Judge Keith Raines is a non-partisan and a sitting judge for Oregon's 20th Judicial Dist. Circuit Court in Washington County. He is a running for re-election. He talked with Don Merrill about judicial activism, running a court on a tight budget and how sharing his own mistakes with the people standing before him is a good thing. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon candidates for the 2014 election to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
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Clayton Morgareidge reads three articles on the national security state. The first by Gleen Greenwald appears in Common Dreams. The second, by Tom Dispatch, appears in Portside. The final one by Noam Chomsky appears in Salon. The collectively make the point that the national security state is an apparatus of class power that cannot be meaningfully reformed. Here is an excellent excerpt from Greenwald's analysis of Obama's recent promise to "reform" the NSA. 8:34 minutes (3.43 MB)
Bill Resnick offers a commentary on Richard Sherman's boastful remarks after a monumental play in which he kept the other team from scoring a crucial touchdown. The remarks have been ill-recieved in a not so subtly racist vein, as evidenced by the tongue-in-cheek usage of "thug" to describe Sherman, but Bill focuses on the decline of civility in sports that he says Sherman's situation helps to illustrate. Rather than coming down on Sherman though, Bill reminds listeners of how it used to be that football players would immediately shake hands after their games to cool off, show respect, and diffuse the competative drives of the game. 9:10 minutes (3.67 MB)