Transcripts (39)

Daniel Ellsberg on Biden and Whistleblowers

Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

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  • 24 days ago
  • 54:15

In his first press conference as president, Joe Biden decided not to address his decision to continue to seek the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from the United Kingdom. The outcome of the Assange case could set a major new precedent on press freedom, yet the press largely seems uninterested in it. Ryan Grim talks to Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971, and to Billie Winner Davis, mother of Reality Winner, who was prosecuted and imprisoned for leaking confidential documents in 2017.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Medicare for All Just Got a Massive Boost

Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

  • 56 views
  • about 1 month ago
  • 47:39

This week New Jersey congressman Frank Pallone, the chairman of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee, gave the legislative push for single-payer healthcare a major boost by announcing that he would be co-sponsoring the proposed Medicare for All bill and holding a hearing on it sometime in the current term. Pramila Jayapal, Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and physician Abdul El-Sayed join Ryan Grim to discuss the prospects for universal healthcare in the United States.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Bernie Backers Took Over the Nevada Democratic Party. The Old Guard Walked Out.

Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

  • 72 views
  • about 1 month ago
  • 30:05

On Saturday, a year after Bernie Sanders won the Nevada caucuses, a slate of progressive candidates swept elections for leadership positions in the state Party. Ryan Grim talks to activist Keenan Korth and to Judith Whitmer, Nevada State Democratic Party Chair, about how they out organized establishment Democrats.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Bernie Backers Took Over the Nevada Democratic Party. The Old Guard Walked Out

Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

  • 180 views
  • about 1 month ago
  • 30:05

On Saturday, a year after Bernie Sanders won the Nevada caucuses, a slate of progressive candidates swept elections for leadership positions in the state Party. Ryan Grim talks to activist Keenan Korth and to Judith Whitmer, Nevada State Democratic Party Chair, about how they out organized establishment Democrats.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

What's Really in the Covid Relief Bill?

Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

  • 40 views
  • about 2 months ago
  • 40:01

This week the House of Representatives passed a $1.9 trillion Covid relief package by a 220-210 vote. It now moves to the Senate, where it will have to make it past a Republican filibuster. Huffpost reporter Arthur Delaney and Elizabeth Pancotti, Policy Director at Employ America, join Ryan Grim to discuss what’s actually in the bill.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.