Trump today introduced his tax plan, which would cut corporate and small business rates down to 15%, repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax for individuals and otherwise enrich the wealthy and hurt the struggling... Did you expect anything less? Many experts say this plan could cost upwards of $6 trillion! The GOP-led FCC started the ball rolling on reversing the Net Neutrality rules... start paying attention! D'ump signed an Executive Order calling for a "review" of our national monuments, with the goal of reversing the many lands that President Obama had designated as national monuments in order to protect them from [...]
Monte Wolverton, Cagle Cartoons. Giants like The Nation and The Atlantic (who just bestowed their first presidential endorsement since Lincoln), find themselves flooded with anecdotal cases of Voter Oppression. Or, as I prefer to call it, identifying fraud committed ON the American voter in the name of justice. We all know that white, male, American-since-conception and of possibly xenophobic natures have gleefully depressed and repressed the minority and female vote in this country. We don't even have a Boadicea, a Queen Elizabeth I, a Catherine the Great or even a Maggie Thatcher or Angela Merkel to give [...]
It's a busy Thursday on the show, as the race tightens. Nicole welcomes Howie Klein back to the show to talk about all of it! MoveOn's Ben Wikler tells us about their record-breaking endorsement of Bernie Sanders. And it's Driftglass Thursday too!
As 2015 draws to a close, we can't wait to see what the New Year has in store. Today, Deborah Newell Tornello joins in for one final 2015 romp through the Oy FloriDUH files. And continuing an annual tradition, The Nation's John Nichols joins in to run down their 2015 Progressive Honor Roll.
Nicole Sandler reminds everyone to vote today. And the 2016 election is one year away! Joan Walsh visits today to talk about her new gig at The Nation, and how prescient she was with her book "What's the Matter with White People." And it's Tuesday, so it's GottaLaff too!
Progressives and populists are awakening from their slumber, slowing down Fast Track, and creating huge momentum for Bernie Sanders underdog candidacy. Today, Nicole speaks with The Nation's John Nichols about Bernie Sanders presidential run, and with Dave Johnson of OurFuture.org who gives us the latest on the TPP and Fast Track push.
Nicole is back for a new year with John Nichols and one last look at 2014 with The Nation's Progressive Honor Roll, plus remembering Mario Cuomo. And Digby weighs in on our police problems and other issues facing us with a Republican-controlled 114th Congress convening tomorrow
It's Festivus, so Nicole joins Pope Francis in the Airing of Grievances, one of the Festivus traditions. The Nation's John Nichols gives us a preview of this year's Progressive Honor Roll, and we visit with @GottaLaff for the last time in 2014
With one week till election day 2014, Nicole Sandler takes a look at what's at stake. Sadly, the prospect of reasonable gun laws in the first national election following the Newtown massacre and just days after yet another school shooting are virtually absent from the nation's ballots, as The Nation's George Zornick tells us. Plus, a nuclear accident in Illinois that the mainstream corporate media is silent about!
I'd always nod along when Randi Rhodes would say that it's not if it'll happen, but when. And I, like she, always wondered what the catalyst will be that finally lights the fuse. Back in 2010, the spark that begat the Arab Spring was one of those proverbial straws breaking the camel's back-- a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself on fire to protest his government's treatment of himself and his fellow citizens along with its brazen corruption. Before dawn on Friday, Dec. 17, as [Mohammed] Bouazizi pulled his cart along the narrow, rutted stone road toward the market, two police officers blocked his path and [...]