Download here or click below to play The ACLU came into existence 100 years ago, during the Woodrow Wilson Administration's unconstitutional war on radicals. 100 years later, the need to guard against tyranny and protect our civil rights is as urgent as ever. Author and journalist Ellis Cose wrote Democracy, If We Can Keep It, the definitive history of America's premier defender of civil liberties and examines the state of those liberties in the US in the year 2020. He joins me today to talk about the unique challenges we face with an authoritarian wannabe in the White [...]
This video is going unnoticed, at least that's my perception. So of course, I feel compelled to share it with you. It was taken on a visit to Tampa shortly before Marco Rubio dropped out of the presidential race. It's just so darned inconvenient that someone would ask him a, you know, question of substance. Via Politico: A liberal activist who caught up with Rubio in the waning days of his presidential campaign in Florida posted this video of her asking him about the Equal Rights Amendment. Wendy Cartwright, activist: "As president, are you going to support the Equal Rights Amendment for [...]
Nicole devotes today's show to the controversy surrounding Patricia Arquette's calls for equal rights and equal pay for women. Imani Gandy (@angryblacklady) joins in during the first hour to explain why she and other women of color were so offended. In hour 2, Nicole shares some emails, Tweets and the full email exchange that Elon James White quoted from on his blog.
Nicole talks about last night's Oscars, as the acceptance speeches were quite memorable! But she also discusses the dire danger we're in from nukes with one of the world's greatest authorities, Dr. Helen Caldicott. Julianna Forlano will join in the discussion of news vs exaggeration too, and then things get weird as Nicole notices a big disconnect on Twitter.