It's been another week that feels like a year in D'ump's America. Nicole Sandler has a few choice words about Think Progress and their latest attack on Bernie Sanders (both the article and the attached video that they produced!). We welcomed Dave Johnson back to the show to talk about our new, sad reality, and what we can do to change it.
Donald Trump today declared a national emergency in order to spend money that Congress denied him for a ridiculous border wall. He then went on to admit he didn't have to do this, but wanted to do it fast. Oy. Dave Johnson joins in to discuss today's Rose Garden spectacle, as well and brainstorm on what the Democrats need to do once they win back the Senate and the White House.
It's been a year, that's for sure. We're glad it's ending. Nicole Sandler welcomes her friend Dave Johnson back to the show for a conversation about the year gone by and why we're already stressed about 2019...
Nicole Sandler and Dave Johnson recap the 2018 midterm elections. Sadly, Beto O'Rourke didn't win. But, as his concession speech shows, he's the real deal. I'm sure we'll see him again, hopefully soon!
After an update on the news of the day, Nicole Sandler welcomes Dave Johnson back to the show to discuss the news of the past week, including Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court, Nikki Haley's resignation, the big climate change report and Trump's non-action, and more... Read Dave's latest post at SeeingtheForest.com
Nicole Sandler recaps the massive news that unfolded over the last 24 hours with a live version of "What's News." Dave Johnson joins in to tell us about Elizabeth Warren's new anti-corruption bill that has been overshadowed by the breaking news of Trump world corruption.
After being out sick for a week, Nicole Sandler returns to a world even more insane. From the G7 (G6?) to North Korea to the horrific and immoral practice of tearing kids out their parents' arms, Nicole and Dave Johnson attempt to make sense of the senseless. David Daley, author of Ratfucked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count also weighs in on yesterday's non decision by the Supreme Court on gerrymandering.
From the Iran deal pullout to the Michael Cohen payments to Gina Haspell's confirmation hearings and more, it's a busy Wednesday. Dave Johnson, former senior fellow at the Campaign for America's Future who blogs at Seeing the Forest joins Nicole to wade through the swamp. National security journalist Marcy Wheeler joins in at the start of the show to talk about the Gina Haspell hearing too. She wrote about it on her blog at emptywheel.net. By the way, if you're looking for the Michael Avenalli executive summary of the money Michael Cohen's LLC took in, you can find it here.
Nicole is joined by Dave Johnson, former senior fellow at the Campaign for America's Future who writes at Seeing the Forest, to talk about Trump's first State of the Union address, what was left unsaid, and more