Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Despite the fact that Congress appears to be getting some work done, our government is broken, perhaps beyond repair. It's not like we haven't seen this coming. We've been watching the slow motion moved toward fascism for many years now. Red flags are being raised from almost every direction. This week, it was in the form of a terrifying article from Barton Gellman at The Atlantic who confirms our worst fears, January 6 was just practice. The coup is in full-swing. We [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) With the 2022 midterm elections looming, we turn our attention to the state district maps. The maps are re-drawn every 10 years as new data from the census is released. Unfortunately, this year we're dealing with a very flawed census (sabotaged by the Trump administration) and Republican rule of a majority of the state legislatures who oversee the redistricting process. The first step to fighting back is understanding what we're dealing with. So today, David Daley returns to the show. He's written [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) We made it through another week, quite an accomplishment when you consider what's going on in our world these days. This was a particularly ugly week, and the situation seems to get worse week after week. Today I'm thrilled to welcome Brian Klaas to the show. He's a political scientist and professor of global politics at London's University College. He's the author of a few books. The new one Corruptible: Who Gets Power and How it Changes Us. Boy do we have a [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Liberty and Justice for all? Not in 2021, that's for sure. There's a lot going on, so Harvey J Kaye, professor emeritus of Democracy & Justice Studies at UW Green Bay returns today to shoot the political shit. And I'm not above asking him about "the peoples'" quarterback. We really are living in Opposite World... https://youtu.be/_Ofmi5Gm6Vc
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Yesterday was probably the busiest news day on a Tuesday in August that I can remember. So we have a lot of ground to cover today. It's been a while since we've checked in with Will Bunch. He's a national columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Will's latest column touches on the devastating IPCC Climate Report, the new revelations about how close Trump came to a successful coup, the first testimony heard by the special select committee on January 6 and more. I'll also [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Republicans are bending over backwards to regain power by any means necessary. In their case, that's lying, cheating and stealing. The laws being passed by Republican-led legislatures in states around the country will, if enacted, allow them to do what they've accused US of doing-- steal the next election and overturn the will of the people. If you're alarmed by that, you should be. It's so bad that President Biden called them out and declared that Democracy in in peril. At [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) I've been trying to stay optimistic now that the former guy is gone from the White House, and the current occupant is exceeding my expectations, but reality keeps getting in the way. More accurately, Republicans are in the way. Today's Republicans have no morality, no sense of fairness. It seems their mantra was well-learned from the orange one himself: lie, cheat and steal... win, no matter the cost. The Senate Rules Committee is marking up the For the People Act today, [...]
Download here or click below to play Today is our final live show of 2020 and I'm thrilled that it's over! (I will have new, special shows airing both 12/31 and 1/1, but they'll be audio only and available at nicolesandlerstream.com or nicolesandler.com/listen-live). We'll wrap up the year today with one of my favorite regular guests - Heather "Digby" Parton, one of the OGs of the progressive blog-o-sphere who blogs at digbysblog.net and writes for Salon. Happy New Year!
Download here or click below to play It's very difficult to digest all that's happening around us, as it feels like the end of the American experiment. I'm not sure the US can survive if it continues on this Trumpian course. But then again, I'm not a historian. So we'll speak with one today. Harvey J. Kaye is a historian and former professor at University of Wisconsin/Green Bay, and the author of a number of books including Thomas Paine & the Promise of America; The Fight for the Four Freedoms; Take Hold of Our History; FDR on Democracy._ [...]
Tonight is the third of the Democratic primary debates and only (!) 10 candidates qualified, so it's just one night. But the knives are out for Elizabeth Warren, and I have a problem with that. I'll explain. It's Thursday, so Howie Klein will be here to talk politics, and the latest problems with Pelosi- not only hedging on impeachment, but keeping an assault weapons ban from passing the House.