Wednesday, June 10, 2015
President Obama has claimed the Tran-Pacific Partnership or TPP is the "most progressive trade deal in history." Yet the vast majority of Democratic members of Congress and progressive organizations oppose the deal. Part of the problem is the extreme secrecy surrounding it which requires members of Congress to abandon their cell phones and writing utensils when they enter a secure room to read the treaty and then they are the also prohibited from sharing what they learned with their constituents or staff. But according to Ari Rabin-Havt, the host of The Agenda on SiriusXM Progress 127, progressive opposition to TPP is in fact based more on the long history of broken promises to American workers when it comes to trade deals in which they have watched their jobs disappear overseas, and seen no enforcement of international labor standards. Ari joins me today to discuss the TPP, the opposition to it, and how no amount of push back from the White House is going to change that. The Agenda broadcasts weekdays from 6:00 - 9:00 AM Eastern on SiriusXM Progress ch. 127.
Since 1980, the Republican Party has been challenged by a persistent gender gap in presidential elections, as GOP nominees have historically struggled with female voters. But according to Jeet Heer a senior editor at The New Republic Rand Paul is facing an intensification of this phenomenon as a result of his libertarian-leaning political philosophy. Jeet joins me today to talk all about how Rand can’t even win over Republican women and explain why the libertarian worldview leaves most women out in the cold, despite the fact that female intellectuals like Ayn Rand have been pivotal in creating libertarianism.
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Posted by Signorile at 2:49 PM