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.
It's Thursday! That means Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC returns to talk politics. After months of disbelief over the DCCC's policy of punishing any candidates mounting a primary challenge comes a similar but even worse policy from the Senate's campaign arm, the DSCC! If time permits, we'll also talk about how to talk politics with a-political people. But we'll begin with a call across the pond to our pal Denis Campbell, who'll do his best to explain what is happening over there.
The Washington Post's Greg Sargent has a new book out-- An Uncivil War: Taking Back our Democracy in an Age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics -- and he joins Nicole Sandler to discuss it, and the ramifications from the 2018 midterm elections.
I had to take the day off, but I spent the previous night in Miami, listening to the man who should be president, Bernie Sanders speak truth. So I thought I'd share his remarkable speech with you today...
As the official election recount gets underway in Wisconsin, Greg Palast joined me on the show today to talk about what happened. He firmly believes the election was stolen. The way they allegedly did it is laid out in an impressive, credible and very entertaining manner in his new film, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. Follow that link to buy or rent the film (it goes to the Nicole Sandler Amazon portal, so we'll get credit if you do it through that link). Knowing Greg was coming on the show today, I finally sat down to watch it and was [...]
Nicole speaks with @rousseau_ist about Democracy Spring, going on in DC now where 400 were arrested yesterday. Then it's the return of John Perkins, @economic_hitman, who's been telling us the things Bernie Sanders is now saying for over a decade. And @GottaLaff helps bring down the temperature
Nicole talks money in politics with a guy whose name is synonymous with it, Shaun McCutcheon (as in McCutcheon v FEC), plus more in the 2016 sweepstakes. For Flashback Friday, it's David Byrne from this week in 1994.
Today's Los Angeles Times letters to the editor, because our voices matter: We spend billions on tools of war, benefiting a few, but we eschew spending for human purposes, never giving consideration to a democracy's responsibility to invest in its people to help share economic well-being and vote with a country-nurturing insight. Must funds always be unlimited for those things that enrich defense contractors or help Wall Street speculation but not for investment in the people? Jim Hoover, Huntington Beach
I began today's show proclaiming that "Something's Got to Give!" - noting that the media has been sold to the highest bidder and is now doing what George W. Bush always wanted, catapulting the propaganda, 24/7. At showtime this morning, I was lamenting the fact that the handful of "progressive talk" shows and stations still on the air are hanging on by a thin hair.... that neither the Democratic Party (DNC, DCCC, DSCC) nor any of the so-called progressive organizations (from DFA to PCCC to CAF to CAP and beyond) - NONE of them- spend a dime to advertise on [...]
It's tragic. My heart goes out to the people of Japan who should be dealing with the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters of all time - a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, followed by a powerful tsunami that wiped out entire towns. But instead of beginning the process of grieving and rebuilding, the Japanese are now bracing for an even bigger disaster - this one entirely avoidable. The man-made nuclear power plants are just no match for mother nature. Last night, the Japanese Prime Minister delivered a very uncharacteristic speech in which he cautioned that "dangerous levels of radioactivity [...]