Keep Pushing Back

Three years ago today, a group of New Yorkers descended on Wall Street's Zuccotti Park to protest the problems caused by and lack of any consequences for those responsible for the financial meltdown of 2008. Obviously, there was much more that the original Occupiers of Wall Street were protesting, but the wealth and justice inequality that is synonymous with Wall Street was the unifying evil that was being fought. Today, though, I was hard pressed to find any remnants of the once-promising protest movement. Even the official Occupy Wall Street website had no new front-page article to commemorate the day. Ironically, [...]

Yes, We’re Live Today!

  The end of the year is approaching.  It's that dead week between Christmas and New Years that's usually dead time in the media.  All of the "progressive talk" shows are playing repeats, except for the Randi Rhodes Show which has me!  So, be sure to tune in from 3-6 ET this afternoon as we continue our look back at 2012, today hitting on the War on Women.  She's History's Amy Simon will join in with some highlights. We're also on top of whatever news is being made.  Right now, President Obama and the Senate is returning to DC to [...]

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OWS – One Year Later

Listen to this episode: {play} {/play} Podcast: Play in new window Occupy Wall Street began one year ago today and, although we might not agree on what they're about, they have succeeded in getting millions of people off their asses and out from behind their computers to join a movement to say that something's gotta change.  Just what it is that has to change and how that change will be accomplished.. well, that's another story entirely. This morning on the show, I spoke with Jesse LaGreca - one of the few to emerge from the leaderless movement as a voice [...]

By |September 17th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on OWS – One Year Later

How Can We Miss You When You Won’t Go Away?

Listen to this episode: {play} {/play} Podcast: Play in new window   That's an actual billboard that appeared in a few cities around the country this year. Seriously.   My answer to the question is a resounding "NO!".  In fact, the inane Bushisms that he subjected the American public to for eight long years have been replaying in my mind recently as Mitt Romney has been quite prolific with his own arsenal of assininity. A couple of months ago, I put together a montage of some of Mitt's stupider sayings, and realized this morning that it was time for an [...]

By |August 1st, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on How Can We Miss You When You Won’t Go Away?

Optimism – Pessimism

Listen to this episode: {play}{/play} Podcast: Play in new window At the start of today's show, I was sounding like the eternal optimist.  I said that my faith in humankind has been restored due to the amazing response I've gotten from my plea for help with funds to get my daughter into a program this summer that she truly needs. But  by the end of the program, after talking with Jesse LaGreca, best known for his schooling of a Fox producer at OWS' Zuccotti Park - though everyone should read his MinistryofTruth blog at Daily Kos, and's Russ Baker, [...]

By |May 23rd, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Optimism – Pessimism

RIP First Amendment

Listen to this episode: {play}{/play} Podcast: Play in new window I've spent the past few days lamenting the loss of our first amendment.  In case you've forgotten, it goes like this: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. It pains me to put it down in black and white, but it's dead on all levels. As we discussed earlier in the week, [...]

By |May 17th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on RIP First Amendment

MayDay, MayDay!

I smell revolution in the air.  It comes with the American Spring and the rebirth of the newly awakened Occupy movement. How apropos that people will protest around the world on May Day!  Not only is it International Workers Day, but mayday is the internationally recognized signal of distress. We'll just scratch the surface of the May 1st General Strike (#M1GS) actions happening around the US today with a few activists.  Robert, aka @rousseau_ist of the Occupied News Network will get us started from McPherson Square in Washington DC.  We'll head up to NYC to talk with Linda Busch Somach [...]

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The Yes Men Strike Again!

That's the new logo for Your Bank of America.  It's on the website at   Once you go there, you'll see that it has been flagged as a "phishing" site.  It is nothing of the kind, and you should report that as an error, and then proceed to the site. I found it this morning upon receiving a "press release" from Your Bank of America that read: Bank of America Corporation has added a news release to its Newsroom.  Bank of America Announces “Your Bank of America” Campaign, Partnership with Taxpayers to Revamp U.S. BankingDate(s): 18-Apr-2012 9:00 AM As [...]

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The Solution To Our Problems

Want Medicare for All? Vote Progressive.  Want to end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq? (Yes, we're still in Iraq.) Vote Progressive.  Want to end the big oil subsidies?  Vote Progressive. Want to encourage the development of clean energy? Vote Progressive.  Want our kids to have access to quality, public education? Vote progressive?  Want fair labor laws?  Vote Progressive.  Want gender and race equality?  Vote Progressive.  Want respect for teachers?  Vote Progressive.  And on and on and on we could go. Honestly.  If you wonder why we had to settle for shitty health care "reform" instead of single payer Medicare [...]

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Laughter and Tears

That picture is just one of many screens you'll see at It all started yesterday morning when our pal John Fugelsang asked Mitt Romney's communications director a question on Soledad O'Brien's morning show on CNN: My buddy John Fugelsang, who happens to be a brand new dad (see below) took time out between a return appearance on CNN- he's there all next week too, and filming a role in a movie, to chat with us about all that's happened recently, including the arrival of  Henry Jack Fugelsang... The show started with an update from Truthout's Jason Leopold about the [...]

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