a check on the concentration of power to be used against governmental institutions, and thus puts forward a duty to legislate against economic and political concentration. They then shift to the rise of the anti-slavery Republican Party in the mid 19th Century and their vacation of the South as any semblance of a base until they had begun to dismantle the concentration of economic and political power in the region with the prevalence of slave owners and the electoral role of the 3/5ths clause, moving into an era of egalitarian constitutionalism emphasizing checks on concentrations of economic and political powers and a distribution of opportunity that extends across race gender, that saw the Reconstruction amendments (despite clear loopholes) attempt to reshape the role of the constitution. Next comes the 20th Century, as they walk through the rise of federal courts in the wake of the industrial revolution and the simultaneous populist political movement that came out against the rising concentration of wealth, with Taft attempting to build up the Court's stature as it became clear they were on the side of the corporation, only for his (physical and meta) attempts to culminate during the reign of FDR after he forced the anti-democratic court into lockstep with him. They wrap up the interview by looking at the lasting effects of the post-FDR Warren Court, and the current shattering of the view of the courts as apolitical, before looking forwards to the upcoming judicial attacks against legislative capacities and how we can move forwards in a way that bolsters the will of the people rather than the deification of the Courts. And in the Fun Half: Sam interviews special guest Saul Seder on the state of the 3rd grade, parental rights in the state of Disney, the superiority of Jim Carrey over his father, and summarizes highlights from the 2022 little league season. Then Sam and the crew dive into Cassidy Hutchinson's surprise hearing for the 1/6 committee, Kamala Harris' only solution to the Dobbs decision being still holding midterm elections (rather than…?), and a GOP candidates' commitment to cop brotherhood by refusing to acknowledge the existence of rape. Rudy describes the reverberations of his assault, Hutchinson covers Trump's violent outbursts on and leading up to 1/6, and Russia goes after Ukrainian civilians, plus, your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here:  https://madmimi.com/signups/170390/join Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Check out today's sponsors: Check out JustCoffee and get 25% off with the code MR25! https://justcoffee.coop/ Aura: Protect yourself from America's fastest-growing crime. Try Aura for 14 days for free: https://aura.com/majority Support the St. Vincent Nurses today! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Matt's other show Literary Hangover on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/literaryhangover Check out The Nomiki Show on YouTube. https://www.patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/mattbinder Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ExpandTheDiscourse Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere. https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere  Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Check out AidAccess here: https://aidaccess.org/ The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/

    The Hartmann Report
    BOMBSHELL TESTIMONY FROM CASSIDY HUTCHINSON SINKS TRUMP

    The Hartmann Report

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 58:41


    The Jan 6 Select Committee held a surprise public hearing on the 2021 Capitol Attack with Mark Meadows' aide Cassidy Hutchinson. Thom Hartmann interprets the new findings with callers and identifies the former disgraced president's "Mussolini Moment." See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature | Bioneers Radio Series
    Who Is an American? Is Our Democracy as Unequal as Our Economy? | Heather McGhee

    Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature | Bioneers Radio Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 29:15


    By around 2044, the U.S. will become a majority-minority nation. This seismic demographic shift has triggered a cultural earthquake, provoking a radical spike in hate crimes. In times of massive disruption and economic stress, what Carl Jung called the “shadow side of the psyche” comes into play: the pronounced psychological tendency in the collective psyche is to project these shadow qualities with unusual potency onto whomever people see as “the other.” But is there also a deeper story? Perhaps the question to ask is: Who benefits? In this half hour, we hear from Heather McGhee of Demos. She sees a direct connection between today's extreme inequality and this peak moment of racial panic and white anxiety. Resources Video of Heather McGhee's Keynote speech at Bioneers 2017 This is an episode of the Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature series. Visit the radio and podcast homepage to find out how to hear the program on your local station and how to subscribe to the podcast.

