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In-Depth Interview: Journalist Trevor Aaronson Shares FBI Manual on Paid Informants

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Trevor Aaronson, now reporting at The Intercept, is on the team that just published a mega-expose based on secret FBI documents.  In this conversation, we talk about many aspects of the agency's use of paid informants. Continue reading In-Depth Interview: Journalist Trevor Aaronson Shares FBI Manual on Paid Informants

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PBC News & Comment: Senate Dems Unite, But Fail to Block DeVos

After 24 hours of speeches, VP Pence breaks tie to confirm Amway billionaire with charter school agenda as Education secretary…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Senate Dems Unite, But Fail to Block DeVos

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PBC News & Comment: Trump Says California is “Out of Control”, Stoking Golden State Pride

Trump tells O’Reilly “California is out of control” because we refuse to submit to his dictatorial orders on immigration, travel…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Trump Says California is “Out of Control”, Stoking Golden State Pride

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In-Depth Interview: Norman Solomon Says Rachel Maddow is Channelling Glenn Beck in Her Blame-Russia Coverage

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In a recent program, Rachel Maddow used the reported purge of Russian spies to claim "proof" that Russia hacked the DNC and tipped the election to Trump.  Progressive Democratic activist Norman Solomon has a sharp critique. Continue reading In-Depth Interview: Norman Solomon Says Rachel Maddow is Channelling Glenn Beck in Her Blame-Russia Coverage

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PBC News & Comment: Trump’s Foreign Policy Moves Are Confusing, Risky

Trump is quick to impose new sanctions on Iran for missile test and alleged role in Yemen; seeking new war? Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Trump’s Foreign Policy Moves Are Confusing, Risky

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PBC News & Comment: Trump Team Fumbles on Obamacare, Iran and Yemen

Key GOP senator shifts talk of Obamacare repeal to “repair”,  damage control initiated on botched attack in Yemen, Iran tensions…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Trump Team Fumbles on Obamacare, Iran and Yemen

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PBC News & Comment: Trump’s Court Nominee is Spawn of Reagan’s Anti-EPA Director of EPA

Judge Gorsuch, son of Reagan Wrecking Crew member is pro-corporate, anti-women’s rights “originalist” who’s even further right than Scalia…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Trump’s Court Nominee is Spawn of Reagan’s Anti-EPA Director of EPA

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PBC News & Comment: United States of Fear and Chaos

Operating with equal parts fear, ignorance and arrogance, Trump unleashes unvetted royal decrees, and innocent people suffer as thousands protest Continue reading PBC News & Comment: United States of Fear and Chaos

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In-Depth Interview: Update on Honeybee Colony Collapse with Co-author of “Vanishing Bees”

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Since 2005, honeybee populations have experienced massive die-offs, called Colony Collapse Disorder.  Scientist Sainath Suryanarayanan has co-authored a new book to update this ongoing crisis. Continue reading In-Depth Interview: Update on Honeybee Colony Collapse with Co-author of “Vanishing Bees”

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PBC News & Comment: Sorry Bannon, I Won’t Keep My Mouth Shut

The driving force in Trump’s war with the media that elevated him, Steve Bannon, amplifies attacks, media is “opposition party”…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Sorry Bannon, I Won’t Keep My Mouth Shut