SOPA Blackout

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo. There was no show today, but a loop playing the video above. That should explain pretty much all you need to know. If SOPA/PIPA were to become law, this should would be an early casualty. Want to do more? Click here...

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10 Years of Hell on Earth

Ten years ago today, the first 20 prisoners, or detainees as they are now known, arrived at the US base at Guantanamo Bay.  Over the course of 10 years, that prison has held 779 "enemy combatants".  Labeled thusly, they were somehow allowed to be held indefinitely and without charges. Today, 171 detainees remain. Nearly half of them have been cleared for release, but there are no plans to release them.  President Obama, by signing the NDAA on Dec. 31, 2011,  has made this indefinite detention the law of the land.  The United States now legally can hold these prisoners - [...]

No Slow News Day – Barney Says Good-Bye

The morning began with the news that my favorite congressional curmudgeon is retiring.  Barney Frank has announced he will not seek re-election next year.  Such sad news, as the House of Representatives is surely a finer place with Barney's no bullshit approach to his job. I only had the opportunity to interview him once.  It was June of 2009, and I was hosting a late night show on Air America.  Since I was on so late, I would record some of the interviews earlier in the day.  That was the case with Congressman Frank.  But I don't think he knew [...]

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