31

Ethnic Cleansing

How and why nations unleash mass violence on minorities.

30

The United States and Iran

President Trump faces a crucial decision on the nuclear agreement he’s long vowed to tear up and the consequences of that decision.

29

Politics of Denial

 Legions of lobbyists and lawyers have obscured the harmful facts about smoking, football head injuries and climate change.

28

States' Rights

The tension between the States and the Federal Government animates American History from the Constitutional Convention to Charlottesville.

27

Propaganda

Vladimir Putin’s Russia has devised a post modern propaganda designed to undermine truth itself.

26

North Korea Update

An update on an earlier edition on the crisis in North East Asia.

25

The Wall (repeat Program)

How did secure borders became part of the definition of a state, and how well have walls worked through history.

 

24

Voter Fraud

A presidential commission looks into charges, that millions voted illegally last November.

23

Impeachment

How and why the Constitutional Convention decided to constrain the powers of presidents and the meaning of “high crimes or misdemeanors.”

22

Loyalty

The loyalty episode explores what past presidents have asked of their political appointees.

21

Mission Creep

The dangers of Mission Creep and the ever expanding role of the US military overseas.

20

Big Government

The evolution of the battle over big government, from the New Deal to Tump care.

19

Gerrymander

Both parties redraw electoral lines to help themselves. Republicans do it better. Do Democrats hurt themselves by packing into urban districts.

18

National Security Council

How the National Security Council makes decisions and the vast differences between the two generals he’s appointed as National Security Advisor.

17

The Wall

How did secure borders became part of the definition of a state, and how well have walls worked through history.

16

"Unthinkable"

Candidate Trump's said that opponents should never know whether or not he would use nuclear weapons.

15

Politics of Fear (repeat program)

The meaning and purpose of hateful language.

14

Civil War

Explores the Civil Wars in Syria and Iraq in depth plus the Civil War we know best- our own. 

 

13

"You're fired"

President Trump fired the Director of the FBI. Does the firing amount to obstruction of justice? 

12

"Strongman" Edition

Host Neal Conan explores Human Rights place in President Trump’s foreign policy after he embraced autocrats and alienated democratic allies.