How Detroit Gave Us Trump

Scott Kurashige, The Fifty-Year Rebellion: How the U.S. Political Crisis Began in Detroit. Detroit - Michigan is the birthplace of Motown soul and the American auto industry. It’s also the birthplace of the modern Republican Party.

Did Gerrymandering Give Us Trump?

Dave Daley, RATF**KED: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy. The past six months have barely seemed real - but the election of Donald Trump was no fluke. It was the direct result of a Republican effort to rig our election system

America's Inequality Crisis is Exceptional...Trump is Making it Worse...

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom discusses gerrymandering and the threat it poses to American democracy with author Dave Daley. Then, Thom talks to Hughey Newsome of BOLD.global and Move-On-Up.org and Valerie Ervin of the Working Families Party about the vote delay on the Senate GOP’s healthcare bill and Trump once again deceiving his supporters with “Made in America” week.

Trump’s “Made In America” Scam Explained

Valerie Ervin, Working Families Party & Hughey Newsome, BOLD.global/Move-On-Up. Donald Trump has appropriated the Democratic Party's 50-year opposition to so-called "free trade" deals, and declared this week "Made in America" week - the first part of a an extended campaign that his administration will use to promote its economic agenda. Speaking at the White House this afternoon - Trump showed off products that are made here in the US and indulged in the kind of nationalst rhetoric that helped him get elected. Ironically, Mike Pence - who supported all of the so-called "free trade" deals we have - which were ALL opposed by a majority of congressional Democrats - stood behind Trump with a weird smile at seeing his own words and policies trashed by the President. Meanwhile, Trump clothing is often made in Mexico and China, and Ivanka Trump's fashion line uses sweatshops in Bangladesh and China. Isn’t this a perfect example of how Trump deceives his voters into thinking he actually holds Democratic positions? They are, after all, much more popular than the "free trade" positions that Republicans have pushed since Nixon invented the "trade agreement" loophole.

Poll - Americans Hate Oligarchy

Big Picture Panel: Julio Rivera, Reactionary Times/Newsmax/Right Wing News/Politichicks & Alex Lawson, Social Security Works. Americans don't like oligarchs. A new AP survery has found that a whopping 82 percent of Americans think wealthy people have too much influence in Washington. 69 percent say so about large businesses - 65 percent say so about lobbyists - and 59 percent say so about Wall Street. Based on those numbers - it would seem like there's a wide consensus in American politics against the very institutions that the Republicans Party exists to support. Is America fundamentally a progressive nation?

Activist/Actress Mimi Kennedy on Fraction Magic Voting

Big Picture Interview: Mimi Kennedy, Progressive Democrats of America/Mom on CBS. The integrity of our democracy is a big topic these days - so just how vulnerable IS our election system to hacks?

Why Does Trump Prioritize Petro Billionaires Over Humanity?

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom discusses election integrity and the issue of electronic voting machines with actress and activist Mimi Kennedy. Then, Thom talks to Julio Rivera of Reactionary Times and Alex Lawson of Social Security Works about the Senate GOP’s latest healthcare bill and Americans’ opinions of wealthy oligarchs.

The Upside of the TrumpCare Ugliness

Big Picture Panel: Sam Sacks, The District Sentinel News Co-op & Horace Cooper, National Center for Public Policy Research. Even if it passes and decimates the healthcare system as we know it - has Trumpcare already made single-payer inevitable

How People Power Defeats Corporate Power

Big Picture Interview: Mike Papantonio, America's Lawyer (RT America)/Ring of Fire Radio/Law and Disorder. Is America's opioid epidemic a drug problem or another example of corporate malfeasance run amok?

President Bernie Sanders in 2020...?

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom talks to Horace Cooper of the National Center for Public Policy Research and Sam Sacks of the District Sentinel about the latest version of the Senate GOP’s healthcare bill and whether Bernie Sanders will run for president again in 2020. Then, Thom discusses the opioid epidemic and its possible connections to big pharma and corporations with Host of America’s Lawyer Mike Papantonio.

GOP Choosing A Climate Change Doomsday Scenario?

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom discusses parallels between today’s activist movements and the protests of the 1960s with author Danny Goldberg. Then, Thom talks to Jeff Stier of the National Center for Public Policy Research and Charles Sauer of the Market Institute about the National Day of Action to preserve net neutrality laws and an ice shelf the size of Delaware breaking off from Antarctica.

What Can Hippies Teach Us for the Trump Era?

Big Picture Interview: Danny Goldberg, In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea. Fifty years after the Summer of Love -- and a half a year into the Trump Administration -- what can we learn from the hippie generation?

When Did Socialism for the Rich Become Conservative?

Big Picture Panel: Jeff Stier, National Center For Public Policy Research & Charles Sauer, The Market Institute. Republicans say they love capitalism - but the truth is they're actually big fans of socialism. I’ll explain why...

Economist Dr. Richard Wolff - The Lottery Economy

Big Picture Interview - Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Author of numerous books, most recently, Capitalism's Crisis Deepens. Dr. Richard Wolff will be going deeper into the financialization of our economy, why the fed is unwinding stimulus & how US consumers are set to be given power to sue banks.

Thanks to Wall Street, Average Joe Can Now Bet Against America

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom talks with Richard Wolff about the Fed’s plan to begin unwinding a stimulus within months. Then he talks with Bryan Pruitt and Doug Christian about a recent poll where a Majority Of GOP’ers say colleges are bad for America, that somehow we can afford military jets but not universal healthcare, and a planned day of action for net-neutrality.

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