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Political backbone in the age of Trump

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom discusses tensions between US and North Korea with co-founder of Codepink, Medea Benjamin, with whom he’ll also unpack the deafening silence from Trump’s White House in the face of human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia. Then, he talks to Scott Greer of the Daily Caller and Amber J. Phillips of the Movement for Black Lives about Trump’s dishonesty and the danger it poses to our democracy.

Can Democracy Survive Trump’s Lies?

Big Picture Panel: Scott Greer, The Daily Caller & Amber J. Phillips, Black Joy Mixtape/Movement for Black Lives. The President's phone calls have dominated the news cycle this week - and at least two of them made headlines because they never actually happened. It’s strange that Trump is lying about phone calls he's received - but is it also dangerous to our democracy?

Will Trump Be Silent As An Ally Executes It's Critics?

Big Picture Interview: Medea Benjamin, Global Exchange/CODEPINK/Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection. With tensions mounting around the Korean Peninsula - what must happen to avoid an all out nuclear war? Also - our ally Saudi Arabia is about to execute 14 citizens for attending protests back in 2011. Why is Trump willing to turn a blind eye when Saudi Arabia beheads political dissidents?

Why Are Black Americans Being Warned Not to Travel to Missouri?

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom talks with Mike Papantonio about documents that shows possible Monsanto and US Government collusion. Then he talks with Dave McCulloch and Isaiah Poole about Zuckerberg’s rumored presidential run, Trump’s NLRB picks, and the NAACP issuing a travel warning to the state of Missouri.

Did Monsanto Collude With the EPA?

Big Picture Interview: Mike Papantonio, America's Lawyer (RT America)/Ring of Fire Radio/Law and Disorder. Did Monsanto collude with journalists to mislead the public about its weedkiller Roundup? According to Mike Papantonio - Shocking new documents suggest they did.

Why Are We Looking for A New Oligarch To Run America?

Big Picture Panel: Dave McCulloch, Capitol Media Partners & Isaiah Poole, People's Action/Campaign for America's Future. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is behaving like he wants to run for president. But do we really want another oligarch in the White House?

Who will be left to defend Trump when he’s impeached?

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom talks with Richard Wolff about the ongoing demise of US democracy under Trump. Then he talks with Brian Darling and Sam Sacks about Trump’s possible coming impeachment, the latest attempt from the Koch brothers to distort democracy and the dangerously low chance our planet has to reach the Paris Climate accords.

Is Impeachment Finally On the Table?

Big Picture Panel: Sam Sacks, The District Sentinel News Co-op & Brian Darling, Conservative Review. As Donald Trump moves to cut his ties with the institutional Republican Party - is impeachment finally on the table? Is the GOP finally ditching Trump?

Dr. Richard Wolff - Is the Global Financial Crisis Close?

Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Capitalism's Crisis Deepens Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown/Democracy At Work. Is Donald Trump's kleptocratic approach to government the logical conclusion of Reaganomics?

Trump's "Mini-Me" & the Rise of the Reality Show Presidency...

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom discusses the crisis in Venezuela and what role the U.S. may play in resolving the situation with economist and author Mark Weisbrot. Then, Thom talks to Bryan Pruitt of RedState and political commentator Doug Christian about the Senate once again failing to repeal Obamacare, and more switch-ups and drama in the Trump administration.

Can A Civil War be Avoided In Venezuela?

Big Picture Panel - Doug Christian, Political Commentator & Bryan Pruitt, Contributor-RedState. Trump endorses police violence to audience of laughing cops.

Did Trump Just Encourage More Freddie Gray “Rough Rides?"

Big Picture Panel - Doug Christian, Political Commentator & Bryan Pruitt, Contributor-RedState. Trump endorses police violence to audience of laughing cops.

How To Put Citizenship Back In Congress

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom discusses the U.S. wars in the Middle East and the huge numbers of civilians killed abroad with Medea Benjamin of CODEPINK. Then, Thom talks to Sam Daley Harris of the Center for Citizen Empowerment & Transformation and author Marianne Williamson about reclaiming our democracy and ensuring Americans have a say in Congress.

New Fukushima Leak Spotted…?

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom talks to Julio Rivera of Reactionary Times and Charles Sauer of the Market Institute about Trump banning transgender troops from serving in the military and the latest on the Senate healthcare votes. Then, Thom discusses new discoveries in the Fukushima disaster with Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear.

Is Fukushima Still Melting Down?

Big Picture Interview - It's been 6 years since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that caused the most serious nuclear incident since Chernobyl - and we might - just might - finally have some good news out of Fukushima. Over the weekend - a robot operated by TEPCO - the company that owns the Fukushima Daiichi power plant - found fuel fods from a reactor involved in the 2011 disaster. To help explain the significance of this development - I'm joined now by Kevin Kamps - Radioactive Waste Watchdog at Beyond Nuclear.

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