Emptywheel Fridays on the Nicole Sandler Show – 7-19-24

    I don't know about you, but I'm exhausted. Thank Dog it's Friday so we can stick a fork in this week. But another one is coming right behind this one with plenty more shit to be stirred. At least have this hour each week to get together with Marcy Wheeler, independent journalist at emptywheel.net, to dissect the events of the week. To day this was a busy one is a huge understatement. It was a smorgasbord on insanity that included an attempted Trump assassination, Judge Aileen Cannon tossing the entire Stolen Documents case including the indictment, the Republican [...]

11-28-22 Nicole Sandler Show – He Knew There Was No Red Wave Coming

Download here or click below to play Due to technical issues beyond my control, today' show is audio only. (Thanks Gremlins) When do we finally reject the truly bad information we're bombarded with around every election? Most of the world was taken in by the predictions of a Red Wave or even a Tsunami in the midterms this year, pushed by pollsters and pundits and breathlessly regurgitated by the most complicit of TV commentators, anchors and wannabe professionals. Some cautioned us. Most notably Michael Moore, who screamed in daily emails to ignore the voices. He was correct. As were a [...]

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6-30-22 Nicole Sandler Show – Thursdays with Howie Klein

Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!)   We haven't spoken with Howie Klein in a few weeks, as the House Select Committee had hearings on the last two Thursdays, so our regular programming was pre-empted. But there's no hearing today. Howie's back, and we have a lot of unfortunately very bad news to discuss. One bright shining spot of good news today though. We now call her Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. Justice Breyer officially retired today, after the Supreme Court handed down its final rulings for the year, including [...]

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2-18-22 Nicole Sandler Show – Sticking a Fork in This Week with Digby

  Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) At the end of each week, it feels like we dodged a bullet. So Fridays tend to lend an air of relief! Today, Heather "Digby" Parton joins me to stick a fork in this week. If you need some assistance in remembering what happened over the past five days: Putin didn't invade Ukraine on Wednesday, something that we had been bracing for. Despite Russia's denials that an invasion is imminent, troops keep amassing on the border of Ukraine. Hostilities could still happen [...]

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11-22-21 Nicole Sandler Show – The Democratic Party Silver Lining with Mike Lux

  Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!)   It's easy to be down on the Democrats right now. I'm constantly invoking that old adage about Democrats always "snatching defeat from the jaws of victory." I can't help it, it's just their track record. But I got a bit of an awakening in the form of an email on a list I subscribe to, filled with real progressives from a cross-section of backgrounds. The author of that message is Mike Lux, and I invited him to join us today to [...]

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9-22-21 Nicole Sandler Show – Taking a Knee for Justice with Dave Zirin

Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!)   Game of Thrones gave us "bend the knee." Colin Kaepernick showed us the meaning of taking a knee. My favorite sports journalist Dave Zirin has always reported on the intersection of sports and politics, and this is right in his wheelhouse. His new book, The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World examines how Kap's private protest turned into a global cry for justice, pointing a finger directly at the horrific treatment of Black men and women at the hands of [...]

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7-21-21 Nicole Sandler Show -Capitol Dysfunction with Harvey J. Kaye

Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!)   Nancy Pelosi today rejected two of Kevin McCarthy's pics for the Select Committee on Jan 6, so McCarthy accused her of playing partisan politics and said none of his members would participate. That's the grown-up version of taking ones toys and going home, I guess. In the senate, the Republicans are doing their best to stop any business from getting done, in this case it's the infrastructure bills they're stopping. Who better to try to make sense of the nonsense than a [...]

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5-28-21 Nicole Sandler Show – Looking Into the Political Crystal Ball

Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!)   Depending on who you ask, Democrats are either looking at disaster in the midterms or they'll wind up with massive majorities in both houses of Congress as the Republican party is killing itself slowly but surely. I finally spoke with famed civil rights attorney Guy Saperstein who these days is a major progressive Democratic donor who believes the next few elections will be huge for the Democrats as the Republican party goes the way of the dodo. We'll follow up that conversation [...]

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1-11-21 Nicole Sandler Show – Impeachment, Insurrection, Incompetence

Download here or click below to play     The Democrats introduced an article of impeachment against Trump this morning. They're charging him with inciting a mob of his supporters to carry out a violent attack on the Capitol in a bid to overturn Joe Biden's election victory, also known as insurrection. The incompetence portion of the program today is dedicated to Floriduh, as the Florida Democratic Party has proven itself to be just that. Today, I'm joined by two guests. First, Brendan O'Connor, author of the forthcoming book, Blood Red Lines: How Nativism Fuels the Right. Brendan has a [...]

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12-18-20 Nicole Sandler Show – The Winter of Progressives’ Discontent with Norman Solomon

Download here or click below to play     The closer we inch towards January 20 and the end of Trump's reign of terror, the more unhinged the orange man becomes. I'll have the latest news on his scorched earth tactics. Congress is still paralyzed, and the government will officially shut down tonight if they can't come to a funding deal before midnight. Right before showtime, I happened to hear Bernie Sanders on the Senate floor delivering an impassioned speech calling for direct payments of $1200 for every working class American and $500 for children. Here's the video of his [...]

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