Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:00:00 -0700
Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:00:00 -0700
President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:00:00 -0700
Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:00:00 -0700
"Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:00:00 -0700
North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:00:00 -0700
Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:00:00 -0700
In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:00:00 -0700
The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:00:00 -0700
The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:00:00 -0700
Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 11:00:00 -0700
President Trump’s missile strike against Syria last night has changed his relations with Congress -- and the rest of the world.
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 11:00:00 -0700
Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:00:00 -0700
We get a preview of the potential benefits — and potential risks — of this week's summit meeting of the Presidents of the US and China.
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 11:00:00 -0700
Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 11:00:00 -0700
President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0700
President Trump has promised tightened borders and a big beautiful wall. Guest host Barbara Bogaev looks at two tent-poles of the President's immigration policy: extreme vetting of visa applicants and building the US-Mexico border wall.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0700
In Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, there's an acute shortage of food and clean water, but the UN has received just a fraction of the money needed for the relief or prevention of famine. Will the Trump Administration push for budget cuts rather than make donations?
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0700
The head of the European Union says "We're missing you already." But British Prime Minister Theresa May says, "There's no turning back." She's made this Day One of "Brexit" — as the UK becomes the first nation to break away after 60 years of European unity.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0700
President Trump has vowed, in his words, to "turn the EPA from a job-killer into a job-creator," and today, he's announcing his order for "energy independence." We look at the prospects for putting his promises into effect by ripping up the Obama legacy on climate change.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0700
Last week's failure to "repeal and replace" Obamacare was an early setback for the Trump Administration. There may be long-term danger of a different kind in multiple investigations into ties with Russia among campaign workers, the White House staff and the Chief Executive himself. We look as some of the threads they're following.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0700
President Trump has demanded a House vote today on replacing Obamacare…whatever the details might be. Despite his campaign promise that nobody would lose health insurance, that's possible for 24 million people if he were finally to sign this bill into law.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0700
President Trump's Department of Homeland Security has banned all electronic devices larger than cell phones on some foreign airlines flying direct to the US. It's causing confusion as well as inconvenience. Is the motive really just increased security?
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0700
President Trump has the chance for a long-term impact -- not just on the US Supreme Court, but on the entire federal court system. And his nominees are likely to get the support of a massive spending campaign by donors who don't have to reveal their names. Can President Trump "pack" the federal court system?
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0700
Whatever happened to America's "pivot to Asia?" That's just one of the questions left hanging since Rex Tillerson's first trip there as Secretary of State. Is the Trump Administration hoping to change Foreign Policy or maintain the status quo?
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0700
The Directors of the FBI and the NSA testified on Capitol Hill today there's no evidence for President Trump's claim he was wire-tapped by former President Obama. We'll hear about that and the investigation into Russian tampering with last year's presidential campaign.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0700
A massive increase for the Pentagon at the expense of domestic programs. We hear about winners and losers in the President's first proposed budget.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0700
President Trump has made no secret of his contempt for the United Nations — and he's not alone. But, will proposed cuts in US contributions be counterproductive to America's role in the world and to national security?
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0700
Nationalism, Populism, concerns about immigration and outright racism are part of election campaigns from the US to Europe. We hear how today's election in Holland reflects the recent past and may forecast the future.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0700
Republicans are divided and Democrats are saying, "we told you so," when it comes to official estimates of what it will cost to repeal and replace Obamacare. The Trump White House says the Congressional Budget Office is just wrong.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0700
Conservatives are now joining liberal critics of President Trump by demanding to know about his administration’s ties to Russia. We hear about Washington latest political flap and possible unintended consequence.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0800
Starting with North Korea's latest test of nuclear missiles, a chain of events is causing instability in Asia. Could it turn into the first real foreign policy crisis of the Trump Administration?
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0800
The Trump Administration's revised travel ban may be good news for some visa holders and others, but it's still being challenged as unconstitutional. Some reporters call it the beginning of a long-term effort to change the demographic make-up of the United States.
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0800
President Trump has failed to fill high-level positions in important agencies — and some people he has named want to phase out the agencies they're supposed to lead. We look at the possible consequences for delivering services and providing security — and at top aide Steve Bannon's plans for "deconstructing the administrative state."
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0800
As two House committees take up "repeal and replacement" of "Obamacare," there may be life left in the Affordable Care Act after all. Even Republicans are divided, and proposed changes won't make good on President Trump's promise to provide "health insurance for everybody."
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0800
Less than two months into his Presidency, Donald Trump is struggling to get his agenda under way, making it harder himself with tweets that dominate public attention. Meanwhile, important questions are going unanswered: why have staff members and the Attorney General lied about contacts with Russian officials?
