Lindsay E. Beyerstein

In These Times

Lindsay Beyerstein is an investigative journalist in Brooklyn, New York. She is a staff writer for In These Times and the lead writer at the Sidney Hillman Foundation. Her reporting has appeared in the New Republic, the Columbia Journalism Review, Newsweek, Slate, and other publications.


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The Breach: Indicting Trump’s Inner Circle

Lindsay E. Beyerstein

Andy Wright, a law professor and former associate counsel to President Obama, joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to discuss what the indictment of Paul Manafort and guilty plea of George Papadopoulos reveal about the next steps of Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into President Donald Trump and his campaign associates.

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The Breach: Gutting Medicaid to Spite the Poor

Lindsay E. Beyerstein

President Trump's budget would cut Medicaid spending nearly in half and slash nearly $13 billion from Department of Health and Human Services. Trump’s budget also calls for an end to all federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Dr. Diane Horvath-Cosper is a fellow at Physicians for Reproductive Health and an abortion provider in Maryland, and she joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to discuss the real-life consequences of these cuts.

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The Breach: North Korea’s Nuclear Strategy

Lindsay E. Beyerstein

Mainstream media pundits often portray North Korean leadership as erratic and irrational, but according to guest Ankit Panda, Kim Jong-Un's nuclear strategy is anything but haphazard. On this episode of The Breach, Panda and host Lindsay Beyerstein discuss everything you need to know about the escalating situation between North Korea and the United States.

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The Breach: Trump’s New Drug Czar Will Make Things Worse

Lindsay E. Beyerstein

This month, the White House leaked that Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa) was in the final stages of vetting to become the nation’s Drug Czar. Marino’s record as a prosecutor and legislator is in line with the punitive approach Donald Trump has promised to tackling illicit drugs. Drug policy expert Sanho Tree explains why a border wall won’t stop drugs from coming into the country and why our most pressing drug problem, the opioid overdose crisis, was caused by the very prohibition-oriented drug policies that Trump favors.

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The Breach: In the Shadow of Putin With Sarah Kendzior

Lindsay E. Beyerstein

Donald Trump regularly flatters Putin and has promised warmer relations between the United States and Russia, but tensions between the two nuclear powers rose last week after Trump ordered an airstrike in Syria. How might this situation play out, and what can we learn from studying Putin's tactics at home and abroad? This week on The Breach, journalist Sarah Kendzior joins us to talk about the weaponization of information in Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

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The Breach: Interrogating the Emoluments Clause With Zephyr Teachout

Lindsay E. Beyerstein

Law professor Zephyr Teachout joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to discuss one of the Constitution's most critical anti-corruption tools, the Emoluments Clause. Teachout and her legal colleagues at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) have launched a groundbreaking lawsuit against Trump to stop him from taking cash from foreign governments through his empire of hotels and rental properties. A loss for Trump could set the stage for divestment, resignation, or even impeachment.

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