July 2 - Hidden Threats Inside the Healthcare Ruling; More Banking Scandals to Come; Voters Riot in Oaxaca; A Report From an Election Observor in Mexico

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We begin with an analysis of the recent landmark Supreme Court decision on healthcare with Aziz Huq, a former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. While liberals are celebrating the Robert’s ruling, he argues in an article at The Nation, “In the Healthcare Decision, A Hidden Threat”, that there are idiosyncratic libertarian ideals inserted in the law that could explode into much larger and more harmful doctrines.

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Then we go to London to investigate a series of banking scandals involving muni-bond bid-rigging that enabled bankers and traders to rob the public to create bonuses for themselves. Economist Stephany Griffith Jones, the Financial Markets Program Director at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, joins us to discuss the latest financial scandal that may be the tip of another iceberg the titans of Wall Street are heading for.

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Then we go to Oaxaca, Mexico to speak with Fabien Tepper, an independent journalist who witnessed massive protests in the town square yesterday, when students and workers, who wanted to vote for the PRD candidate Lopez Obrador, were denied ballots.

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Then finally we speak with an official observer who is monitoring the Mexican elections, Pamela Starr, the Director of the US-Mexico Network at USC and a former professor of Latin American political economy at the private university ITAM in Mexico City. She has an article at ForeignAffairs.com “What Mexico’s Election Means for the War on Drugs”.

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