Download here or click below to play Super Tuesday was a rough one. I'm kind of shell-shocked today. We'll go through the returns and the news, and then talk with Brad Friedman of BradBlog & the BradCast about what happened in both California and Texas with their new touch screen voting systems. I promised I'd post the song I played as today's funny... It's from an artist/comedian named Roy Zimmerman. This is "Socialist"
Republicans passed their GOP Tax Scam through both chambers of Congress and it's now off to the president for his signature. After an update on the day's news, I'm joined by BradBlog's Brad Friedman for a bit of commiserating over almost a year of Trump in the White House.
With all of the misinformation being floated from fake and legit news sources alike, I thought we should find out what's really going on with the recounts, so I called on BradBlog's Brad Friedman, host of the BradCast, to bring us up to speed. Then, since it's Tuesday, GottaLaff joined us to continue our disbelief discussion too...
November 4. It's my birthday, and one for which I am incredibly grateful. I was diagnosed with and appear to have kicked cancer during my 56th year. Election Day, as it falls on the first Tuesday in November, occasionally falls on my birthday. My first presidential vote was cast November 4, 1980. I voted for Jimmy Carter, but Ronald Reagan was elected president on my 21st birthday! Fast forward to my 49th ... November 4, 2008, Barack Obama - our first African American president - was elected on my 49th birthday. Today I turn 47 and in a few days, [...]
It was a busy second full day in our new studios at my new time. And with the commute up to Delray Beach, and the engineer in house doing some final tweaking, it was a looong day. So sorry for getting the details of today's show posted so late. But better late than never! Brad Friedman, who's been covering election issues for over a decade at The Brad Blog and for the past year or so on his BradCast (heard here on The Nicole Sandler Show stream weekday evenings at 8pm Eastern/ 5 Pacific) joined me to give his journalistic [...]
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 [...]
The Supreme Court is adjourned until the First Monday in October. And that's a wrap! There were three remaining cases to be decided this morning and I'm happy with one of them - the one dealing with Congressional Redistricting- that could conceivably lead to the end of gerrymandering! Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission Arizona's redistricting case stems from a ballot initiative from 2000 that established an independent redistricting commission to oversee complaints of legislative gerrymandering. What happened next was a partisan battle and a lawsuit by Republicans that argued the administration of federal elections should be decided [...]
Nicole discusses the news through a range of emotions, from the laughter at Nerd Prom to the cries from Nepal, and everything in between. Media strategist/trainer Joel Silberman weighs in on the White House correspondents dinner and the scandalous reports on Hillary Clinton. Plus Brad Friedman embarks on a daily show, and more!
Nicole celebrates April Fools Day by talking about some of the biggest fools in the news. Lara Turner of WhyWhatWhy.org tells about her coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombing trial. And Brad Friedman wakes up early to celebrate April Fools Day with us, and talk about a philandering and wife-beating judge too!
Nicole talks about the right wing outrage over Springsteen's performance of "Fortunate Son" at the Concert for Valor Tues night, and the rest of the right's disconnect with reality. Brad Friedman join in to recap the elections regarding voting machine/voter suppression effects on its outcome. Desi Doyen explains the climate agreement with China and the latest on the Keystone XL pipeline.