How the radical Left turned America's cities into “slums” | Michael Shellenberger interview

San Francisco is situated at the heart of America’s tech boom. Yet according to this week’s guest, much of the city looks like a slum. Homelessness is rampant. Drug use is soaring and violent crime continues to rise. To find out what is happening to America’s most progressive cities Steven Edgintin is joined by the environmentalist and best-selling author Michael Shellenberger.

Dr. Bruce Levine is a clinical psychologist how writes about the intersection of society, culture and politics with psychology. He has earned a name for himself as an insightful critic of psychiatry and our health system's reliance upon psychiatric drugs to treat mental disorders. Dr. Levine sits on several advisory boards including the journal Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, the National Center for Youth Law and the Icarus Project, which is dedicated to safely weening people off dependence upon psychiatric drugs. His articles frequently appear online in Counterpunch, Truthout, Salon, Mad in America, and Oped News, and he has been interviewed and published by the New York Times, the Ecologist and numerous other magazines. Bruce has authored about five books. His latest, which was just release is: "A Profession Without Reason: The Crisis of Contemporary Psychiatry, Untangled and Solved by Spinoza, Freethinking and Radical Enlightenment' -- which takes a hard look at modern psychiatry's systemic failures and proposes that the philosophy of the 17th century thinker Baruch Spinoza may offer explanations to understand psychiatry's intrinsic flaws. Dr Levine's website is

Professor Jonathan Haidt explains some causes of a new moral culture of “safetyism,” and how these elements have contributed to the attitudes of current college students

A Joint Statement, representing 17,000 Physicians and Medical Scientists to end the National Emergency, Restore Scientific Integrity, and Address Crimes Against Humanity.


Tonight on the Progressive Commentary Hour: Nick Corbishley 
  Nick Corbishley is an investigative journalist, author, international lecturer and translator specializing in global finance, economics and geopolitical issues -- primarily focused on Europe and Latin America -- global finance and economics. Earlier he was a senior contributing editor at the finance news site Wolf Street and now is a regular contributor to the financial analysis site Naked Capitalism. Nick is the author of "Scanned: Why Vaccine Passports Will Mean the End of Privacy and Personal Freedom," which links many of the fears people have with vaccination status surveillance with the larger agenda of social control. Now living in Barcelona Spain, Nick grew up in the UK and graduated from Sheffield University. His website is

Daniel Kovalik

Professor Daniel Kovalik is a labor and human rights attorney and author, who teaches international human rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. For over two decades he served as a counsel for the United Steelworkers and the AFL-CIO, and is best known for his cases against Coca Cola, Drummond, and Occidental Petroleum based upon human rights abuses in Colombia. He was a recipient of a Project Censored award for his investigation into the murders of Colombian trade unionists. Dan is a graduate of Columbia Law School and received a fellowship at Stanford University's law school. He has written several acclaimed books dealing with the scapegoating of Russia, plots to attack and overthrow Iran and Venezuela,  US efforts to establish world hegemony by interfering in other nations and on Cancel Culture.  His most recent book is "No More War: How the West Violates International Law by Using Humanitarian Intervention to Advance Economic and Strategic Interests,"  and his articles appear on Counterpunch, Global Research, Dissident Voice and elsewhere. 


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Col. Richard Black: U.S. Leading World to Nuclear War

Col. Richard Black. Richard H. Black is a former Republican member of the Virginia State Senate, representing District 13 from 2011 to 2020. Sen. Richard Black, who, after serving 31 years in the Marines and in the Army.

Dr. Jim Garrison is the founding President of Ubiquity University and the Wisdom School of Graduate Studies, an international school of higher education built upon transformational principles of whole brain and whole systems learning. The university operates with partners all over the world. As the co-founder and President of the Gorbachev Foundation, Jim was instrumental in the founding of the State of the World Forum  to lay a template for a  more sustainable global civilization.  In the late 80s he served as the executive director of the Esalen Institute Soviet-American Exchange, and founded the International Foreign Policy Association in collaboration with Secretary of State George Schultz and Georgian President Edward Shevardnadze. Jim hosts the daily podcast Humanity Rising Summit -- conversations with people at the cutting of cultural change.  Jim has graduate degrees in religion and theology from Harvard and Cambridge universities. His websites are and

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