12-1-17 Nicole Sandler Show – Gary Cohn & The GOP Tax Scam with Gary Rivlin

After an update on the day's news including Michael Flynn's guilty plea, I'm joined by journalist Gary Rivlin about his latest ebook on Gary Cohn and the GOP tax scam that will likely pass out of the senate today, Wall Street's White House: How Gary Cohn Wrecked The Global Economy And Parlayed It Into A White House Job

GOP Alpha Dogs and Beta Cucks. So Seriously. #NotJoking.

  Applause to the hard-working left leaners over at Salon. And their comrades at Alternet. Headlines alone get an h/t with a flourish: The Alpha Dog that Wouldn’t Hunt: How Trump’s Ludicrous 'Alpha Male' Act Is Destroying Him sub: •  Trump's alt-right fanboys celebrate his so-called "alpha" masculinity -- but they're the real "cucks."   Matthew Rozsa of Salon has wisely held his mirth and thoroughly  covered the Belly Flop of a recent prat fall of The Dickish Donald ... in ways that should make you go Ick. Brendan Gauthier at Salon has also been feeling The antiTrump Vibe as volubly and magnificently. You see, [...]

2-11-15 Nicole Sandler Show – A Tale of Two News Anchors

Nicole Sandler returns from a sick day to sad news for all lovers of real news disguised as fake news. Susie Madrak joins in to discuss the end of the Jon Stewart era at The Daily Show and the Brian Williams era at NBC. Plus author, speaker, and all around brilliant woman Nomi Prins explains some of the economic stories we should be following but don't quite understand...

12-24-14 News Notes

TRNS News Notes is brought to you by Victoria Jones. Victoria Jones is the Chief White House correspondent and global analyst of the Washington DC based Talk Radio News Service, where her insight and analysis are made available to over 400 news talk radio stations around the country and internationally. TRNS News Notes will next publish on Friday 2 January 2015. Happy Holidays and see you in the New Year! In the News Economy grew 5% in third quarter About-face: Sony will screen "The Interview" New Yorkers mourn slain officers Grimm pleads guilty: Won't resign - but Firing of AZ [...]

The Weed Scene: Going Green in 2014

It's a peculiar hypothetical, but how illuminating it would be to have a close friend come out of a coma that he'd been in since 2004 ... November 2014 rolls around, and he awakes to a country he barely recognizes. There's a confusingly unpopular but otherwise impressive black man in the White House, more than half the states in the country have legalized gay marriage and for a capper(?) -- two states have already legalized and taxed weed, and Holy Willie Nelson, more states have medical and recreational marijuana in mind and on the midterm ballot. That news almost makes [...]

Bikini Graph time! Unemployment rate drops to 5.9%, lowest since ’08 #BlameObama

Hey kids, guess what time it is! It’s job creation time! Which means it's time to bring back that sexy economic data source, the Bikini Graph! In this episode, we learn that the unemployment rate dropped to 5.9%, the lowest it's been since July 2008.  That sound you hear is the GOP demanding President Obama's impeachment for allowing this to happen on his watch. Jobsghazi!!!! As always, red columns point to monthly job totals under the Bush administration, while blue columns point to job totals under the Obama administration: Via Steve Benen at The Maddow Blog, here's more on the new [...]

Great American Heroes

Nicole Sandler with Congressman Alan Grayson at the Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour in Ft. Lauderdale, December 2011   Our first Great American Hero today is Congressman Alan Grayson. Although he represents Florida's 9th District, he really represents us all. Even during these times of the greatest gridlock in DC, Congressman Grayson - a member of the minority party in the House - has written more legislation and had more amendments passed than any other member, for two years running. He joined me on the show this morning to talk about some of the work he's done since we last spoke. [...]

Going to Pot

On November 4, Florida may become the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana. I certainly never think of FloriDUH as a trend leader and, in this case, we'd be in the middle of the pack. But that's certainly better than dead last or bringing up the rear as is usually the case. On the ballot on election day, Floridians will get to vote yes or no on constitutional amendment 2: Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions. Although many groups and factions got together to make this dream a reality, United for Care led the charge in the petition drive, [...]

Two-Fer Tuesday!

It's another busy day in radio land... I just finished this morning's show (which you can hear by clicking the player at the top of this post), and will shortly head up to Randi Rhodes' studio to guest host her show this afternoon.  As her former XM channel no longer exists, you can listen on any of her affiliate stations via the TuneIn Radio app on your smart phone or directly from randirhodes.com. This morning on my show, I spoke with RH Reality Check's Adele Stan about how the Catholic Church is actively working with some members of Congress to [...]

Fiscal End Times

  Just about a year ago, I was reading about Modern Monetary Theory (or MMT).  I know, quite out of character for me.  But the Washington Post  ran a big story about MMT, and it was being widely shared on the interwebs.  I found it fascinating. Right around the same time, listener Sefantiza suggested I interview Warren Mosler on the show. Mosler, featured prominently in the Washington Post article, is an economist, president and founder of Mosler Automotive, and co-founder of the Center for Full Employment And Price Stability at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He briefly ran for President of the United States as [...]

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