It was a tough night last night, but Nicole Sandler is here to point out the many silver linings in #StillSanders-land. Dave Johnson of the Campaign for America's Future joins in to help put things in perspective. And Deborah Newell returns for our Wednesday morning Oy FloriDUH session, with a 4/20 detour to the "Patients Out of Time" conference.
It is election day in Canada, and a year away from election day in the US. Today, Joel Silberman weighs in in politics as usual and unusual... and more.
As fall replaces summer, crazy political season kicks into high gear. Nicole Sandler has the news. Plus The Silver Tour's Robert Platshorn with the latest on the efforts to end prohibition and Joanne Bamberger, editor of "Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox" guest.
Nicole is back from the long Memorial Day weekend, ready to debunk some untruths told on Friday's show. Guests include former cop, now LEAP spokesman Raeford Davis, and @GottaLaff too!
I don't know which on is more offensive - Congressman Steve King's comments to the DREAMers who dared question him about his desire to deport them, or Senator Rand (Ran) Paul's dine and dash upon hearing them identify themselves as DREAMers! I began the show with the whole video, embedded below for your convenience, and remind you why DREAM Action Coalition co-director Erika Andiola and fellow DREAMer Cesar Vargas wanted to talk with him in the first place. You'll remember that, in a Newsmax interview in July of 2013, Steve King likened DREAMers to drug smugglers with calves the size of [...]
Today, we begin a new weekly segment on the show: The Steve Israel Hour, sponsored by Little Debbie , featuring Howie Klein of the Blue America PAC and Down With Tyranny. In case you didn't know about Blue America, it's a PAC run by Howie, Digby, and Crooks & Liars' John Amato, for the purpose of vetting and identifying the best progressive candidates out there, mostly in Congressional races, and help raise money for them. The sad fact is the today's Democratic Party - the DNC, led by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and the DCCC, chaired by Steve Israel, tend [...]
Watch the video and visit The Silver Tour for more information! Robert Platshorn, the man behind "Grandma" joins in on the show this morning, updating us on where and when it's airing, plus the latest on the progress to end prohibition. And GottaLaff of The Political Carnival visits to talk about these stories and more: John McCain’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Joke Source– John McCain on economic inequality: “I don’t care, nobody cares.” Anthony Weiner is ba-a-a-ack. But WTF did he tweet? VIDEO– Mitch McConnell: “They want to take me out.” Oh f***! Parents group wants FCC to [...]
I've long believed that the so-called War on Drugs does much more harm than good. The good folks at Drug Policy Central have come up with a War on Drugs Clock. The amounts reset on January 1 of each year. The numbers below are are cumulative from the first of the year only! // Arrests for drug law violations this year are expected to exceed the 1,663,582 arrests of 2009. Law enforcement made more arrests for drug abuse violations (an estimated 1.6 million arrests, or 13.0 percent of the total number of arrests) than for any other offense in [...]
Once again, I have to point out the hypocrisy of the right. Many of your elected (Republican) representatives now want to charge you for the right to ask them questions. From the idiotic freshman nut job Ben Quayle to the wacky's wunderkind Paul Ryan, these people who were elected to represent all of their constituents are foregoing town hall meetings in favor of pay-for-access events. Of course some - like my congressman (Allen West) are still holding events that they call "town hall meetings". But, as I know from personal experience, they're actually lectures where, if you dare to try to ask [...]
A date that means different things to different people. April 20, 1889 Adolph Hitler was born. April 20, 1999 Columbine High School massacre. April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, starting the largest environmental disaster in US history. April 20 is also known as "Weed Day" as pot smokers around the world celebrate 420 (whether 4:20 or 4/20) as a time to indulge. I also mistakenly thought that today was Earth Day. But as I went to find just how many years Earth Day has officially been with us, I found that it is [...]