Nicole looks at the Speaker-in-Waiting Kevin McCarthy and what makes him a comedian's dream. Plus Hillary Clinton comes out in opposition to the TPP! Professor of Freedom & Democracy, Harvey J. Kaye and Down With Tyranny/Blue America PAC's Howie Klein guest.
The best part of attending Netroots Nation is that I get to talk to so many fascinating people. I broadcast live from the exhibit hall Thursday morning with a terrific group of guests... and had my tape recorder with me at all times, which came in very handy. Today on the show, I played my interviews with Congresswoman Donna Edwards, Congressman Raul Grijalva, and The Nation's John Nichols. I also played my conversation with Lois Frankel - the second Democratic candidate for congress from Florida's 22nd district, challenging Allen West. (Yesterday, we heard my interview with the other [...]
Isn't that one of the most important teachings of Christianity? Treat others as you'd like them to treat you? It's the Christmas season when, supposedly, millions around the world honor the birth of Christ... buy practicing overindulgent and crass commercialism. That's not the way it's supposed to be. By way of full disclosure, I'm Jewish-- a non-practicing Jew at that, but I think I'm more "christian" than most of those gift-hoarding hypocrites who only look out for their own best interests and don't give a damn about their neighbors who are truly in need. Yes, I'm a bit bitter. I [...]
We have just over a week before election day, and things are getting nastier by the minute. On today's show, I'll be joined by one of the few progressive heroes in Congress - Raul Grijalva - who is in serious danger of losing his seat. On Thursday, Grijalva's Tucson office was evacuated Thursday when a staffer opened an envelope containing a plastic bag of white powder and two pieces of paper with swastikas written on them. Nice, huh? Yes, it's ugly out there... But we'll start the show with Jason Leopold of Truthout, who spent the weekend poring over the [...]
What a show we have for you tonight. Unfortunately, I have no time for the rest of the interviews I taped at Netroots Nation... all the more reason to tune in tomorrow night! Of course, the big story today comes from Arizona, where US District Court Judge Susan Bolton blocked the most controversial sections of SB 1070, which was slated to take effect tomorrow. The law will still go into effect tomorrow, but without the most heinous provisions-- including the sections that required officers to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws, and the parts that required immigrants [...]