Jay Ackroyd

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Live & lively. Informal & informed conversations about politics, policy, economics, media, science and more. Sundays feature a panel of prominent members of the liberal blogosphere. Wednesdays dedicated to science, authors and practitioners with hosts Alan Boyle, Tom Levenson and Jennifer Ouelette. Thursdays, Jay Ackroyd talks public affairs, mostly with authors, mostly about progressive issues. , presented simultaneously through the 3-D Second Life communications platform.

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The Senate Intelligence committee report on the CIA and the use of torture. See The Intercept for coverage. And then, the continuing story of the role of race in the criminal justice system. Commentary from Andrew Jerrell Jones and Jay... more

NeilTaylor joins us to discuss Occupy the SEC's work in documenting finance industry regulation

Cognitive neuroscientist and author of FLICKER, Your Brain on Movies Jeff Zacks talks with Jennifer Ouellette about the history of cinema and the latest research to explain what happens between your ears when you sit down in the theatre and... more

Race, Ferguson ... cops/prosecutions/TNR/executions. Matt Stoller's review of Al From's book, ?The New Democrats and the Return to Power? Avedon Carol & Stuart Zechman & Jay Ackroyd provide the commentary. Political satire from... more

Richard Mayhew talks with Jay Acroyd about the open enrollment period for people using the PPACA exchanges; the role that shopping around plays in creating a competitive environment for insurers and providers (Response to... more

Ferguson from several angles. Then the policy implications of a Republican senate, and a working pro "business" supermajority in the senate. Andrew Jerrell Jones, Joan McCarter, Jay Ackroyd Links... more

Political satirist Culture of Truth creates this ridiculous moment from the Nov 23 Bobblespeak Translations.

Bengazi, Obamnesty (Immigration). Dems going forward. Political satirist Culture of Truth on the Sunday morning talk shows. Gaius Publius, Marcy Wheeler Jay Ackroyd moderates. Links John Cassidy summarizes Obama's immigration... more

Every week Culture of Truth provides satirical commentary on the Sunday Morning Talkshows--a segment called The Most Ridiculous Thing That Happened This Sunday. This week's episode is called "Delivery."

Digby, David Dayen and Jay Ackroyd discuss the Supreme Court decision to revisit the constitutionality (!) of the PPACA exchanges; speculate on a GOP with control of the legislature, but no chance of overriding a veto; and celebrate (!)... more
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