Investigative journalist, blogger, and broadcaster Brad Friedman's investigative interviews, analysis and commentary, as ripped from the pages of The BRAD BLOG (BradBlog.com), today's current events (if they matter) and the rest of the stuff we have to live with.
Friday, January 15, 2021 - Biden's COVID Relief Plan; National security; Census
Guest: Heather 'Digby' Parton, Salon columnist
The world has crossed a new, tragic coronavirus milestone. President-elect Joe Biden unveils a new, $1.9 trillion effort to tackle COVID and rebuild the economy. Columnist HEATHER 'DIGBY' PARTON explains several ways that Trump represents an ongoing security risk to the nation even after he leaves office, and discusses the future of the Republican Party as the 'Ghost of Trumpism' lingers and rots it from within. US Census Bureau abandons Trump's scheme to weaponize the census to exclude undocumented immigrants from apportionment data sent to Congress.
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - Trump/GOP Big Lie; Environment
US intelligence officials warn that Trump's Big Lie about a 'stolen' election will trigger more domestic terrorism attacks from violent extremists. Most Congressional Republicans are perpetuating Trump's Big Lie while calling for 'unity' and arguing that Trump must not be held accountable for inciting insurrection. NYC joins growing list of those severing ties with Trump and his businesses. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 2nd Impeachment of Trump; Truth & Reconciliation
Guest: Former Congressman Tom Perriello (D-VA)
Trump makes history again as the first President to be impeached twice, with a (somewhat) bipartisan vote in the US House charging him with "Incitement of Insurrection" for instigating last week's deadly MAGA Mob attack on the US Capitol. Former congressman and diplomat Tom Perriello draws on his experience in conflict resolution and transitional justice in war-torn countries to explain the steps that countries must take to move beyond political violence and civil division to avoid the repetitive cycle of escalating hostilities, and actions that the incoming Biden administration can take to both help 'heal' the nation and ensure accountability, rather repeat the accountability mistakes of the Obama Administration.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - America or Autocracy?: GOPers Choosing Sides
The US now faced with a stark choice between the 'American side and the Autocratic side.' Pentagon Joint Chiefs of Staff issue unprecedented statement affirming Joe Biden will be inaugurated on Jan. 20. Major corporations withdraw campaign donations from Republicans. Former CA Gov. Arnold offers encouraging perspective in response to last week's violent, failed coup. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'
Monday, January 11, 2021 - Trump's insurrection; Impeachment
Fallout grows from Trump incitement of insurrection at the Capitol. Democrats call for Trump's removal, via impeachment or 25th Amendment. FBI warns of new attacks against 50 state capitals and the US Capitol. Trump's minions gleefully spread new disinformation. Republicans say MAGA Mob will launch new attacks if Trump is held accountable for his actions. Callers weigh in...
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