Comedy writers David Sirus and Bob Powers get nostalgic for the Bush administration, Trump’s commitment to ignoring the truth, John Lewis, repealing Obamacare, the message Democrats should be sending to working class voters and Bill Kristol.
Then Jenny Rowland on her latest article How Exxon Won the 2016 Election.
Jenny is the Research and Advocacy Associate for the Public Lands Project at Center for American Progress.
Then Mattathias Schwartz from The Intercept joins us from Capitol Hill to discuss Trump’s pick for Secretary of Defense, General Mattis, and tells us why civilian rule of the military is enshrined into our constitution.
What is the Mattis Waiver? In order for General James Mattis to be confirmed for Secretary of Defense both houses of congress must pass a law reducing the number of years an officer must be away from the military in order to run the pentagon. Mattathias Schwartz from The Intercept joins us from Capitol Hill to tell us why civilian rule of the military is enshrined into our constitution.
The climate of fear and reprisal in Hollywood. We talk with David Dayen who writes for The Intercept. David Dayen is a contributor to The Intercept, and also writes for Salon, the Fiscal Times, the New Republic, and more. His first book, Chain of Title, about three ordinary Americans who uncover Wall Street’s foreclosure fraud, will be released in May 2016.
Judah Grunstein, editor-in-chief of World Politics Review, on Trump and the rise of nationalism in Europe. David defends the politics of personal destruction and why anyone who supports Trump needs to be humiliated and shamed.
First, Pat Dixon and Dave Sirus discuss the intricacies of relationships, marriage and sex. Then, David talks to Professor David Faris about the Democrats fighting dirty. And finally, David is joined by John Egan, the publisher of the Burrard Street Journal, to examine the dangers of fake news.
Boston Comic Frank Santorelli played Georgie on The Sopranos and has appeared in countless movies including Meet The Parents and No Reservations. As part of our continuing obsession with The Sopranos Frank talks about working on the greatest show in television history. Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes and Stitcher, and please do all you Christmas and Holiday shopping via our Amazon links since we get a small percentage.