1-11-18 Nicole Sandler Show – Thursdays with Howie Klein and Marcy Wheeler on FISA Too

With Trump mis-tweeting on today's FISA vote, I reached out to Emptywheel's Marcy Wheeler to get the full explanation on FISA and what was voted on today. Then, Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny  and the Blue America PAC, just back from vacation, joined in for his first Thursday appearance on the show of the new year.

1-18-17 Nicole Sandler Show – Russians, Spies, Emptywheel & School Grizzlies Too

Nicole talks about the Obama presidency as a parallel to her relationship/marriage, as the outgoing president holds his final press conference before leaving office on Friday. In case you missed it to listen to today's show, here you go. The presser begins at around the 45 minutes mark Then Marcy Wheeler of Emptywheel joins in to talk Russians, hacking, the intelligence community, Chelsea Manning, Snowden, Assange and more..

12-14-16 Nicole Sandler Show – Electors & Russians

I'm back again, live in the studio, with a busy show. Christine Pelosi (yes, one of Nancy's daughters) is an author, activist, attorney -- and a member of the Electoral College. Earlier this week, she wrote an open letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asking for a briefing about the alleged Russian hacking of the DNC to influence the election. We further emphasize Alexander Hamilton’s assertion in Federalist Paper #68 that a core purpose of the Electoral College was to prevent a “desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils.” The United States intelligence [...]

5-21-15 Nicole Sandler Show – Fast Track, Letterman, Emptywheel & Digby Too!

We're seeing too many good things end, and too many bad things linger. Today Nicole bids farewell to David Letterman's late night show after already losing Colbert and Jon Stewart's departure is imminent. But the Patriot Act seems to live on forever. And the Senate votes on moving Fast Track forward. Marcy Wheeler & Digby guest.

World Gone Mad

As if we needed any more evidence that the world has, indeed, gone mad... Yesterday, ISIS released another video of one of their masked, cowardly, subhuman, heartless, soulless, thug terrorists beheading another American journalist, Steven Sotloff. Today's blog will be short, with just links to the people and stories I spoke with and about today, as I'm not feeling well and the news is making me even sicker... Dean Obeidallah was up first to discuss his latest for The Daily Beast, "It'll Take More Than Bombs to Stop ISIS". (When you're done with that, definitely click over to read, "Stop the [...]

Torture and Lies

President Obama admitted the US tortured "some folks" following the 9-11 attacks. Obama has used the word "torture" before to describe the harsh interrogation tactics used at CIA-run secret prisons during the Bush administration. But his words at a White House news conference were notably more direct than previous statements. The comments reflect the line the president is preparing to walk as he gets ready for the release of a Senate committee report on the Bush-era rendition, detention and interrogation program. According to the president, torture is not OK - but lying about torture is acceptable, as long as you [...]

Monday Madness

It was a crazy day... a double header, as I got the call to guest host the Randi Rhodes Show shortly before hitting the air here at Radio or Not. And I had to take David to the airport in between the two shows... So, running late, I was rushing up to Randi's studio and rear-ended a car at a stop light. Completely my fault... Anyway... here's the podcast.  Marcy Wheeler (emptywheel.net) and Nicole Belle with Fools on the Hill® helped make the show interesting...

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