Leid Stories Stories and news that affect us all

March 15, 2019  
There's no way you have no opinion about the  events of this week, locally, nationally, even internationally. There's no way this week's headlines didn't set your brain on fire.
It's "Free Your Mind Friday," and we look more pointedly at issues poorly covered or not covered at all. We analyze. We debate. We set the record straight.
Have something to say? Let's hear it! Choose your topic, call 888-874-4888, and let's hear what you're thinking.
March 14, 2019  
Ever the healer, President Donald Trump has adopted a new campaign to heal the nation's deep racial wounds. 
He's encouraging Jews to dump the Democratic Party, endorsing the view of Jexodus, a newly created movement that advocates opposition to and withdrawal from organizations seen as anti-Israel or the interests of Jews.
Leid Stories asks: Is this what a president ought to doing?
U.S. involvement in Venezuela, openly attempting to bring down the government of duly elected President Nicolas Maduro and instead install a puppet regime under opposition leader Juan Guido, has escalated over the past several months. Plunged into internal strife, Venezuela has managed to fend off a civil war and threats of U.S.-backed attacks from outside its borders.
Curiously, there have been no hearings in Congress on the matter, especially considering the alignment of international forces.
Why is the U.S. Congress not sounding the alarm? Why are we being kept in the dark about a world war brewing in our back yard?
March 13, 2019  
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had held over President Donald Trump's head the possibility of impeachment for his incompetent leadership of the country and the endemic corruption that became synonymous with his administration. But two days ago, the Democratic leader did an about-face. She didn't think impeaching Trump was "worth it," she said
Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has had a similar epiphany. After following Trump's trail for months, saying how dirty it is, he, too, says impeaching Trump is not a good idea.
Neither Pelosi nor Schiff is saying what has caused this sudden change of mind. But Leid Stories listeners offer some ideas.
March 12, 2019  
No surprise with the proposed  budget President Trump released yesterday. Big cuts in safety-net programs, huge increases in military spending, and  billions more for The Wall.
Upon reflection,  House leader Nancy Pelosi said yesterday she doesn't think impeaching Trump is "worth it." House Intelligence  Committee chairman Adam Schiff, echoing Pelosi's view, raised doubts about the strength of the evidence against Trump? So, are they saying there is no case for impeachment?
Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro yesterday raised the "R" word, reparations, to attack fellow contender Bernie Sanders' opposition to reparations for descendants of African slaves. Castro's plan does not exist at the moment-- except that he will convene a group, once elected, to hammer out a plan.
March 11, 2019  
Leid Stories catches up with some stories that made headlines over the weekend and primes the pump for one in particular that will occupy our attention for some time--President Trump's proposed budget and its likely impact.
March 8, 2019  
We are bombarded every day with "news" and "information" about myriad ways Trump is planning to make our lives a living hell. We're anxious, depressed and overwhelmed by the madness. What can we do?
For one thing, we can share our thoughts and ideas. And we can build community.
Leid Stories invites you to its open forum, "Free Your Mind Friday," where your thoughts and opinions really do matter. 
Call 888-874-4888 and free your mind!
March 7, 2019  
No question about it, President Donald Trump and his administration are at front and center of a political whirlwind, the main purpose of which seems to be to image management. The White House and Trump's "message" people scrub him clean every; Trump is the America's best and greatest president of all time.
Of course, this contradicts just about everything in our daily experience of Trump.
This is why we've been discussing the yawning gap between Trump's crazy, chaotic world and the real world most of us live in, trying to discern the truth of things.
March 6, 2019  
Listeners deconstruct coverage of major stories in the news, paying particular attention to what is omitted or appears to be skewed to shape public opinion and attitudes.
March 5, 2019  
Leid Stories continues to explore major--though unreported or underreported--news issues and developments that are having inordinate impact on our lives and communities.
Of special importance in this exercise is examining whether we are growing in our understanding of social, political and economic systems and how they are used by segments of our society competing for power and dominance.
March 4, 2019  
The month of March already appears to be living up to its dreaded reputation, and it's not only about weather-related disasters. March 2019 has a packed agenda for us, on just about every level.
Leid Stories explores a few of the news items March has blindsided us with.

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