Doug Jones beat Roy Moore in the special election for senate from Alabama last night! After an update on the news, we're joined by Gaius Publius to talk about a piece he wrote for Down with Tyranny, “Deficit Talk is a Trap. Will Democrats Fall into it?”
After an update on the day's news, we welcome Gaius Publius back to the show to discuss his article "Shocking the Shock Doctrine: What Recovery in Puerto Rico Could Look Like". We also talked about his piece published yesterday, "Defining Neoliberalism". At the beginning of the show, I read from a Washington Post article about how difficult it is to file a sexual harassment claim on Capitol Hill, "How Congress plays by different rules on sexual harassment and misconduct," something that should both anger and sicken you.
Today, we discuss the Justice Department's announcement on cracking down on White House leaks in the wake of the transcripts of two phone calls yesterday. Writer Gaius Publius joins in to talk about the effects of climate change and how it relates to many of the world's current crises. Plus we take a look at the hacking of elections, not only by the Russians.
Today I'm joined by Gaius Publius who wrote at Down with Tyranny about our collapsing social contract. Kelly Carlin was supposed to be on today's show, but had to postpone due to a death in her family. We'll reschedule as soon as possible. In the meantime, check out the webinar she'll be hosting beginning next Wednesday!
We did get to to the lies... but first, we had some grave dancing to do! Fox so-called News finally cut ties with its other workplace predator, Bill O'Reilly. Companies like Fox really hate it when advertisers flee, which almost all of them did after the NY Times published a story about how Fox and O'Reilly paid out $13 million to five women he was alleged to have harassed and abused. Amazingly, the failing upwards is on display over there where Tucker Carlson will move to 8pm, The Five will move to 9 (renamed, perhaps?), and Sean Insanity will remain [...]
(L-R) Graham Nash, Nicole Sandler, Bob Coburn I hadn't planned on today's show going as it did. My guest fell through at the last minute, so I was just going to take calls. But as we're at holiday time, people are already going away, shopping and generally not as plugged in to radio as they might be at other times of the year, so I didn't want to rely on only calls. Just before showtime, my friend and respected journalist Gaius Publius sent an email blast with his latest [...]
I'm not having a great day... the show speaks for itself. Thanks to Gaius Publius for talking me down... Edit** I owe you more than that! Since the show ended, my mood went from bad to worse. It all started earlier today when I decided that I wanted to purge any Trump voters from my life. Well, from my social media, anyway. So I started a little experiment this morning. I asked my Facebook "friends" and "followers" who had voted for Trump and why. I was pleasantly surprised that there were very few. Most who identified themselves were not "friends" so [...]
After learning that Hillary Clinton chose Ken Salazar to head her transition team should she win the presidency, a question was asked on a listserv: Is Salazar a tell? To which Gaius Publius answered, "About the eighth in a row, yes." To me, that's a challenge! So I invited him on today's show to tell us the tells... He provided links too! Salazar: https://theintercept.com/2016/08/16/hillary-clinton-picks-tpp-and-fracking-advocate-to-set-up-her-white-house/ Kaine: http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/2016/07/making-case-to-clinton-tim-kaine.html https://theintercept.com/2016/07/28/a-fracking-pipeline-puts-tim-kaines-fossil-fuel-industry-ties-to-the-test/ Carol Browner, Heather Zichal and Clinton's climate army: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/hillary-clinton-climate-team-226930 CGI: http://crooksandliars.com/2015/01/nafta-tpp-clinton-global-initiatives-free#CGIneoliberal One more link, and a correction. The Clinton pre-Benghazi strategy sessions were in Third Way HQ, not New Dem HQ. Almost worse. [...]
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!
We told you it was Primary Season 2.0. Nicole Sandler welcome Joel Silberman back to the show to talk about the Birdie symbolism on display this weekend, and Bernie Sanders’ landslide victories in all three caucuses on Saturday. Gaius Publius returns with the real delegate counts so you can push back on the corporate media spin. And Nicole tracked down the creator of the hashtag #BernieMadeMeWhite in Japan!