Today’s show write-up will be short and sweet as I’m sleep deprived again and fighting off an ugly cold too… In the wake of yesterday’s Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland, we reached out to Ian Milhiser, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and Editor of ThinkProgress Justice. He’s also the author of the new book, is Injustices: The Supreme Court’s History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflictedand he explained the reasoning behind the pick, and talked about the good, bad and ugly reasons behind this choice.

Driftglass joined in too, as he does every other Thursday morning. Check out his blog here, and the Professional Left Podcast here!

And finally, Howie Klein returned after being gone for a couple of weeks, so he had lots of stories to share. Read Down With Tyranny here, and find the Blue America PAC here, here and here! 

At the end of the show today, I read an essay from my friend Robert Cruikshank about why Bernie Sanders should stay in the race for the long run. I’ll share it ahead:

I liken this to the Super Bowl. Our team is down by two touchdowns at the half. The other team has had more time of possession and outgained us in yardage. But everyone expected our team to be blown out, and we’ve scored our own touchdowns, ran at least one pass back for an interception, and proven more resilient and capable of victory than anyone thought possible.

In such a scenario, everyone would be waiting to see what happens in the second half. Any sports fan knows that the second half isn’t necessarily like the first half. Things change. Adjustments are made. Big comebacks are possible.

Those who say Bernie should drop out are basically saying that a team in the Super Bowl should forfeit the rest of the game when they go into the locker room at halftime down by two touchdowns. They’re saying that there’s no possible way the two teams do differently in the second half.

That’s just wrong. Bernie is going to rack up a series of victories in the coming weeks. He is going to win Washington State by a big margin. He can do the same in Oregon. New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and a lot more states are still out there. And then there is California, the big decisive prize at the end.

This race is not over. At all. If you wouldn’t tell a team down by two TDs at the half to quit the Super Bowl, don’t tell Bernie Sanders to drop out.

Here’s today’s preshow music…

I’ll be back tomorrow, radio or not!