Peter B Collins

Peter B Collins - 2017-08-17 - Original post - cached version

Willfully ignorant, 45 creates false equivalency between handful of violent “antifa” leftists and hundreds of organized racists in Charlottesville revisionism….--in angry rant at Trump Tower lobby, Donny identifies with “alt-right” and rails against most others as “alt-left”, enraging many GOP...

Peter B Collins - 2017-08-16 - Original post - cached version

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Independent journalist Pepe Escobar, who writes for Sputnik and Asia Times, returns to share offshore views of Trump's America.As we spoke on August 15, Kim Jung Un had just snuffed the fuse on...

Peter B Collins - 2017-08-16 - Original post - cached version

Dreamhost, the company that hosts this podcast, is fighting DOJ warrant demanding IP addresses of 1.3 million who visited anti-Trump site….--in covering Oklahoma City FBI sting, most media outlets just parrot FBI press release, like BuzzFeed; DailyBeast dug deeper, suspect is mentally ill

Peter B Collins - 2017-08-15 - Original post - cached version

After slamming black CEO who quit board in protest, Trump recites scripted comments on white supremacists, oozing insincerity and hate….--Charlottesville police criticized for “standing down” just before Ohio man rammed crowd with his car

--Kevin Gosztola comments that GOP efforts to...

Peter B Collins - 2017-08-12 - Original post - cached version

Threats from supporters of fired engineer James Damore lead to cancellation of Google town hall, as controversy continues to rage…--read Damore’s memo here

--NY Times columnist David Brooks says Google’s CEO should be fired

--in powerful essay at Current Affairs, Briahna Joy Gray...

Peter B Collins - 2017-08-11 - Original post - cached version

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Sexual assault counselor Teresa Beasley faced retaliation and is being fired from Air Force Academy for doing her job, and refusing to manipulate rape reports.In her first national interview,...

Peter B Collins - 2017-08-11 - Original post - cached version

--The Nation and Bloomberg demonstrate real journalism, and raise the obvious questions about foundational claims of Trump/Russia narrative….--based on the intel veterans we have cited here for a year, Patrick Lawrence in The Nation explores the forensic evidence that points to insider leak...

Peter B Collins - 2017-08-10 - Original post - cached version

Trump’s allegedly unscripted “Fire and Fury” threat to North Korea is a thoughtless, risky escalation that could lead to nuclear war…--Trump claims that he has made our nuclear arsenal stronger, more powerful, and even Kim Jong Un knows that’s bullshit,

--Little Kim called Trump’s bluff...

Peter B Collins - 2017-08-09 - Original post - cached version

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Suzanne Gordon has been covering health care issues for decades, and her new book makes the case against privatizing the Veterans Healthcare Administration.Gordon's 19th book is The Battle for...

Peter B Collins - 2017-08-09 - Original post - cached version

Trump’s FCC uses obsolete “UHF discount” to bend rules, allowing alt-right Sinclair to reach 72% of households despite 39% cap ….--read Politico’s report here

--state insurance commissioners struggle to make healthcare markets work, as threat of subsidy cuts remains and Anthem pulls out...

Peter B Collins - 2017-08-08 - Original post - cached version

Not content to tweet around the mainstream media, Trump launches new happy-talk show aimed at his base, hosted by Kayleigh McEnany….--NY Times reports that Trump bullshits 69% of the time

--45 is on a “working vacation” but he’s still tweeting, and still lying

--in thoughtful...

Peter B Collins - 2017-08-05 - Original post - cached version

Martin Shkreli, the young greedster who jacked up AIDS drug price by 5000%, is convicted of defrauding investors, faces prison…..--federal appeals court throws out sentences of Blackwater merceneries for killing spree in 2007 that left 31 Iraqi civilians dead

--special counsel Mueller has...

Peter B Collins - 2017-08-04 - Original post - cached version

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Greg Karras, senior scientist at Communities for a Better Environment, details the wheeling and dealing that led to recent passage of Gov. Brown's cap and trade extension, and it's not pretty....

Peter B Collins - 2017-08-04 - Original post - cached version

Washington Post prints transcripts of Trump’s January phone calls with leaders of Mexico, Australia exposing Trump’s insecurity, myopia, ignorance and arrogance….--you can read the transcripts here, and see how White House misled on these calls

--Trump endorsed “merit-based” immigration...

Peter B Collins - 2017-08-03 - Original post - cached version

Once again, the Senate has failed to examine lawbreaking, rogue behavior by FBI, as Chris Wray is confirmed in 92-5 vote…--welcome to new podcast listeners who read PBC's op-ed in The Chronicle today

---leaked audio of Seymour Hersh adds new, unproven info on Seth Rich, DNC leaks and...

Peter B Collins - 2017-08-02 - Original post - cached version

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Human rights and labor lawyer Dan Kovalik, just back from Caracas, reports on Maduro's newly-elected constituent assembly, with perspectives that differ from corporate media...

