Wed, 30 September 2015
Kagro in the Morning presents their All-Star lineup today: David Waldman, Greg Dworkin, Armando, and Joan McCarter!
Greg takes a medical, and political perspective to yesterday’s House Planned Parenthood Hearing: A bad day for women, and Republicans. The Gop Chair trots out a terrible and dishonest chart, and is shut down.
Joan joins in on the discussion on the House Planned Parenthood hearing’s war on women.
There may not be enough angry white guys to sustain the Republican party, but plenty are jockeying for leadership positions in the House. Also there's room for the liar, the nutter, the fool, and the demagogue to fill that “strong bench” for the GOP.
Benghazi is now the longest congressional investigation in history. Kevin McCarthy takes a bow.
Will Kim Davis now convert to Catholicism? What will she do next week?
Tue, 29 September 2015
David Waldman will be on TV - and .tv - when he is interviewed on The Lip.tv! The topic will be #gunfail, a concept created by David, which he built upon over the years. David will discuss how #gunfail has become influential, and its potential as a journalistic tool.
Greg Dworkin could not visit today, but he passed along these interesting topics:
Shell leaves Arctic, giant oil rigs out there now only good for Bond villains.
Would Donald Trump play us for suckers?
Is John Boehner bad at his job, or what?
Actually, yes, he was pretty bad at his job.
Media reports on style over substance, and therefore, Carly Fiorina.
Mon, 28 September 2015
Got the Post-Pope jitters? Don’t worry - you can stay Pope-current with today's Pope-Relevant episode of Hopping Mad with Will McLeod and Arliss Bunny! On Daily Kos Radio, Mondays, right before this show, with this guy.
Donald Trump promises to round up immigrants humanely.
Greg Dworkin fulfills his vow to round up the latest polling and analysis:
Polls show Gop on the wrong side of several issues including gun control and funding Planned Parenthood, and just like Obamacare and the Iran Deal, support increases the more people become informed on the issues. Now that they ruined the job, and caught the car, Republicans have a hard time finding a new Speaker of the House.
Conservatives are happy to be on the wrong side of the Constitution as well. Ben Carson sees at least one religion as a probable cause for searches, which is just one available criteria for suspicion. And, a KY Republican claims a First Amendment right to accept bribes.
VW programmed a computer to lie to you, and you did not find out for years. What other machines are lying to you right now?
Good guy with a gun bullseyes the carjacking victim, may not get that NRA salute.
Fri, 25 September 2015
Anti-Muslim activist quits Oath Keepers when they refuse to help him arrest US Senator, and reveals it only costs $40 to join Oath Keepers!
A Mayor in Maine wants to publicly shame welfare recipients. A county in Texas screened job applicants to hire only Baptists. Think it can't happen where you are? David looks into what it takes to get into the local political clubs.
Thu, 24 September 2015
Then Armando makes his surprise visit! David and he have a broad discussion about - just about everything. But mostly about the continuing problems some black activists are having reaching understanding with some Bernie Sanders supporters. Should the focus of all sides be in allying to build a coalition, win elections and change things? Or do substantial changes need to happen first?
All that and much more! Hit the link and listen!
Tue, 22 September 2015
There was just too much left to say about the bizarre drug price-raising CEO story to let it drop at the end of yesterday's show, so we plow forward with that one, which really becomes completely nuts. At first glance, Martin Shkreli comes off as the typical multimillionaire boy-genius. But, a look at his history shows a streak of diabolical fiendishness. After all that,will he change?
Sticking with a theme of business follies—and hey, why not run the government like this, right?—we start to examine the business record of Carly Fiorina, both at HP and in her previous job at Lucent, which also pretty much collapsed. Hmm!
Finally, in our Entrepreneurial Spirit corner: who says you have to "own" or "have rights in" the property you put on AirBnB? Don't be a dinosaur, man!
Tue, 22 September 2015
David Waldman explores the gray areas between truth and complexity, meaning and interpretation, English and Aramaic, lumpers and splitters, philanthropists and psychopaths, The Boy Scouts and getting to High Holiday services:
Fiorina climbs polls, but was still a terrible CEO.
Jack Shafer says Trump isn't a media creation, then explains how he is.
This leads David into continuing a discussion on how interpreting scripture, whether from the Torah, Bible, or Quran depends on the perspective, and honesty, of the interpreter, including a contrasting of the tenets of Taquiyya and Kol Nidre.
Mon, 21 September 2015
If you like Kagro in the Morning and listen to David Waldman on a regular basis you’ll be interested in knowing that there is a way for you to help pay for the continued production of this show, which costs real money. You can donate at Recurrency.com or Netrootsradio.com, so you should.
