Download here or click below to play As we all hunker down for another Thursday at home, I invite you to an extended virtual get-together today. We have so much to cover and a jam-packed show, so we're going to extend the show by 30 minutes today. We'll take care of the latest news and the bit of funny for the day before economist and Modern Monetary Theory expert Stephanie Kelton joins in to help us understand how we'll survive the economic aspect of the global coronavirus meltdown.Her forthcoming book, The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth [...]
Download here or click below to play Despite the mandates for social distancing, three states still held primary elections yesterday, leaving many to wonder about the wisdom of holding elections during a pandemic, and others wondering about the wisdom of delaying elections for any reason whatsoever! Depending upon your viewpoint, it’s either an ironic twist of fate or it was simply meant to be that David Daley’s new book, Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy is being released this week… Can we save Democracy, or has that ship already sailed, so to speak? We’ll discuss that [...]
Download here or click below to play It’s Social Distancing Tuesday… it’s also primary day in Florida, Arizona and Illinois, where some people are going out to vote and others are opting to stay safe and stay home. In Ohio, they were supposed to vote today but were told to just stay home. So is it really an election day? We don’t know. All we know is that this is uncharted territory… and that it’s Tuesday, so GottaLaff is here to help us navigate the unfamiliar waters. At least we can keep our physical distance while gathering in our [...]
Download here or click below to play Today, Nicole Sandler wrapts up an unprecedented week in history, as the world is hunkering down to fight the coronavirus. Donald Trump declared a national emergency, while Nancy Pelosi tried valiantly to get a relief bill through the House with the president unwilling to talk with her. We are so completely fucked....
Download here or click below to play With the news that the NBA is indefinitely suspended and that Tom Hanks has tested positive, we've officially reached peak coronavirus in the USA... We'll bring you all the latest news on the massive closures from major sports and music events to every walk of life and Donald Trump continues to try to mislead the American people. It's Thursday, so Howie Klein joins in from his perch at Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC...
Download here or click below to play Nicole Sandler welcomes MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell to the show today to have the conversation we started on Twitter last week regarding socialism. It comes the day after "Mini Tuesday" in which Bernie Sanders took a beating from Joe Biden, but announced he's staying in the debate and looking forward to Sunday night's one-on-one debate.
Download here or click below to play It's a must-win day for Bernie Sanders as the establishment Democrats have come together in force to give the nomination to Joe Biden and keep it from Sanders. Oh, and we're all living in fear of the coronavirus too. It's Tuesday, so GottaLaff joins in to help us take our minds off of the misery, for an hour anyway...
Download here or click below to play We made it to the end of a horrible week that included a brutal Super Tuesday, the end of a number of campaigns, a stock market crash and the global explosion of the coronavirus. We have two great guests today: Jason Leopold of BuzzFeed News whose lawsuit might bring us the unredacted Mueller Report (read about it here), and OG blogger Heather "Digby" Parton (find her blog here, and at Salon here) to help me muddle through this crazy week that was! Today's funny came courtesy of an Australian by the name [...]
Download here or click below to play Elizabeth Warren made it official today and ended her campaign to be the Democratic nominee for president. She said she'll take some time and think before she makes any endorsement. And then there were two. Or actually three, as Tulsi Gabbard is still technically in the race. And by winning two delegates in American Samoa where she placed second to Michael Bloomberg, she likely qualifies for the 3/15 debate! It's Thursday, so Howie Klein of Down With Tyranny and the Blue America PAC is back to talk with me about what [...]
Download here or click below to play Super Tuesday was a rough one. I'm kind of shell-shocked today. We'll go through the returns and the news, and then talk with Brad Friedman of BradBlog & the BradCast about what happened in both California and Texas with their new touch screen voting systems. I promised I'd post the song I played as today's funny... It's from an artist/comedian named Roy Zimmerman. This is "Socialist"