Monday, January 26, 2009

Tonight on Counterpoint Hosted by Scott Harris

Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris heard every Monday between 8:00-10:00 pm.
  • Aziz Huq, director of the Liberty & National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University, discusses the minimalist approach of President Obama's executive order to close down the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo and the importance of an upcoming Supreme Court case that will decide the constitutionality of President Bush's self-declared power to designate U.S. citizens and lawful aliens as enemy combatants.
  • Economist Dean Baker, author of "Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy," dissects the neo-liberal policy changes since 1980 that destabilized the U.S. economy and the policies that should be implemented to prevent similar, future financial disasters.
  • Scott Horton, a Contributing Editor at Harper's Magazine, assesses the importance of recent allegations from former National Security Agency Analyst Russell Tice that President Bush's warrantless surveillance program was monitoring all of America's communications, with special targeting of U.S. journalist's phone conversations, email and faxes.
  • Ben Dangle, editor of the online news magazine Toward Freedom and author of, "The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia," reports from Bolivia on that nation's referendum on a new constitution and the perception among Latin American progressive activists of U.S. president Barack Obama.
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