We are in the midst of primary season! Nicole welcomes two great progressive congressional candidates who are on the next primary ballot, May 8, to the show today. Jenny Marshall, running in NC's 5th district, and Dan Canon, running in Indiana's 9th.
Each Thursday, Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC joins Nicole Sandler to talk politics. Today, how the DCCC undermines progressive primary candidates to promote right wing, NRA supporting ones.
With so much going on in the news, Nicole Sandler calls upon writer Gaius Publius to get his thoughts on Syria, Comey, Mueller and more. Find Gaius Publius at downwithtyranny, his tumblr, or subscribe to his newsletter!
Deborah Newell Tornello returns to the show for a bit of Friday levity, as she and fellow Floridian Nicole Sandler poke a bit of fun at our state. In more serious news, Deborah updates us on her family's launch of one of Florida's first medical marijuana farms and dispensaries- 3 Boys Pharm.
Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC is our regular Thursday guest. He's been gone for the past two weeks, but returned for today's show, in time to say "I told you so". He's been telling us for a couple of months already that Paul Ryan would not run for re-election, and he was right.
Paul Ryan announces his retirement, Trump readies a strike on Syria, and Mark Zuckerberg spends a few days testifying on Capitol Hill. Journalist David Dayen is our guest today. He wrote "The Senate is Afraid to Govern. That's Great News for Facebook." for The Intercept about yesterday's Zuckerberg hearing, with another piece coming later today on today's hearing in the House. And another article titled "Ban Targeted Advertising" is up at the New Republic dealing with the surveillance economy.
It's a busy Thursday. Cliff Schecter wrote a NY Times op-ed about Sinclair Broadcasting and why they shouldn't be allowed to purchase the Tribune group of stations and joins us to discuss it. Jeff Bryant writes about education at ourfuture.org and is the director of the Education Opportunity Network and is our guest to talk about the current spate of teacher strikes and what's happening with our public schools.
The Trump administration is threatening democracy with its handling of the 2020 Census. Ari Berman of Mother Jones Hidden Figures: How Donald Trump is Rigging the Censuswrote a piece about it, "" and joins in to tell us what they're doing and whether there's a remedy.