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  • A new article looks at how the 2004 strategy of the religious right has been revived for this election. Co-authors Chip Berlet and Pam Chamberlain write: "Although leaders of the Christian Right almost universally deny it, the goal of this revived campaign is to elect Republicans to office. The enemy being denounced is sometimes generic: gays, liberals, secularists, the left-leaning media and Hollywood; and sometimes specific: Ted...
    Nov 02, 2006 | Story
  • Democracy Now!'s cross-country "Breaking the Sound Barrier Tour" takes us to New Mexico, where we're joined by Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez. He talks about Albuquerque’s global warming initiatives, civil liberties, and the local effects of the Iraq war. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 28, 2006 | Story
  • We speak with Keith Ellison, the African-American state legislator in Minnesota who is slated to become the first Muslim elected to Congress. Ellison won Tuesday’s primary defeating three rivals to become the Democratic nominee. He is favored to win election in November in the heavily Democratic fifth district. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 14, 2006 | Story
  • Middle Eastern, South Asian and Muslim passengers say they are increasingly victims of racial profiling and are being detained and harassed at airports. We speak with an American mother and daughter, both born in Iraq, who were held and questioned for hours at JFK airport. [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 25, 2006 | Story
  • On a trip back from the Middle East, Iraqi blogger and activist Raed Jarrar was not allowed to board a flight at JFK airport because he was wearing a T-Shirt that said "We will not be silent" in English and Arabic. Airport security forced him to change his T-Shirt saying wearing it was like "going to a bank with a T-Shirt reading 'I am a robber.'" [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 21, 2006 | Story
  • Former Vice President Al Gore gave a major speech in Washington Monday accusing President Bush of "repeatedly and persistently" breaking the law by authorizing the NSA wiretaps. We play an excerpt of the address and the Center for Constitutional Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union are filing separate lawsuits challenging President Bush’s order for the NSA to conduct domestic spy operations without legally-required...
    Jan 17, 2006 | Story
  • President Bush has admitted he secretly ordered the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on Americans without ever seeking court approval. Famed constitutional attorney Martin Garbus and former intelligence officer Christopher Pyle both say it is an impeachable offense. We also speak with investigative journalist James Bamford about the history of the NSA. Plus, The New York Times exposed the story, but why did they hold it for more than a...
    Dec 19, 2005 | Story
  • Newly leaked Pentagon documents have confirmed the military has been monitoring and collecting intelligence on anti-war groups across the country. Peace protests are being described as threats and the military is collecting data on who is attending demonstrations. We speak with William Arkin, the former Army intelligence officer, who obtained the secret Pentagon documents. [includes rush transcript]
    Dec 15, 2005 | Story
  • We speak to anti-war activists in New York, Florida, California, Iowa and Ohio who organized protests listed as threats by the Pentagon. [includes rush transcript]
    Dec 15, 2005 | Story
  • We host a debate between Richard Perle, the man the Washington Post calls "the intellectual guru of the hard-line neoconservative movement in foreign policy" and one of its fiercest critics, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman.

    Perle, a Pentagon adviser and former assistant secretary of defense, calls for the U.S. secession of Saudi oil fields, for regime change in Iran, for the isolation of Syria, possible attacks and a blockade...

    Jan 13, 2004 | Story