Download here or click below to play The year 2020 was pretty awful as years go, but there were a few bright spots and silver linings. Every year, The Nation publishes their Progressive Honor Roll and John Nichols joins me to discuss who made the list. He'll be with us today to go over 2020's MVPs, and to talk a bit about the unprecedented circumstances we find ourselves in today. As usual, we started with the latest news, a few mini rants from me. One was about Katie Porter being taken OFF the House Financial Services Committee (WTF [...]
Download here or click below to play It is the under-observed holiday of Festivus, when we air our grievances and someone performs feats of strength. I've got plenty of grievances to air. This is still 2020, after all. Unfortunately, I have an entire 2020 full of grievances and more, but Donald Trump hijacked it all with his actions over the last 24 hours. The feats of strength today will be of an economic nature, as Stephanie Kelton- author of The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy -- guests, and explains that we are [...]
Download here or click below to play I didn't think it was possible after the year we've almost completed, but the news is getting even more weird by the day. Today, we'll examine the rank Republican hypocrisy on display now more than ever, the ongoing acts of sedition and other nonsense Trump is considering, and the role of journalism in protecting Democracy. BuzzFeed News' senior investigative journalist and government-labeled FOIA Terrorist Jason Leopold is our guest today. No funny today, but I did show some of my paintings and promised I'd post them here for those who only [...]
Download here or click below to play It's July 1. We've officially made it through the first half of 2020, which is quite possibly the worst year ever! The always insightful Heather "Digby" Parton joins us today. She weighs in on what's already transpired, and to commiserate on how we'll make it through the next six months! Today's funny comes from a very talented Canadian who made Donald Trump apologize for all he's done over the past four years:
Download here or click below to play We made it to the end of a horrible week that included a brutal Super Tuesday, the end of a number of campaigns, a stock market crash and the global explosion of the coronavirus. We have two great guests today: Jason Leopold of BuzzFeed News whose lawsuit might bring us the unredacted Mueller Report (read about it here), and OG blogger Heather "Digby" Parton (find her blog here, and at Salon here) to help me muddle through this crazy week that was! Today's funny came courtesy of an Australian by the name [...]
Download here or click below to play Elizabeth Warren made it official today and ended her campaign to be the Democratic nominee for president. She said she'll take some time and think before she makes any endorsement. And then there were two. Or actually three, as Tulsi Gabbard is still technically in the race. And by winning two delegates in American Samoa where she placed second to Michael Bloomberg, she likely qualifies for the 3/15 debate! It's Thursday, so Howie Klein of Down With Tyranny and the Blue America PAC is back to talk with me about what [...]
Click to play or download the show audio here Nicole Sandler returns with new shows... to begin the New Year, Nicole welcomes The Nation magazine's John Nichols for his annual year-end progressive honor roll and a look toward the future, as we take on 2020
The Intercept's Ryan Grim just released a new book, We’ve Got People: From Jesse Jackson to AOC, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement that lays out the history of the current Democratic party and explains how we got here. It's a fascinating story that has been whitewashed over the years. Oh, and Donald Trump is continuing to trash our nation and destroy the world.
For the first time, most of us heard Robert Mueller speak today as he announced the official end of his investigation and the closing of the Special Counsel's office. He also said that his report speaks for itself and that ""If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so." The Washington Post's Greg Sargent joins in at the top of the show to discuss what happens next. Then we'll check in with Scott Dworkin of the Democratic Coalition and the Dworkin Report to talk about the 2020 field of contenders.
Today has been a strange day - even stranger than usual in the age of D'ump. Calls from the House Democratic Caucus to open an impeachment inquiry grow louder, while Nancy Pelosi resists. But after she said Trump was engaged in a cover-up, Trump canceled their meeting and said he won't work with them until the investigations stop. We'll talk about this and the larger question of what Democrats need to do to win big in 2020 with Thomas Neuburger (the guest formerly known as Gaius Publius!)