    Democracy Now! Video
    Democracy Now! 2022-06-28 Tuesday

    Democracy Now! Video

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 59:00


    46 migrants are found dead in the back of a truck in Texas as the Biden administration continues to enforce harsh border policies; The head of a Texas abortion fund discusses struggling to help patients amid lawsuits and harassment; Digital privacy for abortion seekers and providers in an age of ubiquitous surveillance and abortion bans. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! en español
    Democracy Now! 2022-06-28 martes

    Democracy Now! en español

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 59:00


    Democracy Now! titulares en español de 28 de junio de 2022

    Democracy Now! Audio
    Democracy Now! 2022-06-28 Tuesday

    Democracy Now! Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 59:00


    46 migrants are found dead in the back of a truck in Texas as the Biden administration continues to enforce harsh border policies; The head of a Texas abortion fund discusses struggling to help patients amid lawsuits and harassment; Digital privacy for abortion seekers and providers in an age of ubiquitous surveillance and abortion bans. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    SpyCast
    “Intelligence & the World's Largest Democracy” – Former Indian Intelligence Director Vikram Sood [from the vault]

    SpyCast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 59:12


    Summary Vikram Sood (Twitter, Blog) joins Andrew (Twitter; LinkedIn) to discuss intelligence in the world's largest democracy. He was the chief of India's Research & Analysis Wing (R&AW).  What You'll Learn Intelligence The intelligence landscape in India  China, Pakistan, and the intelligence challenges in the region The founding and evolution of the Research and Analysis Wing  The pressure involved in the top job and being responsible to the Prime Minister Reflections The power of narratives  Spies can be sensitive souls too And much, much more… Episode Notes This is the final installment of our month long special on SPY CHIEFS, featuring Vikram Sood. former Director of India's foreign intelligence agency, the Research & Analysis Wing (RA&W). This episode from the vault was recorded during the darkest days of the pandemic when the International Spy Museum was closed, infections and deaths were sky high, and Andrew was at home in his living room with Vikram at his in New Delhi.  So, is the R&AW similar to the CIA or MI6 or both? Does it have a covert action capability? How focused is it on China and Pakistan? Who does the Director report to? To hear the answers tune in to listen to an Indian Spy Chief who was in office in the critical years 2000-2003.  Vikram was in the intelligence business for more than thirty years, since leaving as the professional head of India's foreign intelligence agency he went on to have a successful second career at the think-tank, Observer Research Foundation, which is based in New Delhi. He is the author of two books (see below). And… Depending on the source, India has more, a little less, or roughly the same number of Muslims as Pakistan. An incredible fact when you consider that Pakistan is generally in the top five for having the largest population in the world. In fact, India has a larger population than the United States, Pakistan, Indonesia, Brazil and Nigeria combined.  Quote of the Week "There is immense tension in the job because anything can go wrong any day and you will be held responsible if there is another bomb blast somewhere else. But if the leadership is supportive and it's understanding, and also contributes to helping you decide things, takes decisions for you that need politically clearances. That helps a lot that takes away the anxieties, it keeps the blood pressure down." – Vikram Sood Resources Headline Resource The Ultimate Goal: R&AW Chief Deconstructs how Nations Construct Narratives (Harper India, 2020) The Unending Game: A Former R&AW Chief's Insights into Espionage (Penguin, 2018) Beginner Resources [Video] How Was R&AW Started: Story of India's External Intelligence Agency, WION (2022) [Article] RAW: A History of India's Covert Operations, Yatish Yadav, New Indian Express (2020) Books The War that Made R&AW, A. Nandakumar (Westland, 2021) JFK's Forgotten Crisis: Tibet, the CIA and the Sino-Indian War, B. Riedel (BIP, 2015) Intelligence Elsewhere, P. Davies & K. Gustafson (GUP, 2013) The Kaoboys & R&AW, B Raman (Lancer, 2012) India's External Intelligence, V.K. Singh (ManasPub, 2007) Articles History of RAW, Sachidananda Mohanty, Frontline (2022) A Peek Into India's IB and RAW, Amjed Jaaved, Pakistan Today (2022) Inside R&AW, Rahul Bedi, The Wire: India (2020) Quiet Americans in India, P. McGarr, Diplomatic History, 38(5), 2014 (1046-1082) Videos Ex-Israel Spy Chief Talks Intelligence Cooperation with India, The Quint, YouTube (n.d.) Ex R&AW Chief Vikram Sood Gives a Glimpse of the World of Spies, The Quint, YouTube (n.d.) *Wildcard Resource* “The James Bond of India” Real-life spy Ajit Doval who spent years undercover in Pakistan He is currently the National Security Advisor of India! 

