Heroes and Villains

This morning on the show, I spoke with a couple of heroes and about a couple of villains. Let's begin with the good guys.  His schedulers must have screwed up, but Congressman Raul Grijalva did call in near the end of the first hour of the show.  Better late than never! Grijalva is the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus; they released their Budget 4 All to zero fanfare or media attention.  But it demands a look as, once again, it makes sense and is the best thing out there! In the second hour, I was joined by another of [...]

Once More, With Feeling

I'm guest hosting the Randi Rhodes Show again today - and there's certainly no shortage of things to discuss! Citizens concerned about the future of habeas corpus (that would include me) are wondering about the fate of the National Defense Authorization Act, most specifically section 1031 that allows for the indefinite detention of US citizens. According to Sen. Carl Levin who sponsored the amendment along with Sen John McCain, language that exempted American citizens and legal residents from indefinite military detention was removed from the bill at the request of the White House! We'll talk about this with Baher Azmy, [...]

Singing a Sad American Tune

    Paul Simon's American Tune aptly sums up my feelings this morning... And I don't know a soul who's not been battered I don't have a friend who feels at ease I don't know a dream that's not been shattered or driven to its knees But it's all right, it's all right We've lived so well so long Still, when I think of the road we're traveling on I wonder what went wrong I can't help it, I wonder what went wrong We've been seriously misused.  We elected a president who we thought would at least stand up for [...]

Monday, Monday (part deux)

Usually when I guest host the Randi Rhodes Show, I do it from my own home studio.  Today, there was a staffing issue, so they asked if I'd drive up to her studio in West Palm Beach.  Fifty-two miles (and 1/4 tank of gas) later, I was there.  And even after already doing two hours of my own show, there was still plenty to talk about, without repeating anything... Congressman Raul Grijalva, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus was my first guest.  He joined me to talk about The People's Budget, which was introduced by the CPC, and is exactly [...]

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