Republicans passed their GOP Tax Scam through both chambers of Congress and it's now off to the president for his signature. After an update on the day's news, I'm joined by BradBlog's Brad Friedman for a bit of commiserating over almost a year of Trump in the White House.
As usual, we started the show with a review of the day's news. During today's Talk Media News update, Luke Vargas told us about a new report on extreme poverty and human rights from the UN. You can read that report here. Today we welcomed author and professor Harvey J. Kaye back to the show to talk about the Democrats past failures and what they can do to turn things around.
It's the 5th anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings, and nothing's been done to prevent a similar tragedy in the future. The FCC today gutted our Net Neutrality rules. And Roy Moore still won't concede. After running down the day's news, I'm joined by Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC to talk about Alabama's impact on the midterms, and the idea of a Job Guarantee.
Doug Jones beat Roy Moore in the special election for senate from Alabama last night! After an update on the news, we're joined by Gaius Publius to talk about a piece he wrote for Down with Tyranny, “Deficit Talk is a Trap. Will Democrats Fall into it?”
It's special election day in Alabama, and Roy Moore is as batshit crazy as ever. It's also Tuesday, so GottaLaff is here to talk with us about everything happening in the news, as gleaned from Twitter in Laffy's "Tweet Spot"
After an update on the latest news, I speak with journalist and author Sarah Posner about yesterday's hearing at the Supreme Court, Masterpiece Cakeshop vs Colorado Civil Rights Commission, and the Alliance Defending Freedom- the Christian legal group representing the baker. Read Sarah's piece about the ADF, "The Christian Legal Army Behind ‘Masterpiece Cakeshop'" and her article about yesterday's day at the Supreme Court, "Justice Kennedy Appears Ready to Undo His Own Legacy on LGBTQ Rights".
Every Tuesday, GottaLaff joins me to talk about the day's news as gleaned from Twitter in Laffy's "Tweet Spot"... We also discussed today's Masterpiece CakeShop case at the Supreme Court and this article from Ian Milhiser at Think Progress who thinks Kennedy will likely side with the homophobic baker.