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Nov. 13, 2015. Thom Hartmann, TV host of “The Big Picture”, interviews author Peter Mathews, as part of the Great Minds Series, on Money in Politics, the coming presidential election, and his groundbreaking book, “Dollar Democracy: With Liberty and Justice for Some; How to Reclaim the American Dream for All.”, Free Speech TV, Pacifica stations. [Start: 30:10, Runtime: 30 minutes]

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On CNN Mathews Says Incompetence in the White House is Manifestation of Trumpism {188b}

Feb.12, 2018 | CNN – Peter Mathews says that White House incompetence in handling Trump’s Staff Secretary Rob Porter’s apparent wife-beating outrage is a manifestation of “Trumpism”: Mail Chauvinism coming out in staffers and Trump himself, seeming to defend and protect men accused of abusing women, while discrediting the female victims. Mathews also discusses the possibility of Russian meddling in the upcoming 2018 Mid-Term elections, and Trump’s seeming reluctance to rigorously guard against it. Lastly, Mathews says that Stormy Daniels’ upcoming money-making Florida Tour, capitalizing on her fame due to her alleged past affair with Trump, is in line with another aspect of Trumpism: capitalize on using any private or public connection that you make, in order to make more money for yourself. [5:18 AM GMT]

On CNN Peter Mathews Says FBI Contradicts White House on Porter; Possible Security Risk {188a}

Feb. 13, 2018 | CNN – Peter Mathews notes the White House Kept Presidential Staff Secretary Rob Porter on the job without full security clearance, after the FBI provided reports of his acts of domestic violence against his ex-wives. Mathews says that Porter’s reported acts of violence against these victimized women should have resulted in strong and unequivocal condemnation by President Trump, and immediate dismissal of Porter. Instead, says Mathews, Trump’s equivocating response to Porter’s apparently horrendous actions, and Trump’s decision to keep Porter in the sensitive job, probably left Porter open to blackmail and may have created a potential national security crisis. [6:37 AM GMT]

On CNN Peter Mathews Critiques Nunes Memo on FBI; its Potential Inaccuracies {187a}

Jan.30,2018 | CNN Mathews says the Nunes/Republican misleading, possibly altered, memo is being released to de-legitimize the FBI and the Mueller investigations of Trump and Trump associates for potential Obstruction of Justice and possible other charges.

Peter Mathews on CNN: Nunes/Trump Dangerous to Democracy as They Try to Discredit FBI, Mueller {187b}

Jan.27,2017 | CNN – Peter Mathews says that Nunes/Trump insistence on releasing misleading, inaccurate anti-FBI memo is meant to discredit the Mueller probe of Trump and Trump associates’ possible obstruction of justice violations. House Speaker Ryan’s support of Nunes’ and Trump’s actions indicate the Republican Leadership is willing to undermine American bedrock principles of the Rule of Law and the System of Checks and Balances, in exchange for Trump’s support of Tax Cuts (mostly for the Super-rich), dismantling of Obamacare, and other Right-wing priorities. Mathews also comments on the precarious situation Hope Hicks (President Trump’s Communications Director) may find herself in.

On CNN Peter Mathews Looks at Trump’s State of the Union and Wynn Resignation {187}

Jan.27,2017 | CNN Newsroom, Peter Mathews says that, in his State of the Union address, President Trump will brag about his Tax Cuts (most went to the Rich and Big Corporations), his repeal of the Individual Mandate in Obamacare, and his successful appointment of Conservative Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Trump will demand right-wing Immigration Reform that will end family based immigration, and will call for stricter and greater deportation of undocumented workers that will hurt families (Trump calls for an end to “chain migration”). Mathews says that the $1 trillion over ten years Trump is calling for investing in infrastructure is not enough, since the American Society of Civil Engineers calls for over $3 trillion in investment in rebuilding and up dating our infrastructure. Mathews says an interesting question is will Trump stay on the Teleprompter or impetuously go off script, during his speech and for the two weeks after. Mathews also says the Steve Wynn resignation as Finance Chair of the RNC due to allegations of sexual misconduct could hurt Republicans in close elections in 2018.

On CNN Mathews Critiques Trump Davos Speech: Neglects Higher Wages and Environmental Protection {186}

Jan.26,2018 | CNN – On CNN, Peter Mathews, Professor of Political Science and Contemporary Political Issues, Criticizes Trump’s Speech at the World Economic Forum for neglecting to include higher wages for workers and stronger environmental protection in his proposed Trade Policy.

