The Al Franken Podcast: What the FBI should have done about Brett Kavanaugh

The FBI sent the tips from the Kavanaugh Tip Line to White House Counsel Don McGahn, who tossed them in the waste basket. Calmes tracked them down. Not pretty!

GasLit Nation: The most powerful person in the US is … who?!?

Aug 22, 2021

GASLIT NATION WITH ANDREA CHALUPA AND SARAH KENDZIOR

Today we examine the most powerful person in the United States — Elizabeth MacDonough! Who, you might ask? Why, the Senate Parliamentarian, of course! You know, that person who you stood outside for hours in line in a plague waiting to vote for, the person whose policies you studied and advocated and critiqued…oh wait, that’s Joe Biden, the helpless inhabitant of the White House! Once again, the Biden administration agenda is being held up by the thumbs down recommendation of the Parliamentarian.

GasLit Nation: The Chance for Peace

Aug 18, 2021

GASLIT NATION WITH ANDREA CHALUPA AND SARAH KENDZIOR

On August 31, the War in Afghanistan – a war that has been going on for nearly our entire adult lives – came to an end, at least officially. We discuss the ramifications of twenty years of war and how different political entities worldwide are exploiting the situation. We situate Afghanistan in the history of other quagmire wars – Vietnam, Iraq – and revising Eisenhower’s 1953 speech on the military-industrial complex, “A Chance for Peace”, a prescient warning which would today be reviled as radical.

GasLit Nation: Hold Onto Your Humanity

Aug 18, 2021

GASLIT NATION WITH ANDREA CHALUPA AND SARAH KENDZIOR

We break down myths about “the unvaccinated” vs the anti-vaxxer propagandists and discuss the institutional distrust that have made a diverse crowd of Americans hesitant about the vaccine. We go through twenty years of horrific policy decisions that enabled a humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan, wasted trillions of tax dollars, and led to war crimes and tens of thousands of Afghan civilian casualties. And we end with hopeful words from our December 2019 interview with Congresswoman Barbara Lee.