Today marks the anniversary of the day when Democracy was dealt a deadly blow- The Supreme Court handed down its awful ruling on Citizens United. Later that day, Air America radio ceased operations. Nicole shares her memories of learning she was, again, unemployed! Harvey J. Kaye weighs in on the last Democratic debate, and Howie Klein gives us all the political dirt and introduces us to some great progressive candidates too...
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Nicole discusses the latest news with a touch of snark. Today, author and journalist Antonia Juhasz explains the final BP settlement announced Thursday. GottaLaff is back to talk Cosby, Palin, and lots more.
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.
Marriage Equality comes to Florida today, and Nicole speaks with someone tying the knot - Equality Florida's deputy director Stratton Pollitzer. @GottaLaff makes her 2015 debut to talk with Nicole about the rest of the news
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It's March, so time to break out the brackets. Since CPAC amazed and confused us this weekend, I thought I'd put together brackets to determine the king or queen of the conservatives. I couldn't decide if the competition should be for the craziest among them or who would be their 2016 nominee or, perhaps, if that was one and the same. Either way, have fun with the bracket. Or use it as a dartboard... This morning, RH Reality Check's Adele Stan - a survivor of many a CPAC - joined in to help me debrief this weekend's festivities. Read Addie's [...]
It's become something of a theme this week... but it's unavoidable these days. Let's just consider a few of the day's big stories, shall we? Rafael Cruz (Ted's father), a "Pastor" in the Purifying Fire Ministries of Carrollton, Texas, though I can't find any information about that particular "church" online), has some some truly hateful things including this, this and this. Here's his latest, proclaiming atheism leads to child molestation and perversity: Then there's word salad Sarah, the former half-term governor of Alaska, who is worried that the Pope is too liberal. And Pat Robertson, a man who claims to have [...]
Not much time for a lengthy commentary today, so I'll let today's program speak for me... We started with a replay of yesterday's crazy interview with Adam Kokesh, who got arrested last weekend for dancing at the Jefferson Memorial. What I thought would be an interesting conversation about police abuse of power, but quickly degenerated as he showed the absurdity of the libertarian ideology of government is bad. I reached out to Pakistan to chat with journalist Kaswar Klasra about the recent murder of an investigative journalist. Unfortunately, even though he speaks very good English, it's still tough to understand [...]
I know it sounds like a trick question, but it's a relevant one. We've all heard the jokes that aren't funny (because they hit too close to home) about the Dems being in the proverbial circular firing squad, or having the knack for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. The reason just might be the other age old adage, that trying to get Democrats on the same page is akin to herding cats.... impossible. I read a thought-provoking piece last week on DailyKos by activist/strategist Robert Cruickshank, provocatively titled "Why aren't progressives as good at politics as Republicans?" He [...]