After a look at the day's news, I explained why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. On Thanksgiving 2000, which happened to also fall on Nov. 23, I was in a courtroom in Almaty, Kazakhstan, adopting my daughter! Today on the show, I told our story. A more in-depth version is in my adoption journal, posted here should you care to read it and see the pictures. I'll be taking the next two days off, but will return on Tuesday, Nov. 28 to talk about the future of Net Neutrality. In the meantime, thank you for listening and for supporting the [...]
Today marks 15 years since Nicole Sandler became a mom. She discusses adopting her daughter with Robert Lamarche of Advocates for Children and Families. Plus Joel Silberman returns after a two-week absence to talk about all that happened while he way away.
Finally, we're talking about the horrible reality of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay again. Unfortunately, it took 100+ prisoners on a hunger strike to get Americans angry about the fact that we're holding them without due process. Eighty-six of the 166 or so prisoners there have been cleared for release, yet there they are, many of them refusing to eat as they feel dying would be preferable than continuing their imprisonment at our hands. Jason Leopold has been doing remarkable reporting on what's going on at Gitmo for years now over at Truthout. For the best explanation of the [...]