UpFront – California Superstorms; The Left and the Fed

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Meteorologist Jan Null on the “atmospheric river” weather pattern hitting California this weekend, how a more prolonged version once turned the central valley into a 6,000-square mile lake, and how climate change could make the next one even worse.

Sonali Kolhatkar interviews Alternet.org editor Adele Stan about the unbearable whiteness of the GOP: 19 white men appointed to chair all 19 committees in the incoming Congress.

Plus: The Nation‘s William Greider says the left ignores the Federal Reserve at our peril. America‚Äôs shadowy central bank may be the only institution with the power to kickstart the U.S. economy — but conservatives are the only political movement pressuring it.