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PBC News & Comment: Sam the Vampire Alito Goes Cruel & Unusual on Lethal Injections

Sneering at obvious evidence from botched executions, Alito gives states license for barbaric executions, as Sotomayor and Kagan equivocate…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Sam the Vampire Alito Goes Cruel & Unusual on Lethal Injections

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Environmental Activist, Visionary Randy Hayes Fights Climate Change and Many Other Environmental Threats

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Randy Hayes, co-founder of Rainforest Action Network and the new Foundation Earth, joins us to talk about a range of issues he's working on, from climate change to global infrastructure planning to reforestation. Continue reading Environmental Activist, Visionary Randy Hayes Fights Climate Change and Many Other Environmental Threats

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PBC News & Comment: Obama’s Powerful Eulogy in Charleston Reveals an Authentic Black Leader

Discarding his timidity, Obama displays authentic black leadership in funeral oration in Charleston, confronting gun violence, hate, America’s racial divide…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Obama’s Powerful Eulogy in Charleston Reveals an Authentic Black Leader

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PBC News & Comment: Supreme Court Stops Dodging the Inevitable, Affirms Marriage Rights for All

Marriage equality started in San Francisco in 2004, when Mayor Newsom ignored Barney Frank, others; Sen. Mark Leno also deserves credit…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Supreme Court Stops Dodging the Inevitable, Affirms Marriage Rights for All

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PBC News & Comment: Supreme Court Oks Obamacare, Again; Now Can We Talk Single-Payer?

Badly-drafted ACA again rescued by Justice Roberts, and Bernie Sanders is the only leader who still advocates Medicare for all…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Supreme Court Oks Obamacare, Again; Now Can We Talk Single-Payer?

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PBC News & Comment: Latest Snowden Leak Plays Differently in London and Washington

In London, Guardian focuses on GCHQ lawbreaking in supporting US drone strikes, while NY Times talks about targets, jihadi plots…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Latest Snowden Leak Plays Differently in London and Washington

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PBC News & Comment: Obama Changes Hostage Policies, Opens Pandora’s Box

Under new policy, government continues ransom ban, but allows families of hostages to negotiate, pay kidnappers without facing criminal prosecution…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Obama Changes Hostage Policies, Opens Pandora’s Box

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PBC News & Comment: Andrew Bacevich Challenges Beltway Groupthink on Islamic State

In excerpt from in-depth interview, Prof. Andrew Bacevich notes US policy in Iraq and Syria defers to Israel and Saudi Arabia….

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Prof. Andrew Bacevich Challenges Beltway Bullshit on Iraq, Syria and Islamic State

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Andrew J. Bacevich is a retired Army colonel who served in Vietnam and taught politics at Boston U.  We talk about his recent appearance opposite Leon Panetta on the PBS Newshour, where he challenged the groupthink toward our failed policies. Continue reading Prof. Andrew Bacevich Challenges Beltway Bullshit on Iraq, Syria and Islamic State

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PBC News & Comment: Will Church Murders Shame South Carolina Enough to Stop Flying Confederate Flag?

As gun lovers blame victims and call for more guns, movement builds to ban the official display of confederate flag…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Will Church Murders Shame South Carolina Enough to Stop Flying Confederate Flag?