Download here or click below to play Once again, the media is highlighting the progressive/centrist divide in the Democratic Party. Today, I aim to shed light on what separates us and to take on the mainstream corporate media for their attitude toward the grassroots of the party. I'll speak with Jeff Hauser, founder and director of The Revolving Door Project, part of CEPR, which scrutinizes executive branch appointees to ensure they use their office to serve the broad public interest, rather than to entrench corporate power or seek personal advancement. I played one of a plethora of song parodies [...]
Download here or click below to play Forty-eight days until inauguration day, which means 48 days till we're rid of Trump. Sort of. Unfortunately, things won't suddenly get better on Jan 20. We're living in perilous times. Trump seems bound and determined to torch the place on his way out the door, and Biden seems to be drinking from the same well as Obama did, thinking that the Republicans who've vilified Democrats mercilessly for the past four years (and more), are all of a sudden going to work with us. It's Thursday, so Howie Klein joins in. Check [...]
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 [...]
Download here or click below to play One of the progressive movement's stalwart elder statesmen is Norman Solomon. He's a journalist, activist, author, media critic and former Congressional candidate. He is a true progressive and has been walking the talk for decades. As co-founder of RootsAction.org, he launched a new campaign last week aimed at progressives who are not happy about having to vote for Joe Biden, called "Vote Trump Out"... Norman Solomon joins the show today to make the case to my progressive brothers and sisters for voting for Biden/Harris in swing states to get rid of [...]
Download here or click below to play It's another Thursday in lockdown and, as he does every Thursday, Howie Klein of DownWithTyranny.com and the Blue America PAC joins me. With the pandemic raging, the November Congressional elections have not been getting the attention they deserve. The mission of Blue America is in identifying and raising money for the best progressive candidates running. Today, we'll update the revised primary calendar and run down the list of the Blue America-endorsed candidates who we must mobilize to elect! Here's the revised calendar, as much as I could put together, and the candidates [...]
Following last night's Democratic primary debate, candidate Tom Steyer called into my show today. I've been critical of his decision to run and spend $100 million on a quixotic campaign when his money could be put to better use- like building a progressive media infrastructure... I'm nothing if not honest, so I shared with him what I've said on this program many times. He listened, though I'm not sure he heard what I was saying. Hear it for yourself at the top of the show. As for the debate last night, well, we talked about it and played some clips. [...]
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."
Nicole Sandler begins the show with a bit of humor each day, as things undoubtedly turn very serious during the rest of the hour. Today's comedy bit comes from The Parody Project, and it's one progressives will certainly enjoy! Following an update on the latest news of the day, Nicole welcomes Ryan Grim back to the show. Ryan is the DC Bureau Chief at The Intercept, and the author of We've Got People: From Jesse Jackson to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement to talk about the concerted effort by the Democratic [...]
The Nicole Sandler Show is headquartered in South Florida. Tropical Storm Dorian is headed our way and is expected to make landfall in the Sunshine State sometime Monday. Lucky for me, it looks to be aiming for a point a bit further north up the east coast. It's only coincidence that we're featuring Floriduh on today's show. First up, Broward County Commissioner Steve Geller, who chairs a new group called the "Real Solutions Caucus" who are pushing for anyone but Sanders or Warren as the Democrats' 2020 nominee. I saw this article in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and it [...]
What a week! The second of the Democratic 2020 primary debates is/are history. Congress is on recess until September. And a majority of the House Democratic Caucus now supports impeachment. We'll go through all of it and more, and chat with John Nichols of The Nation about where we go next.