Today, Nicole talks with Lisa Graves of the Center for Media & Democracy (ALEC Exposed & more) about the bipartisan coalition on criminal justice reform and whether ALEC, the Kochs, etc can be trusted. Plus David Silverman, president of American Atheists on this week's convention and the controversy surrounding it.
Nicole Sandler welcomes Van Jones back to the show to talk about his latest endeavor, cutting prison population by 50% in 10 years. He's partnering with some you wouldn't expect. We talk about all of it on today's show. In the second hour, Nicole had to run out to an appointment, so from her archives we hear a 2007 interview with Norman Lear, and her 2008 conversation with Bill Maher!
It's Veterans Day and, sadly, we're making more of them. Today we learn about a new group formed to fight back against ALEC. And the Gliberal Goddesses - @GottaLaff, Amy Simon and Nicole Sandler - reconvene.
With the deadline rapidly approaching (Dec 23) in order to be covered with health insurance on Jan 1 - and the news that the healthcare.gov website is now working (for the most part), success stories are beginning to emerge. We got one this morning from Crooks and Liars' Susie Madrak, who regularly joins us on Wednesday mornings! She was able to get through and sign up yesterday for coverage that will cost her less than she's paying now, and will cover more. Yes, she's happy. I wasn't sure how Donna Smith would respond when I asked her about the Affordable [...]
I'm sick and tired of false equivalencies. We're presented with them constantly by a media that wouldn't understand the concept of objective journalism even if Walter Cronkite came back from the dead to bite it on the ass. Sorry, the failed launch of the Affordable Care Act - though truly a sign of ineptitude and inexcusable - is not the same as George W. Bush's horrendous reaction to Hurricane Katrina. Not even close. Actually, the Affordable Care Act was designed to help people who previously couldn't get access to health care. The lack of adequate response by Bush Jr [...]
Oh Geraldo. Don't you know that the internet is forever? That is just nothing I wanted to see... but Geraldo Rivera wanted to show off his 70-year old bod, so tweeted this selfie: He later deleted it, but just as we can't "un-see" it, he can't undo it. Yuck! While you try to get that image out of your mind, think about Melissa Harris-Perry's segment on Virginia's Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli's obsession with what you do in your bedroom. I particularly enjoyed her hand motions every time she talks about certain sexual acts that the [...]
During yesterday's show, I read a news alert that said that the juror in the George Zimmerman murder trial known only as B37 had signed a book deal, and noted that there was something truly troubling about that. But a woman who goes by the handle @MoreAndAgain on Twitter didn't stop there. She was so troubled by the prospect of this example of what's wrong with our judicial system (see video below) that she amassed some information about the agent and the publisher and using twitter, effectively, in just a few hours killed the book deal! About that juror. Above, [...]
March 18, 2013 was less than four months ago. That was the day that RNC chair, (the unfortunately named) Reince Priebus made public the GOP Autopsy (his name for it, not ours). The 100-page report opined, on the subject of women, ... it is important to note that 40 percent of female voters are single and that Obama won single women by a whopping 36 percent.The RNC must improve its efforts to include female voters and promote women to leadership ranks within the committee. Additionally, when developing our Party’s message, women need to be part of this process to represent some of the unique concerns that female voters may [...]
On 12-12-12, Nicole talked about the latest crazy shooting rampage in Portland and the assault on labor in Michigan. Guests include Lisa Graves of the Center for Media & Democracy and John Amato of Crooks & Liars.
Nicole talks with @teachersabrina (Sabrina Joy Stevens) who crashed an ALEC meeting on education reform and Progressive Congress' Beth Becker who participated in yesterday's protest against Fix the Debt. Plus She's History's Amy Simon and Crooks & Liars' John Amato