Thursday, October 11, 2012
With the debate over Elizabeth Warren's Native American heritage still looming, WGBH's Phillip Martin got to thinking about some deeper questions about ethnicity and racial identity and how they factor into our political leanings.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
By Steffen Schmidt : IAFC Blogger
Elizabeth Warren, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Massachusetts -and recent head of the federal consumer protection agency - is in the middle of a nasty controversy that underscores the nefarious nature of racial politics in this country.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
By Ron Christie
That Lugar, who ran unopposed six years ago and collected 87 percent of the vote in 2006 was tossed out by a Tea Party candidate last week should send shockwaves to every incumbent politician on the ballot this November. Why?
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Sen. Scott Brown's bill would qualify Ireland for the E-3 visa program, but America’s sordid history of excluding, and at times oppressing, non-European immigrants has left a bad taste in the mouths of ethnic minorities.
Friday, January 20, 2012
By Justin Krebs : IAFC Blogger
With Super PACs savaging candidates left and right, January 21st is a fitting date for the South Carolina Primary: it's the two-year anniversary of Citizens United.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
Friday, September 30, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren officially announced her candidacy for Senate in Massachusetts on Wednesday. Warren was the driving force behind the creation of the Consumer Protection Agency, and has been a lightening rod for Congressional Republicans. She'll be challenging Senator Scott Brown, who was elected in a special election to fill Ted Kennedy's seat in 2010. (You can watch her official announcement after the jump.)
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Alex here shepherding tomorrow's show through the night ...
As already posted on this website, John Hockenberry interviewed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen today. We'll run that tomorrow along with our continuing coverage of the political fallout from the electoral upset in Massachusetts. Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner (NY) will tell us why the Dems are OK without a filibuster proof majority in the Senate.
We might have heavy hitters from Washington (or right outside Washington in the Pentagon anyway) but we're not letting up on watching the relief efforts in Haiti. After a serious aftershock today a friend of the show wrote us to say "the aftershock was stronger than I realized and we are concerned more buildings have collapsed. People are screaming outside." So tomorrow we'll get the full update live. We're also following a few different 'big picture' angles. For one, we want to know if the medical risks to patients and doctors are evolving or growing over time with so many victims remaining injured and bodies still unburied. And on a political level, three prominent female political leaders were victims of the quake, so we're looking into what that means for gender progress in Haitian politics.
Plus graphic journalist Joe Sacco, how Starbucks bounced back, and an examination of the Apple buzz-making machine.
See ya tomorrow.