August 23, 2009

Glenn Greenwald, author of Great American Hypocrites

This week on Media Matters Bob McChesney talks with Glenn Greenwald. Glenn Greenwald was previously a constitutional law and civil rights litigator in New York. He is the author of two New York Times Bestselling books: "How Would a Patriot Act?" (May, 2006), a critique of the Bush administration's use of executive power, and "A Tragic Legacy" (June, 2007), which examines the Bush legacy. His most recent book, "Great American Hypocrites", examines the manipulative electoral tactics used by the GOP and propagated by the establishment press.


August 16, 2009

Stanford Law Professor Lawrence Lessig

This week on Media Matters, Bob McChesney welcomes Stanford Law Professor Lawrence Lessig. Lessig was named one of Scientific American's top-50 visionaries for his efforts to keep interpretations of copyright law from limiting the potential benefits of the internet on society. Mr. Lessig is active in anti-corruption work and is a constitutional lawyer and may offer a timely perspective on the Supreme Court. Join the conversation Sunday at one on Media Matters.


August 09, 2009

Christian Parenti, author of The Freedom: Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq

Our guest this week is Christian Parenti. Parenti is a correspondent for the Nation and is author of The Freedom: Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq (the New Press 2004). He received a PhD in sociology from the London Schoolof Economics in 2000. His two previous books are The Soft Cage: Surveillance in America from Slavery to the War on Terror, (Basic Books, 2003) and Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis, (Verso, 2000). He has been a Soros Senior Justice fellow and a Ford Foundation Fellow at the CUNY Graduate School's Center for Place, Culture, and Politics.


July 26, 2009

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Congresswoman for the 9th district of Illinois

Our guest this week is Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Congresswoman for the 9th district of Illinois. Rep. Schakowsky currently serves in the House Democratic Leadership as Chief Deputy Whip and as a member of the Steering and Policy Committee. She is a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. On that Committee, she serves as the Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection and as a member of the Subcommittee on Health and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Schakowsky was recently named the Chairwoman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.


July 19, 2009

Thomas Frank

Our guest this week is Thomas Frank, the author of What's the Matter with Kansas? and One Market Under God. The founding editor of The Baffler and a contributing editor at Harper's, he is also The Wall Street Journal's newest weekly columnist. He has received a Lannan award and been a guest columnist for The New York Times.


July 12, 2009

Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Our guest this week is Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. He is co-author, with Dean Baker, of Social Security: The Phony Crisis (University of Chicago Press, 2000), and has written numerous research papers on economic policy. We will be talking about economics and recent developments in Latin America.


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