Happy Independence Day! Nicole is taking the day off, preparing for tomorrow's big official launch of the new studios and Randi Rhodes' return! On today's Best Of program, we go back to Sept 26, 2014 for a conversation with Bernie Sanders as he was still deciding whether or not to launch his bid for the presidency August 8, 2014 with Zephyr Teachout as she was taking on NY Gov Andrew Cuomo in a primary challenge. Teachout just won her primary to be the Democratic nominee running for Congress from NY-19 on Nov 8! August 21, 2012 for a conversation with [...]
There's something fishy in California, where there are still somewhere in the neighborhood of 2.5 million outstanding votes not yet counted, and there were many millions more who complained that they were either purged from the voter roles, their ballots had no presidential choices or encountered other issues and were given provisional ballots, not knowing when or even if their votes will be counted. Welcome to the voting system in "the greatest nation in the world™"! On March 27, two election integrity activist attorneys from Ohio participated in an event with the Institute for American Democracy and Election [...]
As Bernie meets with President Obama and Harry Reid today, Nicole Sandler considers what we do next. Donna Smith, Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America, guests to talk about “Justice or Bust,” The People’s Summit in Chicago next week, and the future of the Democratic party. Driftglass joins in too for our every-other-week dose of snarky commentary
It's official. Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election. What's next? We'll discuss the possibilities today with professor and author Harvey J. Kaye and Blue America's Howie Klein. Plus, the Alberta Tar Sands are burning, and D'ump doesn't believe in Climate Change...
Bernie Sanders proved the pundits and pollsters wrong by winning Indiana by 5 points. Now on to West Virginia. Today, we push back on the right wing narratives about the two Democratic campaigns fundraising with Politico's Ken Vogel and The Intercept's Lee Fang. Today's show was delayed as our power here in South Florida went out just moments before air time. When it came back on and I was still able to get Ken and Lee on to discuss their respective stories, we went for it. Of course, two minutes after ending the show, the power went out again. Welcome to FloriDUH and our fabulous infrastructure.
Today is the day your 2015 income taxes are due. It's a good day to compare and contrast the candidates to see how your dollars would be spent in their respective administrations. Today, Joel Silberman returns as he votes in NY tomorrow. And Cliff Schecter sets the record straight on John Kasich, the governor of his home state, and I coin a new term, Kasichsplaining
Earlier this morning, I put up a guest editorial from Jennifer Nix and Mark Myers that first appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle last week. Since the paper is behind a paywall, Jen and Mark gave me permission to repost "He Said She Said: The superdelegates' outsize role." Click over and read all about the Democratic Party's very undemocratic dirty little secret (that's not so secret any more!) Jennifer Nix and Mark Myers joined me for the last half hour of today's show to try to explain the history of the superdelegate, how and when they vote, and how we might [...]
Think the 2016 race is the ugliest ever? Think again. Today, Nicole Sandler speaks with Joseph Cummins, author of "Anything for a Vote: Dirty Tricks, Cheap Shots and October Surprises in US Presidential Campaigns". And Deborah Newell brings us some stories from the Oy, FloriDUH files. And WTF Tom Hayden??
Rachel Maddow has officially jumped the shark, carrying water for her corporate overlords (Comcast) and the Hillary Clinton campaign. Audio doesn't lie. Nicole takes off the gloves this morning. Plus Driftglass and Howie Klein join in to talk about our collective electoral insanity and more!
Nicole Sandler calls out the media for its role in turning the 2016 election into a farce. GottaLaff tells how the LA Times showed its bias this week. Claire Conner returns to the show to help trace the GOP insanity back to her childhood with the John Birch Society. And Tim Canova, the congressional candidate challenging Debbie Wasserman Schultz returned. Plus tone matters, Susan Sarandon speaks out and lots more.