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OFF-KILTER with Rebecca Vallas

Feb 16, 2018

Just six weeks after jacking up the deficit by $1.5 trillion to give huge tax cuts to millionaires and wealthy corporations, President Trump laid plain how he plans to pay for them in the budget he released this week. To unpack the budget’s winners and losers, Rebecca is joined by Chad Bolt, senior policy manager...


Feb 9, 2018

The so-called “able-bodied” are now everywhere among government antipoverty programs, Republican officials claim. But, as Emily Badger and Margot Sanger-Katz write in the New York Times Upshot, this term has long been a political as well as a moral one, dating back centuries to the 1601 Elizabethan poor law, as a...


Feb 2, 2018

News broke this week that the Trump administration has been hiding evidence that’s of great importance to the public. No, we’re not talking about collusion with the Russians. We’re talking about the fact that we have now learned that the Trump administration lied to the public about evidence that a new policy...


Jan 26, 2018

Rebecca sits down with Cornell Brooks, a lawyer, ordained minister, and activist who formerly served as the 18th president of the NAACP, and Patrick Cokley, a longtime disability rights advocate who serves as the administrator of the LEAD ON update which provides resources on technology, employment, and...


Jan 26, 2018

Trump’s “shithole” comment may be his most blatant racist remark to date. But are his more subtle racist dog whistles even more dangerous? And why are so many people in this country so uncomfortable with using the word racist? Rebecca sits down with Cornell Brooks, a lawyer, ordained minister, and activist who...