January 1 - Will Republicans Pay a Price For Their Obstructionism?; Why There is no Left in America

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We begin with an analysis of how Washington is failing us and who is to blame with David Halperin, a senior fellow at Republic Report and a former White House speech writer and special assistant for national security affairs to President Clinton and counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee. We discuss the radical takeover of the Republican Party and the flagrant fealty the Republican right has to the millionaires and billionaires, while on the left there is the obvious lack of a countervailing force to tip the balance just a little in favor of the vast majority of the American people. david halperin

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Then we explore further why the country’s politics have moved inexorably to the right with Salvatore Babones who is a senior lecturer in sociology and social policy at the University of Sydney, Australia and is an associate fellow at the Institute For Policy Studies in Washington D.C. We discuss his article at Truthout “There is No American Left” and try to determine what can be done to revive the political left in America so that government represents the 99% not just the 1%.

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