Twenty-five years ago today I was down here in South Florida, visiting my dad. I was living in Los Angeles at the time, and he had just had an accident that left him quadriplegic, so I was flying in every few weeks to see him. He had just been home from the hospital for a month or so, and we didn't yet have a van or any means of transportation to when we learned that Hurricane Andrew was headed our way. I was alone with him that night. The nurse decided she should be home with her family. I watched [...]
What a fucked up day. It happened again! This time it was a Minnesota man who was allegedly pulled over because of a broken tail light, although pictures circulating online that show a car with intact tail lights, identified as the car Philando Castile was driving Wednesday evening. His girlfriend, Lavish "Diamond" Reynolds had the presence of mind to start streaming video to Facebook from her cell phone after a cop shot Castile through the window! And now he's dead. A day after Baton Rouge, LA cops shot and killed Alton Sterling, a 37-year old father of five. The [...]
As Bernie meets with President Obama and Harry Reid today, Nicole Sandler considers what we do next. Donna Smith, Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America, guests to talk about “Justice or Bust,” The People’s Summit in Chicago next week, and the future of the Democratic party. Driftglass joins in too for our every-other-week dose of snarky commentary
Forget presumptive, Hillary Clinton is the "Presumptuous nominee". Today, Nicole Sandler discusses this break from reality and the rest of the day's news and information with her regular Thursday guests Driftglass and Howie Klein.
Andrea Mitchell Greenspan donned her best Clinton surrogate gear to "interview" Bernie Sanders yesterday and he showed why so many of us want him to be our next president. The media is still D'ump-obsessed, and George Zimmerman is back. Plus Driftglass, Howie Klein and a lot more on today's show. (And yesterday's show has been re-uploaded without the offending 30 seconds of a song that got us blocked yesterday... go back and hear the Sane Progressive!
On a day when her guests are both men, Nicole salutes the woman who impresses her most in this campaign. It's Driftglass Thursday, in which he will explain the GOP's practice of "strategic forgettery" among other things, and Gaius Publius returns for a look at the state of the race and more!
It's the morning after in NYC Bernie Sanders broke records at his Washington Square Park rally. Driftglass joins in during hour 1, Blue America's Howie Klein in hour 2.
Rachel Maddow has officially jumped the shark, carrying water for her corporate overlords (Comcast) and the Hillary Clinton campaign. Audio doesn't lie. Nicole takes off the gloves this morning. Plus Driftglass and Howie Klein join in to talk about our collective electoral insanity and more!
It's St. Patrick's Day and Nicole is hoping some Luck of the Irish rubs off on us today! It's a busy show, with Think Progress' Justice editor and author of "Injustices" Ian Milhiser weighing in on the new SCOTUS nominee. Plus Driftglass and Howie Klein weigh in on the 2016 campaign insanity.
As if it wasn’t already happening, things are getting ugly out there. Welcome to Primary Season in America. Today, Nicole Sandler welcomes Susan Smith, president of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, and blogger/podcaster Driftglass too!