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In-Depth Interview: Prof. Alexandra Chasin Recounts the Early Days of America’s War on Some Drugs

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In her new book, Alexandra Chasin details the early history of America's "war on drugs", led by Harry Anslinger in the 1930's--just after Americans figured out that alcohol prohibition had failed. Continue reading In-Depth Interview: Prof. Alexandra Chasin Recounts the Early Days of America’s War on Some Drugs

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PBC News & Comment: In Sneaky Move, GOP Congress Hammers Planned Parenthood

Based on smears, lies and deceptive videos, GOP lawmakers pander to extremists, using obscure law to enable states to defund…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: In Sneaky Move, GOP Congress Hammers Planned Parenthood

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In-Depth Interview: Authors Will & John Gorenfeld Share the History of the US Cavalry in the West

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A trip back to the old West, on horseback, from father-son authors Will and John Gorenfeld, as we talk about the new book Kearny's Dragoons Out West: The Birth of the US Cavalry.
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PBC News & Comment: Activists Are Buying Browsing Data on Lawmakers Who OK’d New Law

New bill allows ISP’s to sell your browsing info, activists will buy and publish data on lawmakers who voted for it…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Activists Are Buying Browsing Data on Lawmakers Who OK’d New Law

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PBC News & Comment: Trump Screws the Planet for Short-term Profiteering

Despite grandiose claims, Trump rollback of EPA rules won’t save coal industry or put miners back to work; warming escalates….. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Trump Screws the Planet for Short-term Profiteering

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PBC News & Comment: Desperate to Distract, Trump Bashes Immigrants Again

With big loss on Obamacare, limits on tax cuts, Trump tries to regain agenda control with threats to sanctuary cities…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Desperate to Distract, Trump Bashes Immigrants Again

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In-Depth Interview: Danish Psychologist, Author Is Wary of Self-Improvement Schemes

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Svend Brinkmann, author of Stand Firm: Resisting the Self-Improvement Craze, joins us for an animated discussion about the limits of self-help programs and books. Continue reading In-Depth Interview: Danish Psychologist, Author Is Wary of Self-Improvement Schemes

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PBC News & Comment: Gambler Trump Faces Big Loss on Obamacare Vote

With big stack of chips on the table, Trump insists on House vote; former casino owner should know “house wins”…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Gambler Trump Faces Big Loss on Obamacare Vote

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PBC News & Comment: Torrents of Leaks and Lies Deluge DC

House intel spat, as Republican Nunes shares new info with Trump and Democrat Schiff leaks in response, a duel next?.... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Torrents of Leaks and Lies Deluge DC

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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