The year 2016 was an unmitigated disaster for progressives, liberals and Democrats. Not only did Trump take the White House, but Republicans took both houses of Congress, most statehouses, and most state legislatures, endangering many programs on the top of the left agenda. Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of the Nation tells Jim what can be done about it.
True justice cannot be administered in every case, but when something goes wrong in our system, the outcome can be horrific. Top lawyer and former prosecutor Joel Cohen, author of the blockbuster book, Broken Scales, reflects on 10 cases of possible injustice, and tells Jim Zirin that we need to do better with our justice system.