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.
Chris Christie squeezes into the already-crowded GOP clown car today! Nicole discusses his unlikely bid and more with the Gliberal Goddesses (GottaLaff and Amy Simon) along with the rest of the news. Plus Frank Schaeffer on religious hypocrisy
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 [...]
All eyes are on the Supreme Court once again as this term winds down. Today we learned the fate of marriage equality in the USA. I also gave our resident Republican, John LeBoutillier, one last chance to redeem himself after showing his climate denier stripes. And we segue into the weekend with our Flashback Friday musical blast from the past. Today, it's my interview with XTC from 2000 and a bonus session with Wilco from 1999.
The SCOTUS big decision wait is on. Rumors have it that the high court will rule today on Same Sex Marriage. Brian Silva of Marriage Equality USA will give the background on the case it all hinges on, and more. Plus Driftglass returns with a bi-monthly segment in which we call out the idiots and jerks...
Another day, another dichotomy. From inequality in marriage to inequality in civil rights, this is life in America. Today, Nicole speaks with Georgetown Law Professor Nan D. Hunter who was in the court for yesterday's SCOTUS hearing on same sex marriage. Dave Johnson of OurFuture.org gives a TPP/ Fast Track update. Plus the latest from Baltimore.
It's a day of dueling stories - hope and joy at the Supreme Court as the justices hear the case that could lead to marriage equality across the land. And Baltimore burns, as protesters mourn the loss of another unarmed black man to police. GottaLaff joins in to discuss the dichotomy. And David Cobb of Move to Amend on the fight to get money out of politics...
“The fossilized remains of George Wallace are alive and well and walking around in Alabama. And Kansas.”
Another snark-filled guest post by the one, the only Will Durst: THE NEW TAR PITS Kind of sad being forced to watch the death struggle of these modern- day dinosaurs. Responsible parents should keep their kids from peering over the Plexiglas railing into the tar pits below to see the huge lumbering antediluvian beasts frenziedly dig themselves deeper into the sticky morass that is gay marriage. Not a sight for the queasy or squeamish. For some unfathomable reason, the thought of other people having sex makes certain folks crazier than a three- legged, drunken squirrel on a telephone wire covered in [...]
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