Yes, it’s time to steal a few more jokes from my father-in-law (F.I.L.). His blog posts range from political comedy to humorous commentary on pop culture. For those of you who might be new here, he used to write for Alan King, Milton Berle and Jonathan Winters, just to name a few. And all those Dean Martin Roasts, too: Don Rickles, Red Buttons, Phyllis Diller, Sammy Davis, Jr., etc. A tiny respite from all the frustrating events of the day: With the many investigations going on about the TRUMP administration's Russian connection and the involvement of campaign advisers, MICHAEL FLYNN, [...]
CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou joins us today to talk about outing the US' torture program, as he wrote about in his first book, The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA's War on Terror, and his time in prison, that's detailed in his page-turner new book, Doing Time Like a Spy: How the CIA Taught Me to Survive and Thrive in Prison. Plus, I shared some words of wisdom in the form of an editorial from Germany's paper of record Der Spiegel that this country should heed.
Nicole Sandler brings us up to date on the latest news, and Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC joins in for the latest political news and info
Author, screenwriter, artist, speaker Frank Schaeffer returns to the show to talk about his background in Fundamentalist religion and why he believes it's the enemy of peace, and its role in electing Trump.