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Author: Craig Cheslog

A League of Their Own Trailer Released

Amazon Prime has released its first teaser trailer for A League of Their Own, a series set to premiere in August.

The series will focus on new characters and not those we met in the classic movie.

I loved the movie and having the opportunity to learn about those who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

Talking About the Threat of Nuclear War

Dan Froomkin argues that we should be talking about the threat of nuclear war.

After all, Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has included threats about using nuclear weapons. And it is not clear that the United States has a plan to deal with the threat. Froomkin explains:

I don’t understand why the media is virtually ignoring the threat of nuclear escalation, should Putin get desperate or angry enough to use a nuclear weapon in the Ukraine. It seems to me that we ought to be talking about it — and making absolutely sure that U.S. policy won’t make things worse.

We have to support Ukraine. But sending certain kinds of weapons creates risk, and sometimes unintended consequences.

The media so far has largely ignored these questions. We need them to help us ensure the Biden Administration has answers.

On the Media Previews the January 6 Hearings

This latest episode of On the Media previews the January 6 hearings with Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz from the Will Be Wild podcast.

As Bernstein explains:

People know what happened from what they saw on their TV screens that day, and that was a lot. But what they don’t know is everything that we have learned in the 17 months since January 6. The planning of it, the intentions of the former president and the people around him. This is an opportunity for people to understand the full story of what happened. 

This podcast provided an excellent overview of what’s at stake: the protection of our democracy.