Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Today's Show: Civil Rights, Civil Liberties

I was bad today and didn't get to update the blog, including with today's guests on the show. Nonetheless, I wanted to post here now because often people later want links to the guests' web sites and books.

At 2:30 ET: I spoke with Molly McKay whose group, Marriage Equality USA, is organizing vigils around California and around the country for the night before the California Supreme Court hears oral arguments on why Proposition 8 should be repealed. Go and get get involved.

At 3:30 ET, H. Alexander Robinson, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, came on the program to speak with me about Michael Steele, the new leader of the Republican National Committee, who has been sparring with Rush Limbaugh and flip-flopping on LGBT rights.

At 4:30 ET, Human Right's Watch's Jennifer Daskal joins me to discuss the secret Bush administration memos made public by the Obama Justice Dept. that show the far-reaching authority that Bush attorneys were claiming in fighting terror, threatening American civil liberties on a massive scale.