Thursday marks the 6th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v FEC (and the day they pulled the plug on Air America too).
Tomorrow (Wed 1/20), I’ll host a debate between David Cobb of Move to Amend, who’s working towards a constitutional amendment that proclaims corporations are not people and money is not speech, and Shaun McCutcheon, who challenged the aggregate limits on how much money an individual could contribute to a national party and to federal candidates and won at the Supreme Court.
The debate will air live on The Nicole Sandler Show at 11:20 Eastern. The show streams live at radioornot.com, the Radio or Not tunein channel at nicolesandlershow.com.
Listen at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2015/11/22/dave-johnson-isaiah-pool-virtually-speaking-sundays
Sanders on Democratic Socialism; Trump on Muslim Americans; Warren on corporate tax reform. Commentary from Dave Johnson and Isaiah Poole you’re unlikely to hear from the DC media villager. Jay Ackroyd host.
The regular VS Media panelists:
Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Isaiah Poole, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, Sara Robinson, Susan Madrak, Spocko, Stuart Zechman
Click here to listen live or later.
Presidential primary campaigns and authenticity; policing America. Sara Robinson and Dave Johnson discuss the absence of coverage of mainstream policy alternatives that are both effective public policy and poll very well, the contrast between the marginalization of the Sanders campaign, and impediments that the symbiotic relationships between cops and prosecutors create cops commit violent crime.
The 2015 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Andrew Jerrell Jones, Avedon Carol, Charles Lenchner, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Isaiah Poole, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Sara Robinson, Spocko, Stuart Zechman, Susan Madrak
Dave Johnson, Isaiah J. Poole. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Political satire from Culture of Truth. Listen live or later http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2015/07/13/isaiah-j-poole-dave-johnson-schumer-portman-rewarding-corp-tax-evasion
6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern discussing the proposed “repatriation tax holiday” on what corporations owe on “offshore” profits held in tax havens. Also “reform” — a huge tax break to encourage off shore production and profits in the future.
Then, from the morning talk shows: Labor overtime rule, the Confederate battle flag, TPP, Debt crises in Greece and Puerto Rico, HUD announces fair-housing rule.
Commentary from Dave Johnson, Isaiah J. Poole. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Political satire from Culture of Truth.
Listen live or later http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2015/07/13/isaiah-j-poole-dave-johnson-schumer-portman-rewarding-corp-tax-evasion
Topics: Fast Track in the House and why Obama is being Obama. Bernie and Hillary, Elizabeth Warren’s letter about the SEC. Progressive: what’s in a name?
RJ Eskow, Dave Johnson and Jay Ackroyd. Political satire from Culture of Truth.
Listen live or later at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2015/06/08/dave-johnson-rj-eskow-vs-sundays
6pm pacific/9pm eastern
Bankrupt American public policy: TransPacific Partnership (TPP); the Republican budget; Iran treaty. Clinton and the dominance of centrist policy and rhetoric in the Dem party.
Commentary from Dave Johnson, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd. Follow @DCJohnson @Stuart_Zechman @JayAckroyd
2015 Media Panel Andrew Jerrell Jones, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman. Alternates: Susan Madrak, Sara Robinson, Spocko, Charles Lenchner.
Listen live or later: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2015/04/06/dave-johnson-stuart-zechman-vs-sundays
Virtually Speaking is an online radio show that you can listen to at any time, live or later. It features online progressive “personalities” — people you see doing a lot of writing online.
Tonite I am on with Joan McCarter of Daily Kos. Moderator is Jay Ackroyd.
Live 9pm Eastern / 6pm Pacific
Click here to listen live or later http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2015/02/16/dave-johnson-joanmccarter-virtually-speaking-sundays
Which lies really matter, Brian Williams’ or Dick Cheney’s?
GOP governors and Medicaid expansion encapsulated in King v Burwell and the tension in the party between doing as the Koch’s command and what their constituents need.
Joan McCarter — Senior Political Writer and regular front page contributor to Daily Kos. Joan writes about national legislative developments. Follow @joanmccarter
Dave Johnson — Fellow with Campaign for America’s Future and Senior Fellow with Renew California. Read Dave at Seeing the Forest, Campaign for America’s Future and Alternet. Follow @DCJohnson
Virtually Speaking Sundays offers an alternative to the Sunday morning talk shows, drawing from a panel composed of prominent members of the liberal blogosphere
9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2014/11/10/dave-johnson-dave-waldman-vs-sundays. Click for live or to listen later.
