Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) It's easy to be down on the Democrats right now. I'm constantly invoking that old adage about Democrats always "snatching defeat from the jaws of victory." I can't help it, it's just their track record. But I got a bit of an awakening in the form of an email on a list I subscribe to, filled with real progressives from a cross-section of backgrounds. The author of that message is Mike Lux, and I invited him to join us today to [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Today is Day 48 of the Biden administration, and we're one day closer to a bit of relief. The House today passed the Senate's revised version of the American Rescue Plan Act. Next it goes to the White House for President Biden's signature. Tomorrow night, he begins the process of explaining what's in it to the American people! I think this is the perfect time to take stock of where we are, and look at Biden's first 48 days in office through [...]
Download here or click below to play As Joe Biden begins naming his staff and cabinet picks, some of us are left wondering whether that elusive Democratic Party unity is even possible in this era. So, Mike Lux, the (progressive) Politics Guy, joins me today to talk about the subject and his latest blog post "What Democratic Unity Would Look Like". On a totally different topic, I'll share a personal memory or three, as my life changed dramatically twenty years ago today as I left Los Angeles, headed for Kazakhstan to adopt my daughter. We got a [...]
Lots of breaking news again today, as it is a day ending with a 'y'. After an update on the latest, I turn to today's guest- Progressive Political Strategist Mike Lux who, like many of us, has been grappling with the choice between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Mike made his choice, and shares it with us. He announced his endorsement in this article for Daily Kos. And just today, he published another article about how the Wall Street crowd is afraid of Warren, "My, How The Wealthy and Powerful Are Howling."
Mike Lux is producing videos under the moniker of "The Politics Guy" these days. Mike has been a force in progressive politics for four decades as a strategist and presidential advisor. He joins us today to weigh in as a champion of progressive candidates and causes on the first night of the first Democratic debates of the 2020 presidential elections, and about the final rulings handed down this morning by the Supreme Court. Needless to say, there's a lot to talk about!
It's a busy Friday on the show as Nicole speaks with Simon Maloy of Media Matters about Trump's pardon of right wing provocateur Dinesh D'Sousa. Nicole also welcomes long-time progressive strategist Mike Lux, whose new book "How to Democrat in the Age of Trump" is released today.
In case you missed it, James O'Keefe - the slimy twerp whose "Project Veritas" uses hidden cameras and creative editing to smear people and ruin lives has struck again. After destroying ACORN, trying to derail Planned Parenthood, and a few other escapades, this time O'Keefe went after Democracy Partners. The latest ‘gotcha’ videos from conservative provocateur James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas Action have some shocking claims that, if they are true, would indicate Democrats are playing dirty to get Hillary Clinton elected. In one video, a contractor seems to brag about sending homeless and mentally ill people to harass Republicans. [...]
Nicole Sandler wraps up another week with a busy show! Progressive consultant & strategist Mike Lux weighs in on the Democratic divide, and Julianna Forlano brings the snark!
At the end of tonight's show, I read a portion of my all-time favorite book. The thing is, Horton Hears a Who wasn't my favorite book until I became politically aware! That's when I realized what an activist Dr. Seuss was, and the fact that this supposed children's book is all about exhorting each and every one of us to speak out, loudly and strongly, for the things in which we believe. You'll hear the context if you listen through to the end of the podcast. It shouldn't be that difficult. Tonight's show was a particularly good one, even if [...]