Friday, July 27, 2007

Check Out "On topic". hear Digby, MSOC and BTD go off!!

Today, we are profiling the crown jewel of our shows here at Political Nexus, On Topic.

On Topic is a 40 - 60 minute in depth discussion on a specific topic that is making the news, or is being discussed and debated on the blogs. We have recorded three shows to date, and they have been, by far, our best received shows.

On our first show, thereisnospoon and clammyc have My Left Wing's Maryscott O'Connor on to talk about the framing of the abortion debate and discuss why "choice" is a poor way for the left to frame the debate.

Our second show featured Talk Left's Big Tent Democrat (also known as "Armando") in a 60 minute discussion about the occupation in Iraq and what Congress' options are with respect to bringing an end to this debacle. Hear thereisnospoon, clammyc and Big Tent Democrat discuss defunding, funding the occupation to a specified date and debate the merits and drawbacks of calling for a withdrawal timeline.

On our third show, thereisnospoon and clammyc host the incomparable Digby to discuss her thoughts on impeachment as well as delve into the impeachment cases that could be brought against Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Vice President Cheney and President Bush. We leave no stone unturned, including the political ramifications, the impact on future administrations and Congress, and potential remedies from impeaching certain Administration members.

We are incredibly proud of these shows, and thank Maryscott, Armando and Digby immensely for their intellect, insight and interesting points.

We hope you enjoy these shows.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Don't Hijack My Thread - Wednesday July 25: with hekebolos and cskendrick

Join hekebolos and cskendrick as special guest co-hosts with clammyc on this week's Don't Hijack My Thread! at 8PM EDT/5PM PDT.

This week's juicy list of topics are as follows:

  • An al Qaeda resurgence in Pakistan
  • A congressional campaign of and by the netroots
  • The merits of Senator Feingold's censure motion
  • Alberto Gonzales' latest congressional "testimony"
  • Contempt of Congress for Bush officials
  • Bill O'reilly's "fatwa" against Yearly (and Daily) Kos


Call in number is 718-508-9410.

Monday, July 23, 2007

FrameWork: Are We Losing the War in Iraq?

Or does the question itself betray a fundamental problem with the commonly held understanding of the situation on the ground? Join hosts clammyc and thereisnospoon or yet another look at Iraq--and why we have to stop calling it a war and put the more appropriate term "occupation" into practice.

What's Nancy's Response....? You Be the Decider.

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

On Topic with Digby!

We're not just writing about impeachment anymore--we're talking about it with one of the blogosphere's brightest stars and most brilliant luminaries to date--the incomparable Digby, author of the award-winning blog Hullabaloo. Plus, a special call in from Armando/BigTentDemocrat!

Join hosts clammyc and thereisnospoon for a full hour-long conversation.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Congressional Pelvic Exam

The Congressional Pelvic Exam 700 pixels by david ravenwood

Note: This political cartoon is from a concept originally suggested by Maryscott O'Connor, while on a live radio-blog show right here at Political Nexus.
If you listen to the audio of the show, she mentions an idea that kept popping into her head, involving a visit to her gynecologist, and joining them in the examining room is all of Congress -- taking notes, offering advice. So when clammy and thereisnospoon suggested that I illustrate her concept, I took the bait ! I took Maryscott's basic concept and flipped it around; somehow I felt it was an even more scathing indictment of Congressional intrusion into the intracacies of what ought to be confined to the doctor-patient relationship, by having it not in the Doctor's office, but in Congress itself.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

The Limits of Privatitization

Why Police and Street Lights Fall Under Government Domain.

Conservatives love to turn to the free market as the solution for all ails--but even they acknowledge some services should fall under government domain. As the issue of health care and money in politics are poised to play an increasingly larger roll in the presidential primary, we'll talk about why certain services, like street lights and police, are off limits when it comes to privatization, and how understanding why can help democrats move forward on other issues.

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Friday, July 6, 2007

We The Powder

We The Powder first panel 400 pixels by david ravenwood

We The Powder second panel 400 pixels by david ravenwood

We The Powder third panel 400 pixels w sig by david ravenwood

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Don't Hijack My Thread - Thursday July 5

Join clammyc, thereisnospoon and theKK tonight at 8PM EDT/5PM PDT. Tonight's topics are as follows:

  • Libby's "non-pardon" and the rule of law

  • Democrats' Q2 fundraising numbers

  • Moving past fear

  • Fred Thompson and his connection to Nixon and Watergate

  • The ever increasing and powerful "independent voter"
  • Why do the republicans love Rudy?


Call in number is 718-508-9410.

Monday, July 2, 2007

FrameWork: How to Talk About Health Care

With all the talk about health care and the buzz generated by SiCKO, how can Democrats take charge of the debate and deliver on an issue voters rank as one of the most important? We talk linguistic framing on the exact words to use when talking about progressive health coverage.

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