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0800
President Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure proposal may not be what it seems. We look at the prospects for much-needed improvements in roads, bridges and airports.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0800
The latest revelations about a high-ranking member of the Trump Administration.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0800
President Trump may have had a familiar message last night in his first address to a Joint Meeting of Congress, but his tone and his delivery were something new.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800
President Trump campaigned on promise to speed up the crushing of the so-called Islamic State. This week, the Pentagon provided a "framework" of options. We hear the pros and cons.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800
When he was a public prosecutor, President Trump's choice as head of the EPA sued that same agency 14 times on behalf of oil and gas interests. What's at stake for the quality of air and water — and the effort to slow the rate of global warming?
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800
It's not just the White House, Congress and the US Supreme Court. The Democrats have also lost power to the Republicans in a majority of state houses and governors' mansions around the country. As their National Committee meets this weekend to choose a new leader, can they seize an unexpected opportunity: massive, grassroots opposition to President Trump?
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800
Two senior cabinet members are in Mexico today, meeting with officials unhappy about the Trump Administration's plans for deporting undocumented immigrants. Meantime, promised roundups are already beginning and the next step is expedited deportations.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800
Since World War II, the US has dominated the West, and claimed to champion liberal democracy in the rest of the world. But, in the month since Donald Trump was inaugurated, American foreign policy has changed… or has it? We look for answers.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800
Congress has a week off from Washington, but just seven percent of Republicans have scheduled town hall meetings in their home districts. Angry constituents want them to account for President Trump's unorthodox behavior—and explain what might be next after Obamacare. Democrats are hoping to take full advantage.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800
When columnists for the New York Times and the Washington Post called President Trump "obviously mentally ill" and "just plain crazy," nobody took them seriously. Now thousands of psycho-therapists say a "personality disorder" makes him unfit to serve. Will that discredit their profession more than America's elected Chief Executive?
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800
With union membership at an all-time low, organized labor is facing an existential crisis. President Trump supports Republican efforts to reduce union power — at the same time he's promised to improve working conditions. We look at the union movement — past and future.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800
President Trump elaborated today on plans to investigate leaks from the intelligence community about his campaign and ties to Russia. We hear more about the growing credibility gulf between the White House and the spies and analysts who provide information vital to America's national security.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800
Donald Trump promised to "drain the swamp" in Washington, but critics say he's filling it with Wall Street bankers they blame for the financial crisis of 2008. Do his working-class supporters really care?
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800
Washington is on fire with charges and counter-charges, reports and rumors in the aftermath of Michael Flynn's departure as President Trump's National Security Advisor. We hear about the story that's roiling the worlds of politics and diplomacy.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800
As a candidate, Donald Trump promised a "deportation force," and recent roundups are creating high anxiety among millions of immigrants. We'll look at the consequences for human rights, constitutional law, and the need for labor in fields, factories and elsewhere.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800
Alabama's Republican Senator Jeff Sessions has been confirmed as Attorney General — one of the most important and powerful jobs in the Trump cabinet. But Sessions' ideological affinity with the new President may give him more influence than just the nation's top law enforcement officer.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800
In Eastern Europe, Vladimir Putin is stirring many pots at the same time, while President Trump and his foreign policy team face a steep learning curve. We hear what that could mean for economic sanctions against Russia—and for military action in several countries.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800
Opposition to the Trump Administration has gone from the streets to the floor of the US Senate, where Democrats are protesting a cabinet nomination — even though they have no chance of winning. We ask, how far is too far for opposition to be effective?
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800
Despite massive disruption in this country and around the world, President Trump is battling in court for his travel ban to be reinstated. But would it be effective?
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800
President Trump has the Executive Branch of Government in a bitter battle with one federal judge, and the Ninth Circuit is now reviewing his controversial ban on refugees and travelers from seven other Muslim countries. We look at the law and the politics.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800
After the Obama Administration's delicate diplomacy with Iran, Donald Trump says that country's "on notice" and today he implemented economic sanctions. We hear why and assess the risks of escalation between countries some call, "bitter friends and bosom enemies."