Peter B Collins - 2017-08-02 - Original post - cached version

Newest anonymous leak from administration says Trump personally dictated misleading statement first used by Don. Jr regarding meeting with Russians….--Washington Post claims presidential advisors as source that 45 dictated the spin for Don Jr. on return flight from G20 summit


Peter B Collins - 2017-08-01 - Original post - cached version

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In the wake of Sen. John McCain's "heroic" vote to block Obamacare repeal, author, activist and political consultant Cliff Schecter gives some straight talk about McCain.Schecter's 2008 book...

Peter B Collins - 2017-08-01 - Original post - cached version

Kelly’s first move as Chief of Staff is to dump Scaramucci, well-deserved but pointless effort to stabilize unstable Don…--like a Mafia Don, Trump offers zero loyalty and universal contempt

--45’s comical tweets seem needed to persuade the Tweeter in Chief that he is doing great


Peter B Collins - 2017-07-29 - Original post - cached version

McCain cast critical vote that stopped GOP effort to kill Obamacare….now they will try to starve it to death….--political fallout will hit many Republican senators who voted “yes”, like Portman, Graham, Capito, Heller, Johnson

--Trump and GOP will try to starve Obamacare into a death...

Peter B Collins - 2017-07-28 - Original post - cached version

Corporate media outlets ignore arrest of Wasserman-Schultz IT staffer Imran Awan, who was arrested at Dulles before flight to Pakistan--pro-Trump Daily Caller digs up digital dirt on Wasserman-Schultz hires at center of investigation

--Buzzfeed recaps the story, but undermines credibility...

Peter B Collins - 2017-07-27 - Original post - cached version

Exposing his inner dictator, Trump tweets decree banning transgenders in military as he continues attacks on his creepy attorney general…--Trump ignores Pentagon reports showing transgender personnel are not a burden or disruption, as he falsely asserts in pandering to evangelical extremists...

Peter B Collins - 2017-07-26 - Original post - cached version

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Dan Kovalik is a human rights and labor lawyer, and his new book makes the case that the Trump/Russia scandal is a dangerous diversion that leads some progressives to agitate for war with...

Peter B Collins - 2017-07-26 - Original post - cached version

In latest PBC in-depth interview, author Dan Kovalik says Democrats put trust in intel agencies that have repeatedly lied to us…--Kovalik joins Norman Solomon in criticizing Rep. Barbara Lee—a heroine of the anti-war left—for denouncing Trump’s meeting with Putin

--House expected to pass...

Peter B Collins - 2017-07-25 - Original post - cached version

Handcuffed by Deep State, Dems and evidence-free Trump/Russia Scandal, Trump signals he’ll sign new sanctions bill, escalating tensions….--Crown Prince Jared testifies privately, as statement denies collusion, secret back channel, seeking loans from Russians, or that he knew about Clinton dirt...

Peter B Collins - 2017-07-22 - Original post - cached version

Depriving Melissa McCarthy second season of satire, embattled press secretary Sean Spicer quits as Trump names Tony Scarramucci communications director….--we serve up a couple of Spicer’s greatest hits; press briefings may be replaced by White House infomercials

--in Guardian op-ed,...

Peter B Collins - 2017-07-21 - Original post - cached version

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Dr. Carolyn Sufrin is an OB/GYN and medical anthropologist whose new book is based on her years of work in the San Francisco County Jail.Sufrin's fascinating new book is Jailcare: Finding the...

Peter B Collins - 2017-07-21 - Original post - cached version

Trump dumps on Sessions, Mueller, Rosenstein and the rule of law in general, as he petulantly complains about the investigations….--read the interview report here

--Sessions ignores the criticism, says he’ll stay

--Trump’s self-proclaimed deal-making prowess fails to charm or...

Peter B Collins - 2017-07-20 - Original post - cached version

GOP effort to kill Obamacare collapses, but Trump will use other tools to undermine it, leaving millions uncertain about 2018 coverage….--female Republican senators who were excluded from the secret drafting of Senate bill were the ultimate deciders

--despite apparent gridlock and...

Peter B Collins - 2017-07-15 - Original post - cached version

Chris Wray got a few tough questions, but Senate, again, is ready to confirm an FBI director without real examination….--lawmakers seem committed to let FBI continue to operate above the law; in our interview later in the hour, Bill Binney notes that one appeals court has ruled that FBI national...

Peter B Collins - 2017-07-14 - Original post - cached version

Maddow’s Trump/Russia narrative gets first evidence from Don Jr’s email, but still relies heavily on unproven leaks, anonymous sources…--PBC challenges Maddow narrative from first 5 minutes of her July 12 show

--Trump made the campaign and administration a family affair, with toxic mix of...

Peter B Collins - 2017-07-13 - Original post - cached version

Donald Trump, Jr’s release of incriminating emails about promise of Russian dirt on Clinton is puzzling, leads to more questions….--White House infighting erupts over Don Jr.’s admissions

--Trump business partner Agalarov depicted as intermediary, was mentioned in Steele dossier prepared...

Peter B Collins - 2017-07-12 - Original post - cached version

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Reconnecting with visionary progressive leader David Cobb, we get an insider view of the manipulation of the 2016 election by Americans, the results of partial recounts in 3 states, and his new...

