FROM Jason Belzer
NFL: the 'Nonprofit Football League' The National Football League is a tax-exempt nonprofit — even though it makes $10 billion in revenue every year. Individual teams are taxed, but they're also heavily subsidized by states and cities across the country, enriching their wealthy owners. Nobody knows if Sunday's 48th Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium, the most expensive in history, will compensate New Jersey taxpayers for security, transportation and trash collection. We debate the public cost of America's newest "national pastime."
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.