Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Today's scheduled third day of hearings from the House Select Committee investigating the Jan 6 attack on the Capitol was postponed, giving us a bit of a breather. But not really, when you consider all that's happened today. The Supreme Court handed down decisions in six more of their still undecided cases for this term, though none of them were the blockbuster cases some had expected. That leaves 18 more decisions to come in the next few weeks. The Fed made good on [...]
Download here or click below to play The year 2020 was pretty awful as years go, but there were a few bright spots and silver linings. Every year, The Nation publishes their Progressive Honor Roll and John Nichols joins me to discuss who made the list. He'll be with us today to go over 2020's MVPs, and to talk a bit about the unprecedented circumstances we find ourselves in today. As usual, we started with the latest news, a few mini rants from me. One was about Katie Porter being taken OFF the House Financial Services Committee (WTF [...]
Click to play or download the show audio here Nicole Sandler returns with new shows... to begin the New Year, Nicole welcomes The Nation magazine's John Nichols for his annual year-end progressive honor roll and a look toward the future, as we take on 2020
Trump today introduced his tax plan, which would cut corporate and small business rates down to 15%, repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax for individuals and otherwise enrich the wealthy and hurt the struggling... Did you expect anything less? Many experts say this plan could cost upwards of $6 trillion! The GOP-led FCC started the ball rolling on reversing the Net Neutrality rules... start paying attention! D'ump signed an Executive Order calling for a "review" of our national monuments, with the goal of reversing the many lands that President Obama had designated as national monuments in order to protect them from [...]
Monte Wolverton, Cagle Cartoons. Giants like The Nation and The Atlantic (who just bestowed their first presidential endorsement since Lincoln), find themselves flooded with anecdotal cases of Voter Oppression. Or, as I prefer to call it, identifying fraud committed ON the American voter in the name of justice. We all know that white, male, American-since-conception and of possibly xenophobic natures have gleefully depressed and repressed the minority and female vote in this country. We don't even have a Boadicea, a Queen Elizabeth I, a Catherine the Great or even a Maggie Thatcher or Angela Merkel to give [...]
It's a busy Thursday on the show, as the race tightens. Nicole welcomes Howie Klein back to the show to talk about all of it! MoveOn's Ben Wikler tells us about their record-breaking endorsement of Bernie Sanders. And it's Driftglass Thursday too!
As 2015 draws to a close, we can't wait to see what the New Year has in store. Today, Deborah Newell Tornello joins in for one final 2015 romp through the Oy FloriDUH files. And continuing an annual tradition, The Nation's John Nichols joins in to run down their 2015 Progressive Honor Roll.
Nicole Sandler reminds everyone to vote today. And the 2016 election is one year away! Joan Walsh visits today to talk about her new gig at The Nation, and how prescient she was with her book "What's the Matter with White People." And it's Tuesday, so it's GottaLaff too!
Progressives and populists are awakening from their slumber, slowing down Fast Track, and creating huge momentum for Bernie Sanders underdog candidacy. Today, Nicole speaks with The Nation's John Nichols about Bernie Sanders presidential run, and with Dave Johnson of OurFuture.org who gives us the latest on the TPP and Fast Track push.
Nicole is back for a new year with John Nichols and one last look at 2014 with The Nation's Progressive Honor Roll, plus remembering Mario Cuomo. And Digby weighs in on our police problems and other issues facing us with a Republican-controlled 114th Congress convening tomorrow