Jonathan Zimmerman

New York University

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Students at Princeton are demanding that Woodrow Wilson’s name be removed from university buildings and institutions because of his racist views.

Woodrow Wilson's Legacy at Center of Princeton Protests

Students at Princeton are demanding that Woodrow Wilson’s name be removed from university buildings and institutions because of his racist views.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The approval ratings of Congress are at historic lows, according to the modern measurements of public opinion polling.

Disgust with Congress Through the Years

The approval ratings of Congress are at historic lows, according to the modern measurements of public opinion polling.

from To the Point

In tomorrow's  Wisconsin recall election , the target is Republican Governor Scott Walker, and the issue is the rights of public workers.

Partisan Battles in Swing States and the November Elections

In tomorrow's Wisconsin recall election , the target is Republican Governor Scott Walker, and the issue is the rights of public workers.

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Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his cell at the Manhattan Correctional Center on Saturday, as he awaited trial. What happens next in the investigation?

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California’s relentless clean-air enforcer, Mary Nichols, has divided the automobile industry. After weeks of secret negotiations, the Chair of the State’s Air Resources Board has announced that Ford, Honda VW and BMW of America won’t go along with President Trump’s rollback of Barack Obama’s fuel-economy standards. Nichols claims it’s an “olive branch,” giving car makers the “flexibility” to clean up the air at the same time they continue to market vehicles that make the most money. Brady Dennis of the Washington Post calls it a “big deal,” even if Toyota, GM and 11 other companies revert to Trump’s new federal standards--at least for the moment. Alan Baum is a consultant for both the industry and environmental organizations. He says the four who made the deal with California have a slight lead on their competitors in developing the technology of the future, with China currently far ahead of them all. He says the western car makers are doing a poor job of educating consumers about the benefits of hybrids and electrics. Nichols’s history with the Air Resources Board goes back to the 1970’s. She was named Chair by Republican Governor Arnold Schwartenegger and reappointed by Democrats Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom. She made an international name for herself for years ago when she blew the whistle on Volkswagen for faking emissions tests on the diesel cars it sold for decades all over the world.

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Where would America be without the muckraking journalists and the publications that champion their work?

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Once again it’s the race for the White House as Reality TV, with  20 performers focused on making the next audition. Are “bold proposals” politically risky?

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Filmmakers Abby Martin and Mike Prysner discuss the war crimes being committed in Gaza and how a resolution could be reached in the Middle East.

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller finally testifies before congress but did anything new come to light?

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The original purpose of cities was to bring people together. That was their function for thousands of years. Then came the 20th Century and the automobile, which, “blew cities apart.”

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