Category: Activists

Comic Paul Gilmartin & Journalist David Dayen

Comic Fred Stoller, Storyteller Dylan Brody and Constitutional Law Professor Corey Brettschneider. Paul Gilmartin hosts The Mental Illness Happy Hour and talks about coping as well as curing problems of the mind. David Dayen writes for The Nation, The New Republic, American Prospect and The Intercept. He talks about who the real culprits are behind rising drug costs and why California’s attempt to pass Single Payer has stalled. Professor Corey Brettschneider on why we need to impeach Trump as soon as possible and why Neil Gorsuch may turn out to be more conservative than Antonin Scalia. Dylan Brody has been called a genius by David Sedaris. He’s also been called a genius by David Feldman, but who cares what Feldman thinks? Dylan is performing his new one man show “Driving Hollywood” at The Pit all this month in Manhattan. Fred Stoller’s new book is “Five Minutes To Kill.” He’s currently working on a new book about his mother Pearl.

Produced by Alicia Cordova

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Paul Gilmartin

David Dayen

Corey Brettschneider

Dylan Brody

Fred Stoller

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Is Neil Gorsuch More Conservative Than Scalia?

Constitutional Law Professor Corey Brettschneider warns that Neil Gorsuch may turn out to be more conservative than Antonin Scalia. Professor Brettschneider is author of “When The State Speaks.”
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Corey Brettschneider is professor of political science at Brown University, where he teaches courses in constitutional law and political theory. He is currently also a visiting professor at the University of Chicago Law School. Brettschneider was a visiting professor at Fordham Law School, a Rockefeller faculty fellow at the Princeton University Center for Human Values, a visiting associate professor at Harvard Law School, and a faculty fellow at Harvard’s Safra Center for Ethics. Brettschneider received a PhD in politics from Princeton University and a JD from Stanford University. He is the author of When the State Speaks, What Should it Say? How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality (Princeton University Press, 2012) and Democratic Rights: The Substance of Self-Government (Princeton University Press, 2007). These books have been the subject of several journal symposia, including one most recently published in the Brooklyn Law Review. Brettschneider is also the author of a casebook, Constitutional Law and American Democracy: Cases and Readings (Aspen Publishers/Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, 2011). His articles include “Sovereign and State: A Democratic Theory of Sovereign Immunity,” forthcoming in Texas Law Review; “Value Democracy as the Basis for Viewpoint Neutrality,” in Northwestern Law Review (2013); “A Transformative Theory of Religious Freedom,” in Political Theory (2010); “When the State Speaks, What Should it Say? Democratic Persuasion and the Freedom of Expression,” in Perspectives on Politics (2010); and “The Politics of the Personal: A Liberal Approach,” in the American Political Science Review (2007).

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Randy Bryce Can Beat Speaker Paul Ryan In 2018 

Howie Klein from Down With Tyranny says Randy Bryce can beat Speaker Paul Ryan in 2018.
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Randy Bryce

Howie Klein: I’m not supposed to be talking about this, but I don’t care. Democrats had a meeting of their recruitment committee and the recruitment committee pretty much fell in love with Randy Bryce. They saw his video. They didn’t meet him. But they saw his video. One of the members of the democratic recruitment committee who favors Randy Bryce played the video for them, and they loved it.

And now they want to throw away the old restrictions against running someone against Paul Ryan. And they want to get behind Randy. So that’s a really good sign, and now it’s going to be up to Nancy Pelosi. She’s the one who has previously ordered hands off Ryan. She can tell the recruitment committee not to support Randy Bryce. And she may and I don’t know if she will or she won’t. But if the DCCC doesn’t get behind this campaign to get rid of Paul Ryan it’s because of Nancy Pelosi.

David: We’ve talked on this show about getting rid of Nancy Pelosi. But you said before the show started that the alternative in the democratic party to Pelosi could be worse.

Howie Klein: No. Not “could” be. Would definitely be worse.

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Comics Laura House & Larry “Bubbles” Brown

Comic/Director Michael Meehan, Comic Bruce Smirnoff and Down With Tyranny’s Howie Klein.

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Michael Meehan’s new film is “Hey Monster, Hands Off My City.” This Fellini-inspired Comedy Film features a large comic cast, and stars SF Comedians Johnny Steele and Reggie Steele as SFPD homicide detectives, who find half eaten bodies turning up all over San Francisco.

Comic Larry Brown stars in “Hey Monster, Hands Off My City” as well as “Three Still Standing.” Larry holds the record for longest gap between Letterman appearances.

Howie Klein offers a surprising take on Nancy Pelosi, Laura House and David talk relationships, and our Miami Beach Correspondent Bruce Smirnoff on how to pick up women.

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