After DADT Podcast

December 21, 2010 | Leave a Comment

This week’s repeal of the Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell (DADT) provision for the military may not be the parting of the waters we might hope. Most certainly, it was not the doom anti-gay sorts have been claiming for the 17 years they have fought the repeal.
Kara Suffredini, MassEquality’s executive director, joined us to think about the short-, mid- […]

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DADT - a Domino?

December 20, 2010 | Leave a Comment

MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini joins us to talk about the immediate and broader effects of the Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell (DADT) repeal. Understandably, the focus has been almost entirely on the military. Now what?
We’ll talk it over tomorrow, Tuesday, December 21st at 2:30 PM EST. Listen in live if you can. You can come back to that […]

Filibuster Podcast

December 14, 2010 | Leave a Comment

We got political, academic and riled up over filibusters, Rule XXII, secret holds on nominations and more in talking about the U.S. Senate today. Of course, we veered into judgments on the heart and efficacy of President Obama in proposing and driving legislation…or not.
Mike promised a few links.Those who want to see or support the […]

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Join us Tuesday, 12/14 at 2:30 EST for talk on talk — we start with U.S. Senate filibusters. Until Bernie Sanders stood for over eight hours Friday, this delaying tactic was the Congressional unicorn.
We talk about Rule XXII allowing them and what effects they are having on our legislation and legislators. We get to what […]

WikiLeaks Podcast

December 7, 2010 | Leave a Comment

As always, Ryan was more sanguine about the public’s collective wisdom. As opposed to Mike, he concluded that further WikiLeak revelations would likely convince many of us that revealing hidden (but in redacted form) classified documents would be a good thing.
We discussed the impacts and implication of the leaks, of the pursuit of the editor-in-chief, […]

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Sticky WikiLeaks

December 6, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 12/7/10, we’ll kick around WikiLeaks at 2:30 p.m. EST. We have the benefit of much written and said. The issues of freedom of information, pluses and minuses of diplomatic secrecy, and indeed, what the U.S. government classifies as hidden are well exposed.)
Julian Assange and his group of furtive revealers (attention Dave Barry - […]