After an update on the day's news, we welcome the host/managing editor of The Zero Hour, Richard "RJ" Eskow, to the show to talk about the future of the Democratic Party in the wake of yesterday's big wins and all the infighting. Richard is also a senior fellow at the Campaign for America's Future and writes at ourfuture.org. We discussed his article, "Donna Brazile, the DNC, and Democratizing the Democrats."
The madness continues. It's Day Three of Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation hearing. While he was answering questions, the eight current members of the court voted unanimously to overturn his 2008 decision that basically said that school districts have to provide the barest of bare minimums to special ed students. And he still won't answer a fucking question! Richard "RJ" Eskow joined me to discuss his five reasons why moderates should oppose Gorsuch and a lot more.... Listen to RJ's radio show, The Zero Hour, as it's really good! Near the top of the show, I read an editorial from the [...]
As the GOP circus gets underway in Cleveland and the world at large continues its descent into insanity, I've been dealing with my own personal hell. After a heart attack scare last Thursday, I've been on a roller coaster ride - and I HATE roller coasters. The heart scare, which turned out not to be a heart attack at all, was perhaps a blessing in disguise. The x-ray that was to see if my heart was swollen or enlarged instead showed a mass on my left lung. The pulmonologist wanted a PET-CT scan done, but United Healthcare had other ideas. [...]
One day before the NH primary, the Clintons & their surrogates go for the Sanders jugular. RJ Eskow & Stephanie Kelton join in to explain how Bernie's economic plans would work. And if it's Monday, Joel Silberman returns to take on the candidates and the media too.
GOP candidates seem to have foot in mouth disease when it comes to the US invasion of Iraq. That's one of the things Nicole discusses with media trainer/strategist Joel Silberman in the first hour. In Hour 2, Richard "RJ" Eskow joins in to talk about what just might be President Obama’s biggest mistake in his presidency.
Poor Harry Reid. He's shocked. Shocked, I tell you, that the assholes in the Republican party would threaten to filibuster any gun legislation he brings to the floor. Or anything else, for that matter. Harry Reid had more than ample opportunity to enact real filibuster reform, but he chose instead to be bamboozled a second time by Mitch McConnell who assured him they would no longer abuse the procedure. So, when Harry took to the Senate floor yesterday to, once again, issue empty threats and feign surprise that his opponents could be so heartless and ruthless, I fumed. It's [...]