Monday, February 22, 2016

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

This weekend, South Carolinians declared Donald Trump the winner of the Republican Primary, with Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz coming in second and third place, and left us all saying good-bye to the Jeb Bush campaign.  With candidates like Trump and Cruz at the helm of the Republican candidates and the deathblow to the Bush Dynasty, what does this mean for moderates in the Party?  Do they turn to Marco Rubio or do they consider crossing the aisle?  Jonathan Cohn of the Huffington Post returns to the show to discuss.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction is a brain disease because drugs cause changes to the brain which can be long lasting and can lead to many harmful, often self-destructive, behaviors.  However, over the past few years this idea of addiction as a disease has come into question.  In his new book The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not A Disease neuroscientist and professor of developmental psychology, Marc Lewis argues against the disease model of addiction, saying that it is neither a choice nor an inherent malady, but rather an innate feature of human behavioral biology and a natural adaptation that begins in the brain.  Marc joins me now to talk all about the book and nature of addiction.  

On Saturday night, Hillary Clinton was declared the winner of the Democratic Caucus, which gives her momentum heading into the South Carolina primary this weekend and Super Tuesday next week.  On the show today we’ll take a look back this weekend’s win and how Sec. Clinton can keep that energy going moving forward with Karen Finney, who is a Senior Advisor with Hillary For America.

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