With more white supremacist rallies scheduled this weekend and going forward, how do we deal with them? Do you go and join in the counter protest or stay home and (relatively) safe? And how do you explain what's happening to your kids? Dr. Ava Siegler, author of How Do I Explain This to My Kids?: Parenting in the Age of Trump joins in to discuss the last question.
Photojournalist Zach D. Roberts caught the beating of De'Andre Harris on film, and joins in to talk about what he witnessed in Charlottesville on Saturday. Read his account, see his photos and watch his interview with De'Andre Harris here. And see Greg Palast's coverage here. And it's Thursday, so Howie Klein is here to tell us about the latest Blue America endorsed candidates and more politics in this very strange time in American history.
I'm still stunned by the events in Charlottesville this weekend, and absolutely floored by D'ump's press conference yesterday in which he blamed the counter protesters for the violence. I took some listener calls, and read another great editorial by Washington Post conservative blogger Jennifer Rubin, "Republicans, cut the outrage. It’s time to disown Trump." Julianna Forlano joined in to tell us about seeing Michael Moore's Terms of My Surrender on Broadway and trying to remain calm in the face of creeping fascism. I mentioned the Vice coverage of the Charlottesville mess, and promised to post it here. Please watch it. [...]
Each Tuesday, GottaLaff joins in to talk about the news of the week. And if ever there was a day we needed some laughs, it's today in the wake of the weekend's Charlottesville protests. Both Laffy and I have a problem with the term "Alt-Right" as a normalizing way to identify white supremacists, Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members and the rest of the racists that went into Charlottesville Friday night and Saturday.
Columnist Will Bunch joins in to remind us about the Moratorium against the Vietnam War from 1969 and suggests we need something similar today to protest and get rid of Trump and Pence. As a journalist, he can't organize something himself, but contact him and he could put you in touch with others interested in getting something started. With Donald Trump's hand hovering near the nuclear button, now more than ever we need to do something about this madman.
Nicole speaks with the Roosevelt Institute's Mike Konczal about his Vox.com article, "Who’s truly rebuilding the Democratic Party? The activists." Then Down With Tyranny and the Blue America PAC's Howie Klein joins in. We talked about Ted Lieu's endorsement of Randy Bryce, veterans who are running for office, and more progressive politics.
Today we delved into the madness surrounding North Korea and its nuclear weapons program, and D'ump's reaction to it. I read a piece from The Nation that informed me that the president can unilaterally launch a nuclear bomb without approval of Congress or anyone else. Please read it and share widely! David Atkins, contributor to Washington Monthly, joined me to discuss one of his columns: "Bernie, Kamala, and the Left's War of Mutually Assured Destruction" which highlights the latest divide among the political left and which must be fixed if we're to get ourselves out of this Trump dump.
GottaLaff joins Nicole Sandler every Tuesday for a discussion about the week's news, complete with Laffy's "Tweet Spot"
Today, we discuss the Justice Department's announcement on cracking down on White House leaks in the wake of the transcripts of two phone calls yesterday. Writer Gaius Publius joins in to talk about the effects of climate change and how it relates to many of the world's current crises. Plus we take a look at the hacking of elections, not only by the Russians.
Nicole Sandler looks at the news of the day before bringing on Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny Blue America PAC and the to talk about the Democrats embracing their dark side, and the ones who are real progressives.