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Marcy Wheeler, automotive expert, briefly discusses the race for the first driverless car.
Then we discuss the use, and misuse, of "crazy" as a way of describing Republicans on the Tea Party wing. Marcy argues that in an envrionment of absolutely insane policy like the US in Syria, or the F35 fighter project, we should be careful when throwing the C word around. One of the Village centrists' crazy policies is domestic surveillance--massive violations of the Fourth Amendment that Freedom Party Republicans work against. CISA, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act comes up. You can read some background on CISA and follow all these stories on emptywheel.net.
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 hosts.
The 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
John Rowan was reelected to a sixth term as National President of Vietnam Veterans of America at the organization's 17th National Convention in Springfield, Illinois, First elected to VVA's highest office in 2005, Rowan has remained active with VVA since the organization's inception in 1978. A founding member and the first president of VVA Chapter 32 in Queens, New York, he has served as the chairman of VVA's Conference of State Council Presidents, for three terms on the organization's Board of Directors, and as president of VVA's New York State Council.
Rowan, who enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1965, went to language school, where he learned Indonesian and Vietnamese. He served as a linguist in the U.S. Air Force's 6990 Security Squadron in Vietnam and at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, providing the Strategic Air Command with intelligence on North Vietnam's SAM sites to protect their bombing missions.
After his honorable discharge from the Air Force, Rowan received a BA in political science from Queens College and a Masters degree in urban affairs from Hunter College Rowan retired from city service as an investigator with the City of New York's Comptroller's Office. Prior to his election as National President, Rowan served as a VVA veterans' service representative in New York City. He lives in Middle Village, New York, with his wife, Mariann.
Paris, terrorism. Viewing the world in terms of targets to kill rather than people to influence or views to understand. Commentary from Avedon Carol and Marcy Wheeler. Jay Ackroyd hosts.
The 2015 VS Media Panel: Andrew Jerrell Jones, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, Sara Robinson, Susan Madrak, Spocko, Stuart Zechman
Commentary from digby and Gaius Publius. This week: Rachel Maddow and the Democratic forum in South Carolina; climate change developments: Keystone and ExxonMobil and RICO; the increasingly bizarre Ben Carson. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Follow @digby54 @gaius_publius @JayAckroyd
The VS Media Panel: Andrew Jerrell Jones, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Sara Robinson, Susan Madrak, Spocko, Stuart Zechman.
Marcy Wheeler (@emptywheel EmptyWheel Blog) and Dave Johnson (@dcjohnson Seeing the Forest) have a lot to talk about. Nobody ('cept Newt) wants to be Speaker of the House. Transpacific Partnership agreement is reached. What does that mean for the 99%, and national sovereignty. And, at last, Sanders and Clinton meet sorta face to face in the first Democratic primary debate.
David Waldman (aka KagroX) and Culture of Truth discuss political and policy developments of the past week. Carly Firorina, Jeb! Bush and the Presidents response to the Oregon shooting and American gun safety policy.
Cliff Schecter and Digby discuss the news of the week, and this weeks political developments. GOP Still in disarray. Boehner, Planned Parenthood and Carly Fiorina's Big Lie and developments in gun regulation and the abuse of tasers.
A to Z and U talk all things New York sports!
Isaiah and Stuart discuss the tensions in the Sanders and Clinton campaigns with respect to popular policy, populist rhetoric and the role of identity politics in the primary process.
Isaiah J. Poole has been the editor of OurFuture.org since 2007. Previously he worked for 25 years in mainstream media, most recently at Congressional Quarterly, where he covered congressional leadership and major legislation. Most of his journalism experience has been in Washington as both a reporter and an editor on topics ranging from presidential politics to pop culture. He also served as a founding member of the Washington Association of Black Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association? @ijpoole
Stuart Zechman — Movement liberal, entrepreneur, technologist and public commentary organizer at legacy media political blogs such as TIME Magazine's Swampland; He uses Twitter as a primary communications tool and posts on occasion at Avedon’s Other Weblog and Yves Smith’s Naked Capitalism. • Follow @stuart_zechman