Download here or click below to play We're coming down to the wire. November 3 - election day - is one week from tomorrow. It's hard to believe we actually made it through four years since the US lost its collective mind and elected Trump president. We can now reverse the curse... though not without lasting ill effects. Exhibit A is in action today, as the Senate will vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Adding insult to injury, she'll fill Ruth Bader Ginsberg's seat. I've invited my old friend Dave Johnson to commiserate, celebrate, and [...]
Download here or click below to play It's finally Friday! We end the week today by taking a look at Trump's paramilitary forces that he's sending into "Democrat-run" cities, prompting me to ask, "Is it full-blown fascism yet"? I'm joined by one of the OGs of the progressive blogosphere, Dave Johnson. He still blogs, though rarely, at SeeingTheForest.com. As usual, we start the show with some humor, today debuting a new song and video from Harry Shearer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtptN8bfl3M
Just click to play: or download here The impeachment trial of Donald Trump has finally finished with opening statements. Today, they begin 16 hours of questions for the House managers and Trump's legal team. Nicole has the latest news, and is joined by Dave Johnson, who'll add in some snark as necessary.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and many of us will be sharing the dinner table with family and others with whom we many not see eye to eye politically. Dave Johnson joins me with some tips on navigating the holidays with the family. We'll also discuss the great political divide, not only between left and right, but between progressives and ConservaDems, and more. But first, the latest news... and a conversation with my friend Michele Clark who just happens to be in Malta where there are mass protests calling for the Prime Minister's ouster over the murder of a journalist. She shot [...]
Today was the second day of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump. Today, it was former Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie "Masha" Yovanovich, and the testimony was quite riveting. So much so that Trump, himself, tweeted such ugliness at her that even Bret Baier of Fox so-called-News said it was witness intimidation, "adding essentially an article of impeachment in real time as this hearing is going on." So, that happened. I'll publish a podcast episode Monday to recap some of the rest of the testimony. I thought we'd be able to do that today, [...]
This is one of those weeks where it feels like the WH resident is spinning out of control, and I have to wonder why the idea of the 25th amendment isn't being seriously considered. With so many possible topics of discussion, we welcome Dave Johnson back to the show for a discussion of the insanity of our lives.
It's been another week that feels like a year in D'ump's America. Nicole Sandler has a few choice words about Think Progress and their latest attack on Bernie Sanders (both the article and the attached video that they produced!). We welcomed Dave Johnson back to the show to talk about our new, sad reality, and what we can do to change it.
Donald Trump today declared a national emergency in order to spend money that Congress denied him for a ridiculous border wall. He then went on to admit he didn't have to do this, but wanted to do it fast. Oy. Dave Johnson joins in to discuss today's Rose Garden spectacle, as well and brainstorm on what the Democrats need to do once they win back the Senate and the White House.
It's been a year, that's for sure. We're glad it's ending. Nicole Sandler welcomes her friend Dave Johnson back to the show for a conversation about the year gone by and why we're already stressed about 2019...
Nicole Sandler and Dave Johnson recap the 2018 midterm elections. Sadly, Beto O'Rourke didn't win. But, as his concession speech shows, he's the real deal. I'm sure we'll see him again, hopefully soon!