6-11-15 Nicole Sandler Show – Rewriting History

Today Nicole is joined by two guests: Harvey J. Kaye is a historian and author of "The Fight for the Four Freedoms" about FDR, and history as facts that help inform the future; and former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern who famously confronted Donald Rumsfeld about his lies in 2006 and will call him out again today for trying to rewrite history

What’s Right With Congress?

If I asked "what's wrong with Congress?" we'd be here all summer.  It's easier to answer "what's right with Congress?"!  Alan Grayson! As I told him on the show this morning, I'd be far less optimistic about the future of this nation if he weren't in Congress fighting for us. According to Dave Weigel at  Slate, Grayson has gone from being the Congressman "formerly known as crazy" to "the most effective member of the House" and MSNBC agreed. What happened?  Grayson is working both sides of the aisle to get work done. “We’ve passed 31 amendments in committee so far,” [...]

The Whistleblowers’ Lament

What a difference a decade makes! Back in 2002, Time magazine named "The Whistleblowers" the Person(s) of the Year!  Today, the same publication - according to whistleblower Jesselyn Radack writing at Daily Kos   joins the Obama administration in equating whistleblowers with spies, a characterization aimed at silencing other potential whistleblowers. As I wrote yesterday, the magazine's cover story is a complete disaster. It pictures hacktivist Aaron Swartz, National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden & WikiLeaks defendant Bradley Manning under the screaming words, "THE INFORMERS." Worse, it ignores key facts, the law, and the magazine's prior recognition of whistleblowers when it named "The [...]

A Whistleblower, A Witch Hunt and My Kiss with Kurt Russell

Listen to this episode: {play}http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120621_Nicole_Sandler_Show.mp3 {/play} Podcast: Play in new window Today, as we delved into the facts behind the Fast & Furious witch hunt and the details about Sibel Edmonds work for the FBI that saw her prosecuted and persecuted for telling the truth, we felt firmly embedded in Opposite World. Let's begin with the facts on Fast & Furious and Darrel Issa's vendetta against President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder.  The "gun walking" program that came to be known as Fast & Furious started under the George W. Bush administration and then-Attorney General Michael Mukasey.  As [...]

Ding Dong Prop H8 is Dead

... for now anyway, as an appeal has already been filed, and a stay is already in place.  But it's great news coming out of California as Judge Vaughn Walker (a George H W Bush appointee, no less) ruled that the statute violated a fundamental right of people in love to get married-- he found Prop 8 "unconstitutional under both the due process and equal protection clauses.". Read the ruling for yourself here: Prop 8 Ruling FINAL It's nice to be able to share good news for a change! We'll get into the ruling tonight with FireDogLake's Teddy Partridge and [...]

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