The Square Circle

The Square Circle 9/7/17: DACA, North Korea, Trump budget deal

This week on The Square Circle, we discuss President Trump's decision on DACA, the latest North Korea provocation, and Trump's budget deal with the Democrats. Jerrod Laber of Young Voices Advocates, conservative writer and editor Brian McNicoll, and political reporter James Rosen discuss these issues and more.

Donald Trump Jr. Senate health care bill, net neutrality

This week on The Square Circle, we discuss these issues: The ongoing Russia scandal has ensnared yet another of President Trump's inner circle, this time the president's own son, Donald Jr. Is this the "smoking gun" that Trump's detractors have been looking for? Also this week, Senate Republicans introduced a new version of their health care bill. Details are sketchy as of this writing, but what are its prospects for passage? Liberal activists marked a "Day of Action" this week on net neutrality. Is this a good policy, and will anything come out of this day of activism? Gregory Clay of, Leif Larson of Craft DC, and Kate Tulenko of the National Physicians Alliance discuss these issues and more.

The Square Circle 4-27-17: taxes, budget, 100 days

1. President Trump released his long-awaited tax proposal this week. What will it do to the economy? 2. President Trump this week was forced to abandon his demand for funding for a border wall, at least for now. Will a government shutdown be averted? 3. We're looking back as we approach the 100th day of the Trump administration. What letter grade does Trump deserve? Bill Buck of, Gregory Clay of, and Leif Larson of Craft DC discuss these issues and more.

2016 The Square Circle race, Iran deal, Oscars

This week on The Square Circle, we discuss the state of the 2016 presidential race, the recent diplomatic dealings with Iran, and the controversy over the Oscars. Financial policy advocate Kyle Hauptman; foreign policy analyst Jaime Loizzo; and James Rosen, political correspondent for McClatchy, will discuss these issues and more.

Pope addresses Congress, Ben Carson on Islam, Russia aids Syria

This week, The Square Circle tackles Pope Francis’s address to Congress, Ben Carson’s comments on Islam, and news that Russia is increasing military aid to Syria. Gregory Clay of, George Dosoglu of, and Pentagon correspondent for McClatchy James Rosen discuss these issues and more.

The Square Circle - USA Freedom Act - TSA - 9-11 Commission report

The Square Circle discusses the USA Freedom Act, which is intended to replace certain provisions of the Patriot Act. Also on the agenda is the new TSA report detailing the agency’s failures in airline security, as well as new calls for declassifying the redacted 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission report.