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Liberal whiplash syndrome

 This about sums it up. -A H/T Salon.com   Read more

What gives?

 Huh. Apparently, during the Bush administration's waning days, Cheney lobbied ferociously for a pardon of Scooter Libby. And Dubya wouldn't budge.   In the waning days of the Bush administration, Vice President Dick Cheney launched a last-ditch campaign to persuade his boss... Read more


Hmm. So after a resounding electoral victory, an inauguration the likes of which we've never seen, and an odd new empathic burst of shared purpose, President Obama did what now? He followed Bush's lead on civil liberties.   Obama Administration Maintains Bush Position on 'Ex... Read more

Radiozine on 02/05/09

Airs at: Thu, 02/05/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Radiozine
Per Fagereng interviews author Lennie Brenner about the history of Zionism. CD-1325 Read more

Iraq Vets Against the War: Speaking Truth

Airs at: Tue, 01/20/2009 at 4:00pm
  Northwest Vets for Peace Marvin, Bill and John speak with members of Iraq Vets Against the War, Portland.   Read more

Holding Obama's Feet to the Fire

Airs at: Tue, 01/20/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The day after Barack Obama's historic inauguration as president of the United States we'll look at how much has changed in the United States and what still needs to change in the days, months and years ahead. Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein is joined by guests John Cavana... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 19, 2009

Airs at: Sun, 01/18/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
On this program, the Moles look forward to the Obama presidency, back to the messages of Martin Luther King Jr., and to how the Nixon presidency is selectively remembered in the film Frost / Nixon.  Hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above, or individual segments ... Read more

MLK's Message of Non-Violence

Airs at: Sun, 01/18/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Will the US ramp up the war in Afghanistan?  If so, a major, but often overlooked, part of Martin Luther King's message will be scorned -- his rejection of militarism and hyper-nationalism.  This article by Robert Griffin appeared in Common Dreams, and is read here by Tom B... Read more

Movie Moles: "Frost/Nixon"

Airs at: Sun, 01/18/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Laurie Mercier review and fact-check the current film Frost/Nixon.  They review the real history of the famous interviews, and ask whether getting public officials to confess their crimes is as important as seeing what's wrong with the structures ... Read more

King's Vision for Obama

Airs at: Sun, 01/18/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
"What Would King Tell Obama?"  In this article by Michael Honey, read here by Tom Becker, we are reminded that Dr. King's message of non-violence applies to the violence of poverty and economic inequality, and to military interventions.  Honey's piece appreared on the websi... Read more