They'll both be talking loudly, but still saying nothing about the concerns of America's most hard-pressed constituencies. But the Obama-Romney Silence Pact comes under close scrutiny ahead of their Round 2 debate tomorrow at Hofstra University -- with a searing commentary and listeners' opinions.
Discussion of the Joe Biden / Paul Ryan debate.
At the heart of discussions about democracy and the role of citizen-voters in assuring and maintaining it is the notion that voters have "rights." But as the song says, "It ain't necessarily so." J. Gerald Hebert, executive director and director of litigation at the Campaign Legal Center, in Washington, D.C., says it's time the U.S. Supreme Court give both clarity and direction on this issue.
Spoiler alert: Columbus never even set foot in the country he is credited with "discovering." What he should get credit for is ushering in tidal waves of genocide, plunder and war throughout the Americas and the Caribbean. In one of his last lectures, the late Ivan Van Sertima, a world-renowned scholar of early African civilizations, uncovers the truth about the legendary discoverer.
In this open forum, listeners analyze the Oct. 3 Obama-Romney debate on the economy and discuss whether and/or how it has changed their attitudes about politics and the choices they are likely to make come Nov. 6.
Constitutional law expert Kenneth Lasson, a professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, debunks the popular belief that "freedom of speech" is an absolute right under the First Amendment. He tackles the question: How free should free speech be?
Noted labor, racial justice and international activist Bill Fletcher Jr., chairman of the board of directors of the International Labor Rights Forum, founder of the Black Radical Congress and senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., discusses "What's Really at Stake on Nov. 6" -- a candid assessment.