Brown University’s “Cost of War” project reports that the US military creates more greenhouse gases than Denmark, Sweden, or Portugal with the “War on Terror” alone.
Ted Rall, political cartoonist and syndicated columnist, joins us to discuss New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment scandal. Melissa Derosa, the Governor’s top aide, has resigned in what appears to be the start of a mass exodus of the Governor’s closest supporters. Also, an executive assistant who accused Cuomo of groping her has come forward.
Dan Lazare, investigative journalist and author, joins us to discuss his latest article on domestic US politics. Lazare argues that US partisan politics has devolved into non-substantive emotional spats. Rather than genuine politicians who aim to represent their constituents, he posits that “Congress overflows with hyper-ambitious types willing to do and say anything to advance their careers and serve the interests of capital.”
Alexander Mercouris, editor-in-chief at theduran.com & host of “Alexander Mercouris & The Duran” on YouTube, joins us to discuss his latest article on Julian Assange. Mercouris argues that “the single-minded U.S. pursuit of Julian Assange as Britain proposes changes to its official secrets law shows the fierce determination of both governments to conceal their secrets.”