Militarized America: How Main Streets Became the War Zone

Militarized America: How Main Streets Became the War Zone

August 29, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Michael Shank, Ph.D., associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses with Host Tim Farley on Sirius XM’s POTUS the militarization of US police forces.  Shank examines how, when, why American police […]

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On Republican Party’s 159th Birthday, Democrats Give Up Gun Control

March 21, 2013 at 10:36 pm

On the 159th Anniversary of the founding of the Republican Party, Michael Shank discusses Senator Harry Reid’s defeat in championing Senator Feinstein’s assault weapons ban bill on Current TV with John Fugelsang.  Shank discusses exactly what gun control legislation is likely pass the US Congress, the political fallout from Senator […]

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Cuomo, Cars, and Culture: How Gun Violence is More Than Mental

February 25, 2013 at 1:46 am

Michael Shank discusses gun violence and gun legislation with Richard Feldman who is President of the Independent Firearm Owners Association and the author of the book “Ricochet, Confessions of a Gun Lobbyist.”  Shank discusses how background checks and bans on assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, online sales, and gun show loopholes […]

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What the World Wants in an American President: On Drones and Diversity

October 29, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Michael Shank, adjunct professor at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses the international community’s overwhelming support for Barack Obama as president of the United States, drone strikes in Pakistan, America’s new permanent war, the Muslim world’s support for Barack Obama, and America’s aggressive tilt toward China.  […]

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Politics of Gun Control, Part 1: NRA, Congress and America’s Social Capital

July 30, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Michael Shank, vice president of the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses the politics of gun control in America with John Velleco, federal director of Gun Owners of America.  Shank highlights Congressional leadership vis-a-vis gun safety, the cost of violence in America, the implications of the National Rifle Association lobby, […]

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Politics of Gun Control, Part 2: NRA, Congress and America’s Social Capital

July 30, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Michael Shank, vice president of the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses the politics of gun control in America with John Velleco, federal director of Gun Owners of America.  Shank highlights Congressional leadership vis-a-vis gun safety, the cost of violence in America, the implications of the National Rifle Association lobby, […]

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Beyond Job Numbers: How to Fix America’s Soaring Poverty and Inequality Rates

June 5, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Michael Shank, vice president for US operations at the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses the possibility of a second recession, US monthly job and unemployment numbers, America’s soaring poverty and inequality rates, the need for new tax, labor and trade policies and the need for stricter enforcement of Dodd-Frank, […]

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South Carolina and New Hampshire Primaries, Super PAC Money in Politics, and the Economy

January 11, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Michael Shank discusses the New Hampshire Primary results, the upcoming South Carolina Primary, the impact of Super PAC money on democracy, the presidential races of Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul, as well as the state of South Carolina’s economy. Interview courtesy of FOX News.

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The Obama-Romney Fight Over Middle Class America

November 29, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Michael Shank, US Vice President at the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses the absence of an American middle class and how both parties have pursued 30 years of tax, trade, tech and labor policy that has left America with high rates of inequality and poverty.  Interviewed conducted on November […]

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