FROM Lacy Ford
Confederate History Month in Virginia Democrats Mark Warner and Tim Kaine abandoned Confederate History Month when they were governors of Virginia. Republican Bob McDonnell has revived it . In his apology for forgetting to mention slavery, he said the Civil War also "involved other issues…but I focused on the ones I thought were most significant for "Virginia." Lacy Ford is Professor of History at the University of South Carolina and author of Deliver Us from Evil : the Slavery Question in the Old South.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
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.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?