Viktor Orban angry at EU’s criticism of Hungary’s democratic values

Viktor Orban angry at EU’s criticism of Hungary’s democratic values

In an unusual visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban launched a sharp attack on MEPs after they criticized the state of democracy in Hungary. Orban strongly defended his government’s record as the Parliament presented a report calling Budapest to remove constitutional changes that some claim limit democracy […]

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The Story of Citizens United v. FEC

The Story of Citizens United v. FEC

In season 1 of The Story of Stuff, we looked at a system that creates way too much stuff, and way too little of what we really want. Now we’re going to start looking at the stories behind the Story of Stuff. That’s where we’ll find ways to turn this situation around. Welcome to Season […]

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GOP Has Long Term Control Of Govt Through The Judiciary

GOP Has Long Term Control Of Govt Through The Judiciary

Tax reform is dominating the headlines. But there’s those headlines that often keeps us distracted from another story with potentially more catastrophic consequences. That is Republican Senator Mitch McConnell’s plan to confirm his ninth federal judge. Joining me in a talk about this is Farron Cousins, Executive Editor for The Trial Lawyer magazine. Farron, what […]

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Capitalism Hits Home: Capitalism, Socialism and Communism

Capitalism Hits Home: Capitalism, Socialism and Communism

Hello, this is Dr. Harriet Fraad on Capitalism Hits Home, an interpersonal update. This is a show about the intersection of capitalism, class, and our personal lives. Today’s podcast on Capitalism Hits Home is about what is class? What is a class revolution? What does it mean when we talk about feudalism, capitalism, state capitalism, […]

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Safe and Sorry – Terrorism & Mass Surveillance

Safe and Sorry – Terrorism & Mass Surveillance

Terrorism is very scary, especially when it happens close to home and not in some faraway place. Nobody likes to be afraid, and we were eager to make the fear go away. So we demanded more security. In the last decade, it’s become increasingly normal for civil liberties to be eroded and for government agencies […]

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Richard Wolff on Auto Loans in Increasing Default

Richard Wolff on Auto Loans in Increasing Default

Last update I’ll have time for today has to do with auto loans in the United States. Auto loans are again in increasing default. What do I mean? People who borrow money to buy an automobile discover two, four, six, eight months in that they can’t come up with the monthly bill to pay for […]

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These are the Most Democratic Countries in the World

These are the Most Democratic Countries in the World

Did you know there are only 19 true democracies on the planet? According to the Economist’s Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) yearly ranking, fewer than 10 percent of all the countries in the world are “full democracies.” That means you’re statistically likely to be reading this from a place which didn’t make the hallowed top 20. Bummer. […]

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COMMUNISM AND LAOS

COMMUNISM AND LAOS

Regarding the control of Laos why has it lasted for 35 years? We don’t even know how many more years the Communist party will disappear from Laos. Even though the majority of Laotians don’t like Communism. The reason why the Communist party control Laos for so long is because they use the theory of divide […]

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