This week on CounterSpin: More Trump appointments mean more work cut out for public interest advocates. There’s no need to pick which is most worrisome, but a strong contender would be making Rex Tillerson, longtime CEO of Exxon Mobil, secretary of State. We’ll hear about Tillerson from Zorka Milin, senior legal adviser at Global Witness.
Also on the show: When people talk about whether Donald Trump will involve the country in wars, there’s one they aren’t thinking about. It can be just as devastating, and he looks all set to fight: the war on drugs. One Cabinet pick after another reflects the retrograde, punitive approach to drug policy—here and abroad—that the country seemed to be starting to shrug off. Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, will join us to talk about that.
Our quick look back at recent press focuses on coverage of Russia and the election.