Kelly Carlin, executive producer of HBO’s new documentary “George Carlin’s American Dream,” directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio which chronicles the life and work of Kelly’s father and legendary comedian; After addressing the NRA on Friday, Senator Ted Cruz tried to eat sushi with his family when he was confronted by our guest Gun Control Activist Benjamin Hernandez.
I’m David Feldman coming to you from an airshaft overlooking a parking garage somewhere in Manhattan where the temperature is 68 degrees and sunny.
On today’s show, Kelly Carlin, author of A Carlin Home Companion and executive producer of the new HBO series George Carlin’s American Dream.
Why don’t American police demand gun control? Tuesday’s massacre in Uvalde, Texas exposed just how terrified American police are of getting killed by assault weapons. So why the silence from police chiefs when it comes to banning AR-15s? How have gun manufacturers and the NRA purchased silence from American police?
With the midterms in full swing, we take a closer look at the Democratic party’s war against the Left with our very special guest David Sirota who served as Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign speechwriter in 2020. David also created the financial crisis podcast series Meltdown, and helped Adam McKay create the story for the film Don’t Look Up. He is a columnist at the Guardian, editor-at-large at Jacobin Magazine, and founder and editor of the Lever. SUBSCRIBE TO THE LEVER: https://www.levernews.com
George W. Bush confuses his illegal invasion of Iraq with Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine. Does Bush’s subconscious actually have a conscience?; Meghan McCain wrote a book; Why John McCain was a war criminal who lied about his adulterous affair with a lobbyist; Summer Lee wins in Pittsburgh; Jessica Cisneros MUST defeat Henry Cuellar; AIPAC, an ultra right wing pro Israeli Republican lobbyist is secretly attempting to destroy Progressive Democrats; Replacement theory; Pete Buttigieg says only Capitalism can feed our babies; Wall Street’s predicting a recession;
A sober look at Saturday’s massacre of African Americans in Buffalo. The shooting was partly because of white supremacy. But the REAL reason for the shooting is it’s too easy for every lunatic in America to get their hands on an assault weapon. Our nation’s gun laws are an act of collective suicide. We choose weapons over peace. We prefer profits for arms manufacturers over our own security. From guns to for profit healthcare Americans are killing themselves in the name of Mammon. Preview of Tuesday’s primaries: North Carolina: Madison Cawthorn; Pennsylvania: State Sen. Doug Mastriano, Dr. Oz, and Summer Lee; Oregon: Jamie McLeod-Skinner, Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) CORRECTION: David identified Congresswoman Liz Cheney as representing Idaho. She represents Wyoming. We are sorry for both the mistake and the fact that there is a Wyoming or an Idaho.