- Sep 17, 202100:00:0001:07:49
I've made no secret of the fact that, despite being quite nervous about Joe Biden as the nominee and then president, I've been pleasantly surprised so far. Obviously, I have complaints, but when I compare him to the other presidents during my lifetime, so far, so good! There have been a few books published recently about #1, George Washington himself. I'm intrigued by the men who've taken on the biggest job in the country, especially seeing how absolutely flawed those who've held the position over the last 60 years are. Today, my guest is Nathaniel Philbrick. He's an author who's mined the history of the United States for a number of books. His newest one introduces us to George Washington from a much different perspective. Looking back at George Washington on the eve of a planned protest in support of the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol back in January is somewhat surreal. But that's where we are right now, in the surreal world.
- Sep 16, 202100:00:0001:08:33
It's Thursday, the day we usually visit with Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC. He'll be here today. We'll talk about the three so-called Democrats who tanked the provision that would allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices. It makes no sense, so we'll get Howie's take on it (and find out from him who these three so-called Democrats are). Before I get Howie on the line, I'll check in with Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works whose Tweet about those three caught my attention today. It read: ".@KathleenRice you just stood with pharma to keep our drug prices the highest in the world. How much did pharma pay you to ignore the will of your constituents and the American people? Absolute villainy." We'll talk with Howie about that, and what it signals for the rest of President Biden's (and Bernie Sanders') agenda.
- Sep 15, 202100:00:0001:17:37
There's a lot going on today. A hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee with Simone Biles and three other Olympic women gymnasts who were all assaulted by "Dr" Larry Nassar testifying. Revelations from Bob Woodward's forthcoming book are stunning-- some are calling for Mark Milley's head, others (like me) consider him a hero. Both Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin were summoned to the White House for meetings with President Biden, in which he'll try to convince them to get with the program.... Yes, lots going on. But today, we'll take a little break from most of it to visit with my old friend Bill Mumy and his TV sister Angela Cartwright. Yes, they were Will and Penny Robinson on "Lost in Space" some 50 years ago! They have a new book out called "Lost (and Found) in Space 2), available at ncpbooks.com or angelacartwrightstudio.com or billmumy.com. We'll get back to serious business tomorrow...
- Sep 14, 202100:00:0001:12:15
The FBI dubbed my friend Jason Leopold a "FOIA Terrorist." It's a label he wears proudly, but it bugs me... because he's not a terrorist. Jason is a hero. Digging deep to uncover the dirt that the powers that be don't want you to see. So I prefer to refer to Jason Leopold as The FOIA Master! And he joins us today. Jason, using his immense power of the pen, filed the paperwork and, in return, was able to get an exclusive look at the six permits issued by Capitol Police to the people who stormed the Capitol on January 6. He'll give us the whole story about his latest scoop. We'll begin with the latest news and maybe even a phone call or two in the first half hour...
- Sep 13, 202100:00:0001:08:01
It's been 20 years since 9/11. In many ways, it feels like a moment. In others, it's a lifetime removed. The weekend was filled with memories, both of that awful day and the days surrounding it. Life changed. We were all affected by the events of that day, and still are. Some of the ways are only now becoming apparent. Today, I welcome Katrina vanden Heuvel back to the show. It's been a while since we last spoke, so we have a lot of catching up to do.