Brit Somers joins Nicole in the studio today to talk about her recent trip to Tallahassee to lobby the legislators. It's also Trans Visibility Day, so we've got that covered too. Plus, the White House is imploding, and tomorrow's April Fools Day.
It's Thursday, so Howie Klein is here today. We spoke a bit about his post, "The Type of Democrats We Need... And the Type We Don't." While we don't need Blue Dogs, New Dems or politicians by any other name who continue to vote with the Republicans. But the Dems only need to flip 24 seats in 2018 to take back the House, which is incredibly do-able. You can find the most progressive candidates on the Blue America page and help support them, and stay involved. It's going to take every one of us. That's why I started the show [...]
Amazing graphic borrowed from Down with Tyranny!
Nicole talks about the Obama presidency as a parallel to her relationship/marriage, as the outgoing president holds his final press conference before leaving office on Friday. In case you missed it to listen to today's show, here you go. The presser begins at around the 45 minutes mark Then Marcy Wheeler of Emptywheel joins in to talk Russians, hacking, the intelligence community, Chelsea Manning, Snowden, Assange and more..
I'm back again, live in the studio, with a busy show. Christine Pelosi (yes, one of Nancy's daughters) is an author, activist, attorney -- and a member of the Electoral College. Earlier this week, she wrote an open letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asking for a briefing about the alleged Russian hacking of the DNC to influence the election. We further emphasize Alexander Hamilton’s assertion in Federalist Paper #68 that a core purpose of the Electoral College was to prevent a “desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils.” The United States intelligence [...]