Burning Issues: Keep The Terror Threat In Context

Paul Pillar, a former U.S. intelligence official and author who now writes at The National Interest, discusses the importance of not overreacting to ISIS and other terror threats in this Burning Issues video segment.
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Paul Ryan Is Not The One To Save The GOP From Donald Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan won’t save the Republican Party from what having Donald Trump as its nominee would do to the party. Beneath his cool, less orange exterior, Ryan isn’t all that different from Trump.
Terrance Heath

Wisconsin Adds Momentum To The Sanders Revolution

Pundits dismissing Bernie Sanders' chances to win the Democratic nomination say he has to win over 55 percent of the vote in remaining contests to catch up to Hillary Clinton. He’s now done that or better in each of the last six races.
Robert Borosage

Burning Issues: The U.S. Plan For New Nuclear Weapons

Lawrence Korb of the Center for American Progress discusses what the United States should do to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons and highlights a key difference between presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and his competitors.
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GOP Hate Exacts a Toll

The GOP campaign has been a hate fest with Donald Trump and Ted Cruz contending for No. 1 hater of Muslims and undocumented workers and women. Hate may have brought the GOP a load of publicity but it lost the party a bushel of bucks.
Leo Gerard

Paul Ryan Just Now Realized He Was Ignorant About Poverty

If the takers aren’t standing in the unemployment line or rushing home from the second job to change diapers, just where are they? Because an awful lot of America’s resources have gone missing.
Lynne Stuart Parramore

Burning Issues: Understanding The Children Fleeing To The U.S.

Adriana Bertrán of the Washington Office on Latin America explains the wave of Latin American children seeking entry into the United States and which presidential candidates are speaking to the root causes of that tragedy.
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Burning Issues: Understanding the Iran Nuclear Deal

Joe Cirincione of the Ploughshares Fund offers a passionate defense of the Obama administration's Iran nuclear deal in this Burning Issues video, explaining the perils of the Republican candidates' pledge to nullify it.
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Everybody Hates Trump

Does the Republican Party leadership and the Republican convention delegates have the spine to stand up to Trump, and his threats of riots, and deny him a delegate majority?
Bill Scher

Burning Issues: Cuban-American Relations and Human Rights

President Obama's recent opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba and the reactions of the presidential candidates are explored by Geoff Thale of the Washington Office on Latin America in this Burning Issues video.
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Burning Issues: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Daniel Kalik of J Street discusses which 2016 presidential candidate is best positioned to help Israel and the Palestinians reach a peace agreement in this Burning Issues video segment.
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Burning Issues: Understanding the Crisis in Syria

Jim Zogby, the president of the Arab American Institute, explains the "conflict within a conflict within a conflict" in Syria in this segment of the Burning Issues series.
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The Choice Is Not Between TPP Or No Trade

The Trans-Pacific Partnership’s strongest opponents are not against trade. What we are arguing for is using a blueprint that already exists to write trade agreements that actually benefit American workers.

Burning Issues: Why Honduras Matters In The 2016 Campaign

Who was Berta Cáceres, why was she murdered in Honduras and, most importantly, why should that matter in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign? Mark Weisbrot explains in the latest in our video series.
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The Presidential Race: The West Weighs in

In the shadow of the terror in Brussels, voters flocked to the polls in Arizona, and caucused in Utah and Idaho Tuesday. Bernie Sanders keeps rising; Trump's support holds. This race is a long way from over.
Robert Borosage

Five (of Many) Ways This GOP Budget Would Do Real Harm

The House Republican budget closely mirrors what would face the country if a Republican wins the White House. In a video, Jasmine Tucker of the National Priorities Project discusses what the impact of the budget would be.
Isaiah J. Poole

Senate GOP Disses American Voters

The GOP is expressing deep derision for 65 million Americans who voted to re-elect Barack Obama and for the American democratic process by obstructing the duly elected U.S. President from fulfilling his Constitutional obligations.
Leo Gerard

What Will Discrimination Cost Georgia?

Fifty-two years after Lester Maddox famously chased African-Americans out of his restaurant with an ax handle, the phrase “we don’t serve your kind here” may be heard once again in Georgia.
Terrance Heath

Burning Issues: Is Our Military Big Enough?

In this installment of the "Burning Issues" video series, Miriam Pemberton of the Institute for Policy Studies explains why voters should be wary of candidates who say America's military is weak and underfunded.
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Wingnut Week In Review: The Breitbart Breakup

Once again proving the bigger bully, Donald Trump may have caused the wingnut media site Breitbart News to self-destruct, after his campaign manager assaulted one of the site's reporters.
Terrance Heath

Burning Issues: What Did We Learn from Libya?

Melvin A. Goodman, senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, discusses the lessons of the Libya crisis, and the political positions of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, in this video.
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