Rania Khalek Dispatches from the Underclass

March is a rough month of remembrance for many nations, including Iraq, Syria and Libya. But they all have something else in common: they've all been the targets in the same regime change playbook

Posted by Soapbox on Thursday, March 14, 2019

As Democrats grow anxious on their quest to recapture the White House in 2020, there's just a little something they’re not quite wrapping their heads around…

Posted by Soapbox on Wednesday, March 6, 2019


Battle-tested, combat-approved. In other words, 'This weapon has been used to terrorize #Palestinians'

Posted by Soapbox on Thursday, December 27, 2018


Fresh sanctions roll out to "put pressure" on Tehran. THESE are the freaks they want instead.

Posted by Soapbox on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the rift between Saudi Arabia and Qatar and recent developments among the Gulf countries in the Middle East. They talk about the Saudi arms deal, which the Senate would have successfully opposed if five Democrats had not voted against a bill to block the deal.

Later in the show, Khalek and Gosztola talk about how Bernie Sanders and the movements he is aligned with largely overlook wars perpetrated or backed by the United States. They contrast this dynamic with the success of British political leader Jeremy Corbyn, who frequently makes connections between terrorism and the United Kingdom’s involvement in wars.

The rest of the show is spent on the People’s Summit, which Gosztola attended in Chicago one week ago, and the GOP baseball shooting in Alexandria. On the shooting, the hosts criticize the New York Times for their coverage, which suggested Sanders supporters may bear some responsibility for a former campaign volunteer turning to violence.

To listen to the discussion, click the above player or go here.