Abe and Joe look at the labor protests in Longview, Wash., and dabble in Gen-X cultural milestones.
When the bottom fell out of the financial markets in 2008, lawmakers rushed to bail out the architects of the global crash. But this begs a question -- when will we decide to bail out the collapsed labor market?
Joe has noticed that all of the Republican Hopefulls for the 2012 Presidential Elections have Platforms draped in prayer flags, but not much else. They all seem to be highly religious, and defer all talk of actual political issues to Religious Values, instead. Is this how we want to run our country?
Is the Dominionism pushed by Bachman and Perry dangerous to Democracy?
The Shock Decade: Abe and Joe look at the 10 years of post-Sept. 11 chaos and exploitation.
The Shock Doctrine: Author Naomi Klein's explanation of capitalism's use of disasters -- and the numb shock that accompanies them -- to carry out radical "free market" revisions. From Afghanistan to Iraq, from Guantanamo to the PATRIOT Act, from Katrina to the financial crisis of 2008, the post-Sept. 11 world has been one big application of the Shock Doctrine. Abe and Joe survey the wreckage.
Muslim–Bashing; Does it Win Elections? Interview;Stephan Salisbury
Muslim–Bashing: For the right wing it’s "How to win an election without even trying".
Or is it? Stephan Salisbury, cultural writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer took a close look at the 2010 elections. He is the author of the book Mohamed's Ghosts: An American Story of Love and Fear in the Homeland. You’ll be surprised at what he found. Tune in to learn about the limits of Muslim-Bashing ten years after 911 and what it might mean for 2012 presidential race.