We've Gone From "Fire & Fury" To "Locked & Loaded"

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom discusses a vote by workers not to unionize in Mississippi with Board Chair of Our Revolution Larry Cohen. Then, Thom talks to Rob Mariani of the Daily Caller and Medea Benjamin of CODEPINK about a former senator calling Trump unfit to govern and the NAACP suing Indiana over voting rights issues.

Trump Ramps Up War Rhetoric

Medea Benjamin, Global Exchange/CODEPINK/Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection & Rob Mariani, The Daily Caller. As Donald Trump ramps up the belligerent rhetoric against North Korea - is he trying to play the "madman" like Richard Nixon did back in the 1970s? Or is he legitimately crazy?

Is Missouri's Right to Work In Limbo?

Big Picture Interview: Larry Cohen, Our Revolution/Democracy Initiative. Unions in Missouri have gathered enough signatures to force a statewide vote on Missouri's proposed right-to-work-for-less laws. This could prevent the law from going into effect on August 28. This is obviously good news, but what it is it going to take to start having victories for labor that aren't rearguard actions or defense victories.

Demand Grows to Strip Trump of Nuclear Authority

Bryan Pruitt, RedState & Doug Christian, Political Commentator. As he continues with his talk about fire and fury and the total destruction of North Korea - is it time to take the power to use nuclear weapons away from Donald Trump?

How Do You Stop Trump From Beginning WWIII?

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom discusses the growing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea with investigative journalist and author Tim Shorrock. Then, Thom talks to Bryan Pruitt of RedState and political commentator Doug Christian about a bill that would strip Trump of his nuclear authority, and an alarming poll showing how many Republicans would support postponing the 2020 election.

Are We Now On the Brink of Nuclear War?

Tim Shorrock, SPIES FOR HIRE: The Secret World of Outsourced Intelligence. The standoff between North Korea and the United States continued today - with Donald Trump intensifying his threats toward Pyongyang. Trump's comments come after the North Korean government unveiled a plan to fire missiles at Guam. According to North Korean state news - those missiles will fly over Japan before landing about 25 miles offshore of the small US territory. Are we now on the brink of nuclear war?

Trump Too Reckless To be President?

Big Picture Panel: George Landrith, Frontiers of Freedom & Julio Rivera, Reactionary Times/Newsmax/Right Wing News/Politichicks. Conservatives are supposed to be the defenders of stability and order. So how can they possibly defend Donald Trump's reckless threat to nuke North Korea into oblivion?

The Rise & Fall Of Good Jobs

Big Picture Interview: Rick Wartzman, The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America/Drucker Institute/Fortune Magazine. For most of the 20th Century - American jobs were the envy of the world. Today - those jobs have almost entirely disappeared. How did that happen? And who was responsible?

Wow! Trump "Improvised" Fire & Fury

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom talks to Julio Rivera of Reactionary Times and George Landrith of Frontiers of Freedom about Trump’s rhetoric towards North Korea, and evidence that the Trump administration wants to suppress the vote and purge voters from the rolls. Then, Thom talks to journalist and author Rick Wartzman about the gradual disappearance of good jobs in America, and if there’s any way to bring them back.

Is Trump the #1 Threat To World Security?

Big Picture Panel: Zaid Jilani, The Intercept & Nick Givas, Daily Caller News Foundation. Donald Trump is now threatening North Korea with virtual annihilation after the country took a big step forward in its nuclear program. Is the President of the United States now the number one threat to world security?

Dr Richard Wolff - The New Libertarian Experiment Disaster

Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Capitalism's Crisis Deepens Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown/Democracy At Work. The Texas Observer has a fascinating article out about Von Ormy, Texas, which was taken over by libertarians and turned into a laboratory for their anti-government philosophy. The experiment has been a disaster. Van Ormy's police department lost accredidation, and its fire department collapsed. Stray animals roam the streets. If this is what libertarianism actually looks like in practice, why does it continue to fascinate so many Americans? Isn't it as discredited as flat earther theories?

Trump Unhinged w/ "Fire & Fury" Rant

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom discusses growth in the stock market and what it means for the economy and the average American with economist and professor Dr. Richard Wolff. Then, Thom talks to Nick Givas of the Daily Caller and Zaid Jilani of the Intercept about Donald Trump’s threatening rhetoric toward North Korea and a dangerous proposal that would privatize the war in Afghanistan.

Is Corporate Media Fundamentally Anti-Democratic?

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom discusses incarceration in the U.S. and prison reintegration programs with Dr. Baz Dreisinger, author and professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Then, Thom talks to Shelby Emmet of Project 21 and Valerie Ervin of the Working Families Party about Trump’s lack of response to a terrorist attack in Minnesota and the coming monopolization of local TV stations by Sinclair Broadcasting.

Incarceration - A Journey to Justice

Dr. Baz Dreisinger, Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World. When it comes to crime and punishment - America really is exceptional -- we have the highest incarceration rate in the entire world. Why is our criminal justice system so uniquely repressive?

How Trump’s "Big Government" Helps Right Wing News

Big Picture Panel: Valerie Ervin, Working Families Party & Shelby Emmett, Project 21. Is corporate media a threat to our democracy?

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