The executive director of the Project on Government Oversight argues that the Trump administration's recent aggression toward whistleblowers highlights the long overdue need for better protection for those fighting corruption inside Washington — especially during a crisis like Covid-19.
John Nichols, author of the new book The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party: The Enduring Legacy of Henry Wallace's Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist Politics, writes on the steps legislators must take to ensure the 2020 elections are consistent and legitimate.
As government officials turn toward technology to fill the economic void created by the Covid-19 crisis, a future marred by Big Tech profiteering, surveillance and austerity is coming into focus, argues Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine. "It’s a future in which our homes are never again exclusively personal spaces but are also, via high-speed digital connectivity, our schools, our doctor’s offices, our gyms, and, if determined by the state, our jails," writes Klein.
The artist and documentary filmmaker Ai Weiwei talks about China's secrecy and censorship in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, and Western collusion. This is a transcript with link to an episode of the Art Angle podcast.