Sunday 'I Scream Cohen' Toons
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by Brad Friedman
2d ago
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Republican FEC Commissioners Vote to Allow Campaign Donors to Hide Their Identity: 'BradCast' 5/16/2024
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by Brad Friedman
4d ago
It's received almost zero attention or notice, but the Republican appointees to the Federal Election Commission on Thursday tried to overturn a bedrock principle of American democracy: transparency of contributions and the identities of donors to political campaigns. The move caught us here at The BradCast by surprise, but we feel slightly better after hearing that our guest today, one of the nation's foremost experts on campaign finance, also just learned about this unprecedented effort. [Audio link to full show follows this summary.] BUT FIRST UP... Two unusual rulings from the packed, stole ..read more
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'Green News Report' - May 16, 2024
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by Desi Doyen
5d ago
Follow @GreenNewsReport... (Or use "Click here to listen..." link below.) IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Canada wildfires expand, threaten oil industry town of Fort McMurray, again; Climate change made extreme heat in Asia significantly worse; PLUS: Broadcast media ignored Donald Trump's blatant, billion-dollar quid pro quo offer to Big Oil... All that and more in today's Green News Report! Click here to listen or download MP3 (6 mins)... Link: Embed: GNR's now celebrating 15 YEARS of independent green news, politics, analysis, snarky comment and connecting climate change dots over yo ..read more
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Trump Trial Ketchup: Michael Cohen, a 'Smoking Gun', and 'Knee-Deep in the Cult of Trump': 'BradCast' 5/15/2024
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by Brad Friedman
5d ago
It has been the most important week in the New York criminal trial of Donald J. Trump, as the last witness for the prosecution, Trump's former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen took the stand. The court is off today, so we have time on today's BradCast to catch our breath for yet another Trump Trial "ketchup" show for you. [Audio link to full show follows this summary.] BUT FIRST, we've got a few noteworthy results from Tuesday's primary elections in Nebraska, Maryland and West Virginia, where, once again --- other than in WV --- Joe Biden outperformed Donald Trump among their respective party ..read more
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LAPD Right-Wing Bias in Violent Response to UCLA Protest Was No Surprise
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by Ernest A. Canning
6d ago
The May 3 article that appeared in UCLA's campus newspaper, the Daily Bruin, was disturbing but not surprising. The LAPD stood idly by as a group of "tear gas" wielding, pro-Israel "counter-protesters" violently attacked a pro-Palestine protest encampment. The attack reportedly went on for nearly four hours before the LAPD moved in, not to stop counter-protester violence, but to breakup the encampment. In a formal Statement, staff members of the UCLA History Department noted: LAPD advanced on the student encampment, pushing and herding them, using the tactic of kettling. Forced closely togethe ..read more
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Could Ohio Republicans REALLY Keep Biden Off the Ballot?!: 'BradCast' 5/14/2024
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by Brad Friedman
6d ago
We're covering 2024 election news in at least four different states on today's BradCast --- track conditions, not horse race --- and only one of those stories is particularly good news as GOP dirty tricks and voter suppression seem to be getting an early start this year. [Audio link to full show follows this summary.] Among our main stories today... Voters in Maryland, Nebraska and West Virginia headed to primary polls on Tuesday, with critical U.S. Senate and other races on the ballot. Noteworthy results and/or problem reports on tomorrow's program. We first began reporting on this story e ..read more
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'Green News Report' - May 14, 2024
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by Desi Doyen
1w ago
Follow @GreenNewsReport... (Or use "Click here to listen..." link below.) IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Canada's fire season erupts, forcing evacuations, as wildfire smoke chokes U.S. Upper Midwest; Record-breaking increase in carbon dioxide levels in the world's atmosphere; PLUS: Michigan is newest state to sue Big Oil for mounting climate damages... All that and more in today's Green News Report! Click here to listen or download MP3 (6 mins)... Link: Embed: GNR's now celebrating 15 YEARS of independent green news, politics, analysis, snarky comment and connecting climate change dot ..read more
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Sunday 'Stormy Weather Continues' Toons
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by Brad Friedman
1w ago
As The BRAD BLOG's former longtime toon sherpa PDiddie always reminded us: "With editorial cartooning increasingly an endangered species, please consider supporting them if you possibly can." * * * The BRAD BLOG is looking for someone --- other than me --- who may be able and available to post our weekly toons here! Interested? Let me know ..read more
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Facing Down the Threat to American Democracy: 'BradCast' 5/9/2024
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by Brad Friedman
1w ago
On today's BradCast: Why we're taking sides for democracy in this year's election. And why every real journalist should. [Audio link to full show follows this summary.] Among the many stories covered on today's program (and not necessarily in this order)... Journalist John Harwood: "As a Veteran Reporter, I've Always Valued Neutrality. But Trump's Threat To Democracy Should be the Biggest Political Story of 2024" USA Today: "Exclusive: Homeland Security ramping up 'with intensity' to respond to election threats" The RNC, recently taken over by Donald Trump in full, is now little more than ..read more
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'Green News Report' - May 9, 2024
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by Desi Doyen
1w ago
Follow @GreenNewsReport... (Or use "Click here to listen..." link below.) IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Tornado outbreaks leave trail of destruction across multiple states; Republicans ban climate change in Florida, just in time for hurricane season; House Republicans' latest salvo in their 'War on Woke Appliances'; PLUS: A shift is underway in how U.S. culture portrays climate reality... All that and more in today's Green News Report! Click here to listen or download MP3 (6 mins)... Link: Embed: GNR's now celebrating 15 YEARS of independent green news, politics, analysis, snarky com ..read more
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