Download here or click below to play It's a busy Monday! The electors in the Electoral College are today cast their votes, making Joe Biden's victory official. Meanwhile, Trump and his minions continue spreading lies. A new campaign is beginning called Fact Flood. We'll speak with Debra Lavoy, the founder of the project, which you can learn more about at factflood.org . But first, we'll speak with Adam Kellner, co-founder of Israel's Gush Shalom Peace Movement about the so-called peace deals the Trump administration is rolling out. We'll dispel quite a few common misconceptions about Israel. I promise you, [...]
Israel went to the polls yesterday, and the race is too close to call. But it looks like Bibi will be out as Prime Minister of Israel after 5 terms. Nicole called a hotel in Tel Aviv to connect with an Israeli citizen to get their thoughts on the news. Click on the link for the Trip Adviser page for The Vera hotel. If I ever get there and can afford $265 a night, that's where I'll stay! Then we turn our attention to Climate Week and this Friday's Global Climate Strike, which kicks it all off. 350.org's North [...]
With the news this week of the president urging the Prime Minister of Israel to ban two sitting members of Congress from visiting that country is just the latest salvo in Trump's war on Democrats, and more specifically, The Squad. So, today, we'll tackle a topic that's long overdue -- that of Israel, the Palestinians, BDS, settlements, and more. To talk through the basics and get into the meat of the controversy, Nicole is joined by someone she went to grade school with in NY- Ron Skolnik, an American-Israeli political analyst, writer, editor, public speaker and translator. Hopefully, [...]
Fifty years ago today was day two of the Woodstock Festival of Music and Art. Billed as Three Days of Peace and Music, it was just what the times demanded. Unfortunately, we seem unable to re-create that moment in time. We'll look back on that time, mark the death of Elvis Presley on this date in 1977, and explore what's happening in the news today. Our interview today is with Jim Lardner, who has a piece up in the American Prospect asking, "Have Democrats Forgotten How to Do Oversight?" It's a really important question with some actionable advice [...]
It's another Thursday in D'ump's AmeriKKKa. At the (p)resident's urging, Israel banned two sitting US Congress members from entering Israel. We'll begin with the rest of the day's insanity, including news of a detention guard intentionally driving his truck into a row of protesters in Rhode Island. Seriously. Today on the show, I spoke with attorney Jared Goldstein, who was there last night. For more information on this protest and the group behind it, visit neveragainaction.com. Since it's Thursday, we'll also visit with Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC. Tomorrow on [...]
Every Tuesday, GottaLaff joins Nicole Sandler to talk about the news of the day, as taken from Laffy's Twitter feed in her "Tweet Spot"
After an update on the latest news, I speak with journalist and author Sarah Posner about yesterday's hearing at the Supreme Court, Masterpiece Cakeshop vs Colorado Civil Rights Commission, and the Alliance Defending Freedom- the Christian legal group representing the baker. Read Sarah's piece about the ADF, "The Christian Legal Army Behind ‘Masterpiece Cakeshop'" and her article about yesterday's day at the Supreme Court, "Justice Kennedy Appears Ready to Undo His Own Legacy on LGBTQ Rights".
GottaLaff joins me each Tuesday to shoot the shit about the news, and this week there's a lot of shit...