2019 is here, and so is the 116th Congress! The Democrats are back in control of the House, and we can allow ourselves a bit of hope again. With a narcissistic madman in the oval office, it's easy to get discouraged. That's why every year, we invite John Nichols on the show to salute The Nation's 2018 Progressive Honor Roll. Today, a look at the best of 2018, and a preview of what's to come in this new year.
12-6-18 Nicole Sandler Show -Nicole Sandler Show -GOP Power Grab with John Nichols; Howie Klein Too!
The Nation's John Nichols joins Nicole Sandler at the top of the show to talk about the blatant GOP power grab going on in WI, MI, OH & NC. Howie Klein of DownWithTyranny and the Blue America PAC returns to tell us about last week's Berniepalooza, and his DWT series on "The Worst Democraps Who Want To Be President"
Every Thursday, Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC joins Nicole Sandler to talk politics. Today, less than five weeks from election day, they discuss what a wave election means and how the Trump factor will influence what happens. At the top of the show, The Nation's John Nichols joins in to give us the latest on the Kavanaugh confirmation, and tell us about his upcoming cover story, "Catching the Blue Wave". He also wrote today about how Mitch McConnell is killing the senate. We talked about all of it...
Every year, The Nation magazine publishes its Progressive Honor Roll. Today, we're joined by John Nichols to go over the best of the left list for 2017. But first, Donald Trump is a moron, and Steve Bannon spilled the beans to author Michael Wolff in the forthcoming book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, a bit of which was excerpted today by NY Magazine...
After an update on the day's news and a few words on the GOP attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act again, I'm joined by John Nichols of The Nation, author of the new book Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America.
Trump today introduced his tax plan, which would cut corporate and small business rates down to 15%, repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax for individuals and otherwise enrich the wealthy and hurt the struggling... Did you expect anything less? Many experts say this plan could cost upwards of $6 trillion! The GOP-led FCC started the ball rolling on reversing the Net Neutrality rules... start paying attention! D'ump signed an Executive Order calling for a "review" of our national monuments, with the goal of reversing the many lands that President Obama had designated as national monuments in order to protect them from [...]
We somehow made it to the end of this bloody week still standing. Today on the show, Nicole Sandler chats with The Nation's John Nichols about Wisconsin's new voter ID law & how it accomplished what the GOP legislature (who passed it) set out to do. Lee Camp brings the humor about the serious stakes as we head into the weekend. And in honor of Joan Baez endorsing Bernie Sanders, we have a Flashback Fri segment from 1996 with Joan and Dar Williams.
As 2015 draws to a close, we can't wait to see what the New Year has in store. Today, Deborah Newell Tornello joins in for one final 2015 romp through the Oy FloriDUH files. And continuing an annual tradition, The Nation's John Nichols joins in to run down their 2015 Progressive Honor Roll.
Nicole Sandler kicks off her long-awaited Radio or Not Fundraiser Auction today. She'll spotlight a few of the items each day for the next 10 days. More info at http://radioornot.com/auction/. Congressman Alan Grayson weighs in on the Iran deal, and The Nation's John Nichols joins in to talk about the Bernie Sanders momentum and more!
Progressives and populists are awakening from their slumber, slowing down Fast Track, and creating huge momentum for Bernie Sanders underdog candidacy. Today, Nicole speaks with The Nation's John Nichols about Bernie Sanders presidential run, and with Dave Johnson of OurFuture.org who gives us the latest on the TPP and Fast Track push.