Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) It was exactly 21 years ago today that I took my daughter Alison from the orphanage in Kazakhstan where she spent her first 18 months to start our new life together! Twenty-one years ago yesterday, which was Thanksgiving, a judge in a freezing cold courtroom there made it official, Alison was my daughter! We call Nov 23 and 24 our "Forever Days"... Welcome to our story! https://youtu.be/QLc7641ITsI
Download here or click below to play Donald Trump routinely throws around the "treason" accusation, always wrongly. But when viewing his actions since election day, I think the charge sticks to him! I know we're not officially at war, but he is guilty of the crime of betraying his country, which is the definition of "treasonous". Some are saying he's guilty of sedition, rather than treason. I thought it was time to call in an expert. So I'm joined today by Carlton F.W. Larson. Larson is Professor of Law at US/Davis, where he teaches American Constitutional Law and legal [...]
Download here or click below to play It's the end of my 7th week in home exile, as I'm social distancing and trying to steer clear of the possibility of being infected with Covid-19! And today, there's some bombshell news to cover. The Department of Justice yesterday, under AG Bill Barr, announced it was dropping its case against former national security advisor Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his dealings with the Russian ambassador to the US. Lisa Graves, who served all three branches of government and rose to Deputy Assistant Attorney General in [...]
After a look at the day's news, I explained why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. On Thanksgiving 2000, which happened to also fall on Nov. 23, I was in a courtroom in Almaty, Kazakhstan, adopting my daughter! Today on the show, I told our story. A more in-depth version is in my adoption journal, posted here should you care to read it and see the pictures. I'll be taking the next two days off, but will return on Tuesday, Nov. 28 to talk about the future of Net Neutrality. In the meantime, thank you for listening and for supporting the [...]
Today marks 15 years since Nicole Sandler became a mom. She discusses adopting her daughter with Robert Lamarche of Advocates for Children and Families. Plus Joel Silberman returns after a two-week absence to talk about all that happened while he way away.
Finally, we're talking about the horrible reality of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay again. Unfortunately, it took 100+ prisoners on a hunger strike to get Americans angry about the fact that we're holding them without due process. Eighty-six of the 166 or so prisoners there have been cleared for release, yet there they are, many of them refusing to eat as they feel dying would be preferable than continuing their imprisonment at our hands. Jason Leopold has been doing remarkable reporting on what's going on at Gitmo for years now over at Truthout. For the best explanation of the [...]