Episode 23: 5 Stories to Watch

Here are five stories to watch over the next days, weeks, and months.

Episode 22: Fine-Toothed Comey

Fallout from the Comey hearing, and what might happen next.

Episode 21: The Paris Disagreement

Trump has pulled the United States out of the Paris Agreement. What does the world do now?

Episode 20: Trump Era Violence Against the Press

From Trump’s call to expand libel laws to Greg Gianforte’s “body slam” of a reporter a day before winning the Montana Special Election for the House of Representatives, the press finds itself under assault in Trump’s America.

Episode 19: The Trump Train Derails

The past two weeks have been some of the most eventful in recent memory, with bombshell after bombshell devastating Donald Trump’s administration.

Episode 18: Climate Change End Game

Time is running out to avoid the worst effects of climate change. What can we expect for our future…and how bad could it get?

Episode 17: Health Scare

The GOP-controlled House of Representatives just voted to pass the American Health Care Act — a particularly vicious and regressive piece of legislation. What might be in store for the American health care system?

Episode 16: Is the DNC Busted Without Bernie?

Does the Democratic Party — and the American Left — have a future?

Episode 15: Even Evangelicals Chose the Charlatan

Despite his massive character flaws, disregard of religion, and “liberal” past, evangelical Christians voted in massive numbers for Donald J. Trump. Why?

Episode 14: GMOs and Monsanto

GMOs – genetically modified organisms – are ubiquitous in the U.S. food supply and in controversies raging about scientific and corporate manipulation of what we eat.

Episode 4: E is for Elephant

Every year, tens to hundred of thousands of Africa’s elephants are killed to supply illegal ivory to markets throughout the world. But the elephants don’t stand alone.

Episode 3: Inauguration

Full analysis of the events surrounding Inauguration weekend, including the Women’s March, Sean Spicer’s ill-advised press briefing, Trump’s meeting with the CIA, and more.

Episode 2: Privatization

When capitalism has conquered the world, where else can it expand? Not content with dominating the periphery, capitalism’s imperial project now turns inward and targets the center’s health care, infrastructure, utilities, the Post Office, and other public services and social goods.

Cory Booker’s confusing stance on pharmaceutical safety

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) has drawn criticism from many residents after being one of 13 Democrats to break party lines and help defeat an amendment introduced partly by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) that would allow the U.S. to import cheaper drugs from other countries.

Artificial intelligence, artificial employment

While automation boosts productivity, that hasn’t translated into less work or increased wages for labor. Instead, it’s helping to create more work in the form of new — and largely less-fulfilling — jobs.