Tomorrow marks one year since Donald Trump was sworn in as president. Sunday is the anniversary of the massive Women's March that happened all over the world to push back. This year, there are marches all weekend - just click on the link and find one near you. Here in South Florida, there's an event on Sunday in the Wynwood section of Miami. Friend of the show Julianna Forlano returned today to talk about the march in NYC which she'll be covering live for act.tv, and a year with Trump in the White House... Here's Julianna's article, 5 Good Reasons for [...]
After a look at the latest news, we check in with our regular Thursday guest - Howie Klein of DownWithTyranny.com and the Blue America PAC to talk politics. Today, Howie broke a bit of news (Alan Grayson is running for Congress again), and we also talked a bit about Howie's background as president of Reprise Records and working with Neil Young!
Today is the day that the president has threatened to release his fake news awards, and some Republicans are calling him out on the danger to our democracy. We have the details. Plus Trita Parsi of the National American Iranian Council fills us in on what's happening with the recent Iranian protests and the Iranian nuclear deal.
After an update on the day's news, including the president's calling out African nations, Haiti and El Salvador as "shithole" countries, I speak with investigative journalist Greg Palast about the GOP's latest efforts to keep us from voting Democratic. The newly updated version of Greg's movie, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Case of the Stolen Election, is available now via Amazon (and you can stream for free with Amazon Prime).
With Trump mis-tweeting on today's FISA vote, I reached out to Emptywheel's Marcy Wheeler to get the full explanation on FISA and what was voted on today. Then, Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC, just back from vacation, joined in for his first Thursday appearance on the show of the new year.
Every Tuesday, I'm joined by GottaLaff to shoot the shit about the news, as mostly gleaned from Laffy's Twitter feed... Today the news mostly centered on Trump's meeting with Congressional reps about DACA and immigration, and Dianne Feinstein's decision to release the transcripts of the testimony of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, going around the back of Chuck Grassley and the Republicans. Oh, and we also discussed the ridiculous calls for Oprah to run for president.
To celebrate making it through to the end of the first week of the new year, we welcome Driftglass back to the show to help make sense of the shit show we're living through. Find the Driftglass blog here, and the Professional Left Podcast, hosted by Driftglass and Blue Gal Fran, here.
The Michael Wolff book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, is still making waves and lots of news today. Trump's attorneys have threatened to sue Steve Bannon for quotes attributed to him in it, and both the author and publisher to keep them from releasing the book. Their response was to move the official release date from next Tuesday Jan.9 to tomorrow. (If it's a book you plan to buy from Amazon, please use this link so we get a small commission!) I recently discovered Current Affairs magazine when a friend posted an article written by its editor in chief, [...]
Every year, The Nation magazine publishes its Progressive Honor Roll. Today, we're joined by John Nichols to go over the best of the left list for 2017. But first, Donald Trump is a moron, and Steve Bannon spilled the beans to author Michael Wolff in the forthcoming book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, a bit of which was excerpted today by NY Magazine...