Former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt and White House reporter for the Associated Press Jonathan Lemire weigh in on the lower than expected turnout at the Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma this weekend that was supposed to be the relaunch of his reelection campaign. Aired on 06/22/2020.
The coronavirus pandemic. More than 8 million cases globally and 440,000 deaths worldwide. More than 2.1 million U.S. cases and over 116,000 deaths. As society starts to reopen with the virus surging in some states, as summer gets under way in parts of the globe, as economies falter and stabilize, as we await vaccines and treatments, what can we expect next and how can we prepare and respond? Harvard Chan epidemiologist Caroline Buckee and The World’s Elana Gordon discussed these issues during a Facebook Live Q&A on June 23, 2020. Presented jointly by The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and The World from PRX & WGBH.
Since the end of the Cold War, the global perception of the United States has progressively morphed from dominant international leader to disorganized entity. Robert Gates, defense secretary under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, asserts that this transformation is the result of the failure of political leaders to understand the complexity of American power, its expansiveness, and its limitations. Sec. Gates makes a clear case that the successful exercise of power is not limited to military action, but should encompass other facets, including diplomacy, economics, strategic communications, intelligence, technology, ideology and cyber. It should also require learning—and abiding by—the lessons of the past, and avoiding the misuse of power. Join Sec. Gates and former Secretary of Defense James Mattis as they discuss the future of U.S. national security.
Chris Hayes: “The last refuge for comparison…was Europe. And it was a way for making ourselves feel better about how we were dealing with the virus. But now that is clearly gone. Europe has suppressed the virus and we have not.” Aired on 6/19/2020.
Rep. Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, tells Rachel Maddow that the committee is putting together a subpoena for Attorney General William Barr to testify in their investigation of corruption at the DOJ, suggesting that the DOJ budget could be used as leverage to compel Barr to comply. Aired on 6/22/2020.
The arctic, Siberia, are supposed to be frightening cold, but thanks to global climate change, the heat has reached a new level, 104 degrees fahrenheit… The rapid warming in the Arctic is causing extreme weather incidents, with a temperature in Siberia recorded at over 100 degrees. We are wrecking our planet and it is only a matter of time before we the habitul earth becomes too hot for human life.
Dr. Michael Mann joined Thom says we have only a decade to bring down carbon emissions by 10% to avoid the world overheating. 🔥 WATCH NEXT: Why Climate Change Won’t Be Solved Easily – https://youtu.be/QDiQ7URFVEw
Donald Trump’s Arizona speech to young Turning Point USA Republicans was designed to scare and divide viewers. This is what the future of the Republican Party is going to look like and it’s disgusting.
In the United States, after cars, the food system uses more fossil fuel than any other sector of the economy at 19 percent. Since the Nixon administration, federal food policies have succeeded in keeping prices low and food more or less off the national political agenda, until now. Author Michael Pollan sits down with Steve Paikin to discuss the rising food movement and why failing to reform the food system will hinder progress on the looming health care crisis, energy independence and climate change.
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