I'm back today for my final two-hour show for a while. Beginning Monday, I'll do one hour a day, from 3-4pm Eastern until I go in for surgery. I'll keep you posted on that... Today, we had no choice but to confront the ugly American, thanks to those Naked Trumps that appeared in five cities yesterday! In addition to Donald's naked little Donnie, there were other ugly Americans to talk about -- Paul Manafort and Ryan Lochte. The man who could (and should) unseat Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Tim Canova, checks in during the final stretch toward election day on August 30. And in the second hour, [...]
It's Protest Friday as Nicole Sandler looks at the nearly extinct First Amendment right to peaceably protest with activists Kevin Zeese and Medea Benjamin, both of whom were exercising their rights this week. Nicole's Tom Petty interview from April 1999 is today's Flashback Friday feature!
On this day, every year, we honor and remember those who died while serving in the armed forces of the United States. My wish on this and every other day is that no more people die in war. A young John Kerry, upon returning from Vietnam, participated in the Winter Soldier investigation to talk about the atrocities and war crimes perpetrated by our people during that war. It's a good idea to watch Kerry's testimony, and remember his question, "Who'll be the last to die for a mistake?". Today, I hosted a special edition of my show. On Thursday, President [...]
Nicole talks about Morning Joe's TV meltdown. Plus Journalist Mark Taylor Canfield on the FBI labeling Occupy as a terrorist organization, Code Pink's Medea Benjamin on Drones, Brennan, NRA, Gitmo & more, and comedian/actress Maysoon Zayid on the Oscar nominations
That's one of the questions I asked Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin on the show this morning. It was actually an inaccurate question, as she certainly is. Her new book is called Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control and, as usual, she's on the road out and about protesting against all the things that are wrong with our nation... from unjust wars to environmental ruin and beyond. We talked about Medea's surprising but wonderful appearance protesting at Wayne LaPierre's sickening "press conference" after the Newtown massacre, President Obama's nominee for CIA director John Brennan and his complicity in torture and [...]
Yesterday, I read the latest "newsletter" from Congressman Allen West. It was more of a smear letter than a newsletter, but what do you expect from someone who doesn't allow people with dissenting points of view to speak at a "town hall meeting"? One of the key parts was I must share these two funny anecdotes; first was the response to a question from a woman at the Boca Raton town hall which inspired this woman to stand and shout, “That was my question and you did not answer it the way I wanted you to.” Now, if [...]
Today begins the 112th Congress... John Boehner will usher in a new era as Speaker Weeper of the House. It should be fun to hear him say this part of his prepared speech "The American people have humbled us. They have refreshed our memories as to just how temporary the privilege to serve is. They have reminded us that everything here is on loan from them. That includes this gavel, which I accept cheerfully and gratefully, knowing I am but its caretaker." Shall we take bets on whether or not he'll be crying when he says "cheerfully?" I'm afraid [...]