Mathews Explains Why Trump Trickle Down Tax Cuts Won’t Help the Majority of Americans {185}

Published Dec.21,2017 | Peter Mathews criticizes the Trump/GOP Tax Cuts for giving most of the money to the Rich ($70,000 for millionaires) and Big Corporations and much less to the Middle Class ($900 for the average household) and Poor. Mathews says that this “Trickle-Down”, Supply-Side Economics has resulted in recessions in the 1890s and 1980s, the Great Depression of the 1930s, and the Great Recession of 2008. As in the past, says Mathews, the Rich and the Big Corporations owned by them will take their huge Tax Cuts and invest them in Wall Street Multi-National Corporations that create jobs in cheap labor markets (usually overseas), which does not help grow the American Economy with high-paying jobs. Instead, because of the $1.4 trillion in deficits added to the present $20 trillion National Debt, Trump and the Republican Congress will limit and cut spending for infrastructure, including schools, roads, bridges, education, healthcare, and other programs that the poor, middle class, and America needs to be strong and prosperous. Mathews sees Trumponomics as a re-hash of the 1981 Reaganomics tax cuts, on Steroids, which resulted in recession and widening of the Rich-Poor Gap. Mathews contrasts Supply-Side, “Trickle-Down” Reaganomics/Trumponomics with Demand-Side, Keynesian Economics, practiced by President Franklin Roosevelt, in order to grow the economy out of the Great Depression, through massive public spending on infrastructure, creating new jobs and new consumer demand. Trump and the GOP should take notice of this, and learn from it, Mathews noted.

On CNN Panel Peter Mathews Exposes the Dysfunctionality and Unpopularity of the Trump/GOP Tax Bill {184}

Published Dec.20,2017 | CNN – On a CNN Panel, Peter Mathews says that the Trump/GOP tax cuts, the bulk of which went to Big Corporations and the Super Wealthy, will not result in greater shared prosperity for the middle class and poor. Instead, it will increase the gap between the Super Rich on one hand, and the Middle Class and Poor on the other. Professor Mathews also points out that the abolishing of the Individual Mandate in the Affordable Care Act will cause millions of Americans to lose their health coverage, drive up Healthcare costs for others, and make U.S. Business less competitive. Mathews also points out that these aspects of Trump/GOP “Tax Reform” will be detrimental to the U.S. Economy! Mathews reminds us that when tax cuts (primarily for the Rich) were enacted in the 1890s, 1920s, 1980s, and 2000s, what followed was a recession, a Great Depression, another recession, and finally the Great Recession of 2008.

Peter Mathews Examines Trump’s Lawyer’s Actions to Discredit Special Counsel Mueller {183}

Published Dec.18,2017 | CNN – Peter Mathews criticizes President Trump’s lawyer’s claim that Special Counsel Robert Mueller acted illegally in obtaining seven thousand emails sent by the Trump Transition Team. Mathews sees it as a possible attempt to discredit Mueller and his Federal Investigation. Mathews looks at the Logan Act in this context, and addresses the implications of a possible firing of Mueller by Trump. Mathews, Professor of Political Science and Sociology, urges President to allow the Mueller investigation to take its course, and to not appear to be obstructing justice.

Peter Mathews Predicted Jones’ Win in Fox Poll More Accurate; Called Cell Users {182}

Published Dec.12,2017 | CNN – On the evening of the Alabama election, Peter Mathews predicts a possible victory for Democratic Senatorial Candidate Doug Jones for several reasons: 1) Mathews said a Fox Poll showing Jones beating Moore “may be more accurate than you think” because it surveyed a random sample of voters, including those with cell phones, and it made live phone calls, unlike other polls that used automated phone calls, and surveyed voters with land lines only.
2) President Trump’s 100 percent endorsement of Moore, while three women held a press conference detailing their sexual harassment/misconduct allegations against Trump. 3) Moore’s fellow Republican Senator Richard Shelby’s public statement that he did not vote for Moore. 4) While Trump’s Access Hollywood Taped interview, where he boasts of sexual misconduct toward women, did not cost him the Electoral Vote, he still lost the Popular Vote by almost 3 million. 5) allegations by several women accusing Moore of sexually predatory behavior will cost him votes and possibly the Election. 6) the allegations by several women of sexually inappropriate behavior toward them by both Trump and Moore can cost Moore the Election. Trump’s and Moore’s allegedly sexually inappropriate behavior toward women is a reflection of how powerful men sometimes abuse their power positions against women around them. Mathews also comments on Trump’s attack on the mainstream media, and why, for a flourishing democracy to survive, Trump needs to accept legitimate criticism of him and his policies by the media without threatening them.

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On KNBC-TV, Peter Mathews Analyzes President Bush’s State of the Union Address
January 29, 2003 | KNBC-TV Los Angeles – Peter Mathews gives his analysis of issues presented by President Bush in his 2003 State of the Union Address: Mathews cautions the President against invading Iraq; Other issues include Bush’s proposed tax cuts, Medicare Reform, and Prescription Drug benefits.
Peter Mathews Explains the Results of the 2002 U.S. Congressional Election
Published December 31, 2010 | KNBC-TV Los Angeles – Peter Mathews, Professor of Political Science, American Government, and International Relations analyzes the nationwide outcome of the 2002 United States Congressional Elections and their implications.

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