World-wide Skype outage temporarily silences Greg Dworkin - but he does send in a lot of new polls:
Fri, 18 September 2015
This Episode is about money, where it goes, and why people make the decisions they do about whom they share it with. A couple good places to share: Netrootsradio.com, Daily Kos Radio, and David Waldman - the team that brings you discussion of topics that you do not hear anywhere else. Like these:
John Dean, who used to work on one side, but now doesn't, asks: Will the second debate confirm that “Mad as Hell” Republicans don’t want a competent presidential candidate?
The elite are different from you and me. David looks into a study that concludes that Rich elites—even rich liberal elites—don’t believe in redistributing wealth.
Unsurprisingly, many Wall Street executives say wrongdoing is necessary for success.
And - the dealers who control the U.S. Treasury market rigged bond auctions for years.
Which leads David back to the the LIBOR bid rigging cartel, and history’s largest financial crime that the WSJ and NYT would like you to forget.
Does this talk of rampant greed on a monstrous scale and its financial machinations make you hopping mad? Then you should tune in to "Hopping Mad with Arliss Bunny & Will McLeod", debuting next Monday, September 21 at 8AM on netrootsradio.com!
Thu, 17 September 2015
Greg Dworkin notices that Jack Tapper injected vaccines into the debate with some unexpected side effects.
Fiorina wins! Trump does not win! Maybe because other debaters are not eighth-grade girls. Debates keep Jeb!on his toes. Jeb! is his own man, but remembers those that helped get him here. You do know they are related, don’t you?
David finishes out the show with a look at charter schools. What does it take to make a school - other than a pile of money and the free market?
Wed, 16 September 2015
Greg Dworkin looks at the newest polls and analysis, and tries to determine what correlations are the best predictor of future results, and which are just a snapshot in time:
Carson wins! Clinton loses! (with a 20 point lead...)
Whether correlation or causation, endorsements seem to be one of the best predictors of success in primaries.
Public Polling Actually Understates Trump's Support Among Republicans.
Much more in the Abbreviated Pundit Round-up!
Wednesday is Joan McCarter day on Kagro in the Morning and she has a lot to discuss:
New polling shows the massive political peril for a Republican government shutdown.
How the Tea Party Got Hijacked by Trump’s Troll Party. Nowhere is this demonstrated more clearly than in Florida, where a plurality think that both Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio should drop out. The Club for Growth escalates its war with Trump.
Having lost in Iran, again, McConnell sets up another Iran vote.
John Boehner, bad Speaker of the House or worst Speaker of the House ever?
Republicans will defund Planned Parenthood even if it didn’t do anything illegal.
Tue, 15 September 2015
Oklahoma City Bomber, in the middle of his first of 161 life sentences, would like his guns back.
Guts say Trump!! Quants and Greg Dworkin say wait a minute…!!!
It’s Insiders Vs. Outsiders in the next debate.
Vexed by Greg, Armando calls in. The remainder of the show is devoted to wringing out the primary election system. They have a spirited discussion about Iowa, New Hampshire, and what alternatives could be put together that better represent the diversity of the Democratic Party. Also insurgent strategies, savvy operators, soft corruption, and good intentions.
Mon, 14 September 2015
Meanwhile here is a pre-recorded selection of stories you probably will not hear discussed elsewhere:
Step by step Americans are sacrificing their right to walk - to open a door and step outside and go somewhere or nowhere without getting behind the wheel of a car. For many it is a struggle, a fight. A risk.
Kagro in the Morning has often addressed the move from “stakeholder” to “stockholder” capitalism and the ills it has brought to the American people. Robert Reich warns us of our crisis of public morality.
Liberal arts college Cooper Union’s mission of providing a free high-quality education to a small, dedicated group of students was betrayed, and destroyed. Here is the story of how shameless trustees, egotistical technocrats, and unbridled university administrators managed to bring a great institution to its knees.
Fri, 11 September 2015
Jeb! tax plan is great for Jeb!
David discusses GOP mechanisms for handing the nomination to a non-Trump.
Armando calls in to discuss House Republican’s lawsuit against the Obama administration over a provision of the Affordable Care Act, and the larger issue of how presidential elections matter, because you never know what the courts will consider down the road.
Whatcha doin’ this weekend? David suggests reading the following (He will check on your progress next week.):
ISIS Jihadist ends up being Jewish Troll.
Is Assisted Dying a form of religious experience?
How some are being stripped of the right to walk.
When someone beats you, yelling “Go back to your country, Bin Laden!”
Thu, 10 September 2015
Greg Dworkin asserts that the Trumpublican Trumpernaut will not continue, although boy, he is doing well in the polls...
