After a look at the latest news, I welcomed Frank Schaeffer back to the show. He's got a new book out - Letter to Lucy: A Manifesto of Creative Redemption in the Age of Trump, Fascism and Lies - and he's embarked on a Road Trip to Take Back the House in 2018. Find his video blogs on Facebook and on Frank's blog.
After a recap of the day's news, I welcomed Dayna Steele back to the show. Dayna spent most of her adult life on the Houston airwaves, known as the First Lady of Rock & Roll. She's also an author, TV personality, entrepreneur, speaker and will hopefully be the first woman to represent Houston and Texas' 36th district in Congress.
The president is unraveling the Affordable Care Act, unraveling the Iran nuclear deal and simply unraveling. Today I was joined by Heather "Digby" Parton to talk about all of it. Find Digby on Salon here, and on Twitter here.
After an update on the day's news which included Trump's signing an Executive Order designed to sabotage the Affordable Care Act, we welcomed Howie Klein back to the show. It's DCCC week, a program that the DCCC uses to help mostly Blue Dogs and New Dems. And we also discussed Steve Bannon's seemingly crazy idea to primary all Senate Republicans who are up for reelection in 2018, with the exception of Ted Cruz.
After a look at the day's news, we welcomed Stephanie Kelton back to the show. Stephanie is a professor of public policy and economics at Stony Brook University and former chief economist on the US Senate Budget Committee, working under Bernie Sanders. Check out Stephanie's op-ed for the LA Times from from Sept. 28, "Congress can give every American a pony (if it breeds enough ponies)", and her op-ed for the NY Times from yesterday, "How We Think About the Deficit Is Mostly Wrong."
After a look at the latest news, we talk with Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC about the problem with Blue Dogs and New Dems sabotaging the work of actual and progressive Democrats.