Just when you think things can't get any more screwed up in the USA, Donald Trump opens his mouth again. This time, he's abandoned our allies The Kurds, leaving them susceptible to being annihilated by Turkey. We'll examine what's at stake with author, State Dept veteran and academic David L. Phillips who wrote about Trump's betrayal of the Kurds here. Then, with the start of the news Supreme Court term comes a new book from Thom Hartmann. He joins us today to discuss The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America.
It's the day after the 4th of July, and we're live today with the latest news of the day. With the Trump administration still trying to make an end run around the Supreme Court to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, Nicole speaks with an authority on gerrymandering, David Daley - author of Ratfucked about the ramifications of the rulings on the two biggest cases of this term of the Supreme Court.
It's finally Friday and a horrible week in American history is coming to a close. Lisa Graves, former chief counsel for Nominations on the Senate Judiciary Committee, weighs in on yesterday's hearings and what comes next. Nicole also speaks with feminist activist June Eric-Udorie, who tells us about the new anthology she edited, "Can We All Be Feminists? Intersectionality, Identity, and the Way Forward for Feminism".
The madness continues. It's Day Three of Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation hearing. While he was answering questions, the eight current members of the court voted unanimously to overturn his 2008 decision that basically said that school districts have to provide the barest of bare minimums to special ed students. And he still won't answer a fucking question! Richard "RJ" Eskow joined me to discuss his five reasons why moderates should oppose Gorsuch and a lot more.... Listen to RJ's radio show, The Zero Hour, as it's really good! Near the top of the show, I read an editorial from the [...]
Blue America's Howie Klein is my regular Thursday guest. Since he couldn't be with us today, I didn't want to wait a week to get his thoughts on the race to replace Nancy Pelosi as the House Minority Leader. Although I'd never heard of Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio before this week, he just threw his hat in the run to run.. And then there's the almost-humorous item about some members pushing the horrendous Joe Crowley to challenge her. Here's Howie's response: Crowley would be the worst possible solution to the Pelosi problem. Tim Ryan has no leadership characteristics [...]
Just when we think Trump and his spinners couldn't do more to repel women voters of any party … or none … the Great Swamp GOP machine produces more Odious Donald Ick to wade through. . Wear your best Orvis waders for this one. In fact, get three pairs on eBay and simply go single-use on this level of poli-nuclear waste. The Grand Old Party of white men has gone full-on retrograde, and the stink and spillage are spectacularly smellier than Seinfeld's hyper-strong B.O. in his Saab. . . Like the Seinfeldian B.O., it ain't easy to dispel and [...]
Please welcome back regular guest contributor, author of Being Christian – a racy novel that explores the dark underbelly of the right-wing Christian world – and the go-to blogger on shocking religion news, hypocrisy, and all things church v. state (weekly upchucks), KC Boyd.You can link over to the official KC Boyd site here for much-needed antidotes (scroll down to the end of KC’s post) or any links that failed to show up here. Welcome to KC’s weekly “where religion meets your rights” collection:Your Weekly Upchucks: The place where religion meets your rights– by KC BoydAbortion, Contraception And Other Women’s IssuesFlorida GOP redefines pregnancy trimesters, adds laundry list of [...]
Nicole Sandler recaps yesterday's not so super Tuesday primary results Deborah Newell returns to talk about her first voting experience and to share some FloriDUH stories. And Randi Rhodes weighs in on the election results, the future, the president's SCOTUS nominee (to be announced during the show), and her own FloriDUH voting experience too