I was fortunate enough to be able to interview a number of authors at this year's Miami Book Fair, so I thought I'd take advantage of Thanksgiving and the day after to share some of them with you. Today, the guy who probably could have predicted the outcome of our presidential election better than most others, as Ari Berman has been telling us about the whittling away and destruction of the Voting Rights Act for years with his book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America. Wesley Lowery was Tweeting from a McDonald's in Ferguson, MO, [...]
I moved back to my home studio today. We still have some tweaking to do, but so far, so good. Rick Neuhoff and his wife Diana Hatsis were the Bernie Sanders delegates from my congressional district. Rick joined me for a final recap of the convention and to talk about how to move forward in the post-Bernie race. In the second hour, Ari Berman of The Nation joined me to talk about the court striking down NC's voter ID laws, Rev William Barber at the DNC, and more.
All eyes were on Iowa this weekend as the 2016 hopefuls ate the obligatory corn dogs at the Iowa State Fair and made news. We'll talk about all of it today with Joel Silberman. Ari Berman returns with a news book, "Give Us The Ballot" about the continuing fight for the Voting Rights Act, 50 years after it became law.
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It's a big Thursday show, as Nicole Sandler speaks with Democratic presidential contender, Sen. Bernie Sanders. But first, it's the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act & there are new developments. Jason Leopold tells us about his latest FOIA-induced work. Plus, the first GOP debate and the last night at the Daily Show for Jon Stewart.
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That's what you do after a big victory, right? I still remember one year when I took my daughter to Disney World here in Florida. She couldn't have been older than six. On our way to park, we learned that day was "Gay Day" - an annual event. My first thought was "cool, this could be a learning experience". Except that my daughter was not at all fazed by the site of two men or two women holding hands. She had never been taught that there was anything wrong with that! This weekend, we're headed back to Disney World. [...]
It was nice of the Supreme Court to wait until I returned to issue their ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act. Even better of them was ruling that DOMA is unconstitutional! As I flew in late last night from Los Angeles, I'm a bit jet-lagged and out of it, but attempted to bring you the rulings as they were announced - courtesy of SCOTUSblog. And Jacob Combs of Courage Campaign and Equality on Trial joined in with some perspective too. You can read the actual DOMA ruling here - with Justice Kennedy writing the opinion for the majority! [...]