AFD 73 – Michael Sam, Uganda
New episode: Nate and Greg join Bill to discuss Michael Sam as well as Uganda’s anti-gay push from US evangelicals.
Note: This is the full 43 minute version of this episode. The air version this week only included the first segment. We’ll be returning to full-length episodes on air next week.
Just to let everyone know: No new episode of Arsenal for Democracy this week. We should be back next week. Lots more written content as usual in the coming days, of course!
AFD 72 – Olympics, SodaStream
Half Episode: Greg and Bill discuss controversies over the 2014 Winter Olympics and over the company SodaStream.
“AFD 70 – Afghanistan, Ukraine, Christie”
Greg joins Bill to talk about opium in Afghanistan, protests in Ukraine, and the Christie bridge closure scandal.
– Atlantic: “The Looming Narco State in Afghanistan“
– The Globalist: “Ukraine: The Key to Restoring Greater Russia“
– AFD: “Deja vu in Ukraine and Thailand”
– NYT: “Dangers of Giving In to Impulse for Revenge“
“AFD 69 – Spaniards and Uighurs”
Half Episode: Persephone joins Bill to talk Spanish politics. Bill assesses a legacy of the U.S. War on Terror.
“AFD 68 – War on Poverty 50th Anniversary”
Bill examines the War on Poverty at year 50, the state of the ongoing Iraq War, and a recent consumer protection victory. (Half episode due to UD Athletics.)
– New York Times: “Fifty years later, War on Poverty is a mixed bag”
– BBC (2005): US used white phosphorus in Iraq (Please note that I mistakenly stated in the episode that this article and admission came in 2009, rather than 2005.)
– New York Times: “Qaeda-Linked Militants in Iraq Secure Nearly Full Control of Falluja”
– New York Times: “American Express to pay $75 million over credit card practices”
– AFD: “Another win for the Credit CARD Act of 2009”