Friday, June 27, 2008

  • Supreme Court Strikes Down DC Handgun Ban


    In a historic ruling Thursday, the Supreme Court voted that the Second Amendment enshrines the constitutional right of an individual to own and keep a loaded handgun at home for purposes of self-defense. The 5-4 decision to overturn the thirty-two-year-old ban on handguns in the nation’s capital is the Court’s most significant ruling on the Second Amendment since 1939. We speak with Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC). [includes rush transcript]

  • Addington, Yoo Offer Little in House Torture Hearing


    On Capitol Hill, a House subcommittee heard the testimony of Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff David Addington and former Justice Department attorney John Yoo. Addington and Yoo are said to have been instrumental in developing the administration’s torture policy. We play highlights of the hearing and get analysis with attorney Scott Horton. [includes rush transcript]

  • As Oil Hits Another Record High, a Look at the New Geopolitics of Energy


    Oil prices have jumped to yet another record high, nearing $142 a barrel in Asian trading today. The latest price surge comes a day after OPEC’s president said crude prices could reach $170 this summer. Meanwhile, Libya has threatened to cut oil production in response to US threats against oil producers. We speak with Michael Klare, author of Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet," and Arun Gupta of The Indypendent. [includes rush transcript]