The Republican-led House of Representatives did it... they passed the truly despicable American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a razor-thin margin of 217-215. The bill now heads to the senate where it should die an ugly death. This is where our activism comes in. We need to start calling our senators NOW... Howie Klein returned to the program today, and was as disgusted by this outcome as we were. He did share some good news - it looks like he found a good candidate to run against Paul Ryan in Wisconsin, despite the fact that Nancy Pelosi and the Dems [...]
The first night of the 2016 RNC featured war mongers (Rudy Guiliani, a congressman and the guy who spoke before Joni Ernst), racists (Sheriff David Clark, Guiliani again, and others) and a plagiarist, Melania Trump. Mrs. Trump's speech featured full passages that were lifted directly from Michelle Obama's speech at the 2008 Democratic convention when her husband was the nominee. I don't think Mrs. Trump lifted the lines herself. But I wonder why the media is treating her with kid gloves after she told Matt Lauer that she wrote the speech "myself, with as little help as possible." But [...]
On Tax Day, Nicole Sandler speaks with Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church & State about RFRA laws and religious tax evasion. Dave Johnson joins in from OurFuture.org with the latest on the TPP and Fast Track Authority.
... we tend to repeat them. Last night, President Obama told the American people that we learned nothing from the Cheney-Bush-Rumsfeld-Rice-Powell debacle that was our last invasion of Iraq. Somehow, this administration learned nothing from its predecessors. One lesson they should have learned is that you can't bomb your way to peace. It's just plain impossible. So what should we be doing about the legitimate horror that is ISIS (or ISIL or the Islamic State)? Stephen Miles, Advocacy Director at Win Without War joined me on the show this morning with response to last night's address. Before the speech began, [...]