St. Patrick’s day is a holiday celebrated around the world with Irish music, whiskey, and lots of green. The holiday usually signals the imminent arrival of spring and is often celebrated raucously with parades and drunken bar crawls.

“Chutzpah” is making headlines again. This time it’s not because someone mispronounced it (as former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann did a few years ago); it’s because Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz called it a “New York term.”

The oil industry is a powerhouse with control over land, resources, politics and more. In this episode of The Empire Files, Abby Martin uncovers big oil’s strong-arm reach–its growth, its crimes, its power and its impunity.