Never a dull moment in 2017 America. Today is Day 4 in the Neil Gorsuch SCOTUS confirmation hearings and the House Intelligence Committee investigating Trump campaign-Russia collusion charges seems to be imploding. Today was supposed to be the big vote day for the ACA repeal & replacement bill, but they couldn't come up with enough votes and tabled the bill. Let's hope it's dead and buried. It's Thursday, so Howie Klein joined in, and told us about his long history with his congressman Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee who's been doing a great job in countering Devin [...]
The madness continues. It's Day Three of Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation hearing. While he was answering questions, the eight current members of the court voted unanimously to overturn his 2008 decision that basically said that school districts have to provide the barest of bare minimums to special ed students. And he still won't answer a fucking question! Richard "RJ" Eskow joined me to discuss his five reasons why moderates should oppose Gorsuch and a lot more.... Listen to RJ's radio show, The Zero Hour, as it's really good! Near the top of the show, I read an editorial from the [...]
It's March Madness in DC... FBI chief James Comey testified that there is an investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to the Russians, and there's no evidence to support Trump's claim that Obama wiretapped him. The Gorsuch SCOTUS confirmation hearings are underway. And GottaLaff joins in the discussion. The media, including the NY Times, is finally done with the euphemisms and is finally calling Trump the liar he is!
On this St. Patrick's Day, Nicole speaks with Dr. Steve Buser, a psychiatrist and editor of A Clear & Present Danger: Narcissism in the Era of President Trump
President D'ump today released his budget outline and it confirms everything we thought we knew about him and his agenda. I ran through most of the cuts he fantasizes about regularly on today's show, but if you'd like to see for yourself, read from the NY Times and/or the Washington Post. Of course, he wants to use the "savings" from all of those cuts to fund a $53 billion increase in military spending to compensate for his really tiny dick. It's Thursday, so Howie Klein joined me to talk about all of the above, as well as a slimy child-molesting [...]
Somehow it seems fitting that Gaius Publius should be our guest on the Ides of March. He joined in to tell us about the big Wikileaks dump from last week, the CIA and Vault 7, which he wrote about for Down with Tyranny in a post titled "Explosive WikiLeaks Release Exposes Massive, Aggressive CIA Cyber Spying, Hacking Capability." Of course, we veered off-topic a few times, but always came back to it, and we touched on lots of other topics in the news too. Find more of Gaius Publius' work here and subscribe to his newsletter here.
The D'ump administration and the Republican clown party are puling out all the stops to try to sell you on their awful plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Rather than tell you what's good about it (they can't because there's nothing in that column), they instead are lying to you about what's wrong with the program currently in place. I'm the first to tell you there's plenty that's wrong with the ACA, but the pieces are all in place to improve upon. Instead of doing what's in the best interests of the nation, they want to tear it down [...]
Heather "Digby" Parton returns to the show for the first time since D'ump was sworn in as president #45 for a great conversation about the first eight weeks in hell. Find Digby's blog here, and read her at Salon.com here!
It's a busy day. I was out yesterday for the Women's Strike! I originally had my old friend Robert Platshorn scheduled to join me then, but moved him to today so I could participate yesterday. So I apologize for the rushed nature of our interview. But I wanted to get him on in time for anyone interested in going to the next Meet the Experts symposium to have time to plan to get to Atlantic City for the event happening March 18-19. Robert Platshorn was busted for smuggling marijuana into South Florida back in 1978 and, in 1980 was sentenced to [...]
It was another crazy weekend in Trump-land. From his Saturday morning Twitter tirade to Monday's Muslim Ban 2.0 and the "American Health Care Act" revealed - @GottaLaff & I discuss it all. Amy Simon of She's History joins in to tell us about Women's History Month and International Woman's Day, happening tomorrow along with "A Day Without A Woman" - the International Woman's Strike! She's performing her one-woman version of She's History in Los Angeles on March 18. Tell Amy you heard about the show here, and she'll give you half off the price of your ticket! Tomorrow, I'll be joining [...]