We awoke to an awful déjà vu this morning. Another black man was killed by cops in a show of excessive, brutal police force. Alton Sterling, a 37-year old father of five, was selling CDs in front of a convenience store, something he did regularly to help support his family. Someone called the cops on him, and now Alton Sterling is dead. We are talking about it because someone captured the shooting on video. And now a second video has surfaced. And tomorrow, the trial begins for the most senior of the cops who was involved in the wild [...]
Morning Jumpstart Obama-Clinton: Road trip buddies FBI interviews Hillary Clinton: Emails Suicide bombing near Saudi holy site Trump Veepstakes: This week? Trump defends Star of David tweet House Democrats plan gun disruptions Sex may spread Zika more than thought America celebrates the Fourth Obama-Clinton: Road Trip Buddies (AP, NYT, me) • They've been bitter rivals, allies and colleagues. Hillary Clinton's chances of winning the WH hinge on rallying President Obama's coalition to her cause. Obama's legacy depends on her success. Eight years after they spent millions tearing each other down, the foe-to-friend story will be at the center of the [...]
I returned to the air today after being out most of last week with a nasty case of bronchitis and a sinus infection too. And boy did I pick a hell of a week to get sick! Today, I did my best to recap the events of the past week, and focus in on two big stories. My old colleague Jim DeFede, now an investigative reporter at Miami's CBS4 and host of Facing South Florida with Jim DeFede tore down the curtain around Congressman and would-be senator Patrick Murphy with a mind-blowing story about the fake resume Murphy has been touting, [...]
Last night, Congress proved themselves incapable of taking care of the nation's business in an adult manner. Four amendments were brought to the floor, all with various levels of restrictions on gun purchases by people who should not be allowed near a firearm, let alone own one. All four went down to defeat. I'm battling bronchitis, so probably shouldn't have come on the air at all today, but I couldn't let those votes go by without talking about the travesty. Vote out all the bums. If you'd like to see who the bad guys are you can start with Sen [...]
We took our virgin voyage in the new studio this morning. Aside from a few technical glitches that were to be expected and a nasty chest cold that took residence in my lungs this weekend, we made it! Things will only get better from here on out. I'll spend much of today setting up the YouTube streaming so we have graphics and fewer problems, though some issues will have to wait until our engineer returns from vacation at the end of the week to fix. My friend Cliff Schecter took some time out from his vacation to join me to [...]
As if this wasn't a bad enough week in Florida - from the murder of The Voice singer Christina Grimmie in Orlando Friday night, to the massacre at the Pulse nightclub Saturday night, and last night we learned that a two-year old toddler was grabbed by an alligator at a "lake" at the Walt Disney World Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Unfortunately, while this state struggles with these tragedies, the people tasked with running the state continuing to prove they're unfit for office. Take Governor Rick Scott, please. Seriously. This moron refused to even acknowledge that the club where 49 souls [...]
Can we take the temperature down a few notches please? I logged into the Radio or Not chat room this morning only to see one semi-regular chatter going on and on about the massacre in Orlando being a "false flag" operation. And the kicker was her subsequent comment that after "watching the videos" she's convinced that Sandy Hook was too. Others in the YouTube chat went ballistic when I played a bit of Samantha Bee's powerful and spot-on commentary from last night's show about the murders in Orlando because "she supports HRC." Newsflash, if you have no use for anyone [...]
The unthinkable happened again this weekend. A crazy person who should never have been allowed anywhere near a gun was allowed to "legally" purchase a weapon of war and a handgun, went to a gay club in Orlando and opened fire, killing at least 50 people and injuring at least 53 others. Our regular Monday morning guest Joel Silberman was back today with a unique perspective on this madness as a gay man who's working with Bob Poe, a candidate running for Congress from Orlando (FL 10), who announced he's HIV positive on Thursday of last week. I mentioned my [...]
Andrea Mitchell Greenspan donned her best Clinton surrogate gear to "interview" Bernie Sanders yesterday and he showed why so many of us want him to be our next president. The media is still D'ump-obsessed, and George Zimmerman is back. Plus Driftglass, Howie Klein and a lot more on today's show. (And yesterday's show has been re-uploaded without the offending 30 seconds of a song that got us blocked yesterday... go back and hear the Sane Progressive!
Today, Nicole Sandler explains why being a single-issue voter is wrong with some help from Kate Renta, a victim of domestic gun violence featured in the new Brave New Films documentary, "Making a Killing." Plus it's @GottaLaff Tuesday, when we'll talk #BernieOrBust #orNot, party politics, banana art and more!