    Broken Law
    Episode 56: Takeaways from the January 6th Select Committee's Public Hearings

    Broken Law

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 41:21


    The January 6th Select Committee held five public hearings in three weeks. Even for folks who are immersed in this, these hearings have provided a lot of information to process. Jeanne Hruska speaks with Barbara McQuade, professor at Michigan Law School and former U.S. Attorney, about the biggest takeaways from the hearings, the recent law enforcement activity seemingly connected to the Committee's findings, and what we might expect next from this Committee whose investigation is ongoing. Join the Progressive Legal Movement Today: ACSLaw.org Today's Host: Jeanne Hruska, ACS Sr Advisor for Communications and Strategy Guest: Barbara McQuade, Professor at Michigan Law School and former-U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan  Link: The January 6th Select Committee Link: "January 6 hearings Day 5 focus on DOJ's 'big lie' last stand," by Barbara McQuade Link: "The Jan. 6 hearings spotlight Congress. But witnesses are the real stars," by Joyce Vance and Barbara McQuade Visit the Podcast Website: Broken Law Podcast Email the Show: Podcast@ACSLaw.org Follow ACS on Social Media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of American Constitution Society 2022.

    Witness History
    Hong Kong – democracy campaigner

    Witness History

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 9:02


    In 1997 Hong Kong was handed back to China after more than 150 years of British rule. There were ceremonies and fireworks to celebrate the end of colonialism - but some residents were not happy. Emily Lau was a leading democracy campaigner at the time, she tells Mike Gallagher about that day. Image from Getty Images.

    Democracy Paradox
    Michael Coppedge on Why Democracies Emerge, Why They Decline, and Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)

    Democracy Paradox

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 34:44


    Democracy is a complex concept. It has to do with elections. It has to do with legislatures. It has to do with civil society organizations and courts and political styles of politicians. There's a lot packed into the concept and it's multidimensional, because some of these components don't move together.Michael CoppedgeSupport Democracy Paradox on Patreon for bonus episodes and exclusive updates and information. Michael Coppedge is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, a principal investigator of the Varieties of Democracy project, and a faculty fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. He is a coeditor (along with Amanda Edgell, Carl Henrik Knutsen, and Staffan Lindberg) of Why Democracies Develop and Decline.Key HighlightsDemocracy as a multidimensional conceptHow the conditions for democratization differ from those for backslidingWays researchers use information from V-Dem to discover new insights about democracyNew findings from V-Dem research regarding presidentialism, party system institutionalization, and anti-system partiesHow has V-Dem changed research about democracyKey LinksLearn more about the Varieties of Democracy ProjectFollow the V-Dem Institute on Twitter @vdeminstituteWhy Democracies Develop and Decline edited by Michael Coppedge, Amanda B. Edgell, Carl Henrik Knutsen and Staffan I. LindbergDemocracy Paradox PodcastSarah Repucci from Freedom House with an Update on Freedom in the WorldStephan Haggard and Robert Kaufman on Democratic BackslidingMore Episodes from the PodcastMore InformationDemocracy GroupApes of the State created all MusicEmail the show at jkempf@democracyparadox.comFollow on Twitter @DemParadox100 Books on DemocracySupport the show

    KPFA - Democracy Now
    Democracy Now – June 28, 2022

    KPFA - Democracy Now

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 59:58


    The Armen Show
    353: Jamie Susskind | Freedom And Democracy In “The Digital Republic”

    The Armen Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 45:25


    Attorney Jamie Susskind joins on episode 353 of the show, where we discuss his latest book The Digital Republic: On Freedom and Democracy in the Twenty-First Century. Jamie Susskind is also author of the award-winning bestseller Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech (Oxford University Press, 2018), an Evening Standard and Prospect […]

    The Hartmann Report
    HOW DID WE GET HERE?

