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Truth, Politics and Power

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Each week, host Neal Conan conducts in-depth conversations that help listeners learn the history, politics and risks of the new administration's decisions.

The election of Donald Trump is challenging core ideas about how we view ourselves as a nation and how we function as a democracy. Stepping back from the daily scrum, ”Truth, Politics and Power” addresses the context and meaning that underlie the issues.

Each week, host Neal Conan puts the new administration’s policies and practices in historical perspective. Among the range of questions to be explored: What’s the purpose of the President’s constant attacks on the media? Why would a new president question the integrity of his own intelligence services? How do the origins of the “America First” movement fit into Trumps’ World view? How will the president respond to dissent, to the checks and balances of the American system, and to inevitable crises? How does a President and a ruling party with a narrow political base address an increasingly diverse population? What’s the long-term effect of a strategic retreat from the US role as the “indispensable nation” at the center of the world order established after World War II? How does Trumpism fit with the rise of right wing movements in Europe as well as authoritarian regimes in Russia, China, Turkey and the Philippines?

For information about Truth, Politics and Power, please contact Steve Martin at steve@sfmconsulting.com or call 703.715.0827. Hide full description 

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As the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, reignites the debate on guns, we update the “Gun Rights and Gun Control” episode of Truth Politics an...

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As the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, reignites the debate on guns, we update the “Gun Rights and Gun Control” episode of Truth Politics and ...

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For more than half a century, Presidents based major decisions on a deliberative process that invited input from all the government agencies conc...

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While the FBI is no stranger to political controversy, the bureau is now the target of an unlikely attack. President Trump and his allies have la...

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While the FBI is no stranger to political controversy, the bureau is now the target of an unlikely attack. President Trump and his allies have l...

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In his address to the World Economic Forum in Davos, President Trump turned to a slogan he trumpeted during his campaign and his inaugural addres...

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In his address to the World Economic Forum in Davos, President Trump turned to a slogan he trumpeted during his campaign and his inaugural address....

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Turkey's escalation in it's war against US backed Kurdish fighters puts the United States on a collision course with a NATO ally and offers a windo...

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Turkey's escalation in it's war against US backed Kurdish fighters puts the United States on a collision course with a NATO ally and offers a windo...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2018
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A year ago, as Donald Trump took office as the 45th President of the United States, many compared elements of his campaign to fascism. This week, ...

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A year ago, as Donald Trump took office as the 45th President of the United States, many compared elements of his campaign to fascism. This week, ...

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As President Trump makes a crucial decision on the deal to contain Iran’s nuclear weapons program, two old enemies confront each other in eastern ...

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As President Trump makes a crucial decision on the deal to contain Iran’s nuclear weapons program, two old enemies confront each other in eastern...

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The effort to suppress specific words at the Centers for Disease Control represents another round in the long conflict between politics and science...

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The effort to suppress specific words at the Centers for Disease Control represents another round in the long conflict between politics and science...

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Two law professors from Yale argue that a now-obscure treaty, the Kellogg-Briand Pact, marked a major turning point in world history; prior to i...

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Donald Trump’s promise to end what he called the war on coal played a critical role in his presidential campaign. On the next “Truth, Politics and ...

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Donald Trump’s promise to end what he called the war on coal played a critical role in his presidential campaign. On the next “Truth, Politics and ...

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