We begin the show with breaking news from the Washington Post of allegations surrounding Judge Roy Moore as a sexual predator preying on teen aged girls when he was in his 30s. After an update on the rest of the news, we're joined by Dave Johnson to talk about how life has changed in the one year since the election of Donald Trump as president.
Today's the day that Bernie Sanders introduces his Medicare for All Act of 2017, with 16 co-sponsors. Dave Johnson, former fellow at CAF, joins in to talk about how far we've come, and other good ideas that should be the way of our future.
The so-called skinny repeal bill failed in the senate last night. Dave Johnson joins in to talk about life with Trump in the White House, how we got here and how we survive it. I also shared a bit of commentary from David Dayen's newsletter (click here to subscribe) about the unsung heroes of last night's skinny repeal defeat: the media! Everyone on the left who came of age during Bush v. Gore has had to put up with the insufferable punditry about John McCain, maverick. Last night he actually lived up to it, though he overshadowed Susan Collins, [...]
Nicole Sandler welcomes Desi Doyen of the Green News Report to tell us what's at stake if Trump pulls the US out of the Paris Climate accord. Dave Johnson of the Center for Media & Democracy then joins in to talk about Trump's tough trade talk about Germany, their cars and more.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus released their "People's Budget" today. I invited Dave Johnson on to the show to discuss the difference between that one (the most common sense of any budget you'll see), and the "plan" put out by the Trump administration. As usual, there was lots of other news, from Comey's testimony at the Senate Judiciary Committee to D'ump meeting with Palestinian Authority President Abbas and going off script to say that the Israelis and Palestinians are working "beautifully together". And it's my daughter's 18th birthday...
I'll admit it: I never thought Donald Trump would or could be elected president. I somehow gave this country more credit. But it turns out that the dumbing down of America by Republicans really worked. Most citizens lack the capacity for critical thought. They went for the bright, shiny object. In this case, it was a man who lies prolifically, is a sexual predator who thinks he's better than everyone else. I could continue, but you get the idea. By the time I hit the air next Friday, D'ump will already have been sworn in as President of the United [...]
What a Friday! I was supposed to talk with Aldo Seoane on the show today. Unfortunately, when I called, we got voicemail. Aldo has been at the Standing Rock Sioux protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline where, on Thursday, all hell broke loose as the National Guard and militarized police showed up to violently remove the protesters from the land. Aldo sent this message on Friday night: Super sorry had law enforcement come in and had to focus on deescalation Obviously, some things are more important. We'll try to touch base with Aldo on Tuesday's show to get an update on what's [...]
As you probably know by now, I'm fighting cancer. I'm nothing if not thorough, and the search for the right surgeon to cut this cancer out of me is frustrating at best. I've long known of the medicinal and healing properties of cannabis. A few years ago, I even narrated the TV program, Should Grandma Smoke Pot? My research brought me to PhoenixTears.ca, the official website of cannabis as a cure pioneer Rick Simpson, who famously began giving his home made "hemp oil" to friends and neighbors in Canada, with astounding results. Today, Rick is living in Croatia, still [...]
It was an exciting day at our studios today, as The Randi Rhodes Show officially returned to our radios, er, devices. We're still working out some of the bugs, but here we are, at the dawning of a new media era. Her show follows mine each afternoon, so just stay tuned! I hope you'll listen and support both shows because without you, we're just talking into thin air... As I was driving up to the studio today, FBI Director James Comey appeared at the podium to announce the results of their investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server [...]
Nicole Sandler finishes off the week with a look at our choices for president in 2016. Blogger and filmmaker Frank Huguenard, who stirred up controversy with a quickly-deleted HuffPost post last week joins us in hour one; Dave Johnson, fresh from a Bernie rally and last night's anti-Trump rally in San Jose, joins in during hour two.