Download here or click below to play Today is a weird anniversary. It was four years ago today, 10/7/16, that three major news stories all broke within a 90-minute period. The most important of the three was virtually ignored by the media, adding to the factors that came together to propel Donald Trump into the presidency. Today, we'll discuss that story- about the Russians' interference in the election- that pretty much fell through the cracks with David Shimer, author of the new book, Rigged: America, Russia, and One Hundred Years of Covert Electoral Interference. Today's funny came from [...]
Trump is trying to resurrect the Zombie Trumpcare bill and introduced the "election integrity commission" today. I read from a piece from Aaron Blake at the Washington Post, "Why did Trump meet with Putin again? Here are three possibilities." Click through to read the rest of it. My guest today was Nancy MacLean, author of "Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of The Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America".
Donald Trump met with Vladmir Putin today in Hamburg at the G20. Here at home, the Trump DoJ is getting in on the voter suppression action along with Kris Kobach's "commission on election integrity". We talk about it with The Nation's Ari Berman. Ari Berman is a senior contributing writer for The Nation , where this week he wrote about the Kris Kobach voter suppression plan in the form of a “election integrity commission”… He also had a big piece in the June 13 issue of the NY Times Magazine, “The Man Behind Trump’s Voter-Fraud Obsession: How Kris Kobach, the [...]
Trump lobbed $88 million worth of Tomahawk missiles at Syria's Shayrat Airfield, and didn't even damage it badly enough to keep them from using it today. The entire charade is troubling. I covered it in today's What's News? episode and on the show... In the wake of D'ump's gutting of any internet privacy protections we may have previously enjoyed, I wanted to get some useful tips. So I invited Jacob Hoffman-Andrews, a Senior Staff Technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation on the show to talk about VPNs, two-step verification, https, and other tools we might want to use. Spend some [...]
It's Thursday, so Howie Klein was with us. Before the show, he joked on Twitter No, I'm not going to discuss the $1.6 billion bribe to Trump on @nicolesandler's show today-- unless she forces the issue. https://t.co/8GpW6hAEgS — Howie Klein (@downwithtyranny) February 2, 2017 When I asked him about that, his mood changed as he explained that he received a threatening phone call telling him to take down that post. The call came from an unknown person, to his unlisted number. These are scary times. But as Howie reminded us, last week, 35% of Americans said they already wanted to [...]
That's what I spent the last four days looking at, which truly helped me unplug for a while. The picture below is the view of the house if you turn around. It's my sister's house on Lake Weir in Oklawaha, FL, just outside of Ocala. My favorite part of the house is right there... just to the left of the tree. See the wooden gate? That's an outdoor shower! As you shower, you look out at the lake (top picture). Not too bad, huh? And we did some hiking! And went to Silver Springs, and an actual Drive-In, [...]