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Counterpoint May 3, 2021

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Many Counterpoint interviews are excerpted for broadcast on the nationally syndicated “Between The Lines” radio newsmagazine at Btlonline.org

Why Biden May Finally Be Ending Reagan’s ‘Rancid Legacy’

Interview with William Rivers Pitt, senior editor and lead columnist with Truthout.org, conducted by Scott Harris

Assessing Biden’s Climate Policies & Growing Support for the THRIVE Act

Interview with Margaret Kwateng, Green New Deal national organizer with Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, conducted by Scott Harris

At 100 Days Biden’s Corporate Capture Report Card

Interview with Max Moran, research director with the personnel team at the Revolving Door Project at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, conducted by Scott Harris

Resisting White Supremacy & Their Effort to Recruit White Workers

Interview with Andy Piascik, a long-time activist and award-winning author whose most recent book is the novel, "In Motion," conducted by Scott Harris

Last Week on Counterpoint

Filibuster Repeal Only Option to Pass Progressive Legislation

Luke Savage talks about his recent article, "Democrats Can’t Push a Progressive Agenda Without Smashing the Filibuster," and what's at stake for pending progressive...

Lawsuit Challenges Florida’s ‘Anti-Riot’ Law that Criminalizes Protest

Shannon Ligontalks about the federal lawsuit their group filed against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody and Orange County Sheriff John Mina...

Decades-Long Campaign to Make Washington, D.C. the 51st State Gains Momentum

Bo Shuff discussed the campaign to pass legislation in the U.S. Senate that would make Washington, D.C. the 51st state, after the passage of...

Connecticut Makes Progress in Adopting Public Option Healthcare

Sarah Ganong talks about the campaign to support passage of public option health care legislation for Connecticut and reports on the protest at the...

Special Feature


Lindsey Graham's death sentence for the GOP. But he's not the only one. https://t.co/LMSHQeloLD #GOPDeathcult

Eagerly awaiting what election laws these high school civics class flunkies are breaking #Arizona #Qanon #Arizonaaudit
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There’s a reason why falsely yelling fire in a crowded theater is a not protected as “free speech”. Shouldn’t Zuckerberg be protected for not allowing Trump’s proven brand of reckless and malicious speech that incites insurrection? https://t.co/SZiwdkgIZ3

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Biden: “Do we want to give the wealthiest people in America another tax cut or do you want to give every high school graduate the ability to earn a community college degree?”
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1) William Rivers Pitt, senior editor and lead columnist with Truthout.org, talks about the important issues raised in his recent article, "Biden’s Speech Pointed to a Possible End to Reagan’s Rancid Legacy," and the role the nation's progressive movement has played in Biden's presidency thus far.

2) Margaret Kwateng, Green New Deal National Organizer with Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, discusses her group's assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the Biden administration's initiatives to address the climate crisis thus far, and her group's support for the proposed legislation known as the THRIVE Act.

3) Max Moran, Research Director with the personnel team at the Revolving Door Project at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, talks about his group's recent report, "Corporate Capture Report Card: Day 100 How has the Biden administration fared thus far at preventing corporate capture?"

4) Andy Piascik, a long-time activist and award-winning author whose most recent book is the novel, "In Motion," talks about his recent article, "White Supremacist Organizations and White Workers," published by Znet and CounterPunch.org

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Sen. Susan Collins of Maine believes Washington, D.C. can get its representation by becoming part of the the state of Maryland. What about how West Virginia broke away from Virginia during the Civil War era? OR North and South Dakota, in order for those rural states to get more Republican representation? Or Wyoming, which has less people than D.C.? Why is that a state of its own. Why should D.C. not get statehood when it's been denied any kind of representation over the last few hundred years as the nation's capital and federal buildings are located there, protected by federal troops? It was mostly about race -- the free slaves resided there. It's about time to even some things out. #DCStatehood
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