Trump's trek to El Paso and Dayton as "consoler-in-chief" was a disaster, as is his entire presidency. Nicole Sandler begins the show with a bit of comedy and a look at the latest news of the day. Then, as it's Thursday, Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC returns to talk about two progressive priorities for 2020 and beyond: Medicare for All and a new assault weapons ban...
On Memorial Day, we remember those killed in battle. I think that now includes those who were gunned down on the streets of Anytown, USA. On Friday night, it was the Isla Vista community at UC Santa Barbara. You probably didn't hear about the three people killed and two wounded in two separate shooting incidents yesterday in Myrtle Beach, SC . If you think mass shootings happen way too often in the US, you'd be correct. If your stomach can handle it, read Mother Jones' "Guide to Mass Shootings in America", updated on May 24 to include Santa Barbara. Sadly, [...]
This article was written and originally posted on Sept 18, 2013. It's re-posted and slightly updated today, and includes my interview with former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer, who helped enact gun laws in Australia after a 1996 massacre in which 35 people were slaughtered, and who warned Australians not to travel to the US following last summer's shooting death of Australian baseball player/college student Christopher Lane. This graphic shows the Mass Shooting/Killing incidents since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009 through the time The Atlantic published it on Sept 16, 2013. At that time, we had just experienced [...]
Earlier this week, on the eve of Passover, a well-known and well-documented racist anti-Semite opened fire on two Jewish centers in Kansas, killing three people. And this week, egged on by the "Patriots" at Faux News and hate talk radio, scores of gun nuts showed up, weapons in hand, to fight back against the gubmint officials who dared to try to collect the million dollars in fees owed by a crazy rancher in Nevada for 20+ years of allowing his cattle to graze federal lands and ignoring the fees. Susie Madrak of Crooks and Liars pointed out that Sean [...]