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Mark Riley: The Intersection of Politics and Culture

May 16, 2022

A senior journalist from Al-Jazeera is shot and killed on the West Bank. Her funeral was disrupted, attacked by the Israeli military.

The January 6th Committee subpoenas 5 Republican colleagues.

Another abortion fail by the Democrats in Congress.

Finland is moving closer to NATO, much to the chagrin of guess who.

And...


May 9, 2022

ABORTION... from several different angles; from the leaked Supreme Court decision and its potential consequences, to ways around it like the abortion pill. What lawmakers can do to mitigate the decision, if the final decision to kill Roe v. Wade becomes reality.
What's it like to be Female, Black, Gay and locked up...


May 3, 2022

The US gross domestic product shrank by 1.4% for the beginning of 2022. Does this spell doom for Democrats in the midterms and for Joe Biden’s economic agenda? We take a look at House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who got caught in a lie but with no consequence. Republicans in Ohio have made up a new, bizarre...


Apr 26, 2022

According to Google, the trending hashtag is not #Ukraine, it's #ElonMusk. The valiant struggle of the war-torn battle zone has to be balanced against the short attention spans of the West. There are already reports that neighboring Poland is experiencing fatigue with the war, and pushback against accepting more...


Apr 11, 2022

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson went high when those questioning her nomination went low. From Republicans, I expected that. What I didn’t except… and won’t accept…is venom from her own community spousing nonsense about her marital configuration.

NATO countries were ramping up sanctions when the first set have not...