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Dec 15, 2017

A perfect storm is brewing composed of the rising awareness of sexual misconduct, the massive upset in Alabama and the Democrats acting tough for a change.

Short of Trump committing an impeachable offensive, the Republicans will not entertain impeachment.  How could they after overlooking the Hollywood Access tapes?

There is a sure way forward....

Dec 13, 2017

Roy Moore, Steve Bannon and Donald Trump discovered on December 12th that Trumpism is dead.  When any Senate candidate with (R) after their name can't win a special election, with so much on the line in a solid red state,  it's clear the end-times are upon them.  The civil war already underway between establishment and Trump Republicans will most like be a bloodbath before the end of 2017.  Oh happy days!

Oct 31, 2017

2016 was the year where politics as we knew it died.  Two presidential candidates  either won the nomination or came close with little help from their party or faced outright sabotage.  The parties don't work for the people anymore and with the fractured bases of both major parties, it's looking downright unlikely they can recover with the current leaderships.

Sep 6, 2017

Rather than do no harm and push Congress to if not fix immigration, codify the DACA kids in legislation, Trump acted.  But rather than be humane, he chose to be heinous.  There's no walking this one back. (05:11)

Aug 25, 2017

I watch, listen and read news for hours everyday, but if I hadn't wandered onto a friend's FB page who knows how long before I found this out? Democrats have a great idea you should know about. (4:35)

Aug 23, 2017

This week Trump reversed a long held policy position by reversing on Afghanistan. What else could he reverse on? 04:15

Aug 22, 2017

Everything Trump does he does in pairs. Monday night we saw his rational reading of a speech void of details but full of old cliches. Tuesday night he'll wipe it all away with a free-for-all in Phoenix.  Length: 4:00.

Aug 21, 2017

Trump claimed there were fine people on both sides in Charlottesville. Only a fraction of Congress has called him out for the comment but America's CEO's foreclosed on his moral bankruptcy.  How do we effectively take him down?

Aug 18, 2017

Internet service provider DreamHost has been served a near unlimited search warrant to provide all personal data from a left-wing website in a fishing expedition challenging your 4th Amendment against unreasonable searches.

Aug 17, 2017

As Trump drops further in the polls so does his behavior and the number of people willing to support or work with him.  Meanwhile, Bannon confesses to a liberal magazine.

Aug 16, 2017

Tuesday Trump came out swinging at the press armed with a fresh batch alternative facts trying to normalize Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists and the KKK.   Was it the opening verse to his swan song?

Jun 10, 2017

What happened in this week's UK election is further proof that liberal populism is prevailing over the conservative's victory by austerity movements on both sides of the Atlantic.  The group talked about the reasons for May's disMAYl election results, and how Corbyn took it to the roots and may have uprooted May for real.  The rest of the podcast was spent on the Comey testimony and all the sneaky things McConnell and Ryan tried or managed to slip through while no one was watching.

Thanks to Mire from NOLA for jumping into the weekly gumbo!

Jun 3, 2017

Last week set the record for Trump making a bad decision, but what he wasn't counting on was the global coming together to unite against him.  He's ended the days of America as Leader of the Free World and changed the image of America for the next several years.

We talk about the Paris pullout, rise of global liberalism, fall of British conservatism and major media events of the week.


How Theresa May gobsmacked herself

Polls show liberalism rising, right wing populism declining

May 27, 2017

Thanks Richard Ebbs for joining the podcast by way of Liverpool and Toronto. It's so much better to get perspectives beyond America's borders.  The title speaks for itself so I won't delve into it here.

Glad I get this chance to correct something I said rather stupidly on the podcast. I was trying to make he point it's nice having another voice on the podcast versus me and Michele, Toni and Jane.  The diversity I was trying to describe was just having a little more bass in the vocal mix. Everyone knows the women are the brains of this operation.   Whew! #montana #G7 #fascism #personalitydisorders #impeachment #resignation #democrats #specialelections

May 20, 2017

Everyone says the same things, "I can't believe he said/did that", "There's more news in a day than there used to be in a week", "We're all afraid what he's gonna do next", etc.

Following what can only be described as Hell Week, Trump took off for the royal treatment in Saudi Arabia.  The pageantry is sure to re inflate his deflated ego but it's doubtful that it can even last for the remainder of his trip.  The bubble is going to pop eventually.  Let's hope he's nowhere near the nuclear button.

Toni, Michele and Mary carry the discussion while Jane is out on "special assignment".

Thanks for listening. 

May 13, 2017

Second week back and a second new voice on the podcast, Mary Alden-Allard joins Jane Perry, Toni Diego, Michele Happe and Chris for a tossup discussion of the past week's news and a look to the next.

Thanks for listening and give us a like on iTunes if that's where you find us.

May 6, 2017

There's 47 levels of grief and reconciliation you have to go through after an election like 2016, but all good thing must also come to a beginning so here we are.

Happy to add a new voice and perspective this time with Jane from Sacramento.  Should be even more in the coming weeks.

This podcast discusses the abomination passed by the Republican House this past week and what lies in store for the Democratic party.  We also riffed on some lesser stories of the week because too much Trump talk is toxic.

Great to be back!

May 2, 2017

This is the third podcast in a series about the movement behind The Indivisible Guide.  Everything in this podcast can be found at Indivisible .

Feb 13, 2017

Everything in this podcast can be found at Indivisible . This podcast is an introduction to Indivisible and a summary how it can be used.

Feb 10, 2017

There is no "one way" to take back our government, nor will liberals ever unite behind a single goal.  What must happen though is a sustained loud noise without wavering. Everyone has one or more parts in making this happen from citizen/non-citizen to your 3 members of Congress.

In this Re-Grand Opening, the focus is on what the Senate can do.  They know they can do something but history tells us when push comes to shove, Democrats too often chose to be pushed.  No more!

This episode is dedicated to an Op-Ed piece "A Game Plan for Senate Democrats" by Sarah Binder, a professor of political science at George Washington University and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. It appeared in the 2/10/17 New York Times