Drug Decriminalization Doesn’t Go Far Enough

–Travis Lupick, author of “Fighting for Space: How a Group of Drug Users Transformed One City’s Struggle with Addiction,” joins David to discuss the opioid epidemic, as well as decriminalization and legalization -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj -Donate…

Far-right Freedom Caucus schemes to block House DACA vote with parliamentary shenanigans

As a group of House Republicans inches closer to securing floor votes on a few different proposals to protect undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as kids, hard-line conservatives from the Freedom Caucus are scheming to use parliamentary maneuvers to thwart them. Rep. Mark…

2 Republicans ignore Paul Ryan, sign onto effort to force a DACA vote

Last week, a group of House Republicans — frustrated with their leadership’s failure to let them vote on legislation that would to provide permanent protections for undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children — launched an attempt to use a rarely-used procedure called a…

North Carolina tells environmental group it’s illegal to sell solar power to Black church

A partnership between a predominately Black church and an environmental group in North Carolina aiming to provide solar power lost its appeal to the state’s highest court after an ongoing battle. The case speaks to the setbacks environmental advocates and proponents of renewable energy have faced…

America is plagued by a chronic misunderstanding of slavery and white supremacy

Several years ago, a group of students at Texas Tech University fanned out across their Lubbock campus and asked classmates three simple questions: “Who won the Civil War?,” “Who is our Vice President?,” and “Who did we gain our independence from?” Like a skit on…

Gavin McInnes: Gay Marriage Was A Plot To Destroy Christianity

Gavin McInnes, the CRTV host who leads an alt-right-adjacent hate group, told Stephen Herreid at CatholicVote yesterday that he no longer supports marriage equality because he believes it is part of a secret plan to delegitimize Christianity. “We got gay marriage wrong as a nation,”…

How “Climate Skepticism” is Funded

–Classic Interview: Kert Davies, Director of the Climate Investigations Center, a research group that works to expose the anti-environmental movement, joins David to discuss the funding of so-called “climate skeptics” -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj -Donate via Ethereum:…

GOP lawmakers nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize, cite mistranslation in their letter

A group of Republican lawmakers has sent a formal letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, officially nominating President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, for his “work to end the Korean War.” The letter was signed by 18 members of Congress, including Reps. Diane…