September 10 - Early Predictor of Obama's Re-election; Why Chicago's Teachers Are on Strike; Mexico's Messiah Steps Down

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We begin with Allan Lichtman, a Distinguished Professor of History at American University who has correctly predicted the outcome of every presidential election since 1984. We discuss the latest Republican-leaning polls that show the president ahead as well as the likelihood of wild cards upsetting Obama’s path to re-election. alan lichtman

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Then we examine the reasons why Chicago’s teachers have gone out on strike with Kevin Kumashiro, who is a professor and past chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago. We discuss his contention that Chicago’s teachers are not striking because of money, but rather are protesting so-called “reforms” that have made their jobs nearly impossible.

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Then finally, we speak with George Grayson, the author of “Mexican Messiah: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador”, about the resignation of the PRD’s presidential candidate who is still contesting the last two presidential elections in Mexico. We discuss whether Lopez Obrador’s exit from the Democratic Revolution Party to form a new political youth movement Morena, the national regeneration movement, will divide and weaken Mexico’s left.

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