Episode 8: The Foxes Are Circling The Chickens

In Audio, Labor, Podcast, Politics by Jonathan Tasini0 Comments

The individual who will occupy the Oval Office is putting in place people in the government who will do unimaginable damage to the country and the planet. In this week’s podcast, I speak with CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin about the outlook for the U.S. Supreme Court and the real possibility that the conservative wing may end up with a 7-2 majority by the time Trump is finished. Jeff also gives us great insights into the inner workings of the court.

I also chat with leading workers’  advocate Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project, about the danger facing workers and unions from the choice as Labor Secretary of a business executive who is openly hostile to the minimum wage and other labor rights.

We wrap up with our Robber Barons segment, taking a peek at Rex Tillerson, the choice to be Secretary of State, and Tillerson’s role in hiding billions of dollars in Exxon profits overseas out of the reach of the U.S. Treasury.

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