Election post-mortem, did candidates “distancing” themselves from Obama and core Democratic policies help them get votes or drive away base Dems? Disarray in the GOP?
Robert Reich’s statement – on Facebook! – that Dems must get their act together and appeal to regular people’s economic needs — or else we need a new party.
And, if there is time … “pointergate” to insane to be ignored.
Dave Johnson, David Waldmanprovide the commentary, with Jay Ackroyd. Satire from Culture of Truth.
The 2014 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Andrew Jerrell Jones, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman
I was on Nicole Sandler’s Radio or Not show Monday. (You might know Nicole as the person who took over Randi Rhodes’ radio show when Randi wasn’t able to be there.)
Click here and then slide it to 1:38:12. It was a really good segment. We were talking about my recent post on Mitch McConnell’s threat to shut down the government if Obama won’t sign legislation to dismantle the government. Of course, you can also listen to the whole show.
Nicole does a 2 hour show, Mon-Fri, live from 10-noon ET. She is on youtube and 3 audio streams live… Plus a 24/7 tunein channel that carries the show live, and runs the most recent 5 shows back to back. Each morning’s show repeats at 3Pm ET.
The tunein url is http://tunein.com/radio/The-Nicole-Sandler-Show-247-Stream-s229127/, but it’s also accessible from the tunein app or directly from radioornot.com. The podcast is also on itunes (click here), Stitcher or any other podcasting service.
Nicole’s show is always free, but listener supported.
6p pt/9pm et – Avedon Carol & Dave Johnson
Shortsighted centrism empowers republicans while implementing bad policy. Triangulation backfires, as with immigration or misses opportunities, as with the ACA, SS benefit cuts, gay marriage. Policy and political concerns would be much more successful if widely popular, effective polices were adopted. Instead, we get Rahm’s memo. Plus political satire from @Bobblespeak
Follow @Avedon_Says @DCJohnson @JayAckroyd
Listen live or later at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2014/06/23/avedon-carol-dave-johnson-virtually-speaking-sundays
The 2014 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman
I discussed the Trans-Pacific Partnership and what President Obama’s trip to Asia could mean for American workers on “The Sunday Show with Philip Maldari” Sunday morning, on KPFA-FM in Berkeley, Calif.
Listen to the full show here:
With me on the show was Tim Shorrock, a journalist raised in Japan and Korea who’s been writing about Asia and trade; and “War! What Is It Good For? Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots,” with Ian Morris, Prof. of Classics and History, Stanford University.
Across the board now people are seeing what these trade deals have done to the country – more than 50,000 factories lost, millions of jobs gone, the ability to buy things marked “Made In America” all but obliterated. It is undeniable. I’ve previously written about the recent New York Times editorial on this, which indicates how even the elites are feeling it.
The trade deficit is the number to use to understand the damage done by these trade agreements, of which NAFTA is a symbol.
Imagine $500 billion of orders coming in to American businesses located inside America, in one year – that’s way more than the 2009 Recovery Act “stimulus” was. Then imagine that every year. That is what the current trade deficit represents
So now all the promises made about what these trade deals would bring us have fallen flat. All the propaganda can’t keep us from seeing what these trade deals have done to our economy and our middle class.
I was on “The Nicole Sandler Show” recently talking about the one-sided trade agreements we’ve been tricked into and the damage they do to the economy. It’s also quite entertaining. Seriously, it is. Bad puns, jokes and, of course, Nicole!!
On the show I talk about what the 2012 $540 billion trade deficit means. “Imagine if factories in America got orders for $540 billion of goods… the economy would be booming. … that was just one year of our trade deficit.”
The show was partly based on my recent post, New Fast-Track Bill Means Higher Trade Deficits and Lost Jobs.
And check out RadioOrNot.com.
PS Nicole and I are buddies and I’m on the show once in a while, so I can get away with terrible jokes and puns.
This post originally appeared at Campaign for America’s Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture. I am a Fellow with CAF. Sign up here for the CAF daily summary