Welcome to Friday. Thank goodness this week is just about over. We'll bring you the latest in the insane news cycle... and visit with two great guests. Columnist Will Bunch was a big Bernie Sanders supporter in 2016, but is urging him not to run in 2020. We find out why in this column from 1/10. You should also check out his newest column on the LA Teachers' strike. Our second guest today is Kelly Carlin. In addition to being George's daughter, Kelly is (as she describes herself) is a thinker, writer, talker and doodler. She’s funny, serious, [...]
It's another busy day in Trump's Amerikka. Before we get there, we turn our attention to the UK, where yesterday's Brexit vote was a disaster for PM Theresa May. UK Progressive's Denis Campbell joins in with an update. Then, today is Religious Freedom Day, but it's nothing like the name implies. Journalist and author Frederick Clarkson has been warning us about this for years, and joins us today to explain what's so dangerous about the "Christian" legislation these groups are pushing. Read his article explaining it all, and this one from The Guardian.
The AG-nominee is on the hot seat today, and GottaLaff is watching the confirmation hearings so you don't have to. I watched a little, and found Bill Burr to be ignorant (he doesn't know what the emoluments clause is, really?). There's more to talk about too, as Laffy joins in to talk about the day's news...
As the shutdown becomes the longest government shutdown in American history, today's guest Harvey J. Kaye reminds us what a real president was like. Today is the 75th Anniversary of FDR's 1944 SOTU address calling for a Second Bill of Rights - an Economic Bill of Rights for all Americans. He tells us all about it on today's show.
One week in to the 116th Congress, and the Democrats are holding their own. Think again. Howie Klein is back for our regular Thursday get-together, and he has some unfortunate news about Nancy Pelosi breaking her promises and backstabbing progressives. Oh, and Trump's government shutdown is in its third week.
Daniel Dale is The Toronto Star's Washington Bureau Chief, and has the unenviable job of covering Donald Trump. He quickly found a niche: track the president's lies. With his must-read Twitter feed and his work at The Star, Daniel Dale is performing an important public service, and he joins us today on the show. Of course, we'll talk a bit about Trump's ridiculous Oval Office address last night, during which he broke no news... And here's Dan's ongoing coverage of Trump's lies since he's been in office. Note that the star has Trump at 4122 lies; As of Dec. 30, The [...]
The holidays are officially over, as GottaLaff returns today for our regular Tuesday get-together. Trump is making his first oval office address tonight, and all of the networks just gave him the airtime he requested. There's that, and a whole lot more to talk about today...
2019 is here, and so is the 116th Congress! The Democrats are back in control of the House, and we can allow ourselves a bit of hope again. With a narcissistic madman in the oval office, it's easy to get discouraged. That's why every year, we invite John Nichols on the show to salute The Nation's 2018 Progressive Honor Roll. Today, a look at the best of 2018, and a preview of what's to come in this new year.
Today, the 13th day of the government shutdown, is also the day that the 116th Congress begins and Nancy Pelosi once again rises to Speaker of the House. It's a fairly united caucus, except for that damned PayGo provision in the rules. Critics of Donald Trump's announcement that he's pulling US troops out of Syria have, among other things, cited the probable devastating consequences for our allies, the Kurds. In 2015, I interviewed Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, the Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the US. Since so many of us know little to nothing about the Kurds, today we'll replay [...]
2019 is here!. We hit the ground running for the new year as well with a very busy first show. First up, journalist David Dayen whose latest for The Intercept details one of the first big policy votes for the Democrats in the 116th Congress as Nancy Pelosi tries to bring back a PayGo rule. Then we move on to journalist David Sirota who, a couple of weeks ago, published an article exploring Beto O'Rourke's voting record in his three terms in Congress. As no good reporting goes unpunished these days, he's been accused of waging war against Beto on [...]