The House Intelligence Committee today released the long-threatened memo that turned out to be not much of anything. At the top of the show, I spoke with former CIA agent Jack Rice about the dangers of releasing classified information, and the memo. I shared some of Jennifer Rubin's Washington Post column about the memo on the show. You can read the whole thing here. Then we turned to history with Joshua Zeitz, author of the new book, Building the Great Society Inside Lyndon Johnson's White House.
Guns, Bibles and gays. For those of us who can remember the Johnson-Nixonian era of racial ignorance and nativist pearl clutching (make that pearl-handled derringer clutching for the helpless dames), this decade is ringing in far too many memories of a deliberately divided and globally embarrassing nation at war with itself and it's own liberty. There is some serious work to be done in some 48 days. The update of the Guns, Bibles and gays triangulation is potentially lethal, people. We believed that was as self-sickened a culture as we could imagine, following on the tarred heels of Jim Crow, Vietnam [...]
It's a big Thursday show, as Nicole Sandler speaks with Democratic presidential contender, Sen. Bernie Sanders. But first, it's the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act & there are new developments. Jason Leopold tells us about his latest FOIA-induced work. Plus, the first GOP debate and the last night at the Daily Show for Jon Stewart.
As the DoJ is expected to clear Ferguson's shooter cop of violating Mike Brown's civil rights, video surfaces of a NJ cop shooting a man with his hands up. Nicole talks with Congressman Alan Grayson about the SOTU, Citizens United 5 years later, the TPP and lots more. Amy Simon is back with some fabulous female facts we probably didn't know
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Nicole Sandler discusses the new film, Selma, and why it didn't garner more Oscar nominations with journalist Glynn Wilson and comedian Julianna Forlano