Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) It's Friday, so when the show ends, the weekend has arrived! Since this is the first full weekend of autumn, the weather should be universally beautiful, a good time to get out and encourage people to vote! In some places, early voting has already begun. And if you get your ballots in the mail, they should be arriving any time. (Ours showed up today!) Vote early if you can. That's one way to avert any bad surprises on election day and [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Robert Greenwald founded Brave New Films over 20 years ago with a film called Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election. Obviously, it was a travesty that deserved to be memorialized in film. For BNF, it was a highwater benchmark from which to begin a series of issues oriented documentaries. Brave New Films has produced films that parallel the political, societal, cultural and geopolitical times... Their newest release, just out, is what's needed at this fraught time in the lifespan of our democracy... Suppressed [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) I've been trying to stay optimistic now that the former guy is gone from the White House, and the current occupant is exceeding my expectations, but reality keeps getting in the way. More accurately, Republicans are in the way. Today's Republicans have no morality, no sense of fairness. It seems their mantra was well-learned from the orange one himself: lie, cheat and steal... win, no matter the cost. The Senate Rules Committee is marking up the For the People Act today, [...]
Download here or click below to play Instead of a Monday Music show today we're going to turn the Monday spotlight on a new movie. Robert Greenwald's Brave New Films is out with Suppressed: The Fight to Vote . The producer/director of this and many others including Outfoxed, WalMart: The High Cost of Low Prices, Iraq for Sale, Rethink Afghanistan and others joins us today to talk about what might be the most important message of our time. You can find all of those films at the Brave New Films website-- there's a treasure trove of documentaries to [...]
Eighteen days out from election day, and a number of states are throwing up barriers to prevent people from voting. Today, Nicole Sandler is joined by Mother Jones' Ari Berman, author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America.
After an update on the day's news, including the president's calling out African nations, Haiti and El Salvador as "shithole" countries, I speak with investigative journalist Greg Palast about the GOP's latest efforts to keep us from voting Democratic. The newly updated version of Greg's movie, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Case of the Stolen Election, is available now via Amazon (and you can stream for free with Amazon Prime).
Nicole attempts to get the facts behind the new "voter fraud commission" with the guy who's been telling us about Kris Kobach for years, independent investigative reporter Greg Palast. In a report published just as Greg came on the air with us today at The Progressive , Greg shows that even as 44 states say they won't cooperate with Kobach's request for voter data, at least 28 already have!
(via www.cartoonistgroup.com) When I opened my Los Angeles Times today, I spotted a letter written by someone I knew when I was a teeny tiny kid. He grew up to be awfully smart, as you'll see below. Trump has made much of how "voter fraud" (which is virtually non-existent) will hand the ("rigged!!!") presidential election over to Hillary because... everyone, but everyone, is conspiring against Don-Don. Everyone. In the whole wide world. (Reality check: Voter suppression is a much bigger problem than voter fraud.) As so many do, my very informed, very cool childhood friend set the Ignoramus in Chief straight. Here [...]
Nicole talks about the right wing outrage over Springsteen's performance of "Fortunate Son" at the Concert for Valor Tues night, and the rest of the right's disconnect with reality. Brad Friedman join in to recap the elections regarding voting machine/voter suppression effects on its outcome. Desi Doyen explains the climate agreement with China and the latest on the Keystone XL pipeline.
This email was sent to me by a regular reader of mine, and will make your heads explode. Verbatim: First, I live in one of the Tea Party strongholds of the nation in Southern Delaware.. Yes Delaware is the home of Joe Biden, but the lower part of the state is not Biden country. Also, I am disabled US Army Paratrooper.. not combat disabled, instead I learned that you cannot fight gravity.. so I have spinal issues and non-combat PTSD from the injury. Which means I shut-in, and most of the time if you saw me you would probably think [...]