Download here or click below to play Zephyr Teachout is my guest today! The Fordham University Constitutional Law Professor, author and activist explains just how horrific the prospect of a Supreme Court Justice Barrett would be, how terrible a job the Democrats did at her hearings this week, and what we should all be doing right now! Her new book is Break 'Em Up: Recovering Our Freedom from Big Ag, Big Tech, and Big Money. We started the show with another parody song. But this one I wrote! Since I sing beautifully but have trouble staying on key, I [...]
Bernie Sanders with Zephyr Teachout in New Paltz, N.Y. on Friday. Ms. Teachout is running for the House of Representatives. NY Times. Are we all in love again yet? Come ON?! We are well under fifty days out here progressive peoples! Must be time for an injection of Bernie. The New York Times reports that from Zephyr Teachout to HRC, The Bern has his groove back and is uber-rebooted for the final round. NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — This crunchy college town, between the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains, feels like an ideal place for a Woodstock [...]
I have no news, good or bad. Now we're in health insurance purgatory, awaiting the decision from the almighty United Healthcare as to whether or not they'll pay for the PET scan my doctor wants me to have. It looks like there will be a bunch of tests and procedures in my near future, so I will be taking some days off over the next few weeks. I'll try to get some good shows put together for you. Today, we ran the best of I put together for the 4th of July, featuring interviews with Bernie Sanders, Zephyr Teachout and Don Siegelman. [...]
Happy Independence Day! Nicole is taking the day off, preparing for tomorrow's big official launch of the new studios and Randi Rhodes' return! On today's Best Of program, we go back to Sept 26, 2014 for a conversation with Bernie Sanders as he was still deciding whether or not to launch his bid for the presidency August 8, 2014 with Zephyr Teachout as she was taking on NY Gov Andrew Cuomo in a primary challenge. Teachout just won her primary to be the Democratic nominee running for Congress from NY-19 on Nov 8! August 21, 2012 for a conversation with [...]
Nicole Sandler turns her attention toward the Republican lurch toward insanity. Driftglass has a few thoughts to add to that discussion in hour one. Howie Klein joins for hour two, and introduces us to the latest Blue America-endorsed congressional candidates. And Neil Degrasse Tyson takes on the Flat Earth Society.
Nicole talks about the latest news, including the resignation of the Secret Service Director, conviction of a murderer in FL (on the second try), and more. Today's guests include former NY gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout, She's History's Amy Simon, and Netroots Foundation Chair Patrick O'Heffernan to tell us about the Netroots Music Project.
When the House Republicans needed foreign policy advice, they turned to the man most responsible for getting us into this mess in the first place. Cheney was the war's chief propagandist, who told the American public more spectacular falsehoods than anyone, including Bush himself. Cheney was the one who told us in 2002 that "Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us." He's the one who tried to convince us that Saddam Hussein might have helped engineer the [...]
Last Thursday, a federal judge ruled that BP’s “gross negligence” and “willful misconduct” had caused the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and that the company’s “reckless” behavior made it subject to fines of as much as $4,300 a barrel under the Clean Water Act. Antonia Juhasz, Oil and Energy Analyst and author of three books - Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill, The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry--and What We Must Do to Stop It , and The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time - joined me on the show this morning to [...]
Americans have really short memories. It was less than a year ago that the Republicans shut down the US government for 16 very long days. And now Mitch McConnell is threatening to do it again. I suggest we take those threats very seriously. To refresh our country's collective memory loss: First, Federal employees were furloughed for a combined total of 6.6 million days, more than in any previous government shutdown. At its peak, about 850,000 individuals per day were furloughed. That number fell once most Department of Defense civilian employees were able to return to work as the Pentagon implemented the [...]
I'd always nod along when Randi Rhodes would say that it's not if it'll happen, but when. And I, like she, always wondered what the catalyst will be that finally lights the fuse. Back in 2010, the spark that begat the Arab Spring was one of those proverbial straws breaking the camel's back-- a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself on fire to protest his government's treatment of himself and his fellow citizens along with its brazen corruption. Before dawn on Friday, Dec. 17, as [Mohammed] Bouazizi pulled his cart along the narrow, rutted stone road toward the market, two police officers blocked his path and [...]