After an update on the news of the day, Nicole Sandler turns to an old friend for some answers. Lisa Graves was Chief Counsel for Nominations on the US Senate Judiciary Committee under Sen. Leahy, and served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Clinton administration. She's currently co-founder at Documented Investigations. I couldn't think of anyone better to take us back to school and explain our system of checks and balances, and what the Democrats can do about this administration's refusal to abide by the rule of law.
It's finally Friday and a horrible week in American history is coming to a close. Lisa Graves, former chief counsel for Nominations on the Senate Judiciary Committee, weighs in on yesterday's hearings and what comes next. Nicole also speaks with feminist activist June Eric-Udorie, who tells us about the new anthology she edited, "Can We All Be Feminists? Intersectionality, Identity, and the Way Forward for Feminism".
It's a busy show today. At the top, Nicole is joined by Lisa Graves, former chief counsel for nominations for the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and deputy assistant attorney general in the Dept of Justice, who says Kavanaugh should be impeached for lying under oath! Lisa wrote an article for Slate titled "I Wrote Some of the Memos that Brett Kavanaugh Lied to the Senate About. He Should Be Impeached, Not Elevated." In the second half of the show, activist and new author Deray Mckesson tells us about his new book, "On the Other Side of Freedom: [...]
Nicole Sandler celebrates her birthday with two of her favorite guests! Deborah Newell Tornello returns for another dip into the Oy FloriDUH files, and Lisa Graves of PRWatch.org pushes back on MSNBC's Koch Sucking morning show
It's Wednesday, so Nicole Sandler's fellow Floridian joins in to call out their state's DUH-ness. Plus Lisa Graves from the Center for Media & Democracy with the soap opera that is Josh Duggar and his Koch problems
Today, Nicole talks with Lisa Graves of the Center for Media & Democracy (ALEC Exposed & more) about the bipartisan coalition on criminal justice reform and whether ALEC, the Kochs, etc can be trusted. Plus David Silverman, president of American Atheists on this week's convention and the controversy surrounding it.
Nicole looks at the Big Blizzard of 2015 that went bust in NYC but has blasted New England. (Payback's a bitch!) GottaLaff joins in the fun. On a more serious note, Lisa Graves of the Center for Media & Democracy tells us about the Koch Brothers "Freedom Partners" who will spend close to $1 Billion on the 2016 elections.
Nicole celebrates Halloween with a look at one of the scariest right wing trick players in politics, Rick Berman. CMD's Lisa Graves with another expose! And for our Flashback Friday treat, we go back to May 1995 with Joan Osborne, and her first LA radio appearance.
I'm sick and tired of false equivalencies. We're presented with them constantly by a media that wouldn't understand the concept of objective journalism even if Walter Cronkite came back from the dead to bite it on the ass. Sorry, the failed launch of the Affordable Care Act - though truly a sign of ineptitude and inexcusable - is not the same as George W. Bush's horrendous reaction to Hurricane Katrina. Not even close. Actually, the Affordable Care Act was designed to help people who previously couldn't get access to health care. The lack of adequate response by Bush Jr [...]
As today's show was in progress, the news came trickling out that Speaker John Boehner would finally relent and allow the Reid-McConnell bill to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling to come to the floor for a vote, even if it means violating the asinine "Hastert Rule". But as the show ended at noon there were still some soap opera cliffhanger worthy questions hanging in the balance: Would Ted Cruz hold up the vote? Would the House vote before the Senate? We now know the answer to the first... No. After Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell gave their [...]