    The Hartmann Report

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 57:59


    As we see the Supreme Court hand out even more partisan rulings, are we in dire risk of losing our democracy to minority rule? How did this come about? If we lose the midterms in November to authoritarians will we ever regain a representative government?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Brian Lehrer Show
    Does Religious Liberty Apply to Jewish Americans?

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 18:48


    A series of recent Supreme Court cases, including the right to abortion, privileges the religious freedoms of Christians. Micah Schwartzman, professor and the director of the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy at the University of Virginia School of Law, joins to discuss his recent article asking if the same protection applies to people of the Jewish faith.    

    Bad Faith
    Episode 188 Promo - How The Left Was Won: Lessons From Colombia (w/ Benjamin Norton & Ajamu Baraka)

    Bad Faith

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 5:10


    Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode and our entire premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast    This week, Briahna speaks to journalist & editor at Multipolarista Benjamin Norton and 2016 Green Party VP & National Organizer for Black Alliance for Peace Ajamu Baraka about the recent election of the first left President of Colombia. What are the implications for US imperialism in the region, and what lessons does it hold for American leftists watching our own Democracy crumble? Ajamu lives in Colombia, and has had a personal relationship with VP-elect Francia Marquez since she was a teenager. Ben and Ajamu explain how powerful left movements forced new president Gustavo Petro to select the Afro-Colombian environmental and indigenous rights activist as his VP, and win an historic election.   Subscribe to Bad Faith on YouTube to access our full video library. Find Bad Faith on Twitter (@badfaithpod) and Instagram (@badfaithpod).   Produced by Armand Aviram.   Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands)

    Democracy Now! Video
    Democracy Now! 2022-06-27 Monday

    Democracy Now! Video

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 59:00


    We spend the hour looking at the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and its impact on people across the United States. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! Audio
    Democracy Now! 2022-06-27 Monday

    Democracy Now! Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 59:00


    Democracy Now! Monday, June 27, 2022

    Blunt Force Truth
    We Need to Do Something Now America - an Interview with Michael Johns

    Blunt Force Truth

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 51:14


    Today's show rundown: Our military is now woke! They can't fight unless they have a safe space. When the left gets in power they love to learn down the US military. Imagine the parody video we could shoot of two guys in a foxhole, but having to stop and get their pronouns right. Buzz Lightyear movie flop - millions lost so far, go woke, go broke has never been more true. Meanwhile Top Gun Maverick is still killing it at the box office. We meet our returning guest Michael Johns - where is the Tea Party now. The juncture now is that we have so many fires going on in this country - a threat to our survival and way of government that may not be reversible if we do not prevail. The Left will tell us that WE are the problem, and that WE are the threat to Democracy itself. Projection and the Left is a book that could write itself. https://www.facebook.com/MichaelJohnsTeaParty MICHAEL JOHNS is a co-founder and national leader of the national Tea Party movement, which was launched in 2009 and grew into the largest and most influential grassroots political movement in U.S. history. The Tea Party took control of the U.S. House in 2010, permanently blocking Obama's legislative agenda, and later took control of the U.S. Senate in 2014 and paving the ground for Trump to run a successful populist insurgent campaign against the Republican Party establishment and then the Clinton political machine. Michael has served as a White House speechwriter to President George H.W. Bush, a senior aid to a Republican U.S. Senator and Governor and a Heritage Foundation policy analyst, where he led the foundation's Reagan Doctrine initiatives that many historians have since credited with being the decisive factor in America prevailing in the Cold War. In the 1990s, as a director of the U.S. government-funded International Republican Institute, he was responsible for developing global programs to strengthen democracy, free and fair elections, and election monitoring in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union. On June 16, 2015, the first day of Donald Trump's candidacy, Michael was among the first prominent national conservatives to endorse Trump for president. Michael has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, National Review and other national media and appears as a conservative public policy and political commentator for many global television-band radio news outlets.