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#1339 Recognizing the Signs of Fascism for What They Are (Authoritarianism)

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Air Date: 2–25-2020

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Today we take a look at a post-acquittal, power-mad Trump taking advantage of his thoroughly-confirmed ability to do whatever he wants without repercussion and the work Bill Barr is doing to completely subvert the Justice Department in favor of using it as a tool to favor the President's friends and harm his enemies.

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#1338 Budgets are Moral Documents, Trump Budgets are Immoral

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Air Date: 2–22-2020

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Today we take a look at Trump's recently-proposed budget and rule changes targeting the most vulnerable recipients of Social Security benefits. The budget has no chance of passing as it is because, thankfully, a Democratically-controlled House of Representatives will now allow it. However, it is still very valuable to understand why kind of budget and rules Trump and the GOP would pass if they were in complete power.

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#1337 The Indicted and the Impeached Make Peace with Continued Oppression (Israel)

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Air Date: 2–19-2020

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Today we take a look at the, ahem, "Peace Plan" devised by the US and Israel with absolutely no input from Palestinians. Plus, some additional discussion of how things are going in Israel/Palestine (not well) and how opinion has begun to shift dramatically within the Democratic Party.

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#1336 Throwing Our Weight Around (The Future of Trade)

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Air Date: 2–15-2020

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Today we take a look at the ways Trump is working to rewrite the rules of trade with NAFTA 2.0 (The USMCA), a post-Brexit agreement with the United Kingdom and what's emerging from the ongoing trade war with China.

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#1335 Worldwide Authoritarianism is Built on the Back of Islamophobia

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Air Date: 2–8-2020

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Today we take a look at the globetrotting trend of building and maintaining far-right, authoritarian political power by stoking fear and hatred of Muslims. We will draw the connections between the Chinese Uighurs, the Rohingya people of Burma, the Governmental policy in India to strip Muslims of citizenship and the actions taken by the US over the past decades that have helped to turbo-charge this trend.

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