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800
President Trump is using the power of the White House the same way he did business: as a free-wheeling entrepreneur undeterred by the protocols or traditions of government as usual. We look at the consequences after just two weeks of his administration.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800
President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court fulfills a major campaign promise and lit a fire under Democrats still furious over the Republican stonewalling President Obama's own nominee. Guest host Barbara Bogaev explores whether a possible filibuster will take this fight all the way to Republicans launching the nuclear option -- and destroy the filibuster forever.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800
Scientists in and outside of government are raising the alarm about the fate of science, data and environmental policy over the next four years. Guest host Barbara Bogaev gets reaction to the administration's early moves, and hears about ways the scientific community is fighting back.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800
It's been three days since President Trump signed an executive order banning all refugees and restricting travel by immigrants, but the consequences have been fast and far-reaching. Travelers were detained, protests escalated at airports in many US cities, and some top Republicans have criticized the order as too broad. Trump has hit back insisting this is not about religion, just terrorism. Barbara Bogaev guest hosts.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800
Theresa May is the first foreign leader to sit down with Donald Trump as Commander in Chief. The British Prime Minister says it's to build on the "special relationship" between the US and the UK. There's even talk of a new Trans-Atlantic trade deal. But how's that going to fly in a post-Brexit world, with a White House bent on "buy American, hire American?" Guest host Barbara Bogaev looks at how the US withdrawing from global treaties and embracing Russia complicates the relationship.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800
President Trump has issued orders to implement his promise to build a "Great Wall" on the Mexican border and penalize cities and other localities that try to protect undocumented immigrants from being rounded up and deported.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800
President Trump has apologized for comparing intelligence agents to "Nazis" — or has he? Will ongoing controversy undermine informed policy-making by the Chief Executive?
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800
Donald Trump may be a rare, new breed of President, but he's faced with problems that are all too familiar. We hear about his first efforts at putting together a budget and keeping his promises all at the same time.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800
The Trump White House may disagree, but Saturday's turnout of protesters all over the country dwarfed the crowds who showed up for Friday's inauguration. Was it political theater… or the beginning of something new?
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800
This morning, Donald J. Trump became the 45th President of the United States. His inaugural address began with ringing repetitions of promises familiar from last year's speeches and rallies.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800
Guest host Barbara Bogaev runs down who's opting out of Donald Trump's inauguration, looks into the charge that he is not a "legitimate President", and considers how his unusually low approval ratings could shape his first term in office.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800
Senators are dashing from one hearing room to another today, as committees take up Donald Trump's cabinet nominees. We focus on Washington's role in public education.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800
Republicans have started the process of repealing Obamacare once again — and Donald Trump says he has "a plan" to replace it. But can they get along? Will the next step for healthcare reform need a bipartisan coalition?
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800
For the first time, it's possible to measure "the American Dream." The results are sobering — especially for the middle class. On this archived edition of To the Point, we hear about the failures of government — and some individuals — and the role of income inequality.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800
A week before he takes office, America's President-elect is already embroiled in a controversy over the Constitution. Can Donald Trump avoid prohibited conflicts of interests without selling off billions worth of investments in foreign countries or the new Trump International Hotel — on Pennsylvania Avenue, between the White House and Capitol Hill?
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800
Donald Trump's nominees to lead the CIA and the Pentagon have told Senate Committees they'll have no trouble disagreeing with the President Elect when he's in the White House. What will that mean for their chances of confirmation?
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800
Donald Trump held his first news conference in six months—staged at Trump Tower in New York -- while his cabinet nominees were being scrutinized by Senate Committees in Washington. We look at today's political drama from Trump Tower to the vetting of nominees for Secretary of State and Attorney General.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800
The election and re-election of the first black president led to predictions of a "post-racial" America. Today, we talk about Barack Obama's eight years in the White House and what they mean for the future.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800
Donald Trump has tweeted that only "fools" and "stupid people" don't want closer relations between the US and Russia -- despite intelligence findings. When he gets to the White House, will he make peace with the CIA, the FBI and America's massive network of spies and covert activities?
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800
In a rare political moment, the head of the AFL-CIO has expressed some agreement with the Republican President-elect. But how far is Donald Trump willing to go on behalf of working Americans? We look for answers among his appointees to offices that can make a difference.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800
Donald Trump, his aides and many supporters have said that US Intelligence agencies have not produced enough evidence to convince them that Russia tried to influence the US election. Is Trump onto something American spies don't know, or is he concerned that reports of Russian influence will de-legitimize his election?
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800
President Obama took office with promises to bring troops home from the Middle East, engage with hostile nations and build ties with the world's other major powers. We hear different assessments of where he succeeded and where he failed.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800
One politician's "achievements" are another's "mistakes that urgently need correction." We look at what president Obama will leave behind when his second term ends three weeks from now.
