December 30, 2011
From the jobless rate to a discouraging housing market and an aggravated lot of indebted college graduates, the year’s defining economic stories kept a downbeat theme. Ray Suarez discusses 2011’s economic impact with The Atlantic‘s Don Peck, the University of Pennsylvania’s Annette Lareau and The Chicago Sun-Times‘ Terry Savage.
December 23, 2011
Well, I have many friends that are Ron Paul Fans, and run into many people on a daily basis that have a favorable opinion of him. But most lack even the basic knowledge of the man himself or his past. Sad to say, even though Dr. Paul may have some interesting ideas and opinions, they are shaded by his past racism and current associations. For instance, many view The John Birch Society in a negative light, but come to find out, not only was Dr. Paul the keynote speaker at their 50th anniversary meeting, he has spoken several times at various John Birch Society events. Here is his keynote address posted by The John Birch Society’s YouTube Channel.
Just In Case You Forgot What The John Birch Society Is…
from The Rachel Maddow Show circa 2009
December 22, 2011
The controversy around Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is growing by the day. In a scathing report, the Justice Department has accused Arpaio of “wide-ranging discrimination against Latinos“, leading federal authorities to suspend Arpaio’s access to programs under which undocumented immigrants are handed over from his jail for deportation. “The federal government was using Arpaio as a sort of showcase for its 287(g) program in allowing local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration laws … but it failed miserably,” says Stephen Lemons, a reporter for the Phoenix New Times.
Arpaio has faced growing calls to resign amidst mounting evidence that his police department failed to properly investigate more than 400 sex-crime and homicide cases. On Monday, an immigrant woman sued Arpaio for cruel and unusual punishment because she was shackled to her hospital bed before and after delivering her child by Caesarean section in police custody.
And a Latino Army veteran died Tuesday after he was found unresponsive in his jail cell with taser marks on his body. Arpaio has vowed not to resign and says he plans to run for re-election next year. “People are literally dying because of the culture of intimidation, harassment and discrimination taking place in those jails,” says Randy Parraz of Citizens for a Better Arizona. “What is even more shameful is this culture of silence by Republican leaders, from the governor on down, who refuse to take a stand and [are] basically saying Latinos do not matter in the state of Arizona.”
December 22, 2011
Dr. Janette Sherman, M.D., Internist and Toxicologist. There’s more trouble at Fukushima. Nuclear safety experts are accusing the Japanese government of lying after 230 tons of radioactive waste was found in a tunnel underneath the crippled nuclear plant – just a few days after Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko said the crisis is over.
There’s also news that Unit 4 at the plant is on the verge of collapsing – something that nuclear power expert Paul Gunter talked about on my radio show yesterday. This new information suggests that the Japanese government is still misleading the world on just how severe the Fukushima crisis still is. But even more troubling is the impact this nuclear crisis on the other side of the world has had right here in the United States.
There’s shocking new evidence out that the Fukushima disaster may have led to the deaths of as many as 14,000 people…in America! For more on this – I’m joined by Dr. Janette Sherman – Internist and Toxicologist – and co-author of a new report on the link between an increase in deaths here in America and the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis.