Washington Post Columnist Helaine Olen, Think Progress’ LGBTQ Editor Zack Ford, Gentleman Farmer Jon Ross, and Comedy Writer Dave Sirus.
Time Code: Helaine Olen 0:28 Jon Ross 49:35 Zack Ford 58:55 Dave Sirus 1:29:25
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Topics: NRA says Martin Luther King would still be alive today had he been allowed to carry a gun, seriously, the NRA actually said that. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is terrifying stupid rich white men. Florida Secretary of State resigns after photos of him in blackface surface, and you guessed it, he’s a Republican. As bad as his blackface is, it’s still less makeup than Katherine Harris use to wear. Omaha Nation elder Nathan Phillips and Nick Sandmann distract us from other distractions. Turns out the Women’s March was really about everything other than Women. Nancy Pelosi’s humiliates Donald Trump. Donald Trump humiliates himself. Trump administration’s not so secret war against the administrative state, and why this shut down could last for months if not years. Couple and their baby dragged off an American Airlines flight due to severe body odor. Eric Trump’s wife, Lara, is a great American. New York passes landmark LGBTQ legislation, finally.
Washington Post Columnist
Helaine Olen is a contributor to Post Opinions and the author of “Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry” and co-author of “The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated.” Her work has appeared in Slate, the Nation, the New York Times, the Atlantic and many other publications. She serves on the advisory board of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and lives in New York City with her husband, sons and poodle daughter.
Writer, Actor, Gentleman Farmer
Jon has written for some of your favorite sitcoms and variety shows and is a winner of the prestigious Writers Guild Award for Comedy Writing. As a comic he has appeared on all your favorite and not so favorite television shows.
Zack is the LGBTQ Editor at ThinkProgress.org, where he has covered issues related to marriage equality, transgender rights, education, and “religious freedom,” in additional to daily political news. In 2014, The Advocate named Zack one of its “40 under 40” in LGBT media, describing him as “one of the most influential journalists online.” He has a passion for education, having received a Bachelor’s in Music Education at Ithaca College and a Master’s in Higher Education at Iowa State University, and he relishes opportunities to return to classroom settings to discuss social justice issues with students.
Comic, Writer and Pundit
Dave is a comedian who was hired for the forty-first season of Saturday Night Live for which he was nominated for an Emmy for Writing in a Variety Series, and won a WGA award for writing in a comedy/variety series. He is currently a screenwriter and writes for Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog.
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