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Why Bannon Is Out

Big Picture Panel: Julio Rivera, Reactionary Times/Newsmax/Right Wing News/Politichicks & Kai Newkirk, Democracy Spring/99Rise. Depending on who you ask - the now-former White House strategist was either fired or handed in his resignation a few weeks ago, and left earlier today. This news of Bannon's departure comes - of course - just a few days after he spoke to the American Prospect - and publicly mocked the White House's North Korea strategy - bashed some of his administration colleagues - and called the alt-right "losers"

How Trump is Secretly Blowing Up Social Security Right Now...

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom talks to Julio Rivera of Reactionary Times and Kai Newkirk of Democracy Spring about Steve Bannon being removed from the White House and the Trump administration dismantling social security. Then, Thom discusses NAFTA negotiations and the future of trade with economist Alan Tonelson.

Trump's NAFTA Make-Over Was A Lie

Big Picture Interview: Alan Tonelson, RealityChek (blog)/The Race to the Bottom. As ugly as his right wing nationalism could be - now-former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon had some legitimately good ideas about the economy. Does his ouster mean that we're stuck with so-called free trade for good?

Is This Another Access Hollywood Moment or the End for Trump?

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom discusses white supremacy and a petition to get Nazis out of the Trump administration with Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block. Then, Thom talks to Ted Goodman of the Daily Caller and Doug Christian, political commentator, about Trump’s response to the attack in Barcelona, Spain, and Republicans staying out of the picture after Trump’s continued remarks on Charlottesville.

Fire the Nazis!

Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block, Director-National Government Affairs & Rabbi-in-Residence, Bend the Arc Jewish Action. Is the Trump administration actually full of Nazis? Or just people who like to play them on TV?

Why the GOP Has Disappeared From TV

Ted Goodman, Reporter-Daily Caller News Foundation & Doug Christian, Political Commentator. Condemnation statements aside - conservative lawmakers are staying uncharacteristically media shy after Donald Trump's defense of the Charlottesville neo-Nazis. In fact - on Wednesday - not a single Republican politician would go on either Chuck Todd's MSNBC show or Wolf Blitzer's CNN program. Even Shepard Smith over at Fox News had trouble booking Republicans. We’ll talk about why….

What Do You Do When The World Knows Trump is A Bigot?

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom talks to Dave McCulloch of Capitol Media Partners and Charles Sauer of the Market Institute about Republicans responding to Trump’s “both sides” remarks, and many GOP lawmakers coming out condemning white supremacy. Then, Thom talks to Melinda St. Louis of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch about NAFTA renegotiation talks and what it means for American workers.

GOP Blasts Trump’s Nazi Defense

Charles Sauer, The Market Institute & Dave McCulloch, Capitol Media Partners. By defending neo-Nazis- Donald Trump might finally have reached his expiration date with the institutional Republican Party.

Should We Be Worried About NAFTA?

Melinda St. Louis, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch. Donald Trump campaigned on making our trade deals better for American workers. But as NAFTA renegotiations officially begin - could he actually making them worse?

Should Every Confederate Symbol & Statue Be Torn Down?

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom discusses whether the U.S. is on the brink of fascism after the attack in Charlottesville this weekend with economist and professor Dr. Richard Wolff. Then, Thom talks to Bryan Pruitt of RedState and Sam Sacks of the District Sentinel about Trump’s latest statement on Charlottesville, the fate of confederate statues across the nation and the Justice Department cracking down on protesters.

Dr. Richard Wolff - Are We A “Depression" Away From Fascist America?

Big Picture Interview: Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Capitalism's Crisis Deepens Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown/Democracy At Work. White supremacy reared it's ugly head last weekend in Charlottesville - Virginia - and one brave American ended up dead. Thankfully - we are not living in Nazi Germany -- not yet, at least -- but the threat that white supremacy and fascism pose to our democracy is real -- especially as Reaganomics continues to tear apart what remains of our middle class.

Are We Seeing A New Crackdown on Trump Protesters?

Big Picture Panel: Sam Sacks, The District Sentinel News Co-op & Bryan Pruitt, RedState. Is the Justice Department's increasingly dragnet-like investigation into the Inauguration Day protests in Washington, DC the beginning of a major crackdown on domestic dissent?

Trump: The KKK/Nazi Dream Date

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom gets an update on the situation in Charlottesville from RT correspondent Natasha Sweatte, and then discusses the story further with investigative journalist Greg Palast. Then, Thom talks to Tim Cavanaugh of Real Clear Investigations and Valerie Ervin of the Working Families Party about Trump’s response to the attack in Charlottesville, and the right-wing bills that would hurt protesters.

Greg Palast Catches Posse of White Guys Beating Young Black Man

Greg Palast, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. Donald Trump didn't drive the car involved in Saturday's fascist terror attack in Charlottesville - Virginia - but he most definitely provided the fuel.

What Trump’s “Cherish Our History” Really Means...

Valerie Ervin, Working Families Party & Tim Cavanaugh, Real Clear Investigations. When will the Republican Party as a whole take responsibility for fanning the flames of racism with its half-century long Southern Strategy?

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