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24 Feb 2018

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    Impeach Clarence Thomas?

    In 1991 Anita Hill accused her former colleague Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. In the tense confirmation hearings that followed, Thomas denied all the charges and was confirmed to the Supreme Court. Journalist Jill Abramson covered the story then, and has now revisited the allegations in New York Magazine where she argues that Thomas should be impeached for lying "repeatedly and under oath." 

     


  • Posted on 23 Feb 2018

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    Brian Lehrer Weekend: Robert Reich 'Make America Good Again,' The Making of a Black Feminist, Why White Women Voted Trump

    In case you missed them, hear three of our favorite segments from the week:

    Robert Reich 'Make America Good Again' (First) | The Making of a Black Feminist (Starts 36:46) | Why White Women Voted Trump (Starts 55:25)

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  • Posted on 23 Feb 2018

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    Embedding in the Alt-Right

    Vegas Tenold, journalist and the author of Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America (Nation Books, 2018), talks about what he learned embedding himself in three white nationalist extremist groups over seven years. Tenold says that white nationalist groups, both old and new, are fueled by "a conspiratorial mindset" and "the notion that white people are under siege." 

    Tenold also described white nationalist members as having a complicated view of President Trump. Disappointed in the President for bombing Syria, and diverting money from Appalachia regions, they support the President for his stance on immigration, saying "he can be the worst President ever but if he builds that wall it will be worth it."


  • Posted on 23 Feb 2018

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    Dems to "Eradicate All Individual Freedoms"

    Edward-Isaac Dovere, chief Washington correspondent for POLITICO, breaks down how President Trump, lawmakers, and the NRA are responding to National pressure to strengthen gun laws. 

    Pls explain if Rubio's claim that there is no difference between AR-15 and many rifles bc they can be modified to to become automatic. This sounds dubious NRA deception. Is it true?

    — sohio (@sohio1) February 23, 2018

    @BrianLehrer #Armedteachers There is no money in school budgets for crayons, so where does funding for combat teacher bonuses come from.

    — Jean Mar Offenbacher (@jmpo3) February 23, 2018

    @BrianLehrer - this #NRA sweepstakes was sent to a 15 year old child in Mass. What law allows children to have military weapons? (sent and publicized with parental permission) pic.twitter.com/kfS7GbyKiO

    — jessie doyle (@jessidoyle) February 23, 2018

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    Ask The Mayor: Guns in Schools?

    This week NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses the nationwide student movement for stronger gun laws, and the various questions now facing students and teachers regarding safety, protest, and responsibility. The Mayor says he supports New York City students who want to participate in the March walkout (with parent's permission), calling it a "profound" and "teachable moment." The Mayor also said, in an effort to protect students, the city would move forward in daily unannounced weapons "scanning" in public middle and high schools.

    @BrianLehrer Is there any planned changes to the NYC school lockdown procedure in light of the Parkland shooting where the fire alarm was pulled first? This scenario could be replicated in any school to circumvent the lockdown procedure. #askthemayor

    — tom hackett (@twhackett) February 23, 2018

    @NYCMayor is so right on so many issues. This school walkout is going to be an incredible moment for students. I love listening to Ask The Mayor Friday's on @BrianLehrer

    — Ally Sway (@allyswayzee) February 23, 2018

    The Mayor just stated that scanning in schools will help, he should talk to ours where our attendance improved when we reduced scanning. It's the culture that matters, not scanning. Scanning=mini prisons. When kids feel heard they speak out when they see something. @BrianLehrer

    — Larry D. Gabbard (@larry_gabbard) February 23, 2018

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