Friday, June 29, 2007

Political Nexus: Show Recap

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We here at Political Nexus have been on break this week so it's the perfect opportunity to catch up on some of the shows you might have missed:


Don't Hijack My Thread

On Topic

10 Minutes With

It's also an opportunity for us to look back on how far we've come in only a few short months. Currently there are four shows up and running, two of which are produced on a weekly basis. And we've covered a range of topics, from the Occupation Meme to Gonzales, Abortion framing to Iraq funding and of course interviews with some great guests, including MSOC, Armando/Big Tent Democrat and NyBri just to name a few. Thanks to you, our loyal listeners, callers and supporters! We appreciate all the help and encouragement you have given us over the last few months and look forward to seeing you next week for fresh installments of your favorite shows and, of course, a few surprise and currently still top secret interviews we have in the works.

Dick Cheney, a.k.a. The Grafter

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

King Karma

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Friday, June 22, 2007

10 Minutes With: UnConventional's Raven Brooks!

June 22, 2007 @ 6:30pm PST/ 9:30pm EST
Listen Live.

Raven Brooks stops by to chat about the new print edition of UnConventional, YearlyKos: Citizens, Focus and Action, a project which chronicles the best of the blogosphere from last year's Yearly Kos.

The in-depth book covers the first YearlyKos convention. A team of four brilliant photographers led by Mona Brooks along with an editorial staff led by Hunter of Daily Kos fame, documented every aspect of the convention, from caucuses to keynote speeches, from volunteers to political heavy-hitters, so many Kos bloggers, and more.

The 292 page book combines complete convention coverage with personal essays about what being a progressive means, including submissions from Political Nexus hosts clammyc and thereisnospoon. All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to funding future YearlyKos conventions. The book is also available in ebook format.

The book is available here.


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Don't Hijack My Thread! - June 20. With guest co-host dday

Join guest host dday (David Dayen), clammyc and theKK tonight at 8PM EDT/5PM PDT (please note the new time for tonight).

We will be discussing the following topics:

  • Pace's firing as Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Bloomberg's (re)awakening
  • Our healthcare system is SiCKO
  • The Taliban's "spring offensive" is here
  • Moving past fear


Call in number is 718-508-9410.

FrameWork - June 18: An American Capacity for Evil: Apathy in the face of Bush foreign policy

Listen in on a very interesting (warning: adults only - bad words used) conversation between thereisnospoon and clammyc and hosted by theKK. We discuss the fact that many American's can't understand or fathom that our country's administration can commit atrocities towards others or our citizens without justifying it as "noble"...

Spoon and clammy refer to recent Daily Kos diaries they wrote and debate what it will take for someone strong enough to wake America up to the acts done in their name, and if the country is ready to hear and accept that.

Click HERE for a podcast.

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Friday, June 15, 2007

The Firing Squad

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Don't Hijack My Thread - Wednesday June 13

Join thereisnospoon, clammyc and theKK tonight at 9PM EDT/6PM PDT (please note the new time for tonight).

We will be discussing the following topics:

  • Hans off our voting rights - Hans von Spakovsky's Senate hearing for the Federal Election Commission
  • Evolution revolution - 70% of republicans don't believe in evolution
  • Moving past a culture of fear
  • Iran: funding the Taliban now; helping the US defeat them in 2001. What gives?
  • The many faces of Joe Lieberman


Call in number is 718-508-9410.

Monday, June 11, 2007

OnTopic with Armando/Big Tent Democrat: Funding the Occupation--Where Do We Go From Here?

Join clammyc and thereisnospoon for an interview with the netroots blogging force that is Armando/Big Tent Democrat, former front pager at Daily Kos and current contributor at Talk Left.

We'll talk Iraq funding and what Dems need to do to get out in front on this issue, hold Republican feet to the fire and deliver on an issue on which the public demands action. Armando navigates the tricky and often murky waters of what dems can, can't and should do on the issue voters identify as their largest concern going into the primary season.

Click HERE for a podcast.

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FrameWork: Iraq and Immigration--Democrats Doing Poorly On Both Issues

Join theKK with thereisnospoon and clammyc. We'll discuss how capitulating to Bush on Iraq hasn't helped Dems and how the GOP has gained in public trust on the immigration issue by painting the Dems as amnesty promoters.

Click HERE for a podcast.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Republican Candidates Raise the Flag of their Father (484 pixels)

Hey folks. Dave the Rave here. Much gratitude to the Almighty Clamster, who has kindly invited me to post occasional political cartoons here at this burgeoning website. I'll mostly refrain from posting any commentary, as (hopefully) the political cartoons ought to speak for themselves. But I just wanted to introduce myself here to everyone, as this is my first contribution. I'll try to keep things lively. For future reference, I'll be more than happy to answer comments on given pieces; if someone feels anything presented here is too controversial, feel free to call me on it.

Three cheers to clammyc, thereisnospoon, hekebolos, and theKK for getting something like this started. It feels invigorating to be affiliated with something that, to my eyes, looks to be a veritable fountain for thirsty progressive-minded fellow travelers, lost in the wilderness of our current crisis. I hope this can genuinely become their nexus.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Don't Hijack My Thread - Wednesday June 6

Join thereisnospoon, clammyc and theKK, with special guest host cskendrick tonight at 8PM EDT/5PM PDT.

Bonus - calls from dday, keirdubois, lipris, GreyHawk and others.

We discussed the following topics:

  • Pardon me? Libby gets 30 months
  • Rolling back the praetorian presidency
  • US Attorney purge - The scandal the culprits "do not recall" anything about
  • The GOP debates - a new actor enters the ring
The following 2 topics will be held over for next week as we had so much fun with the others that we couldn't get to all of the topics....
  • Third time not a charm - Bush's latest in a string of activist judicial nominees
  • Moving past a world of "fear"



Call in number is 718-508-9410.

FrameWork - June 4: Right Wing Domestic Terrorism

We discuss the history of domestic terrorism, deconstruct the "fighting them over there so we don't fight them over here" lie and talk about how domestic terrorism and violence always seems to come from those groups affiliated with right wing extremists.


For download or podcast CLICK HERE