Justice

Steve April 28, 2021

Although the U.S. power grid was built throughout the 20th century, much of the physical infrastructure still in place today dates back to the 1950s and 1960s. As a result, the United States now experiences more blackouts than any other developed country, with electric companies reporting more than 2,500 major outages since 2002. Decades of […]

Steve April 28, 2021

President Donald J. Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speak with reporters Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) Human Rights Watch said Tuesday that the policies and actions of the Israeli government against the Palestinian people amount to systematic “apartheid” and […]

Steve April 27, 2021

On today’s show, Cliff and I talk a lot about lies — Republican lies, to be precise. How the GOP is lying about Biden, and how they’re lying about Kamala. We also get into the topic of why so many people aren’t getting their second Covid vaccine, and why we think their reason is pretty […]

Steve April 26, 2021

Full disclosure: Robinhood is giving away cash rewards to new crypto account holders, and their referrers (that’d be me) between now and May 7. You can read about it here. Aside from politics, I’ve gotten increasingly interested in cryptocurrency of late. In January of this year, I finally took the plunge and invested a small […]

Steve April 26, 2021

Jane Fonda Joins Protests To Stop Pipeline Replacement In Minnesota | The Last Word | MSNBC The word “Minnesota” derives from one of two Dakota words, either Mni Sóta meaning clear blue water or Mnissota meaning cloudy water. Just one letter can change the entire meaning. Just one oil spill could ruin the entire ecosystem. […]

Steve April 26, 2021

Representative Nancy Pelosi gives President of the United States Joseph R. Biden Jr. gifts from congress after the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2021. Military personnel assigned to Joint Task Force – National Capital Region provided military ceremonial support during the inaugural period. (DoD photo by U.S. Air Force […]

Steve April 26, 2021

In his announcement on April 22, President Joseph Biden committed the United States to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions to 50 percent to 52 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. This is the pace of reduction needed globally to stabilize global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius, and in fulfilling this ambitious climate pledge, the United […]

Steve April 26, 2021

Widespread civic engagement is the bedrock of a healthy democracy. Yet Americans with criminal records face severe consequences that dramatically limit their ability to fully participate in their communities. These restrictions not only harm those with records but also weaken the strength of American democracy writ large, as critical perspectives are left out of community […]