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