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, [...]
Nicole talk with UK Progressive's Dennis Campbell and his partner on the Three Muckrakers Podcast, Phil Parry, about the US presidential elections, the correlations with Brexit and other global crises. And journalist Sarah Jaffe returns to the show to discuss her first book, Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt. She'll be appearing at the Miami International Book Fair on Sunday Nov 20.
Nothing is as it seems in Primary-land. Today, Nicole Sandler discusses the political state of the union with author and professor Harvey J. Kaye, and Blue America's Howie Klein.
It's Monday, the first day after a news-making Friday. Nicole recaps all that went on, from the No KXL announcement, Ben Carson’s media meltdown, and the big Dem Forum. Plus Andrew Nikiforuk tells us about a case against fracking in Canada detailed in his new book " Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider's Stand against the World's Most Powerful Industry”
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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.
Nicole is disgusted at the state of our "news" media, especially regarding its non-stop coverage of Donald Trump, and the lack of news about actual news, like last night's movie theater shooting in Louisiana. Julianna Forlano guests. For Flashback Friday, we go back to 1994 with Sheryl Crow.
Since you can get all the Donald Trump "news" you can digest from anywhere else, we'll ignore the asswipe here. There's plenty of other things about which to get angry. For instance, Wes Clark suggests putting Muslims in internment camps! Cenk Uygur agrees with my assessment of the BLM protest at Netroots. Plus, @GottaLaff is back. Don't worry, I'll still piss someone off today