Category Archives: Ukraine

Dictator In Waiting – Podcast March 17, 2024

Trump In His Own Words And Actions. Now that Trump has sealed up the Republican nomination, we decided it was time to consider what he might do in a second term in the White House. (Remember, he has already been … Continue reading

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Podcast February 18, 2024

Republican Plans For A Trump Dictatorship. Trump has said that, if elected, he will be a dictator for a day. But the plans already being implemented by his campaign and rightwing organizations indicate that he expects to be a Putin-style … Continue reading

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Singal Interview – Podcast February 4, 2024

The Professor Gazes Into His Electoral Crystal Ball Once Again. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Dan Singal back to the show to discuss the upcoming elections. Singal is an author and Emeritus Professor of History at Hobart and William … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, Arizona Politics, Civil Liberties, Democratic Governance, Domestic Policy, Economic Policy, Education, Elections, Fiscal Policy, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Government, International Relations, Interviews, Israel, Jobs and Employment, Middle East Policy, Monetary Policy, National Politics, Palestinian/Israeli Conflict, Pharmaceutical Pricing and Procurement, Political Candidacy, Political History, Presidential Elections, Ukraine, Voting | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Singal Interview – Podcast February 4, 2024

Podcast January 14, 2024

Are Israel And Russia Guilty Of Genocide? Steve Williamson and Gary LaMaster consider the accusations of genocide leveled against the two nations. What are the latest numbers of death and destruction in the two wars? When do the actions of … Continue reading

Posted in Bigotry, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Genocide, Housing, Human Rights, International Relations, International Terrorism, Israel, Judicial System, Justice System, Mass Incarceration, Middle East, Middle East Policy, Military, Morality, Palestinian/Israeli Conflict, Religion, Resistance, Russia, Ukraine | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Podcast January 14, 2024

Podcast January 7, 2024

A Deep Dive Into The Israeli-Hamas War. Steve Williamson and Gary LaMaster look at the history of the conflict, the conditions that led to the most recent outbreak of violence, the crimes committed by both sides, and Israel’s influence in … Continue reading

Posted in Bigotry, Democratic Governance, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Government, Human Rights, International Relations, International Terrorism, Iran, Israel, Mass Incarceration, Middle East, Middle East Policy, Morality, National Politics, Palestinian/Israeli Conflict, Propaganda, Refugees, Religion, Ukraine | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Podcast January 7, 2024

Podcast December 31, 2023

Year In Review. On New Year’s Eve, Steve Williamson, Karen McClelland and Gary LaMaster review some of the biggest news stories of 2023, including Trump’s legal problems, the Israeli-Hamas war, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Bidenomics, and more. They also … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona Politics, Autocracy, Bigotry, China, Civil Liberties, Climate Change, Conservatives and Reactionaries, Conspiracy Theories, Constitutional Issues, Corruption, Democratic Governance, Domestic Extremism, Elections, Environmental Issues, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Global Warming, Human Rights, Immigration, Inflation, International Relations, Israel, Legal Issues, Mass Extinction, Mass Migration, Middle East, National Politics, Palestinian/Israeli Conflict, Political Polarization, Racial Discrimination, Religion, Resistance, Russia, Special Counsel Investigation, Supreme Court, Ukraine | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Podcast December 31, 2023

Podcast October 30, 2023

A Real Fright. On Halloween Eve, host Steve Williamson and contributor Gary LaMaster discuss the scariest development in Washington DC this year – the selection of MAGA Mike Johnson as the 56th Speaker of the US House of Representatives. In … Continue reading

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Singal Interview – Podcast October 9, 2023

A Master Class In Politics Of The Day. Steve Williamson welcomes Dan Singal back to the show. Singal is a professor of history at Hobart and William Smith Colleges who has, in the past, offered our listeners great insights into … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona Politics, Conservatives and Reactionaries, Democratic Governance, Domestic Extremism, Economic Policy, Elections, Fiscal Policy, Foreign Policy, Funding, Government, Growth, Infrastructure Investment, International Relations, Interviews, Jobs and Employment, National Politics, Political Candidacy, Political Parties, Political Polarization, Presidential Elections, Ukraine, Unemployment, Voting | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Singal Interview – Podcast October 9, 2023

Lenze Interview – Podcast September 25, 2023

The Growing Influence Of The Global South. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Paul Lenze, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Northern Arizona University to discuss the latest developments around the globe, including the conflict in Ukraine and our … Continue reading

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Podcast July 24, 2023

US Foreign Policy – Liberal Idealism v Realism. Steve Williamson and Gary LaMaster look at the many challenges now facing our nation. Our current situation stands in stark contrast to the unbridled optimism that followed the end of the Cold … Continue reading

Posted in China, Climate Change, Corporations, European Union, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Government, Human Rights, International Relations, Iran, Mass Migration, Middle East, Middle East Policy, Military, Nuclear Weapons, Philosophy, Political Action Committees, Public Accountability, Russia, Trade Policy, Ukraine | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Podcast July 24, 2023