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Counterpoint May 29, 2023

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

Candidate Ron DeSantis Poses Unique Threat to Democracy

Interview with Ruth Ben-Ghiat, professor of Italian and History New York University, conducted by Scott Harris

Massive Pentagon Budget Increased in Debt Ceiling Deal

Interview with Lindsay Koshgarian, program Director with the National Priorities Project, conducted by Scott Harris

Flood of Venezuelan Migrants Linked to US Economic Sanctions

Interview with Adrienne Pine, visiting professor of anthropology and social change with the School of Consciousness and Transformation at the California Institute of Integral Studies, conducted by Scott Harris

Students, Alumni Resist DeSantis’ Destruction of New College of Florida

Interview with Joshua Epstein, a New College of Florida student, and Tamara Solum, mother of Kari Solum, a 2020 New College graduate, conducted by Scott Harris

Last Week on Counterpoint

Can Chinese Diplomacy Help End Russia-Ukraine War?

Lawrence Wilkerson talks about the Eisenhower Media Network's recent full-page ad in the New York Times calling for a diplomatic end to the Russia-Ukraine...

The Threat Posed by AI & Path to Regulation

Corynne McSherry discusses her group's position on the dangers of artificial intelligence regarding privacy, disinformation and policing, and what if anything should be done...

DOJ Ignores Trump Scheme to Steal 2020 Election Software

Susan Greenhalgh examines the multi-state plot by former President Donald Trump's operatives to access and copy voting system software in the 2020 election and...

Historic Cold War-era Boat Sails Again to Demand Nuclear Abolition

Helen Jaccard and John Miksad talk about the Veterans for Peace Golden Rule Project which recovered and restored the original Golden Rule peace ship...

Special Feature

As CNN Swerves Right: Refuse Fascism!

The Resistance Roundtable panel speaks with Paul Street (www.paulstreet.org), independent progressive policy researcher, award-winning journalist, historian and author of many books including This Happened Here and They Rule: The 1% v. Democracy.
Paul deconstructs the threat posed by Trump, the Republican Party and a craven corporate media as the nation staggers forward toward the 2024 election.

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Between The Lines – May 31, 2023 – Full Show

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Blog: Leaves and Fishes

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Forest and the Trees



The Education Myth, Neo Liberalism and 1000 Points of Fascism

Professor Jon Shelton, author of The Education Myth: How Human Capital Trumped Social Democracy, discusses his theory that neoliberalism has fused competition and meritocracy...

The War in Ukraine and the War Against Women at Home

Today's show feature a focus on two potentially cataclysmic issues: the War in Ukraine and the continuing war against women's reproductive rights at home....

Policing in America, a conversation with professor Gerald Horne

In the wake of the Memphis police murder of Tyre Nichols, Dr. Gerald Horne, professor of history and African American Studies at the University...

Whither our economy in 2023? And what are the root causes of Inflation?

Dr. Jack Rasmus, professor emeritus in Economics at St. Mary's College, gives his assessment of the U.S. economy in 2022 and offers his predictions...

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