March 22, 2017

Program Notes
  • Segment 1:

    A Terror Attack on the UK's Parliament

    We will begin with the terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge and the grounds of Britain’s Parliament House that left 4 dead and 20 injured and speak with Nafeez Ahmed, the editor in chief of Insurgeintelligence at medium.com who is a weekly columnist for Middle East Eye and the author of “Failing States, Collapsing Systems”. He joins us from London to discuss the likely suspects and the motives behind today’s attack which appears to fit into the pattern and the overall strategy of ISIS which is to drive a wedge between Muslims living in Europe and the rest of the populations in order to sow division and religious and racist animus.

  • Segment 2:

    Did Manafort and Flynn Commit Treason?

    Then we will speak with a veteran CIA officer Robert Baer who is currently the national security affairs analyst on CNN. He joins us to discuss the latest revelation from the Associated Press that Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort offered to help Vladimir Putin advance Russia’s interests in a $10 million a year contract he signed with a Russian oligarch who is a close ally of Putin. We will discuss the growing evidence that treason was committed by Trump’s top campaign official and his former National Security Advisor in what was an electronic equivalent of a Pearl Harbor attack by the Kremlin on American democracy itself.

  • Segment 3:

    Will Failure to Pass the Health Care Bill Be the Beginning of the End of Trump?

    Then finally we will assess the likelihood of the passage of the Ryan and Trump healthcare bill that was supposed to be voted on tomorrow. We will examine whether if it fails to pass in House, could that be seen as the beginning of the end of the Trump Administration since the emperor, who threaten wayward Tea Party Congressmen, would appear to have no clothes and no clout with his own party in his first effort to get a bill passed. Abbe Gluck, a Professor of Law and Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School, joins us to discuss the stakes involved in the Republican repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.