It’s the Supreme Court Stupid (aka Obama 2012)

Listen to this episode: {play} {/play} Podcast: Play in new window   While most of the corporate media spent all of yesterday talking about whether the Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of Arizona's SB1070 was a win or loss for the Obama administration, they were missing the boat on the truly devastating decision handed down by the highest court in the land. In American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock, according the summary at SCOTUS blog, the court overturn[ed] a Montana Supreme Court decision upholding a 1912 voter-approved ban on corporations’ spending of their own money on political campaigns in that [...]

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SCOTUS: The Good, The Good, and The Very Ugly!

Listen to this episode: {play} {/play} Podcast: Play in new window As my show started at 10am ET, I had one eye glued to the SCOTUSblog live blog coverage of their decisions.  There was a very good decision today in the ruling that said juveniles couldn't be given life sentences without the possibility of parole.  There was another good decision, for the most part, on Arizona's SB1070, which struck down most of that heinous law, but kept the "paper-please" portion (though without commenting on what should be done with the information that someone stopped is or is not in the country legally). [...]

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Listen to this episode: {play} {/play} Podcast: Play in new window On Friday, President Obama made history when he announced that his administration would no longer seek to deport hundreds of thousands of undocumented young people who know the United States as their home. Under the administration plan, illegal immigrants will be able to avoid deportation if they can prove they were brought to the United States before they turned 16 and are younger than 30, have been in the country for at least five continuous years, have no criminal history, graduated from a U.S. high school or earned a [...]

By |June 18th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on DREAM on

On Fairness

I don't have much time to write this today, as I have to take my kid to a doctors appointment shortly... But I did want to give links from today's show, and write a few words about fairness, which was the overarching theme of today's show. My friend Cliff Schecter summed up some of it beautifully for Politico: Only in America. We have a system where each candidate for high office only has to befriend there very own pet oligarch - be it Adelson, Foster Freiss, etc. - and they can run for office forever, as their friendly billionaire gives [...]

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Wednesday Busy Wednesday

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 [...]

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Tuesday on the Randi Rhodes Show

It's another busy day on the Randi Rhodes Show... I'll be joined by Greg Sargent who writes the Plum Line blog for the Washington Post.  We'll talk about the big story of the day: The DOJ has filed a lawsuit against the state of Arizona over the constitutionality of its immigration law. Jon Maddux, CEO of You Walk Away will explain how his company "empowers homeowners through intelligent strategic default"... Yep, they say you walk away from your mortgage! And Jason Leopold, Deputy Managing Editor at will tell us about his newest investigative report: "Dangerous Cost Cuts at Alyeska [...]

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