Every Tuesday, Nicole Sandler and @GottaLaff get together to shoot the shit about what's in the news. Today, Trump plans for his Totally Authoritarian Fourth of July as Twitter is awash with questions about what's happening in DC as Pence's plane turns around from NH, Putin reportedly in emergency meeting with Defense Minister and EU Security Council allegedly in an emergency meeting. This could all be nothing, or it could be something. Hopefully we'll get resolution before today's show ends!
It's a busy finish to a very busy week. Today, we have two great guests joining in to help Nicole recap the week. Congressman Jamie Raskin checks in to talk about where the House Democrats are on the question of opening an impeachment inquiry, and about yesterday's passage of the Senate border relief funding bill instead of the House bill with protections built in. Then, Heather "Digby" Parton returns to the show to weigh in on the first of the 2020 Democratic debates... It's a busy finish to a very busy week. Today, we have two great guests joining [...]
Mike Lux is producing videos under the moniker of "The Politics Guy" these days. Mike has been a force in progressive politics for four decades as a strategist and presidential advisor. He joins us today to weigh in as a champion of progressive candidates and causes on the first night of the first Democratic debates of the 2020 presidential elections, and about the final rulings handed down this morning by the Supreme Court. Needless to say, there's a lot to talk about!
I know the headline sounds the the start of a joke, but Jack Rice is all of those things and more. He just returned from a stint at the International Criminal Court at The Hague, and weighs in on the insanity here - from impeachment to crimes and misdemeanors. As always, we'll begin with a bit of the news of the day... I know the headline sounds the the start of a joke, but Jack Rice is all of those things and more. He just returned from a stint at the International Criminal Court at The Hague, and [...]
Every Tuesday, GottaLaff and Nicole Sandler join forces to shoot the shit about the news of the day. There's plenty to talk about today, from Trump's latest round of insane interviews, the Iran situation, migrant children being abused and other border issues and lots more... Plus the first Democratic Party 2020 debates are this week!
The biggest problem with the Mueller Report is how few people actually have read it! The Democrats are doing a lousy job of countering the gaslighting from the Trump administration and the Attorney General about what's in it. Their claims of "no obstruction, no collusion" are intrinsically wrong. I had never heard of Law Works before yesterday, when I learned that their website would be streaming a live play in which famous actors would read parts of the Mueller Report. I was intrigued. So we watched, and were blown away. The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten [...]
We're somewhat reeling from last night's close call in which Donald Trump allegedly launched an attack on Iran, then called it back before any bombs were dropped. We think it's time for a stiff drink, a bong hit, and some comedy bits. South Florida radio legend Boca Britany Somers returns to the show to talk radio, Stonewall, Trump insanity and have some fun...
Many Americans first met Wendell Potter in 2009 when he left the health insurance industry to become a whistleblower and told us the truth. He exposed the industry for the profit-grabbing thieves they are. Today, Potter is president of The Business Initiative for Health Policy, an organization focused on enacting Medicare for All. He's also the founder of Tarbell.org, an nonprofit, independent, reader supported news site covering money in politics and policy. And he's the author of a few books including Deadly Spin, which tells the story of his transition from insurance industry PR flak to whistleblower. It was [...]
It's June 19 - Juneteenth - a holiday I learned nothing about as a child. But it's the anniversary of the day in 1865 on which slavery finally ended in the United States. I found a great article on Juneteenth in Teen Vogue of all places, and shared some of it on the show today. Follow the link to the whole thing, which I highly recommend. In what is likely not a coincidence, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is today holding hearings on reparations. I played the opening statements from author/journalist [...]
Every Tuesday, Nicole Sandler and @GottaLaff get together to shoot the shit about the news. Today, there's lots to discuss, from Trump's George Stephanopolous interview to his sabre rattling against Iran to Supreme Court decisions and more....