Donald Trump apparently just realized that an island is surrounded by water, and Puerto Rico is an island. Today on the show, I spoke a bit about that sad story and the rest of the news. I'm joined today by Dave Zirin, sports editor of The Nation, to discuss the latest on Colin Kaepernick's protest turned movement. Dan Canon is the Blue America-endorsed candidate for Congress from IN-09. He joined me for the last few minutes of the show to talk about his very impressive progressive campaign.
I know it's only Monday, but this has been a really tough week. Crazy enough to give someone a heart attack. Or not. In the last two weeks alone we've seen - literally seen, thanks to all the videos - the most horrific examples of human behavior play out in front of us like unpleasant movies. On June 28, we watched the horror in Istanbul as a group of mass murderers blew up the airport, killing at least 45 people and injuring hundreds more. Since it's the video era, we even got to see the third terrorist blow himself up. The red [...]
Victoria Jones created and edits Quick Morning News. She is chief White House correspondent with Washington DC-based Talk Media News, where her insight and analysis are made available to over 400 news talk radio stations around the country and internationally. Quick NewsTrump protest in Albuquerque turns violentWashington primary: Clinton, Trump winElizabeth Warren hammer-slams TrumpVA chief: Sorry for Disney wait time comparisonRyan changes rules after Dem LGBT amendmentTrump internet troll targets Dem 2016ersLawmakers slam Saudi Arabia: Terrorism bill Trump Protest in Albuquerque Turns Violent (TMN, NYT, Politico, me)• Police pushed people protesting a Donald Trump event back from Civic Plaza in downtown Albuquerque Tuesday night, [...]
Nicole recaps the BlackLivesMatter action at Netroots Nation this weekend with regular guest Joel Silberman who happens to sit on the Board of the Netroots Foundation. Plus candidate for Alan Grayson's House seat, Susannah Randolph joins in too.
On this St. Patrick's Day, Nicole talks with World Beyond War's David Swanson about this week's #SpringRising actions in DC marking 12 years since we invaded Iraq. And author Rick Perlstein checks in from Chicago where Rahm Emanuel might be defeated by a progressive in the mayoral race!
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!
TRNS News Notes is brought to you by Victoria Jones. Victoria Jones is the Chief White House correspondent and global analyst of the Washington DC based Talk Radio News Service, where her insight and analysis are made available to over 400 news talk radio stations around the country and internationally. In the News Sydney cafe siege Cheney not sorry over CIA torture Torture report: Fallout Shutdown avoided: Govt funded - mostly Thousands march in nationwide protests Hanging effigies / lynching? Kerry in Europe: Full plate - Middle East Obamacare sign-up deadline today South Sudan: One year on in war [...]
Three years ago today, a group of New Yorkers descended on Wall Street's Zuccotti Park to protest the problems caused by and lack of any consequences for those responsible for the financial meltdown of 2008. Obviously, there was much more that the original Occupiers of Wall Street were protesting, but the wealth and justice inequality that is synonymous with Wall Street was the unifying evil that was being fought. Today, though, I was hard pressed to find any remnants of the once-promising protest movement. Even the official Occupy Wall Street website had no new front-page article to commemorate the day. Ironically, [...]
An activist dressed like a polar bear protests against the Keystone XL oil pipeline outside The White House in Washington February 3, 2014. (Reuters / Yuri Gripas) Yesterday, just a few days after the State Dept released it's latest report on the Keystone XL pipeline, opponents took to the streets in some 3o0 cities across the nation to say "Hell No!" This Saturday, many thousands are expected to join in the Moral March in Raleigh, NC. In Kiev and other cities in Ukraine, protesters are taking to the streets and risking their lives for their rights! When I [...]
Nicole talks with @teachersabrina (Sabrina Joy Stevens) who crashed an ALEC meeting on education reform and Progressive Congress' Beth Becker who participated in yesterday's protest against Fix the Debt. Plus She's History's Amy Simon and Crooks & Liars' John Amato