I Take a Day Off, and All Hell Breaks Loose!

I take one morning off and everything goes insane!  Seriously, as I watched a parade of ridiculous events transpire Tuesday afternoon and evening, all I could think was that it figures, I'd be off the air the following day. So, today's show began with a recap of the madness... First, Rick "Frothy" Santorum pulls out - of the presidential race, that is.  Aww shucks, sorry to see his campaign come to an end (or not). Then, George W. Bush emerged from the shadows to remind us of his lack of brains.  One direct quote: "If you raise taxes [...]

Stop All Wars

We're waging war in Afghanistan and Iraq (yes, we're still fighting there). The GOP is waging war on women. We have a so-called war on drugs and terrorism. I just saw a news article that says Israel is waging war on solar power (to keep the Palestinians from having electricity. And on and on goes the list. ENOUGH ALREADY! War sucks. Of any kind. It's time for them all to end and focus on making peace. What a concept! This morning on the show, I spoke with Yochi Dreazen, Senior National Security Correspondent for National Journal. He's been writing aboutthe [...]

WTF Happened to Rick Santorum?

Rick Santorum has a Google problem.... among others. The Google problem arose from his Neanderthal-brained comments equating homosexuality with "man on dog sex".  From my layman's point of view, I feel pretty confident in supposing that his other myriad of problems include sexual repression and insecurity, and religious better-than-you-ism. I have spent a few minutes wondering what could have caused Frothy to become so twisted.  Then I realized that he graduated from Penn State University. OK, I know that doesn't necessarily mean he was molested in the shower by Jerry Sandusky.  But... he did/does have some weird symbiotic relationship with [...]

The End of the (Unintentionally) Funniest Fall TV Series Ever?

At first, I thought I was the only one giggling at the inane things that came out of the mouths of these mental midgets, but then I checked the rating! The nation was laughing too. Historically, debates of this sort didn't garner much attention.  But when the inmates took over the GOP asylum, the debates were appointment viewing, with drinking games anew for each and every episode.  Perhaps some were watching, hoping against hope that the trap door would open beneath each idiotic contender as they were voted off the ballot by viewers in their living rooms. Alas, that didn't [...]

Love!

It is Valentines Day, after all. I'll be taking the next few days off... heading out to California for the 15th annual Sunset Sessions. The wonderful Shane-O will be filling in for me the next few days, and I'll be back next Tuesday morning, fresh from the red eye flight back home. Today on the show, I spoke with Jean Altomore of 350.org about the GOP Keystone XL pipeline amendment they added to the transportation bill that will be voted on today.  Go to 350.org/kxl and sign the petition to stop it now! Lee Fang joined me from his new [...]

No Global Warming, My Ass

This morning I was pleased to speak with someone who minces no words when it comes to Global Warming. Max Boykoff is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and just wrote the book, Who Speaks for the Climate?: Making Sense of Media Reporting on Climate Change. He also recently wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post, "A Dangerous Shift in Obama's 'Climate Change' Rhetoric" In the first hour, I chatted about Romney's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day yesterday with the awesome Cliff Schecter... Before the show ended, I got a call asking if I [...]

Dylan Ratigan and John Fugelsang!

I know that Dylan Ratigan can be a bit polarizing. But today was the second time I've interviewed him, and I find him refreshingly honest and one of the few people who's not afraid to speak the truth. He joined me this morning to talk about his new book, Greedy Bastards, the need for real campaign finance reform and getting money out of politics entirely, and his Get Money Out organization merging with United Republic to effect real change. In case you need a reminder of the fire in Ratigan, remember back to August of last year: As if that [...]

Seriously Santorum?

Rick Santorum -the man with the Google problem so big that when you google his name you get this definition Santorum 1. The frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex. 2. Senator Rick Santorum. either has an incredibly stupid staff or a staff that's laughing like hyenas behind his back. Conservatives Unite Moneybomb?  CUM! Wow! Excuse the brief and tardy post, but I'm experiencing terrible computer problems.  While I have a moment where it's actually working, I though I'd write a quick post and get the podcast up... On the show today, after [...]

The Caucus, The Guns and The News

Welcome to the first election day of 2012. Except it's not really an election, it's a caucus - held in Iowa - and it doesn't mean a damned thing. The Caucus:  My friend Kenneth Quinnell of the Florida Progressive Coalition wrote a great piece for Crooks & Liars - Iowa Caucus Preview - and he joined me to talk about it.  We also discussed some Florida issues - including next Tuesday's of the legislative session and the Awake the State rallies planned statewide that day.  Find the one closest to you and attend.  (I'll be speaking at the one in [...]

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