After an update on the latest news, Nicole is joined by Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC to talk politics and the challenges of progressive candidates running in 2018. Today, we talked about "The Democrap Establishment Still Doing What They Like Doing Most: Resisting the Resistance" and an article from The Intercept, "THE DEAD ENDERS: Candidates Who Signed Up to Battle Donald Trump Must Get Past the Democratic Party First".
After an update on the day's news, we welcome the host/managing editor of The Zero Hour, Richard "RJ" Eskow, to the show to talk about the future of the Democratic Party in the wake of yesterday's big wins and all the infighting. Richard is also a senior fellow at the Campaign for America's Future and writes at ourfuture.org. We discussed his article, "Donna Brazile, the DNC, and Democratizing the Democrats."
I know it's only Monday, but this has been a really tough week. Crazy enough to give someone a heart attack. Or not. In the last two weeks alone we've seen - literally seen, thanks to all the videos - the most horrific examples of human behavior play out in front of us like unpleasant movies. On June 28, we watched the horror in Istanbul as a group of mass murderers blew up the airport, killing at least 45 people and injuring hundreds more. Since it's the video era, we even got to see the third terrorist blow himself up. The red [...]
As this nation has been reeling from the most surreal election season in my lifetime, I've been involved in numerous discussions - both on and off the air - about election integrity. I was included on a small email list of EI activists in a discussion about the way forward. As my regular listeners know, I'm very conflicted. I can't fathom ever pulling the lever for Hillary Clinton, but the thought of a Donald Trump presidency scares me to my core. After seeing the early reverberations of Brexit, I'm even more nervous about what such an American mistake would portend. [...]
What happened in Vegas...is very different from what you're being told. We must take back the narrative from the media and the DNC. Today, Nicole Sandler welcomes Angie Morelli to the show. Angie was on the floor at the NV Democratic Convention, and has been speaking out against the lies. Plus David Dayen explains the story of the foreclosure fraud judgement against Bank of America being overturned by an appeals court, and Dave Johnson joined in to talk about Obama, Vietnam and the TPP, and the new overtime rules too.
Sorry for the delay in posting today's show. Tech problems and I had to run up to the new studio. But here's today's show with the always awesome Joel Silberman and the very diplomatic Van Jones. I'll update this post when I get home tonight, but wanted to post the show now. Thanks for your patience!
Nicole tells about her experience running to be a Bernie Sanders delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this summer, and her reasons for thinking the party will self-destruct before giving Bernie Sanders a fair shake. It's Monday, so Joel Silberman injects some dignity and words of wisdom as we inch closer to the general election.
We're at the end of the week that gave us Donald Trump as the presumptive Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential race. Fubar about sums it up. Today, Nicole talks with Thomas Frank, author "Listen Liberal - or What ever happened to the Party of the People?" and opens the phones to get the listeners' views on how to move forward
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 Sandler is back to kick off a new week that includes Jon Stewart's final turn at The Daily Show desk, the first GOP 2016 debate and lots more. Joel Silberman join in to discuss it all and then some.