Show details for June 28th, 2010

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Tonight’s Guests are Marjorie Cohn and Robert Bryce

Some of the Headlines mentioned on the show tonight:

Marjorie Cohn

Marjorie Cohn is Professor Cohn is immediate past president of the National Lawyers Guild. She lectures throughout the world on international human rights and U.S. foreign policy. A news consultant for CBS News, and a legal analyst for Court TV, she also provides legal and political commentary on BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, Air America and Pacifica Radio. Professor Cohn is the author of Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law and co-author of Cameras in the Courtroom: Television and the Pursuit of Justice. Her latest book is Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent (with Kathleen Gilberd), and her forthcoming anthology, The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration and Abuse, will be published in fall 2010 by NYU Press. Her articles have appeared in numerous journals such as Fordham Law Review, Hastings Law Journal and Virginia Journal of International Law, as well as The National Law Journal, Christian Science Monitor and Chicago Tribune.

Marjorie joins The Monitor tonight to talk about Kagan’s Troubling Record

Her website


Robert Bryce

Robert Bryce‘s articles have appeared in dozens of publications including the Atlantic Monthly, Wall Street Journal, Slate, New York Times, Washington Post, American Conservative, The Nation, Counterpunch and The Guardian. His first book, Pipe Dreams: Greed, Ego, and the Death of Enron, received rave reviews and was named one of the best non-fiction books of 2002 by Publishers Weekly. His second book, Cronies: Oil, the Bushes, and the Rise of Texas, America’s Superstate, was published 2004. His third book, Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of “Energy Independence,” published in March 2008, was favorably reviewed by more than 20 media outlets. The American magazine called Gusher of Lies “a strong and much-needed dose of reality.” His most recent book is Power Hungry: The Myths of “Green” Energy, and the Real Fuels of the Future, was published in April 2010.

Robert joins The Monitor tonight to talk about a couple of his most recent articles:

Enron’s Ken Lay and BP’s Tony Hayward: Paid to Be Reckless; Beyond Pathetic: BP’s Sorry Safety Record, A Look Back at 2005 and Addicted to Prosperity.

His website


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