Guests: Sally Rubin, the director of “Hillbilly,” Professor Corey Brettschneider, author of “The Oath And The Office: A Guide To The Constitution For Future Presidents“, Medicare For All Activist Geoffrey Ginter. Plus Comedians Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling and Aaron Berg.
Guests: We talk Tuesday’s results with Marc Cevasco, chief of staff for Congressman Ted Lieu and Zack Ford, the LGBTQ editor for Think Progress. Plus, Documentarian Ky Dickens and Comics Kevin Bartini and Kabir “Kabeezy” Singh.
Washington Post Political Columnist Richard Cohen, Vanity Fair’s David Margolick, author of “The Promise and the Dream: The Untold Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy” (RosettaBooks, April 2018), Down With Tyranny’s Howie Klein and Professor Corey Brettschneider author of “The Oath And The Office: A Guide To The Constitution For Future Presidents.”
The New York Times calls Florida Congressman Alan Grayson “The Liberals’ Problem Child.” Conservative Columnist George Will calls him “The worst politician in America.” He is known for such chestnuts as, “If you get sick, America, the Republicans’ health care plan is this: Die quickly.” As well as, “I have trouble listening to what Dick Cheney says sometimes because of the blood that drips from his teeth while he’s talking.” Congressman Alan Grayson, a Democrat, represented FL 9th District(2013–2017), and represented FL 8th District(2009–2011). He returns to talk midterms, and what Democrats are actually doing right in the lead up to Tuesday.
The N.R.A. is a false flag operation because it is funded by Russia. Putin’s a genius. All those Americans he’s killed without having to fire even a single shot. Plus it’s time to separate fact from fiction. Voter suppression is real, voter fraud is imaginary. Time to learn what real journalism means with Investigative Journalist Russ Baker from Who What Why. Russ and his team of eight journalists are on the ground right now covering voter suppression in key states like Georgia, Florida and Texas. Down With Tyranny’s Howie Klein remains optimistic. Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling has 26 of the funniest jokes ever told. And In Hot Water’s Aaron Berg worries that the male strippers of this world are getting a bad rap.
On today’s show we talk with Democrat Mike Siegel, US House candidate for Texas’ 10th congressional district. Helaine Olen, columnist for The Washington Post, whose latest piece is entitled, “The High Cost of Lotteries.” Zack Ford, the LGBTQ editor for Think Progress. Comedy Writer Colleen Werthmann from “The Daily Show,” “Mark Twain Prize,” and “The Oscars.” Comic Kevin Bartini whose two albums are “The Unintentional White Album” and “Showing The Horses Who’s Boss.” Comedy Writer Steve Skrovan, cohost of “The Ralph Nader Radio Hour.”