Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) That old adage keeps rearing its ugly head. I know there are lots of adages that could apply here, but in this case, it's a fairly new and sickeningly blatant tact that some in the Democratic Party are using against fellow Democrats, and it really sucks. And although it does apply in this situation, that aspect wasn't really covered by the story we will talk about with Ryan Grim at the start of the show. This story focuses on the actions [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) It's Wednesday, 10 days before Christmas, and it's clear that Congress wants to go home for the holidays as they're getting a lot of work done. Debt ceiling - check. NDAA - (unfortunately) check. Funding the government - (through mid Feb anyway) check. But wait. There's more! We should be on high alert and no one should be allowed to leave DC before the Right to Vote bill and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act are passed and signed in to [...]
I'm glad this week is over. I can't even recite the mass shootings and cops who killed Black men (or boys) in the past week, because this shit has reached pandemic proportions. Or, more accurately, epidemic, as it's only here in the US. I did check in with The Intercept's Ryan Grim who broke the story this week about Democrats introducing legislation to expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court. He'll give us the story on that, plus weigh in on the PRO Act and DC Statehood. Then we'll segue into the weekend, as I'm joined by Greg [...]
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Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) It's another Tuesday without GottaLaff who's still dealing with terrible tendinitis, which is keeping her off the air. But we do have a jam packed show today in her absence. First up, it was a clean sweep of progressives taking over the Nevada Democratic Party. The Intercept's Ryan Grim, who broke the story, joins in at the top of the show to tell us what happened. Then I'm happy to welcome Norm Ornstein to the show. Last week I shared with you [...]
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 Intercept's Ryan Grim just released a new book, We’ve Got People: From Jesse Jackson to AOC, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement that lays out the history of the current Democratic party and explains how we got here. It's a fascinating story that has been whitewashed over the years. Oh, and Donald Trump is continuing to trash our nation and destroy the world.
Nicole Sandler discusses the results of the NV GOP caucus which saw Trump winning with 46% of the vote! Fellow FloriDUHian Deborah Newell is back with some stories from the FloriDUH files. Huffington Post's Ryan Grim tells us about the still-growing heroin epidemic in the US and how DC isn't helping.
As the racial divide in this nation (and even among Dems) seems to be growing, I thought today was a good time to pull out a speech from Rev. Dr. William Barber. I spoke with him and about him often last year, after getting to see him speak a few times. We need a good dose of Barber-isms, so get ready. Also, Ted Rall with an update on his run-in with the LAPD that got him fired from the LA Times!
Nicole deals with the day's top news. Huffington Post's Ryan Grim joins in with the latest on today's surprise vote on Fast Track. Green News Report's Desi Doyen tells us about the Pope's Encyclical on climate change. And 9 people are dead in a shooting at a church in SC.