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Monique Morrissey accounts for American retirement benefits / Azadeh Shahshahani on post-coup and post-Chavez elections / Tom Frank answers what’s matter with Democrats / Mark Danner reviews the Rumsfeld decade in Iraq / Plus: Brazil pre-World Cup and American justice post-Snowden.
Barbara Garson on part-time America.
Greg Palast has the memo at the heart of the financial crisis.
Thomas Frank describes how nothing changed.
Stacy Mitchell reveals Wal-Mart’s plan for America.
Michael Roper talks beer.
Chris Woods catches us up on the drone war.
Jeff Dorchen has a Moment of Truth.
Exxon Mobil’s Iraq-Kurd war, more Afghan deaths, ‘polio fighters’ murdered, Syria’s food shortage, Israel expands settlements, Morsi protests, corruption costs the poor, privatized DC drives US inequality, and America is crazy.
The War Nerd, David Skalinder gave a ‘View from the Agile Left’ in London, Tom Frank did ‘Pity the Billionaires,’ Sarah Jaffe talked about the debates, Naureen Shah was ‘Counting Deaths from Drone Strikes,’ Michael Roper in Italy on beer, and Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth from LA.
Chuck Mertz interviewed Harper’s columnist Thomas Frank, investigative reporter Greg Palast.
Our irregular correspondents were LaddieO.com from the hermetically sealed clean rooms at URL Labs, brand new crew member Brain Foley, and Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.
The Nine Circles of Hell!: Sunday Morning Edition! features writing from the past week by past This is Hell! guests Peter van Buren, Patrick Cockburn, Pablo Esciobar, Thomas Frank, Chris Mooney, Matthew Rothschild, Matt Taibbi, Immanuel Wallerstein and David Zirin.
This past Saturday’s ‘Best of’ edition features a recording of ‘A Conversation with Greg Palast‘ featuring your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz from Friday, April 9, 2010, at Columbia College’s Film Row Cinema in Chicago’s South Loop. You can listen here. Other interviews from earlier this year that we played during Read more
Our guests were: Melvin Goodman is the national security and intelligence columnist for truthout.org. Melvin's most recent writing at truthout includes, Too Much Bang, Bang: The Need to Demilitarize US 'National Security',” “The Secret History of Gen. Alexander Haig,” and the two-parter, “President Obama and the CIA: What Must Be Done,” and “CIA and Intelligence Community Read more
Thomas Frank is a regular columnist for the Wall Street Journal. Tom’s latest book is “The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule” (Metropolitan Books). Tom’s earlier book, “What The Matter With Kansas,” has been made into a documentary. Joe Winston, the director of the new film, joined us live in-studio.Show times through Thursday, are 6:15 PM Read more
In honor of producer Drew Colglazier – who is leaving This is Hell! after six years – it’s ‘The Best of Drew Colglazier.’ Interviews that Drew selected include: from April 14, 2007, Mahmood Mamdani, Herbert Lehman Professor of Government and a professor of anthropology at Columbia University. His most recent book is “Good Muslim, Bad Read more
On our ‘Best of Hell: 2008′ we featured the following interviews: From June 14, David Cay Johnston is an independent investigative journalist, formerly with The New York Times, now focusing on the subject of taxation. David’s most recent book is last year’s “Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense and Stick Read more
Thomas Frank whose latest book is “The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule” (Metropolitan Books). Tom is a regular columnist for the Wall Street Journal. live from Afghanistan, Anand Gopal discussed his TomDispatch article, “The Surge That Failed: Afghanistan under the Bombs.” Anand is a correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, based in Afghanistan. Steven Rosenfeld Read more