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0 minutes | Mar 23, 2013
How We Destroyed Iraqi Society; GOP Rebranding — Lipstick on a Pig?
This week on the AlterNet Radio Hour, syndicated columnist Tina Dupuy talks to Joshua Holland about efforts to rebrand the GOP after Republicans' fourth popular vote loss in the past five presidential elections. Then we're joined by Raed Jarrar, who was on the receiving end of the American "shock and awe" attack on Baghdad. Jarrar explains why he won't be returning to Iraq as he had hoped to ten years ago. Finally, we speak with Isaiah Poole, a fellow at Campaign for America's Future, about the Ryan Roadmap and the Congressional Progressive Caucus' "Back to Work" budget -- two starkly different visions for the country's future.
0 minutes | Mar 16, 2013
1,000 Ways Corporate America Rips Off Consumers ; Does Rising Inequality Make Democracies Meaner?
We have a terrific show this week -- it's kind of a theme show! First up is Mijin Cha, a sernior analyst at Demos, discussing a recent report titled, "Stacked Deck: How the Dominance of Politics by the Affluent and Business Undermines Economic Mobility in America." (Our own Joshua Holland also wrote about it over on the front page.) Then we speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston about his latest book, The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind. Finally, we're joined by Jonathan Caverley, a former sumbariner and now an assistant professor of political science at Northwestern University, about his fascinating new study (PDF), which suggests that rising inequality may make democracies meaner, more militaristic and less likely to pursue diplomatic solutions to international conflicts.
0 minutes | Feb 9, 2013
Jailed for Being Poor?; Max Blumenthal on Brooklyn College and the Freakout Over BDS
This week on the AlterNet Radio Hour, Tana Ganeva joins us to discuss her recent piece, "2 Years in Jail for Sitting on a Milk Crate? The Shocking Ways America Punishes Poor People Living on the Street." Then we're joined by Max Blumenthal to talk about the recent brouhaha over a talk about the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israeli policies at Brookly College this week. Finally, AlterNet's enviro editor, Tara Lohan tells us about Obama's surprise pick for Interior Secretary, and also explains why natural gas isn't a magic bullet for our climate.
0 minutes | Feb 2, 2013
Glenn Beck, Gun-Nuts Fantasize About Planned Communities; Immigration’s Back
This week on the AlterNet Radio Hour... Up first, we speak with Mallory Ortberg, who writes for Gawker, The Awl and The Hairpin. Mallory tells us about two different utopian fantasies embraced by the right -- Glenn Beck's ... theme park/ planned community in Texas, and The Citadel, a proposed planned community with lots of guns. Then we're joined by Bill Ong Hing, a professor of law at the University of San Francisco, to discuss the latest round of immigration reform. Ong Hing also explains that there's a more progressive approach to the issue that's hardly ever discussed in the mainstream discourse. Finally, we speak with Les Leopold about his new book, How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour: Why Hedge Funds Get Away with Siphoning Off America's Wealth.
0 minutes | Jan 26, 2013
Is the Right’s Perpetual Outrage Machine Losing Steam?; Obama Mentions Stonewall, Homophobes Freak
This week on the AlterNet Radio Hour, we're joined by Eric Boehlert of Media Matters to have a laugh at the Right's bizarre freakout over Obama's inaugural speech, and to discuss his recent piece, "Are Conservatives Rethinking Fox News' Endless Outrage Model?" Then we speak with Will Kohler, proprietor of the LGBT blog Back2Stonewall. Will follows the religious right so we don't have to. Finally, AlterNet's own Steve Rosenfeld discusses this week's court ruling that Obama's recess appointments to the National labor Relations Board were unconstitutional, and the new Republican plan to gerrymander the Electoral College.
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