Every Thursday, Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC joins Nicole Sandler to talk politics. Today, in addition to the results of the Super Tuesday primaries, Howie will explain how the special election just held in Missouri tells us more about November than the primaries do.
Every Thursday, Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC joins Nicole Sandler to talk politics. Today, they dive into the results of Tuesday's four primaries which showed great wins for progressives, and losses for the DCCC Republican-lite candidates.
Every Thursday, Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC joins Nicole Sandler to talk politics. Today, they focus on the PA-18 special election which narrowly went to the Democrat, and how the DCCC is still trying to sabotage progressives in primary races.
We end the week with the news of another mass shooting, this time at a community college in Oregon, leaving 9 victims and the shooter dead. Nicole speaks with Congressional candidate Joseline Peña-Melnyk, running for Donna Edwards' seat. As Blue America is giving away a Steely Dan platinum award to a random donor to her campaign, today we feature a Steely Dan treat for Flashback Friday - the raw interview between Nicole, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker for the world premiere of Two Against Nature. Time to soothe the savage beast, indeed.
Despite the fact that the 2016 presidential election is more than 14 months away, the various campaigns are pulling out all the stops to get their way. Today, Nicole discusses the latest electoral and debate news with Driftglass of the Professional Left Podcast, and Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC. Plus the latest news, info and snark as we count down to Labor Day!
Nicole attempts to explain the FIFA scandal, with an assist from Dave Zirin and Jon Stewart! Howie Klein is back to shine a light on political machinations. Plus the latest news, information and snarky commentary
It's just one giant mess in Iraq, most likely exacerbated by our invasion over a decade ago. And the question is whether or not we should get involved again. I say no. But it's not up to me.. This morning, I was excited to welcome Juan Cole to the program. Unfortunately for me, a power surge knocked me off the air just moments before I was to call him. Needless to say, when I did get Juan on the line, I was a bit frazzled, and all the pages I had up on my computer had closed, leaving me a [...]
"When will they ever learn?" -- Pete Seeger The answer, sadly, is never. Mankind has waged war since the beginning of time. If it were up to me, world leaders who wanted to send their nations' youth to battle should, instead, meet one another in an arena and fight to the death. Maybe that would end the killing. Back in World War I & II, soldiers returning from the battlefield were described as being "shell shocked". Today it's Post Traumatic Stress. Regardless what you call it, people who experience the madness of war, of watching their fellow soldiers blown to bits [...]
Randi Rhodes broadcast her final program on Friday. I'm hoping she'll come back - but, for now, she's done. I was honored to be in the studio on her last day. Not that I was invited, mind you. I just showed up. As I told her, I just couldn't imagine sitting at home listening. So, I got her a balloon and a card and a bottle of champagne... and it was the definition of bittersweet. But move forward we must... so, on the show today, we looked to the future. Congressman Alan Grayson was on with me in the first [...]
Today, we begin a new weekly segment on the show: The Steve Israel Hour, sponsored by Little Debbie , featuring Howie Klein of the Blue America PAC and Down With Tyranny. In case you didn't know about Blue America, it's a PAC run by Howie, Digby, and Crooks & Liars' John Amato, for the purpose of vetting and identifying the best progressive candidates out there, mostly in Congressional races, and help raise money for them. The sad fact is the today's Democratic Party - the DNC, led by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and the DCCC, chaired by Steve Israel, tend [...]