151 Organizations Press Congress to Deny Expansion of Domestic Terrorism Laws

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 220 national organizations, penned a letter to the US Congress to oppose the expansion of terrorism-related legal authority.

Caleb Maupin, a journalist and political analyst, joins us to talk about proposed domestic terrorism laws. A coalition composed of dozens of human rights organizations have written a letter to Congress voicing their opposition to any expansion of domestic terrorism laws. The group argues, “We must meet the challenge of addressing white nationalist and far-right militia violence without causing further harm to communities already disproportionately impacted by the criminal legal system.” Caleb discusses whether the Capitol riot will be used as an excuse for an authoritarian crackdown.

Dr. Emmitt Riley, a political scientist and assistant professor of Africana Studies at DePauw University, joins us to discuss domestic politics. US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has signaled he is ready to accept the parameters of a power-sharing deal proposed by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Meanwhile, the impeachment process moves forward as Democrats plan to focus on the protesters’ reaction to remarks made by former US President Donald Trump.

Laith Marouf, a broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, Lebanon, joins us to talk about the potential for a US return to the nuclear deal with Iran. Israeli officials are once again indicating they will attack Iran…

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