Ready for Bernie

Bernie Sanders officially announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president! We carried his press conference live on the show today, but it bears repeating. Do click on the link and watch the video (embedding not yet available at the time of this post), and listen to what he says.

Bernie is in it to win it, and is the real deal. Blue America is already raising money to help get Bernie elected. Chip in here, if you can. And sign up at for updates.

This morning on the show, I spoke with Steven Thrasher, writer at large for The Guardian who is working on his doctorate in American Studies as a fellow at NYU. He spent Tuesday in a sort of journalistic schizophrenic way, starting the day on the steps of the Supreme Court as they heard arguments over gay marriage, and ended covering the unrest on the streets of Baltimore. He filed this  video report:

 I also checked in with Will Bunch, a friend of the show who wrote the books Tear Down This Myth: The Right-Wing Distortion of the Reagan Legacy and The Backlash: Right-Wing Radicals, High-Def Hucksters, and Paranoid Politics in the Age of Obama, and brings us the Attytood blog at the Philadelphia Daily News. 

Tomorrow, we’ll wrap up the week with a visit from my favorite Republican, John LeBoutillier, and a Flashback Friday blast from my music radio past, radio or not!