Thursday, August 13, 2020

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Noah Michelson, the Editorial Director at HuffPost Personal and host of the new D is for Desire podcast returns to the show as he does every Thursday to help us close out the week with the stories making headlines over at HuffPost.

The announcement of Kamala Harris, a high-profile senator, woman, African American, Indian American and child of immigrants, as the Democratic Party Vice Presidential candidate inspired both cheers and attacks. Award-winning author and Emory University Professor of African American Studies, Carol Anderson, joins me on the show today to talk about this historic nomination.

Attorney, political activist, and anti-trust and corruption expert, Zephyr Teachout, shares her latest calls for reform in a new book BREAK 'EM UP: Recovering Our Freedom from Big Ag, Big Tech, and Big Money. She chronicles the consolidation of monopoly power in industries from chicken farming to social media to online retail and offers solutions to take back control. She joins me on the show today to talk all about how these companies represent a new political phenomenon, a 21st Century form of centralized authoritarian government.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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From announcing military actions on Twitter to backing out of treaties and alienating allies to deferring to Russia, Trump has been defying logic and official advice with his foreign policy choices. CNN anchor and chief national security correspondent, Jim Sciutto, examined Trump’s handling of Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Syria, Ukraine, and COVID-19 and interviewed a number of current and former advisors to gain insight into Trump’s strategy. He joins me on the show to talk about his new book, The Madman Theory: Trump Takes On the World.

The Trump administration continues to attack mail-in ballots and undermine the US Post Office as more Americans will need to rely on these systems to exercise their right to vote safely. Chair of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), introduced the Delivering for America Act to protect our mail and our ballots from the partisan interests and mismanagement sabotaging the Post Office.

Amidst the pandemic, QAnon conspiracy communities have flourished online and more political candidates have embraced the message. Meanwhile, some Republicans are trying to villainize left-wing protesters. Journalist, author, and chronicler of the alt-right, David Neiwert, has been writing about the latest developments for Daily Kos and joins me on the show to talk about it. 

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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As the buzz about Biden’s VP pick grows, a group of prominent women in politics are calling out biased coverage of women and minority candidates. In a letter titled “We Have Her Back,” they call upon the media “to actively work to be anti-racist and antisexist in your coverage (ie: equal) as this political season progresses.” One of the letter signers, VP of Communications at Emily’s List Christina Reynolds, joins me on the show today to talk all about the effort.

Amidst the pandemic, Trump and the GOP put economic stimulus in limbo and continue to attack mail-in voting. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joins me to talk about economic relief, the Democratic National Convention and more.

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, from a lawsuit to dissolve the NRA to new rollbacks to reproductive rights in Arkansas to Trump’s use of executive orders to get around congress. Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

As the negotiations on the next economic relief package continue to struggle in congress, Trump signed four executive orders. However, their effectiveness and legality are up for debate. For insight into what the executive orders do (and do not) do, we turn to Former White House Cabinet Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Labor during the Obama administration, Chris Lu, now a senior fellow at the Miller Center

As we unpack the latest on congress’ economic relief negotiations, Trump’s legally suspect executive orders and the continued push to reopen schools, we turn to Daily Beast editor-at-large and co-host of the podcast The New Abnormal, Molly Jong-Fast, to discuss it all.

Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened from continued uncertainty about the future of economic relief from COVID, major wins for progressive Democratic Party candidates and Trump’s latest attacks on voting.  John returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and whole lot more, John is The Nation’s national-affairs correspondent, a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of The Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. 

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Friday, August 07, 2020

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Earlier this summer, the Supreme Court ruled in McGirt v. Oklahoma that half of the state is an Indian reservation belonging to the Muskogee (Creek) Tribe. Ben Bagdikian editorial fellow at Mother Jones, Delilah Friedler, writes about this major victory for Native rights and the shifts in how the Supreme Court has viewed tribal sovereignty. She joins me on the show today to talk all about the Tribal Supreme Court Project and more.

Retired naval flight officer Phil Ehr is challenging Rep. Matt Gaetz to turn Florida’s first congressional district blue. He joins me on the show today to talk about his campaign, the coronavirus in Florida and his effort to unseat one of Trump’s biggest defenders in congress.

This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with the continued negotiations on the next relief package, the New York State Attorney General’s lawsuit to dissolve the NRA, and the anticipation of Joe Biden’s VP pick.  Joining me today to help us wrap up the week in politics is Eleanor Clift the Washington correspondent for The Daily Beast, where she covers the White House and writes about politics and culture. 

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Thursday, August 06, 2020

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Today, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit to dissolve the National Rifle Association, citing an 18-month investigation that exposed years of illegal self-dealing among NRA leadership that funded lavish lifestyles. Political strategist and SiriusXM Progress host Joe Sudbay joins me on the show to discuss this historic lawsuit.

House Judiciary Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee member, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), has been on the front-lines of pushing for accountability for Trump’s use of federal forces on peaceful protesters and furthering coronavirus relief. He joins me on the show today to share more from California and Capitol Hill.

The Justice Department is not supposed to be influenced in any way by politics, and this is especially critical with just 90 days to go before the election when charges or other disclosures could influence voters. Co-editor in chief of JustSecurity.org, professor at NYU Law School, and former special counsel to the general counsel of the Department of Defense, Ryan Goodman, co-wrote an op-ed in the New York Times outlining this critical safeguard and how Attorney General William Barr has already been threatening it. He joins me on the show today to talk all about the integrity of Department of Justice and how agency employees should protect it.

Flipping the Senate and ending “Moscow Mitch” “The Grim Reaper” McConnell’s stranglehold on Capitol Hill could revolutionize politics in 2021. Political Director of Daily Kos and Publisher of Daily Kos Elections David Nir joins me to talk all about the potential to flip senate seats in Maine, Georgia and Texas, plus more campaign news as we approach Election Day. 

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Wednesday, August 05, 2020

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As we unpack Trump’s contradictory messages about mail-in ballots, the countdown to the 2020 election, and more top news, we turn to Salon contributing writer and the force behind Digby’s Hullabaloo, Heather “Digby” Parton. She joins me today to talk about it all.

Former Air Force pilot, MJ Hegar, who is challenging Republican Texas Senator John Cornyn is now within just one percentage point of the incumbent. Democrats nationwide are paying attention to the shifts happening in Texas as we approach the fall election. She joins me on the show today to talk all about her campaign.

From Capitol Hill to the States, immigration has become a defining issue in American life and politics, especially under the Trump administration. Senior political writer at Daily Kos Gabe Ortiz joins me on the show today to talk about the latest immigration news on Trump defying the Supreme Court’s ruling on DACA, more attacks on the Census and more.

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