Peter B Collins - 2017-07-12 - Original post - cached version

Don Trump, Jr. releases email thread that shows he accepted meeting to learn about Clinton dirt provided by Russian prosecutor…..--echoing Watergate, 45 will be asked: what did you know, and when did you know it

--Don, Jr and Jared were arrogant amateurs, but did they insulate Trump?...

Peter B Collins - 2017-07-11 - Original post - cached version

Detailed analysis of metadata from Guccifer’s DNC files support arguments by Bill Binney, others that info was leaked by insider….--read the report by “The Forensicator” here

--NY Times makes big deal out of June, 2016 meeting that Don Trump Jr. had with Russian lawyer who dangled dirt on...

Peter B Collins - 2017-07-08 - Original post - cached version

For first time, Maddow acknowledges some of The Intercept’s skeptical reporting on her unproven Trump/Russia telenovelas and exposes entrapment attempt….--Rachel Maddow and MSNBC have scored big ratings by exploiting leak-based, evidence-free narratives about Trump/Russia without including...

Peter B Collins - 2017-07-07 - Original post - cached version

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Prof. Corey Dolgon explains how the conservative "kill it to save it" mentality is being applied to the scuttling of Obamacare, the privatization of education and the transfer of wealth to...

Peter B Collins - 2017-07-07 - Original post - cached version

Gov. Jerry Brown will host San Francisco climate conference just before he retires; do his policies match his environmental evangelism?...--California Supreme Court recently upheld Schwarzenegger’s cap and trade plan

--in detailed report, In These Times explains that Brown is negotiating...

Peter B Collins - 2017-07-06 - Original post - cached version

Trump heads for G20 summit likely to embarrass us further, in wake of stinky tweets attacking CNN and China….--Trump will meet with Putin, Xi, and others in Hamburg as his staff and average Americans cringe in expectation of more idiocy

--for China, Trump piled on to last weeks bank...

Peter B Collins - 2017-07-01 - Original post - cached version

Rep. Barbara Lee wins key vote to repeal 2001 Authorization for Military Force, which was abused by Obama and Bush….--House panel is nearly unanimous in limiting Trump’s military powers, after enabling Obama and Bush to abuse it in Libya, Yemen, Syria

--Kris Kobach, GOP voter suppression...

Peter B Collins - 2017-06-30 - Original post - cached version

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John Kiriakou and Joseph Hickman, co-authors of new book on Abu Zubaydeh, return to the podcast--together--to talk about torture, whistleblowing, and the dangerous reporter Matthew...

Peter B Collins - 2017-06-30 - Original post - cached version

GOP senators operate as “Death Panel”, dialing up and down the terms of cutting millions off health insurance to fund tax cuts….--in PBS interview, Sen. John Thune talks in detached manner, about “dialing up” cuts to Medicaid and subsidies, oblivious to human impact

--in California,...

Peter B Collins - 2017-06-29 - Original post - cached version

Trump’s relentless attacks on corporate media draw blood, as the evidence-free Trump/Russia narrative unravels….--Robert Parry compares Russia-gate to Watergate and Iran Contra scandals, in this report

--Caitlin Johnstone lowers the boom on establishment Dems with crude headline:”...

Peter B Collins - 2017-06-27 - Original post - cached version

Court avoided direct confrontation with 45, but carved out protections for people who were most impacted by Trump’s royal decree….--Brown U. professor Corey Brettschneider offers interesting analysis

--“activist court” made new law with requirement of “bona fide relationship” for entry...

Peter B Collins - 2017-06-27 - Original post - cached version

No retirements, as Supremes give Trump partial victory on travel ban, special treatment to religious claims; California gun law upheld….--in surprising, unanimous, unsigned opinion based on no hearings or testimony, Supreme Court ignores arguments of appeals panels in upholding Trump ban 2.0...

Peter B Collins - 2017-06-24 - Original post - cached version

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Former NSA executive Thomas Drake and former presidential candidate and Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson reveal NSA's unconstitutional total surveillance during 2002 Olympic Winter Games....

Peter B Collins - 2017-06-24 - Original post - cached version

NSA veteran Thomas Drake reveals NSA’s total surveillance of Salt Lake City during 2002 Olympics, joined by attorney Rocky Anderson….--Anderson was Mayor of Salt Lake City at the time, and leads lawsuit based in part on Drake’s sworn declaration of the NSA’s unconstitutional “field operation” in...

Peter B Collins - 2017-06-23 - Original post - cached version

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Multinational oil giant Chevron considered Richmond its "company town" until progressives organized and took it back.  Steve Early's powerful new book, Refinery Town, tells the story.Early...

Peter B Collins - 2017-06-23 - Original post - cached version

Employer-provided healthcare is optional under GOP plan, putting the vast majority of Americans at the mercy of “free market”….--the “reverse Robin Hood” plan steals from the poor to enable tax cuts for the rich

--elimination of employer mandate exponentially expands the ranks of people...

Peter B Collins - 2017-06-22 - Original post - cached version

Jason Leopold’s FOIA lawsuit prods release of secret report used at Manning’s court martial, showing no major damage from leaks….--read the Buzzfeed report here

--dashcam video of Philando Castile’s killing by cop stokes new outrage over cop’s exoneration

--special election loss...


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