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What Makes a “Country of Concern”

In light of all the outrage surrounding the issue it might be appropriate for us to recognize how this list of nations recognized as “countries of concern” was developed.
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Media-ocracy

The influence of the American media has empowered and accelerated the decline of American democracy. We are quickly changing to a media-ocracy.
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Bans, Protests and the Hype That Holds Them Together

On Friday President Donald Trump appeared to keep his campaign promise and issued an executive order to stop immigration into the US from 7 countries – all of which have predominantly Muslim populations. The uproar...
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Election Meddling

In this podcast episode we take a brief look at the long history of election meddling which the US has helped to write since 1915.
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History of the Religious Right Part 6: End of the Christian Right

This final episode in our podcast series on the religious right explores how the religious right ends in America. We go from the heights of power to 2016.
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History of the Religious Right Part 5: The Culture Wars of the 1990s

The 1980s saw great prominence for the rise of the religious right. The beliefs and politics of this group transitioned from a subculture to the mainstream and set the stage for the Culture Wars of the 1990s.
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History of the Religious Right Part 4: A Born Again President and the Moral...

After the tumult of the 60s and Watergate, Americans were burnt out by the mid 1970s. Jimmy Carter entered the scene as America’s first born again president. He wouldn’t be good enough for the standards of the religious right and the newly formed organization of the moral majority.

Holding It Together

That stressed out and anxious feeling you have when you look at the world...it's a global reality. It's also a sign of dangerous times ahead.
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History of the Religious Right Part 3: Christian America Undone the Turbulent 60s and...

The idea of a Christian America began falling apart in the 1960s. The social turbulence of this time period actually worked to solidify the religious right as a movement and political force beyond anti-Communism. This episode is about the undoing of America and the coming together of the Christian right.
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History of the Religious Right Part 2: The Christian Nation, America in the 50s

Ep. 2 in this series on the history of the religious right looks at the Christian nation of the 1950s. There is a reason why American conservatives...