We're still recovering from an ugly and divisive State of the Union address in which Trump threatened no legislation while there's an investigation, and claimed we'd be at war with North Korea by now if he hadn't been elected. I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried. I'll fill you in on what you missed if you opted out. Then Gaius Publius, now writing under his actual name of Thomas Neuburger, returns to talk about the inevitability .. .or not... of Medicare for All. He wrote two pieces about it for Down with Tyranny: "Medicare For All — The [...]
A third accuser came forward today with sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Nicole Sandler chats with Gaius Publius, who's written a few articles on the matter -- "Democrats Can Block the Kavanaugh Nomination If They Want To" and "Democrats Should Release All "Committee Confidential" Kavanaugh Documents Now" -- about what's at stake as we move forward with this nomination.
It's the end of another crazy week. During the first half of the show, Nicole brings us up to date on the latest news on Trump's European trip and the Peter Strzok hearing in the House. Then, we're joined by Gaius Publius, who had an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle last week entitled "The Next US Constitution is Forming Now."
With so much going on in the news, Nicole Sandler calls upon writer Gaius Publius to get his thoughts on Syria, Comey, Mueller and more. Find Gaius Publius at downwithtyranny, his tumblr, or subscribe to his newsletter!
After an update on the latest news, we welcome writer Gaius Publius back to the show to discuss some frightening news on the climate change front. He wrote about the city of Cape Town, South Africa becoming the first major city to run out of water. We also discussed 2017 Breaks Climate Records Despite No "El Niño Boost" and Do Mainstream Democrats Really Want to Eliminate Carbon Emissions and Fossil Fuel Use?
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 [...]