Thursday, August 17, 2017

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

Noah Michelson, the Voices Editorial Director and Executive Editor of Queer Voices at Huff Post as well as the co-host of the Love + Sex Podcast returns to the show as he does every Thursday to help us close out the week with the stories making headlines over at Queer Voices.  Be sure to follow Noah of Twitter!


Last weekend the streets of Charlottesville become flooded with a collection of neo-Nazis, fascists, and white supremacists, and it’s important to note that this rally brought together and array of both old and new-school groups including well know organizations like the KKK to lesser known and newer ones such as Vanguard America and Identity Evropa.  Joining me today to talk all about the rally in Charlottesville, the rise of the latest white identity politics movement known as the "alt-right" and its similarities and differences from other illiberal ideologies is George Hawley who is a University of Alabama political science professor who studies white supremacists and has a new book coming out in September all about the "alt-right" movement's origins, evolution, methods, and core belief in white identity politics titled Making Sense of the Alt-Right from Columbia University Press.


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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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

White supremacy as an ideology has existed in this country since its founding, but it has been many years since it has been on such public display as it was in Charlottesville over the weekend.  Which is why so many people are so shocked to see images of people carrying banners with swastikas on them and hear audio of them chanting slogans like ‘Blood & Soil’ and ‘Jews will not replace us’ as they marched through the streets of an American city.  But how did these people, mostly young men, become radicalized and what commonalities do they share with other ideological extremists like those in ISIS?  Joining me today to talk all about radicalization in the context of Charlottesville and the commonalities of ISIS and white supremacists is Nayyera Haq who has served as a Senior Director in the Obama White House on national security and economic policy and in the State Department as a Senior Advisor and Spokesperson.


Last night, the city of Baltimore quietly removed all 4 of its Confederate statues overnight, the removal followed a unanimously vote by the city council, and on Saturday, in response to the Nazi rally and white supremacist terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia that left one American dead and dozens more injured the Mayor of Lexington, Kentucky Jim Gray pledged to take action to relocate two Confederate statues in his city.  Mayor Jim Gray joins me today to talk all about happened in Charlottesville over the weekend and why he has accelerated the process of removing the monuments located in Lexington.  


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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

Normally the summer is a slow time in the world of politics, but with the election of Donald Trump to President it has been anything but, from North Korea to Mueller’s investigation into the possibility of collusion between Russian and the Trump campaign things just refuse to quiet down.  Joining me today to talk all about the important issues impacting our country right now is Congressman Ted Lieu who represents California’s 33rd Congressional District and serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. 

Congress is currently in recess, but that doesn’t mean that many members are not hard at work on behalf of their constituents during the break an speaking out on behalf of the resistance to the Trump agenda.  Joining me today to talk all about the recent events in Charlottesville and the ongoing crisis on the Korean peninsula and so much more is Congressman Ted Deutch who represents Florida's 22nd district, and is a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, a Ranking Member of the House Ethics Committee, and the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on which he serves as Ranking Member on the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, from the first lawsuit against Trump’s transgender military service ban being filed in court to the city of Charlottesville being invaded by Nazis and white supremacist.   Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.


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Monday, August 14, 2017

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

Over the weekend the city of Charlottesville Virginia was invaded by white supremacists and Neo-Nazi’s as part of a planned rally called ‘Unite the Right’.  However, these right-wing extremists were met by protesters who gathered in opposition to the bigotry espoused by the Alt-Right, the protests quickly turned violent with one white supremacist driving his car into a crows of peaceful protesters killing one and injuring dozens more.  Joining me today to talk all about the violence and hate that engulfed this Virginia college town is Virginia Delegate David Toscano who represents the 57th District in the House of Delegates, which includes the city of Charlottesville. David is also a former Charlottesville City Councilor.

Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened, from white supremacist and neo-Nazis taking to the streets in Virginia to the Presidents escalation of tensions with North Korea.  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.

In Charlottesville on Saturday, A young man fueled by hatred drove into a crowd of people peacefully protesting the white supremacist groups that marched through the streets carrying lit torches and armed with assault weapons.  The images that have emerged from this weekend have left many Americans grappling with the fact that this level of violence normal found in conflict zones has come to American shores.  Joining me today to talk all about what he witnessed this weekend in the town he calls home and how it reminded him of some of things he saw during the 15 years he spent representing the United States as a foreign service officer, primarily in conflict zones of Africa is Brennan Gilmore who wrote all about his experiences in a piece for POLITICO today.  


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Friday, August 11, 2017

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

Earlier this week we learned that five transgender military service members serving on active duty are suing President Trump over his directive to ban them from the military.  The lawsuit is the first legal action against the policy change, which was announced in a series of tweets. The lawsuit, filed by the National Center for Lesbian Rights and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, argues that Trump’s order is unconstitutional and denies transgender service members equal protection and due process. Joining me today to talk all about Trump’s transgender military ban and the current lawsuit is Shannon Minter the Legal Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR).


A lot sure has happened in politics this week what with Trump’s escalation of the rhetoric surrounding North Korea and the news that that the FBI raided President Trump’s former Campaign Manager Paul Manafort’s home back in late July. Joining me today to help us wrap up the week in politics is columnist for The American Prospect Adele M. Stan.  


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Thursday, August 10, 2017

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

Noah Michelson, the Voices Editorial Director and Executive Editor of Queer Voices at Huff Post as well as the co-host of the Love + Sex Podcast returns to the show as he does every Thursday to help us close out the week with the stories making headlines over at Queer Voices.  Be sure to follow Noah of Twitter!

In the wake of their defeat in the Electoral College in the 2016 Presidential Election there has been a lot of talk about the reforms that need to be made within the Party and the direction in need to head in for the upcoming midterm elections.  Joining me today to talk all about the changes currently going on within the DNC and how they are planning to take on Republicans in 2018 and beyond is veteran Democratic operative Jess O’Connell who is the new CEO of the Democratic National Committee, where she oversees its day-to-day operations and its rebuilding project.  Jess is the former the executive director of EMILY’s List, and will be work closely with new Chairman Tom Perez to reshape the organization from one focused on the Presidency to one focused on electing Democrats from School-board to Senate.


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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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

On Monday, the Justice Department released an amicus brief in a case, currently before the Supreme Court, over whether Ohio can continue to remove “infrequent voters” who fail to cast a ballot over a six-year period. IN the brief the DOJ sides with the state of Ohio in a case that could allow states to cancel registrations for thousands of voters.  Joining me today to talk all about the DOJ’s amicus brief and the Trump administration’s support of the GOP’s voter suppression efforts is Ari Berman who is a senior reporter at Mother Jones, covering voting rights and the author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America.


Back in July, the Vatican-vetted journal La Civiltà Cattolica published an article by two close associates of Pope Francis in which they argued that American Catholic ultraconservatives have made an alliance of “hate” with evangelical Christians to back Trump.  The article has become controversial in American Catholic circles and highlights the widening distance between Pope Francis and some American Catholic conservatives.  Joining me today to talk all about the article the dynamics of the relationship between the Vatican and the American Catholic Church is professor of theology and religious studies at Villanova University Massimo Faggioli.  Massimo is also a contributing editor to Commonweal magazine a journals about religion, politics, and culture edited by lay Catholics.


Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, from Jeff Sessions possibly gearing up to launch a crackdown on Marijuana laws to Massachusetts’ Governor siding with Trump over the State Supreme Court on Immigration Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.



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