Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Our right to vote is hanging by a thread. That thread is somehow controlled by the GOP and Sen Joe Manchin, despite the fact that the Democrats control both houses of Congress and the Oval Office. Mother Jones' Ari Berman has been writing about the Republican party's assault on voting rights for many years. His latest article is the cover story of the current issue, "Jim Crow Killed Voting Rights for Generations. Now the GOP is Repeating History". Ari is my [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) I'm not usually happy to be proven wrong, but in this case I'm thrilled. I was wrong about Joe Biden when I fought against his nomination. I was judging him based on his decades of history as a centrist to conservative Democrat when we needed a truly bold progressive. Now, 70 days or so into the Biden administration, I'm watching the most progressive president implementing the most progressive programs since LBJ's Great Society. Today, we'll find out if our old friend [...]
Download here or click below to play It's Friday! We've arrived at the end of another week of quarantining and social distancing. The media and the public are focused on the coronavirus... while the days until election day tick away. After our usual first half-hour business of the latest news, something funny and perhaps a bit of outrage, we're joined again by Don Siegelman, the former Democratic Governor of Alabama, who was targeted by Karl Rove and prosecuted on trumped up bribery charges and sent to prison. His new book about his ordeal, "Stealing Our Democracy" is due [...]
Download here or click below to play I believe this is the fifth Thursday since I've been isolating at home here in Florida. Howie Klein is in California, where their stay-at-home orders started a week or two earlier. It's not fun, but it's certainly better than catching COVID-19 and definitely better than dying from it! There are still primary races going on, even though no one is sure when or how to vote. But today, I'll ask Howie to run down the list of PROGRESSIVE Congressional and Senatorial candidates who still need our votes. But first, a rant [...]
Download here or click below to play After Bernie Sanders dropped his presidential bid last week, I read a perfectly-pitched rant from author/journalist/college professor Jeff Sharlet that articulated much of what I was feeling. I didn't have time to read the whole thing on the show today, so here it is, as Jeff wrote it on Facebook I had been meaning to invite Jeff Sharlet back to the show to discuss his new book, This Brilliant Darkness anyway-- so we'll discuss all of that and much more today! As usual, we start the show with something funny, and bring [...]
Download here or click below to play I had a feeling this day was coming... well, it was yesterday, actually, that Bernie Sanders ended his campaign. Logically, it was the right thing to do. Ideologically and righteously, not so much. I'm still grappling with my feelings about it, and will explain why I went ballistic on my former colleague who called in to the show yesterday, before dealing with today's news. And, of course, it's Thursday, so Howie Klein will explain why he will not vote for Joe Biden. Nothing is simple any more... I played a couple of [...]
Download here or click below to play Elizabeth Warren made it official today and ended her campaign to be the Democratic nominee for president. She said she'll take some time and think before she makes any endorsement. And then there were two. Or actually three, as Tulsi Gabbard is still technically in the race. And by winning two delegates in American Samoa where she placed second to Michael Bloomberg, she likely qualifies for the 3/15 debate! It's Thursday, so Howie Klein of Down With Tyranny and the Blue America PAC is back to talk with me about what [...]
Download here or click below to play Super Tuesday was a rough one. I'm kind of shell-shocked today. We'll go through the returns and the news, and then talk with Brad Friedman of BradBlog & the BradCast about what happened in both California and Texas with their new touch screen voting systems. I promised I'd post the song I played as today's funny... It's from an artist/comedian named Roy Zimmerman. This is "Socialist"
Just click to play: or download here What happens after the most corrupt president in US history is acquitted by a complicit Republican-led senate in his impeachment trial? We regroup and move forward, swatting Trump's lies and smears, and concentrating on winning in November. It's Thursday, so Howie Klein joins in from Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC to help lead the way toward ridding our nation of this vile, pus-filled disease that's infected the White House.
Lots of news on a busy Friday as the Trump family returns from its European vacation. We begin the show with a look at the latest news of the day. Then, we're joined by Carl Gibson of GritPost.com who wrote about some potential problems for both Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden. Joe Biden is having a bad week. On Wednesday his campaign reaffirmed his support of the Hyde Amendment. On Thursday Biden flipped. On Friday, his press secretary tried to claim that Biden's change in position on Hyde was planned as part of his healthcare plan rollout! Now we [...]