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Informal & informed conversations about politics, policy, economics, media, science and more. Sundays feature a panel of prominent members of the liberal blogosphere. Tuesdays, Jay Ackroyd talks public affairs, mostly with authors, mostly about progressive issues

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Digby discusses the GOP presidential hopefuls. Also Planned Parenthood and guns.

Digby and Jay Ackroyd try to make sense out of the reaction to the Paris attacks. How does the media deal with a lying nativist when "lying nativist" is not on their style sheets.

Political satirist Culture of Truth bases The Bobblespeak Translations on Meet the Press and/or This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Using show transcripts, he creates the 'most ridiculous moment' for Virtually Speaking Sundays. This... more

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.... more

Robert Jacobs is associate professor at Hiroshima City University and Asia-Pacific Journal contributing editor. He is the author of The Dragon's Tail: Americans Face the Atomic Age (2010), the editor of Filling the Hole in the Nuclear Future:... more

Jay and digby discuss the GOP response to a terrorist attack on France.

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.... more

Mara Grunbaum is a Brooklyn-based science writer and editor, and the author of WTF, Evolution?! She's written for adults and kids in Popular Science,Discover, Scholastic's Science World and SuperSciencemagazines, and more.

Digby describes this week's Clown Car Developments

Political satirist Culture of Truth bases The Bobblespeak Translations on Meet the Press and/or This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Using show transcripts, he creates the 'most ridiculous moment' for Virtually Speaking. This segment,... more
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