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.
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)
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)
This week Trump reversed a long held policy position by reversing on Afghanistan. What else could he reverse on? 04:15
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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
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".
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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.
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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!
This is the third podcast in a series about the movement behind The Indivisible Guide. Everything in this podcast can be found at Indivisible .
Everything in this podcast can be found at Indivisible . This podcast is an introduction to Indivisible and a summary how it can be used.
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