FROM Jeff Chester
Facebook and Obama, Who's Courting Whom? Facebook now has 600 million members, but President Obama caught on to its power a long time ago. Today, he conducted an Internet town hall from Facebook's headquarters in Palo Alto. We hear more about the role of the Internet in political campaigning nationwide from Jeff Chester, Executive Director of the Center for Digital Democracy, and Barbara O'Connor, Director Emeritus of the Institute for the Study of Politics and Media at California State University at Sacramento.
The 'deconstruction' of the administrative state President Trump has failed to fill high-level positions in important agencies — and some people he has named want to phase out the agencies they're supposed to lead. We look at the possible consequences for delivering services and providing security — and at top aide Steve Bannon's plans for "deconstructing the administrative state."
Nationalism's appeal on both sides of the Atlantic Nationalism, Populism, concerns about immigration and outright racism are part of election campaigns from the US to Europe. We hear how today's election in Holland reflects the recent past and may forecast the future.