Can the FBI investigate a sitting president without the president’s permission? Since the FBI is nested in the executive branch, can the president shut the investigation down? Constitutional Law Professor Corey Brettschneider says no.
Federal employees are seeing their lives destroyed by the shut down. We are joined by Guardian Columnist and Executive Editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, Alissa Quart, whose latest book is “Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America.”
Elizabeth Warren went to Iowa, and, despite what the pundits say, she has tapped into Middle America’s rage against Wall Street and Pay Day lenders. We talk with Washington Post Columnist Helaine Olen.
Is America a prison state? While America makes up only five percent of the world’s population, we house twenty percent of the world’s prisoners. Fourteen million Americans are arrested each year, 2.1 million are in prison, and one third of all Americans have an arrest record. We discuss the new bipartisan criminal justice reform bill that Trump is about to sign with Professor Roger Lancaster who has written several pieces for Jacobin on America’s prisons. Professor Lancaster says despite this new legislation.
Radio Financial Planner Dave Ramsey does not provide the best advice, so says Washington Post Columnist Helaine Olen, author of Pound Foolish.
Forget the wall between American and Mexico, the only wall we need is between Church and State. The Rev. Barry W. Lynn was the executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State from 1992 to November 2017. He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