Download here or click below to play Despite the mandates for social distancing, three states still held primary elections yesterday, leaving many to wonder about the wisdom of holding elections during a pandemic, and others wondering about the wisdom of delaying elections for any reason whatsoever! Depending upon your viewpoint, it’s either an ironic twist of fate or it was simply meant to be that David Daley’s new book, Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy is being released this week… Can we save Democracy, or has that ship already sailed, so to speak? We’ll discuss that [...]
It's the day after the 4th of July, and we're live today with the latest news of the day. With the Trump administration still trying to make an end run around the Supreme Court to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, Nicole speaks with an authority on gerrymandering, David Daley - author of Ratfucked about the ramifications of the rulings on the two biggest cases of this term of the Supreme Court.
It's another busy Friday on the Nicole Sandler Show. In addition to all the breaking news, we have two great guests. Mother Jones' Ari Berman tells us the latest on the Trump administration's efforts to include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census and why it's such an awful idea. And Professor Harvey J Kaye joins in to explain the significance of Bernie Sanders' speech on Wednesday about Democratic Socialism and what it has to do with FDR. And in case you missed it, here's Bernie and his speech in its entirety.
It's yet another busy day in America as Donald Trump seems to be inside a slow moving train wreck. Either that, or he's the wrecking ball that'll destroy this nation. We begin today's show with the latest news, including Don McGahn's no show at today's scheduled congressional hearing, and Trump being ordered to comply with a subpoena for his financial records. As the nation watches in horror as state after state passes draconian new abortion laws, David Daley - author of Ratfucked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count - explains the role that partisan gerrymandering is playing in our nation's [...]
After being out sick for a week, Nicole Sandler returns to a world even more insane. From the G7 (G6?) to North Korea to the horrific and immoral practice of tearing kids out their parents' arms, Nicole and Dave Johnson attempt to make sense of the senseless. David Daley, author of Ratfucked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count also weighs in on yesterday's non decision by the Supreme Court on gerrymandering.
It's Thursday, which means that Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC joins Nicole to talk politics. Today they discuss Tuesday's first big primary day of the '18 midterms plus how racism was just codified by the House. Nicole also welcomes David Pepper, chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party to talk about the anti-gerrymandering ballot measure that actually passed in Tuesday's election.
Nicole brings us up to date on the senate voting to repeal the ACA. "Boca" Britany Somers weighs in on Trump's Tweets banning transgender people from the military, and Dave Daley, author of Ratfucked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count tells us how gerrymandering will make it difficult for Democrats to take back control of Congress.
The Supreme Court is adjourned until the First Monday in October. And that's a wrap! There were three remaining cases to be decided this morning and I'm happy with one of them - the one dealing with Congressional Redistricting- that could conceivably lead to the end of gerrymandering! Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission Arizona's redistricting case stems from a ballot initiative from 2000 that established an independent redistricting commission to oversee complaints of legislative gerrymandering. What happened next was a partisan battle and a lawsuit by Republicans that argued the administration of federal elections should be decided [...]