After being out sick for a week, Nicole Sandler returns to a world even more insane. From the G7 (G6?) to North Korea to the horrific and immoral practice of tearing kids out their parents' arms, Nicole and Dave Johnson attempt to make sense of the senseless. David Daley, author of Ratfucked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count also weighs in on yesterday's non decision by the Supreme Court on gerrymandering.
It's Thursday, which means that Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC joins Nicole to talk politics. Today they discuss Tuesday's first big primary day of the '18 midterms plus how racism was just codified by the House. Nicole also welcomes David Pepper, chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party to talk about the anti-gerrymandering ballot measure that actually passed in Tuesday's election.
Nicole brings us up to date on the senate voting to repeal the ACA. "Boca" Britany Somers weighs in on Trump's Tweets banning transgender people from the military, and Dave Daley, author of Ratfucked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count tells us how gerrymandering will make it difficult for Democrats to take back control of Congress.
The Supreme Court is adjourned until the First Monday in October. And that's a wrap! There were three remaining cases to be decided this morning and I'm happy with one of them - the one dealing with Congressional Redistricting- that could conceivably lead to the end of gerrymandering! Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission Arizona's redistricting case stems from a ballot initiative from 2000 that established an independent redistricting commission to oversee complaints of legislative gerrymandering. What happened next was a partisan battle and a lawsuit by Republicans that argued the administration of federal elections should be decided [...]
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It's finally here. Regardless of how the day ends, one thing is good... no more of those horrendous political ads, for a while anyway. My predictions? I'll stay optimistic and say that the Dems will retain control of both houses of Congress, though just barely. The one good thing that will come of today is that many of the Blue Dogs & ConservaDems (Blanche Lincoln, Bobby Bright and others of your ilk, yes, I'm talking to you) will be purged from our government. The Democratic caucus will be smaller, but more progressive. And that's a good thing. But it'll take [...]
That's what it looks like. Lauren Valle was trying to present Rand Paul with the "Republicorp Employee of the Month Award" as he was getting out of his car last night to enter the studios of Kentucky Education Television for the debate with Jack Conway. Rand Paul's thugs tackled her and stomped on her shoulders and head. See the video for yourself... What's even uglier are some of the comments on this right wing blog, who defend the violence! A quick shout out to KagroX, who this morning tweeted "Freedom of Speech for Juan Williams. Oh, hold on, I have [...]
This morning, I spoke with Jeff Reichert, the writer/producer/director of the film Gerrymandering, that opens nationwide October 15 and will screen October 12 at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival. If you're in South Florida and would like tickets to the screening, be one of the first 10 people to email me to ask for them, and I'll send you a pair of passes to a screening at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival. In addition to visiting the sites linked above, you can also check out EndGerrymanding.com to learn more. I was supposed to speak with Ellen Freidin of [...]