August 20, 2014
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Help us grow by sharing
and liking Truthdig:
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed
A/V Booth

‘Left, Right & Center’: The Imperial President or Small Ball?

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on Feb 1, 2014

    President Barack Obama shakes hands with House Speaker John Boehner before he delivers the State of the Union address in late January. Official White House photo by Pete Souza

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists consider whether President Obama’s State of the Union announcement that he would try to find ways to work around a dysfunctional Congress makes him an imperialist president.

Later in the week, he said he might compromise with Republicans on immigration, suggesting he might accept an immigration deal that does not include a pathway to citizenship for those in the country without documentation. How will the Republican Party handle the shift? Signaling more trade wars for Democrats, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he won’t consider a fast-track trade bill. In the most-well-read letter to the editor, ever, in The Wall Street Journal, Tom Perkins questions the politics of class warfare.

Rich Lowry of the National Review and host Matt Miller join Scheer on this week’s show.

KCRW:

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.