WAMC's political observer Dr. Alan Chartock speaks with fill-in host Lucas Willard about the death of former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, and a recent vote by the House of Representatives to condemn remarks made by President Donald Trump.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's renewed call for four Democratic congresswomen of color to get out of the U.S. "right now," the Trump administration's new asylum rule meant to slow the flow of Central American migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, and former Vice President Joe Biden's plan to expand the Affordable Care Act as he seeks the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses recent tweets from President Trump targeting four liberal congresswomen, federal immigration raids this past weekend and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's upcoming appearances before the U.S. House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees on July 24.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses climate change and conditions in New Orleans, where parts of the city are underwater. He also discusses the death of former University at Albany President and WAMC contributor Karen Hitchcock.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses growing calls for Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to resign, following reports of Acosta's role in a lenient 2008 plea deal offered to Jeffrey Epstein, who now faces charges of sex trafficking.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's "environmental leadership," and considers whether reports of sex trafficking charges faced by multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein could affect Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta or the president.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's Fourth of July celebration in Washington, D.C., and reports that Justin Amash, the only Republican in Congress to publicly argue for the president's impeachment, is leaving the Republican Party.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's plans for today's Fourth of July parade in Washington, D.C. and the president's apparent decision to not give up on the idea of putting a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's claim that the military is "thrilled" to participate in his Fourth of July celebration in Washington on Thursday, while MSNBC says it will not air the event live.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that more than 200 migrant children have been moved from squalid conditions at a border patrol station in Texas — as President Trump considers vetoing a bill that would bring aid to migrant families.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a plan by Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders to cancel all $1.6 trillion in student loan debt, ahead of the first 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate starting Wednesday. He also comments on an NBC interview where President Trump brushed off the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabia and said he is "not looking for war" with Iran.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock comments on reports that President Trump pulled back after initially approving a military strike on Iran. He also reviews the 2019 legislative session in New York, which saw the passing of the so-called "Green Light Bill" allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses, but failed to legalize adult-use marijuana in the state.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses former Vice President Joe Biden's remarks on segregationists Wednesday, and reports that a federal judge has decided new evidence in the case of a census citizenship question requires more consideration.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock comments on reports that New York has become the 13th state to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses, after Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the so-called "Green Light Bill" Monday night.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a deal reached on rent protections for tenants in New York, and comedian Jon Stewart's scolding speech before Congress Tuesday. He also comments on a new Quinnipiac poll showing former Vice President Joe Biden ahead of President Trump in a hypothetical 2020 matchup.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's ongoing criticism of the New York Times, after the newspaper reported Saturday that many aspects of the president's deal to avoid tariffs with Mexico were agreed to months beforehand.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock examines the ongoing talks between White House and Mexican officials regarding the U.S.-Mexico border, and considers whether President Trump's proposed tariffs on Mexico will go forward Monday.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock reflects on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and discusses the Trump administration's ongoing talks with Mexican officials regarding Central American migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The president has said he will impose tariffs on Mexico starting June 10 if a deal is not reached.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Robert Mueller's first public statement on the Russia inquiry Wednesday, which came with an increase in calls by House Democrats for President Trump's impeachment. He also considers whether House Democrats will push Mueller to testify before Congress.