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800
Universal basic income is an idea people on both the Left and Right have kicked around for decades. But it has newfound currency because of the gig economy and automation replacing workers. On this special rebroadcast of To the Point, guest host Barbara Bogaev discusses the pros and cons of Uncle Sam cutting everyone a check.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:00:00 -0800
In this tumultuous year for American politics, that wasn't the only thing to talk about. Every day we bring you a Talking Point about an issue or an event that's helping define the national conversation even though it's not leading the news. Today, we bring you a collection of our favorites.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0800
The freelance workforce is growing exponentially, with companies like Uber, Lyft, and Etsy driving the trend, as well as corporations increasingly outsourcing work. Guest host Barbara Bogaev looks at what happens when we all become our own bosses -- especially as we near retirement.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0800
Israel is railing at the Obama administration for not vetoing a UN vote last week condemning settlements in the West Bank. In retaliation, it's pulling envoys and advancing plans for new settlements in East Jerusalem, where Palestinians envision a future capital. Guest host Barbara Bogaev talks about the Kerry plan, gets reaction from Jerusalem, and considers where US-Middle East policy is headed under the Trump Administration.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0800
Reports of Anti-Muslim harassment and intimidation have risen sharply since November's election, and the FBI tracked nearly a 70% increase in hate crimes against Muslims during the ramping up of the presidential campaign in 2015. Guest host Barbara Bogaev looks at what 2017 might bring, with an administration focused on heightened security, tighter borders, and prone to a harsher rhetoric on terrorism.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 13:00:00 -0800
Creating synthetic humans sounds like science fiction, but genetic science has advanced so fast that the possibility is becoming a fact. On this special rebroadcast of To the Point, we talk with the geneticist who's leading the way and hear about ethical and religious objections.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0800
For the first time, it's possible to measure "the American Dream." The results are sobering — especially for the middle class. We hear about the failures of government — and some individuals — and the role of income inequality.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0800
News, politics and democracy in a post-truth world. It's an old problem that's worse than ever before. Guest host Barbara Bogaev explores what mainstream media, tech companies, and educators are doing to raise media literacy in a post-fact world.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0800
Guest host Barbara Bogaev considers what China’s seizure -- and return -- of a US naval drone means for the relationship between Beijing and a Trump White House. With the incoming administration pivoting towards Russia and taking a harder line on China, is a confrontation brewing?
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0800
Guest host Barbara Bogaev follows up on yesterday's deadly attacks in Germany and Turkey, and looks at the ripple effects this spate of holiday violence could have far beyond Berlin and Ankara.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0800
Donald Trump comes into office with more potential conflicts of interest than any other President-elect in history and his cabinet follows in the same mold. Guest host Barbara Bogaev explores the blurring of lines between business and politics, and how Democrats are gearing up to challenge a President apparently unwilling to divest himself of a global empire.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0800
During his campaign, Donald Trump promised to bring back millions of manufacturing jobs—but they aren't going to be there. We hear what kinds of new employment are being created—and what the new economy will mean for today's blue-collar workers.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0800
Donald Trump's victory has provided new energy to the pro-life movement. We hear about new state abortion restrictions and Trump's written promises to sign federal laws — including complete de-funding of Planned Parenthood.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0800
Even before he takes office, Donald Trump has picked a fight with the intelligence community. Is the President-Elect getting too close to Vladimir Putin's Russia? What's at stake for America's interests in Europe and elsewhere in the world?
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0800
Some key Republicans are already grumbling about the Russian ties of Donald Trump’s choice to be Secretary of State and his lack of diplomatic experience, raising questions about Senate confirmation. We hear more about Rex Tillerson and Trump’s concept of foreign policy as deal-making.
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0800
Washington Democrats -- and Republicans -- want a bipartisan investigation: did Russia try to help Donald Trump win last month's election? But the President-elect says the claims are political and he's challenging the credibility of the CIA.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0800
Republicans have tried to repeal the Affordable Care Act 60 times—and they're finally likely to get their wish when Donald Trump signs off on it next year. Replacement is another matter, and we'll try to find out what it might look like and when it might happen.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0800
The doctrine of States' Rights has long been used by conservatives against liberal policies dictated by Washington. Now, progressives say they'll invoke States' Rights to resist federal rules and regulations expected from the Republican Congress and the Trump Administration.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0800
Last week, Donald Trump broke diplomatic precedent and offended China. Today, he's named an Ambassador that China considers a friend. Is it amateurism by a rookie in foreign affairs or a calculated strategy to keep China guessing?
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0800
First there was Brexit, now Italy's political instability is threatening the European Union. Liberal democracies are under siege in other parts of the world. What's the relationship to Donald Trump's victory over America's political establishment?
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0800
The latest reports indicate that Aleppo — the last stand of "moderate rebels" — is about to fall to attacks by Syria's Assad regime, bolstered by Russia. They claim the target is ISIS, but new reports indicate that Assad helped create the Islamic State. We hear what that could mean for US policy as Donald Trump prepares to take over from Barack Obama.