Daily Kos presents Daily Kos Radio. Progressive politics, news & talk hosted by Contributing Editor David Waldman

KITM salutes the great city of Madison, Wisconsin! Greg Dworkin comes on to talk of the history of the Confederate flag. Will history repeat itself with the latest Democratic momentum? Is the GOP on the wrong side of history again? Or is Hillary on the wrong side of history? What are the polls saying? Overwhelmed by the depth and breadth of the mistakes in the US media coverage of Greece’s economic troubles and solutions proposed, Arliss Bunny calls in, comprehensively setting the record straight. One more open carry disaster, in an Austin, TX hotel. Could've been a good guy with a gun, though, until his bullets started entering people.

Direct download: July_6_2015_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 5:53 PM

Holiday reminder: Don’t fire weapons in the air for celebration! Greg Dworkin visits to describe how Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are shaking up the presidential election, and Jim Carrey is screwing up medicine and science. Rosalyn MacGregor reports on Michigan bills for absentee ballots and minimum wage. What does it means to “support” Bernie and/or Hillary. And we revisit the old question of whether yard signs, door knocking and bumper stickers are worth the money to sway votes. The mayor of Barcelona giving banks a run for their money. The rest of the show is devoted to the unboxing of the many peccadilloes of Paul LePage.

Direct download: July_3_2015_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 5:57 PM

Today’s show starts like everyone’s this morning, sorting out the report of a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. Greg Dworkin helps answer “Why is Donald Trump Polling So Well?” Maybe the GOP is ahead of the curve sometimes, but usually not. Is the value of hard work paying off a conservative value? And - how the election will play out with our “Kaleidoscope Society.” Terribly written open carry laws lead to terrible results in Florida and Mississippi. Tech geniuses and business leaders that started out barking up the wrong tree.

Direct download: July_2_2015_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 6:48 PM

David recovers his voice and is back at the KITM microphone, talking iPhone pistol grips and Ted Cruz. Armando calls in to talk about TRUMP vs. Jeb! vs. all the other also-rans, and how there’s no there, there in the latest Hillary “bombshell”. They also talk Crass Dick Harpootlian, how support of the Supreme Court will be a litmus test for both parties in ’16, and ISIS cake bakers. David answers listener questions on the “voting down of conference reports”, “Senatorial holds” and whether the Gop plans to fight Obamacare by eliminating the filibuster.

Direct download: July_1_2015.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 4:53 PM

Back from a week of camping! Greg Dworkin summarized the top news we missed last week. SC's Confederate flag seems to be on the brink of coming down. Christie's in, but still toast. Trump dumped. Obama bumps up in latest polls. Republicans in disarray. WaPo takes up gun-related data journalism. A closer look at the dynamics of South Carolina's last days of political struggle with the Confederate flag. Armando then joins us in recapping and discussing last week's SCOTUS action.

Direct download: June_30_2015_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 6:27 PM

Greg Dworkin sets the mood with The Onion's contribution on Hobby Lobby. Justice Stevens' City of Boerne v. Flores concurrence saw the RFRA itself as an impermissible violation of the First Amendment. James Risen's Blackwater blockbuster. The robots are taking over. The multiple problems with Facebook's crazy experiment. And the intriguing backstory to a Hawaii political drama. For the fifth time in three and a half years, we've had GunFAIL accidents at more than one gun show on the same day. An Oklahoma Republican says his primary opponent (Rep. Frank Lucas) was actually executed three years ago & is now either a body double or a robot. But hey, both sides do it. You know? Turning back for a closer look at the Blackwater story, we took time out to talk to Armando as news came in from the Supreme Court on Hobby Lobby and Harris.

Direct download: June_30_2014_64_1.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 4:41 PM

Yesterday's Supreme Court decisions dominate the discussions today. Greg Dworkin brings us good fodder in the form of insightful writing on the subjects of buffer zones and recess appointments. Also in courts news, "Does the ACA violate the Origination clause?" and a Colorado federal judge upholds that state's new laws on gun background checks and magazine capacity. The passing of Sen. Howard Baker. Why the media loves Iraq hawks.

Direct download: June_27_2014_64_1.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 1:00 PM

Greg Dworkin's morning roundup focuses on the MS run-off. Vox = "the left," apparently. Todd Akin's back. Plan B on the IRS "scandal": missing e-mails they hope you won't notice don't actually bear on the first "scandal." Never mind that lost e-mails didn't bother them before. Likewise, what the U.S. Archivist has to say interests them now, but didn't then. Armando joins in for a quick update and discussion of the day's SCOTUS rulings on recess appointments and abortion clinic buffer zones. Catching up on the "no-fly list" ruling, and common threads it shares on modern technology with yesterday's cell phone search decision.

Direct download: June_26_2014_64_1.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 1:00 PM

Greg Dworkin and Joan McCarter join us to round up the stories of the day. North Carolina's Outer Banks are largely doomed, but the real estate industry would like to pretend that's not so. Primary elections sorted themselves out yesterday in Mississippi, New York, Maryland and elsewhere. Crappy-looking revised GDP numbers give everyone a scare, but there's a twist. Netroots Nation is coming up fast! A federal court finds due process fault with the "no-fly list." The Detroit water crisis. More filibuster follies in the Senate. Speaking of which, it's the 1 year anniversary of Wendy Davis' Texas Senate filibuster performance, and her campaign's looking for supporters' help in marking it. SCOTUS decides on cell phone searches. And the year's biggest GunFAIL so far.

Direct download: June_25_2014_64_1.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 1:00 PM

It's the Mississippi Republican Senate primary election run-off, and it turns out the McDaniel/Tea Party camp will be turning out "poll watchers"... in the predominantly black precincts. So will they be open carriers, as we saw in Alabama? It's primary day in Maryland, too, where Netroots pal Evan Coren has called Don Engel's 11th district bid to my attention. GA Gop House candidate is the latest to write Islam out of constitutional protections. One way gimmetarians leverage the power of the state to rig outcomes & undermine reasonableness as a matter of policy. No one could have predicted a SYG shooting of a cop during a no-knock warrant. Is this how Open Carry Texas does safety checks? PA woman pulls a real gun (and fires!) on kids with water guns. And a fascinating look at the "adjunctification" of higher education.

Direct download: June_24_2014_64_1.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 1:00 PM