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PBC News & Comment: Truth Emergency Worsens in American Government and Media

Wall Street Journal editorial says “Trump lies like a drunk to an empty gin bottle”, as media outlets treat speculation as fact…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Truth Emergency Worsens in American Government and Media

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In-Depth Interview: Author and Commentator Thomas Frank Talks About the Divided Democratic Party

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Thomas Frank, author of Listen, Liberal and What's the Matter With Kansas, returns to talk about the factions in the Democratic Party and the struggle between corporatism and populism. Continue reading In-Depth Interview: Author and Commentator Thomas Frank Talks About the Divided Democratic Party

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PBC News & Comment: New Study Reveals Shocking Levels of Methane Leaks

Steve Horn at DeSmogBlog reports on new study that shows massive underestimation of methane leaks from refineries, gas power plants… Continue reading PBC News & Comment: New Study Reveals Shocking Levels of Methane Leaks

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PBC News & Comment: Comey Gives Limited Info on Russia-Trump Investigation

FBI and NSA Directors refute Trump’s tweets about wiretaps, deny British role, and admit counterintelligence, criminal investigations are underway… Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Comey Gives Limited Info on Russia-Trump Investigation

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In-Depth Interview: Filmmakers Talk About H1-B Visas and the Immigrant Experience Today

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The new feature film For Here or To Go depicts the experiences of immigrants working in the US today, especially H1-B visa holders who are often treated like conscripts.  We talk with director Rucha Humnabadkar and writer-producer Rishi S. Bhilawadikar about the movie and Trump's immigration moves. Continue reading In-Depth Interview: Filmmakers Talk About H1-B Visas and the Immigrant Experience Today

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PBC News & Comment: On Wiretap Claims, Spicer Channels Trump’s Assertions

As establishment pols and media blast Trump over wiretap claims, Spicer sparks row with Brits, fact-free free-for-all… Continue reading PBC News & Comment: On Wiretap Claims, Spicer Channels Trump’s Assertions

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PBC News & Comment: Trump Travel Ban 2.0 is Blocked by Courts

Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland block enforcement of new order that Trump admits is “watered-down” version of the first….. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Trump Travel Ban 2.0 is Blocked by Courts

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PBC News & Comment: Rachel Maddow Fumbles Exclusive on Trump Tax Returns

MSDNC overhyped Maddow’s scoop on Trump tax returns, trying too hard to connect them to her serial Russian spy drama…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Rachel Maddow Fumbles Exclusive on Trump Tax Returns

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In-Depth Interview: Journalist Yasha Levine Offers History, Context to Russian Cyberwarfare Allegations

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Yasha Levine Skypes in from St. Petersburg, Russia, to talk about the evidence-free claims of Russian hacking in the US in 2016, and provides some history and context from Russia's brief war with Georgia in 2008. Continue reading In-Depth Interview: Journalist Yasha Levine Offers History, Context to Russian Cyberwarfare Allegations

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PBC News & Comment: GOP Health Plan: Let Old, Poor People Die

Analysis by GOP appointee says Obamacare “replacement” will end insurance coverage for 24 million, and 60-year-olds get 700% increases…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: GOP Health Plan: Let Old, Poor People Die