No, Jason Leopold of Vice News is NOT a terrorist, though our government has christened him the "FOIA Terrorist," ostensibly because he uses it to get information they'd prefer not be made public. I know Jason wears the tag proudly, but it's not a moniker I like! I think he's our FOIA hero! Now, after the feds ignored his expedited request for information about Donald Trump before the election, he's filed wide-reaching lawsuit and is asking for virtually everything related to Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the election. He joined me on this episode of the show to bring us all up do [...]
Guns, Bibles and gays. For those of us who can remember the Johnson-Nixonian era of racial ignorance and nativist pearl clutching (make that pearl-handled derringer clutching for the helpless dames), this decade is ringing in far too many memories of a deliberately divided and globally embarrassing nation at war with itself and it's own liberty. There is some serious work to be done in some 48 days. The update of the Guns, Bibles and gays triangulation is potentially lethal, people. We believed that was as self-sickened a culture as we could imagine, following on the tarred heels of Jim Crow, Vietnam [...]
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
As we move into May, the media is doing everything in its power to kill Bernie Sanders campaign, just as he’s poised for another winning streak. Media trainer & strategist Joel Silberman joins to talk about the media’s role in a campaign and to weigh in on President Obama’s final White House Correspondents Dinner and Larry Wilmore’s performance too. And in hour two, Randi Rhodes returns to talk about the election insanity and to give an update on our progress in launching her new show and our new network!
Nicole Sandler was at last night's Democratic debate in Miami and shares her observations from the back of the hall. Harvey J. Kaye returns to discuss the insanity of the 2016 election season and more. And foreclosure defense attorney Bruce Jacobs tells us why the foreclosure crisis hasn't been mentioned in the debates, but is the sleeper issue of the 2016 election cycle.
On yesterday's show, I played a short clip from one of the six videos of Bernie Sanders chatting with rapper, activist and Atlanta barbershop owner Killer Mike, and suggested that you take some time over the holiday weekend to check them out. I promised I'd post the link here on the blog and, of course, I forgot.So here is my Christmas Day gift to you. Enjoy!Economic Freedom Social Justice Rigged Economy Free Health Care: It Ain’t a Big Deal This Country Was Started As An Act Of Political Protest Democrats Win When People Vote
Nicole talks about the crazy reactions to the terror attacks in France from here in the US. Journalist Zaid Jilani joins in. Plus She's History's Amy Simon with some necessary diversions too.
It's Guy Fawkes Day, and Nicole Sandler has a big show planned as the Internet waits for Anonymous to make good on their #HoodsOff promise sometime today! Meanwhile, Howie Klein returns to talk about what went wrong on Tuesday's off-year election, and Harvey J. Kay joins in too.
With some help from John Oliver, Nicole Sandler notes that tomorrow is election day, with races that could be more important than next year's. Media strategist and trainer Joel Silberman guests in hour 1. Gaius Publius joins in hour 2 to talk death penalty, social security and other light topics for a Monday morning!
Whether bloody sport or contentious reality show, the 2016 primary season has [thus far, I know we are all excited about the Joe Biden Elizabeth Warren assignation] precisely two strong dames to keep on opposite sides of the ropes. But are they both actually competing for the only Oval Office? […]