Thu, 28 January 2016
Almost to the end of school snow cancellation week, David Waldman gets to talk to adults for two hours straight!
Greg Dworkin is counting the days until the Iowa Caucus, when he can switch gears from punditry to analysis. Bernie Sanders is great at bringing a revolution, but how will he get things done? Nancy Pelosi distances the Democrats from Sanders’ talk of taxes. David and Greg talk about running for office vs. holding an office, and being an absolutist vs. an incrementalist.
Half in US say they are better off than 8 years ago, including Republicans that were 10 years old, eight years ago. GOP voters want someone with testicular fortitude, and think Trump can come up to that standard.
Greg highly recommends that you watch the Flint Michigan town hall, hosted by MSNBC yesterday. It is just as riveting watching it as recorded as it was watching it live!
David reviews the story of reporter Jane Mayer, when she wrote about the Koch Brothers. Joan McCarter is preparing a review of the book covering this, “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right”.
A member of armed society reacts with deadly impoliteness to woman rejecting his advances outside a bar.
The Texas law requiring retailers to check gun permits is confusing some of the Texas public.
Trey Radel will tell his life story and give a behind-the-scenes look at his time using cocaine, and being a congressman, to make some money now.