Examining Bannon's Post-White House Agenda
We begin with the “60 Minutes” interview with the recently-fired White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon in which he accused the Republican establishment of “trying to nullify the 2016 election”, saying that the House and Senate leaders “do not want Donald Trump’s populist, economic nationalist agenda to be implemented”. Adele Stan, a weekly columnist for The American Prospect who covers the intersection of religion and politics joins us to discuss how Bannon’s patron the right-wing mega-donor Robert Mercer, is ready to pour millions into primaries to defeat incumbent Republican senators Mitch McConnell supports, replacing them with Tea Party zealots from the fringes of politics and in some cases sanity, such as Arizona’s “Chemtrails” Kelli Ward and Alabama’s Judge Roy Moore who wants to replace the U.S. Constitution with the Ten Commandments.
The Ethnic Cleansing of Burma's Rohingyas
Then we examine the tragic situation in Myanmar/Burma where according to the U.N. Commissioner for Human Rights, the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority is being ethnically cleansed by Buddhist vigilantes and the Burmese military who have ruled the country for decades. A leading specialist and prominent scholar who has made many trip to Myanmar and is writing a book on the Buddhist/Muslim conflict who, because of his close relationship with political opposition figures at risk inside the country, prefers to remain nameless, joins us. We discuss the roots of this conflict and the silence of Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Effectiveness of the Trillion Dollar Response to 9/11
Then finally, on the 16th anniversary of 9/11, we assess the effectiveness of the trillion dollar response to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the averted attack on the capitol, and speak with Dr. John Mueller, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and the Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies and professor of political science at The Ohio State University and author of “Chasing Ghost: The Policing of Terrorism”.