After a look at the latest news, I welcomed Frank Schaeffer back to the show. He's got a new book out - Letter to Lucy: A Manifesto of Creative Redemption in the Age of Trump, Fascism and Lies - and he's embarked on a Road Trip to Take Back the House in 2018. Find his video blogs on Facebook and on Frank's blog.
After a look at the latest news, we talk with Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC about the problem with Blue Dogs and New Dems sabotaging the work of actual and progressive Democrats.
Nicole speaks with the Roosevelt Institute's Mike Konczal about his Vox.com article, "Who’s truly rebuilding the Democratic Party? The activists." Then Down With Tyranny and the Blue America PAC's Howie Klein joins in. We talked about Ted Lieu's endorsement of Randy Bryce, veterans who are running for office, and more progressive politics.
We began the show today chatting with Randy Bryce, the iron worker who is challenging Paul Ryan for his congressional seat! Follow him on Twitter at @IronStache. Then, since it's Thursday, it was Howie Klein, explaining how the DCCC is recruiting blue dogs and ex-Republicans to run for seats progressives could and should win...
The Republican-led House of Representatives did it... they passed the truly despicable American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a razor-thin margin of 217-215. The bill now heads to the senate where it should die an ugly death. This is where our activism comes in. We need to start calling our senators NOW... Howie Klein returned to the program today, and was as disgusted by this outcome as we were. He did share some good news - it looks like he found a good candidate to run against Paul Ryan in Wisconsin, despite the fact that Nancy Pelosi and the Dems [...]