The mass shooting at the Florida high school yesterday is in my community, so on today's show, I shared her thoughts on the insanity of it all. In 2014, I spoke with Australia's former deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer about how they solved their gun problem, an interview we replayed today. And since it's Thursday, Howie Klein joins in, today focusing on how the NRA has bought Congress. Find the list of Blue America-endorsed progressive candidates on their page.
Nicole recaps America's latest mass shooting, yesterday in San Bernardino, CA, where 14 people were killed and 17 others injured. Vice News' Jason Leopold was on the scene, and checks in with us this morning. Harvey J. Kaye returns to talk about the right wing politics of hate and fear. And Howie Klein will let us know which politicians are bought and paid for by the NRA, and more.
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In this case, the loser in Virginia is Eric Canter. While no one in Cantor's campaign was paying attention, a teabagger named Dave Brat came out of nowhere to defeat the seven-term Congressman and House Majority leader in yesterday's primary. Did I say House Majority Leader? Not for too much longer! BREAKING: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) will resign from being Majority Leader, GOP aides confirm to NBC News. — msnbc (@msnbc) June 11, 2014 To Eric Cantor who really, really wanted to be the first Jewish Speaker of the House: Not only will that never happen, but now there [...]
This article was written and originally posted on Sept 18, 2013. It's re-posted and slightly updated today, and includes my interview with former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer, who helped enact gun laws in Australia after a 1996 massacre in which 35 people were slaughtered, and who warned Australians not to travel to the US following last summer's shooting death of Australian baseball player/college student Christopher Lane. This graphic shows the Mass Shooting/Killing incidents since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009 through the time The Atlantic published it on Sept 16, 2013. At that time, we had just experienced [...]
One of the saddest things I've heard recently was not only that a 2-year old in Kentucky was shot dead by her 5-year old brother with a "Cricket" gun that he had gotten as a gift, but that their grandmother told a local TV station 'It was god's will. It was her time to go, I guess.' The list of shootings that are described as "accidental" but are actually acts of extreme negligence goes on and on and on and on and on and on.... and so too many of them involve children too young to know better and certainly too young to [...]
We celebrated my daughter's 14th birthday this weekend. As I was flipping through the TV channels Saturday night while hearing the giggles coming from the gaggle of girls at the sleepover party in the other room, I happened upon CSPAN's live coverage of the NRA Annual meeting. I didn't linger on the channel long enough to hear the lies and misinformation from the speaker at the podium. But I did, for a moment, think about the 20 little ones, pictured above, who will never see 14, and realized how lucky I am to have a happy, healthy, living child. Last [...]
Nicole talks with truthout's Jason Leopold about his trip to Guantanamo Bay. Nicole Belle joins in for "Fools on the Hill" to talk guns, and GOP lies. And, of course, last night was the Super Bowl.
Before yesterday's hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on gun violence began, a standoff in Alabama had already entered its second day. A gunman boarded a school bus, killed the driver and took a five year old hostage where they are still holed up in an underground bunker. While the hearing was in progress, a gunman killed one man and injured at least two others in a shooting in Phoenix, Arizona. The day before the hearing, a 15-year old Chicago girl was killed by a by a gunshot while she huddled under a shelter in a Chicago park to [...]