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  • 01:03

    Marcy Wheeler & Digby • VS Sundays

    in Current Events

    Domestic security is getting pretty complicated, what with miliarized police operations, cameras documenting events that were previously unaccessible, "non-lethal" weapons that aren't really, and a really extensive internal security system.  Marcy Wheeler and digby discuss these issues.   Marcy summarizes the current understanding of who and how American citizens are being surveilled. Digby has been on the taser front from the beginning.   


    Crime rates are way down. Incarceration rates are an embarrassment, pointlessly ruining the lives of millions of Americans.  Police departments are more diverse, especially in urban centers.  A consensus against the drug war seems to be growing--but the Feds and the local asset seizure programs don't want to acknowledge that consensus.


    Complicated.


    We discuss.

  • 01:06

    Digby & McJoan • VS Sundays

    in Politics Progressive

    Digby and Joan McCarter discuss the bind centrist Democrats, like Chris Van Hollen, have put themselves in by putting themselves on record in opposition to Social Security, how this helps Donna Edwards, and  how we can help Edwards in her primary race. Joan provides a quick precis on the contest for Senate minority leader in the aftermath of Harry Reid's announcement not to run in 2016.


    Reproductive justice in danger and how this year's version of the doc fix is being hijacked by the House Tea Party caucus.


    Israel's apparent 51st state status.


    Political satire from Culture of Truth. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Follow @digby56 @joanmccarter @JayAckroyd @bobblespeak


    The 2015 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


    Alternates: Susan Madrak, Sara Robinson, Spocko

  • 01:07

    Digby & Spocko • VS Sundays

    in Politics Progressive

    Media and the drum beats to war; Exporting homegrown torture. Use and abuse of the "political" celebrity. Remembering Leonard Nimoy. Political satire from Culture of Truth. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Follow @digby56 @spockosbrain @Jayackroyd @Bobblespeak


    More:


    http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/02/tb-scheduled-for-500-spot-pls-forcing.html


    The 2015 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. Alternates: Susan Madrak, Sara Robinson, Spocko

  • 01:03

    What Digby Says: The Republican Clown Car

    in Elections

    Jay and digby discuss the motley collection of GOP talent holding and running for office, and what it says about the state of American politics. Also, horse race coverage vs issue-oriented coverage: how can voters and citizens influence the narrative.

  • 00:54

    Digby & Andrew Jerrell Jones • VS Sundays

    in Current Events

    Developments in the Freedom Act; differential media treatment of Waco vs Baltimore; the latest from the republican klown car. Commentary from digby,  Andrew Jerrell Jones and Jay Ackroyd. Plus another ridiculous moment from politcal satirist Culture of Truth. 


    Links The GOP’s despicable decision to play dumb on Iraq; The GOP’s xenophobia primary, The GOP’s Scientology Strategy;  The GOP’s lurid obsessions


    The 2015 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 Alternates: Susan Madrak, Sara Robinson, Spocko, Charles Lenchner

  • 01:03

    Digby & Dave Johnson • VS Sundays

    in Politics Progressive

    NYC, Las Vegas, police shootings. North Korea / SONY. What digby said. Commentary from @digby56 @dcjohnson @jayackroyd


    http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/12/when-authorities-get-hysterical-they.html


    http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/08/how-many-of-these-police-killings-are.html


    http://www.digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/12/is-gop-coming-around-or-just-changing.html


    North Korea / SONY 


    https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/12/did_north_korea.html
    http://www.infowars.com/sony-hack-is-almost-certainly-an-inside-job/
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30560712

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/12/24/no-north-korea-didn-t-hack-sony.html


     

  • 01:03

    Digby & David Dayen • VS Sundays

    in Politics Progressive

    Digby,  David Dayen and Jay Ackroyd discuss the Supreme Court decision to revisit the constitutionality (!) of the PPACA exchanges; speculate on a GOP with control of the legislature, but no chance of overriding a veto; and celebrate (!) the hopeful news on net neutrality. Plus the Most Ridiculous Moment from satirist Culture of Truth.


    Links


    The President's net neutrality statement, big win for activists.


    The GOP's sneaky '16 plan


    The GOP's crazy "Real Men" crew are back


    PPACA What's the problem?  All you have to do is fix it.


     Linda Greenhouse on SCOTUS and the PPACA


    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

  • 01:01

    digby & Gaius Publius • VS Sundays

    in Current Events

    Kids on the border. Does the GOP need national wins to dominate? Netroots Nation: Ready4Warren, Hillary-OK-too; the next neolib president and what that means. Commentary from digby & Gaius Publius. Political satire from Culture of Truth. Jay Ackroyd moderates.


    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



     

  • 01:04

    Digby: Citizen Four

    in Politics Progressive

    DIgby discusses Citizen Four, the 2015 Academy Award winning documentary featuring Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald. The program also includes an excerpt, and discussion of, the late David Carr's interview with director Laura Poitras, Greenwald and Snowden.

  • 01:00

    Digby & Richard Eskow • VS Sundays

    in Current Events

    Today: Cliven Bundy and the Gop  Digby & Richard Eskow offer a counterpoint to the Sunday morning talk shows. Culture of Truth satirizes the Sunday Morning talk shows. Jay Ackroyd moderates.  Follow @digby56 @rjeskow @bobblespeak @jayackroyd


     


    The 2014 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Allison Kilkenny, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman

  • 02:05

    Candidate Flora Digby Pledges A New Approach To Ending Crime

    in Women

    Can female elected officials get tough on crime? Chicago Aldermanic candidate Flora Digby believes they can. If elected to the City Council, she intends to set a new precedent when it comes to creating a cohesive community that stands together against those who engage in criminal behavior. Getting Seniors involved is critical to rebuilding a sense of community. Senior care is an issue all of us will face one day, and 7th Ward Candidate Flora Digby is looking ahead toward building a whole community that includes participation from all citizens