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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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Understanding US public policy, both domestic and foreign, is impossible without considering the role of intelligence operations, government, contracted to government and private. The roles of domestic surveillance, foreign infilitration, and exploits directed at US assets are not reported in traditional media unless the breaches are yawning. Marcy Wheeler is on this beat, and reports upon it at emptywheel.net. We discuss espionage and its role in contemporary policy making. from Wiki: 'Human Intelligence (frequently abbreviated HUMINT) is intelligence gathered by means of interpersonal contact, as opposed to the more technical intelligence gathering disciplines such as signals intelligence (SIGINT), imagery intelligence (IMINT) and measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT).'
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This week in liberalism. | Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd| discuss the steady encroachment on civil liberties and access to the court system for ordinary Americans. Response to Dahlia Lithwick on the dangers of the Robert's court,... more

Jay talks with Doug J of Balloon Juice about the crazee in the Republcan nomination process. Follow @JayAckroyd

Recovering journalist, class warrior, Suburban Guerrilla Susie Madrak discusses the week's events with Marcy Wheeler aka emptywheel. They start off with memories of Christmas Past (Baby Alive!), then turn to the MF Global Hearings,... more

•Slate Sr Editor|Dahlia Lithwick and Culture of Truth discuss the Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act (including Kagan, Scalia and Thomas recusals) and TX redistricting. Featuring Culture of Truth on the Most Ridiculous Moment... more

This week in liberalism. | Culture of Truth sitting in for Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd| In the continuing reflections on the Occupy movement, exploration of the role of Centrism in the Democratic party and for meaningful ways to express... more

Jay discusses effective activism in today's media environment with activists Spocko and Mike Stark.

MSNBC's Alan Boyle (Cosmic Log) talks with Mars Society president, aerospace engineer and author, Bob Zubrin, best known for his advocacy of the manned exploration of Mars is the author of Merchants of Despair, The Case for Mars... more

Jay Ackroyd in for recovering journalist and class warrior Susie Madrak who explores the impact of current events on the daily lives of working class people. Jay talks about Adam Smith, free markets, monopolies and the role of the state.

David Dayen, Stuart Zechman discuss developments of the week, often highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts. Always informative, always passionate, frequently with a touch of... more

This week in liberalism. | Avedon Carol (in for Stuart Zechman) talks with Jay Ackroyd| about Newt Gingrich, celebrity, the jockeying for position among the Republican candidates for POTUS, centrism, neo conservatives and GOP... more
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