Discounting the Trumpnatics, who could be the “second choice”? (Chris Christie is neck and neck with “no opinion”.)
The conservative intelligentsia gave birth to Trumpzilla.
The Trumpanista takeover is still a long shot.
On the Iran deal, Republicans show they can chew gum and walk into the wall at the same time.
Are you an abortion survivor? You may be surprised.
Wed, 9 September 2015
David Waldman- Ready to talk sports! Call lines are open:
TV Journalist called out for tripping.
Longtime Listener Greg Dworkin calls in to talk winners, losers:
Obama wins! Cotton and Cheney lose.
Trey Gowdy shapes the race.
Ted Cruz not prepared for elbows at the Kim Davis event.
Yet another rock band hates having their music used at a conservative event.
Same sex marriage not welcomed by some Republicans, especially as a campaign issue.
How is the KY clerk’s contempt different?
Joan McCarter tells us what congress will do with the 10 legislative days they have left:
Kim Davis released, returns to work on 9/11 making that date memorable for many.
Tue, 8 September 2015
David Waldman is back! Actually, he was back yesterday too, in a special podcast with another installment on Dupont, 3M and C8, finishing up The Intercept article on the debacle. If you have been listening to earlier installments, catch this one too!
Greg Dworkin calls in to remind us that after Labor Day is when things get real in the political world, but for right now we have Donald Trump:
Thanks Trump! What exactly does an actual Donald Trump voter look like? Probably more white and frightened than average. We can only guess how Trump voters picture the opposition. But... could Donald Trump be right?
Greg and David discuss the importance of pulling together 41 votes. Armando calls in for a discussion of the political pressures and processes behind the deal. David follows with an in-depth analysis of the mechanics behind the “painless filibuster”.
Mon, 7 September 2015
An all-new show for Labor Day 2015, complete with appropriate outrage over corporate malfeasance! Huzzah! First, the (possibly temporary) conclusion of our discussion of the in-depth coverage of DuPont's mass slow-poisoning of the entire world, so that we can have non-stick cookware. Then, an introduction to our (possibly temporary) discussion of the in-depth coverage of Smithfield's localized slow-poisoning of rural North Carolina, so that we can have cheap bacon to cook in non-stick pans.
Fri, 4 September 2015
David Waldman presents Kagro in the Morning, live today - back Live on Tuesday after Labor Day weekend.
Greg Dworkin rounds up the headlines:
Pictures of Alaska visited by the President show climate change damage.
Republicans want Black Lives Matter to shut up.
Armando calls in to tell us Greg is wrong. (He’s still determining why.)
Was Trump ambushed by the Quds and Kurds?
Why should Hillary Clinton take the 5th?
The long record of gun control destruction in Virginia.
David returns to Dupont, C8, poison laced cigarettes and riverbeds, to get a taste of what it’s like to have government run like a business.
Thu, 3 September 2015
David Waldman strolls in, thinking there’s nothing interesting to talk about today, and is proven wrong, over and over again:
Donald Trump understands Republicans all too well, though some wish he’d be more elliptical. Reince Priebus negotiates peace in our time in Trump’s battle with GOP. Donald Trump has now gotten Mitt Romney’s attention, who knows that only he may be able to stop him. Jeb! really hopes all this will end up good news for him. Or, is September Ben Carson's month?
Employee violates "no shooting guns in the office" policy.
Wed, 2 September 2015
Good thing people do dumb things or we wouldn’t have a show - doing smart things helps too.
David Waldman inspects a core sample of the stupidity:
Greg Dworkin attempts to make sense of the nonsensical:
Marco Rubio loves the US even more than Trump!
Jeb! thinks Trump is a weak loser.
Chris Christie idea based on Newt Gingrich joke.
Joan McCarter stops by to help laugh at dumb people:
Rand Paul defends American-Kentuckian clerk, thinks church law should prevail.
David and Joan expose nefarious organized crime syndicate kingpin James O’Keefe.
Obama makes it to 34 votes on the Iran Deal.
Tue, 1 September 2015
David Waldman takes two hours and manages to fit in numerous things of great importance and still finds room for a couple things of little importance:
Chris Christie absolutely, positively delivers the stupid.
Democrats win! Because of gas prices?
Greg Dworkin's potpourri of politics, polls and Pope news:
Trump fights for McKinley. Trump fights against Reaganomics. Trump Willie Hortons Jeb!. Trump's immigration plan was disastrous in the '30's. (Denying citizenship also a big loser idea.) Trump Makes America Grate.
Pope Francis announces the Holy Year of Mercy.
David recommends this pro-gun blog article - especially the comment section.