Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Our right to vote is hanging by a thread. That thread is somehow controlled by the GOP and Sen Joe Manchin, despite the fact that the Democrats control both houses of Congress and the Oval Office. Mother Jones' Ari Berman has been writing about the Republican party's assault on voting rights for many years. His latest article is the cover story of the current issue, "Jim Crow Killed Voting Rights for Generations. Now the GOP is Repeating History". Ari is my [...]
Download here or click below to play It's the day before Thanksgiving Day, and this is the best I've felt in four long years. Obviously, all is not great, but we're better off now that the orange menace will be evicted from the White House in 55 days or so. There's news to share today as Trump goes further off the deep end and Joe Biden projects calm and competence. We'll check in with Ari Berman of Mother Jones for his take on how the election went and what it portends for the future. And I have a few [...]
It's another busy Friday on the Nicole Sandler Show. In addition to all the breaking news, we have two great guests. Mother Jones' Ari Berman tells us the latest on the Trump administration's efforts to include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census and why it's such an awful idea. And Professor Harvey J Kaye joins in to explain the significance of Bernie Sanders' speech on Wednesday about Democratic Socialism and what it has to do with FDR. And in case you missed it, here's Bernie and his speech in its entirety.
Eighteen days out from election day, and a number of states are throwing up barriers to prevent people from voting. Today, Nicole Sandler is joined by Mother Jones' Ari Berman, author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America.
The Trump administration is threatening democracy with its handling of the 2020 Census. Ari Berman of Mother Jones Hidden Figures: How Donald Trump is Rigging the Censuswrote a piece about it, "" and joins in to tell us what they're doing and whether there's a remedy.
I was fortunate enough to be able to interview a number of authors at this year's Miami Book Fair, so I thought I'd take advantage of Thanksgiving and the day after to share some of them with you. Today, the guy who probably could have predicted the outcome of our presidential election better than most others, as Ari Berman has been telling us about the whittling away and destruction of the Voting Rights Act for years with his book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America. Wesley Lowery was Tweeting from a McDonald's in Ferguson, MO, [...]
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 [...]
I moved back to my home studio today. We still have some tweaking to do, but so far, so good. Rick Neuhoff and his wife Diana Hatsis were the Bernie Sanders delegates from my congressional district. Rick joined me for a final recap of the convention and to talk about how to move forward in the post-Bernie race. In the second hour, Ari Berman of The Nation joined me to talk about the court striking down NC's voter ID laws, Rev William Barber at the DNC, and more.
On today's BradCast, guest host Nicole Sandler of Radio Or Not chats with Ari Berman, author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, who explains that many of the problems voters experienced Tuesday in Arizona are traced directly back to the Supreme Courtâ€™s gutting of the Voting Rights Act. He wrote about that at The Nation. Of course, he didn't absolve Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell for her decision to reduce the number of polling places from 211 to 60. That action and the chaos that ensued prompted attorney Adrian Fontes to challenge her for [...]
All eyes were on Iowa this weekend as the 2016 hopefuls ate the obligatory corn dogs at the Iowa State Fair and made news. We'll talk about all of it today with Joel Silberman. Ari Berman returns with a news book, "Give Us The Ballot" about the continuing fight for the Voting Rights Act, 50 years after it became law.