Monday, April 30, 2007

This Week at Political Nexus: April 30 - May 6

The week beginning April 30, 2007 promises to be a big week here at Political Nexus, with a new FrameWork show on Monday the 30th, where thereisnospoon and clammyc discuss "Strength in the War on Terror".

We will also be recording a new Don't Hijack My Thread! show on Wednesday, May 2 at our new time, 8PM EDT/5PM PDT.

This week's topics are as follows:
  • Immigration - real reform or more talk?
  • Rudy Giuliani's "tough talk"
  • Diplomacy Hypocrisy - Condi Rice's meeting with Syria and (possibly) Iran
  • William F. Buckley - does he now hate America too?
  • The latest Republican sex scandal
  • Prince Harry goes to Iraq

We are also very excited to announce the start of our third regular show, "10 Minutes With...", where we spend 10 minutes getting to know a bit more about some of the biggest and brightest voices in the progressive political blogosphere. We have a number of these lined up and will be rolling them out along with our regular weekly programming.

Our initial show will feature Brian Keeler (NYBri), who is a blog hero of the left. Brian has started not one, not two but three community blogs, including Political Nexus co-founder ePluribus Media, as well as The Albany Project (which is focused on New York politics).

Brian also ran for state Senate in 2006 - making him the first true member of the blogosphere to run for major political office. Our first installment of "10 Minutes With...", featuring NYBri will air live at 7:30 PM EDT on Thursday May 3 and will be available here shortly thereafter.

Lastly, there are new links on the right side of the site - these will take you to the archived and older shows for FrameWork, Don't Hijack My Thread! and 10 Minutes With...

Don't forget to drop us a note in our chatbox!!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Don't Hijack My Thread! - Wednesday April 25

  • Democratic and Republican candidates
  • The "money primary" and campaign finance reform
  • Impeachment: Pipe Dream or Reality?
  • Impact of Paul Wolfowitz' latest disgrace
  • Pat Tillman and Jessica Lynch - lying propaganda sold to America
  • Imus vs. Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter

clammyc and hekebolos have a spirited conversation, with callers dday and major danby

Live at 8pm EST/5pm PST

Call in number: (718) 508-9410

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Monday, April 23, 2007

FrameWork: What's Right, What's Legal, and What You Can Get Away With

The Bush Administration has certainly made a name for themselves when it comes to pushing the envelope, but we seem to be moving beyond the era of "whatever you can get away" to the new, uncharted territory of "anything but gross illegality."

Resident commentators and framers David Atkins(thereisnospoon) and Adam Lambert (clammyc)discuss how morals, law and expectations intersect and what Democrats can do to draw distinctions that will resonate with voters.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Don't Hijack My Thread! - April 18

Iraq--Civil War and al-Sadr
SCOTUS Abortion Ban
Rove's Lost Emails
Gonzo's Testimony


Tuesday, April 17, 2007

DHMT Topics for Wednesday

  • Democratic and Republican Candidates
  • The "Money" Primary
  • Iraq- Civil War and Al-Sadr
  • Rove's "Lost" Emails
  • Imus vs. Coulter and Limbaugh

Live at 6pm EST/3pm PST

Call in number: (718) 508-9410

Monday, April 16, 2007

FrameWork: Sorting Out the Supplemental

With Congressional Dems and the President lobbing words from their proverbial lines in the sand and Obama coming out to claim he won't play "chicken with the troops," it's time for some clarity on the framing behind the supplemental spending bill.

FrameWork's clammy c and thereisnospoon cut through the nebulous doublespeak to offer insight into the framing that should be used when discussing Iraq funding.

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Want to Call Into Don't Hijack My Thread!?!

Don't Hijack My Thread! will be recording another live show this week and we need callers. Think you have what it takes to sit on hold for upwards of five minutes for a few moments of radio obscurity and acute political observation?

The show is scheduled to tape Wednesday, 6:00 PM (EST), though times are subject to change and update, of course! We are still in BETA testing, after all...

For those interested in calling in, the number is: (718) 508-9410

Don't Hijack My Thread is produced with ePluribus Radio, and the site is

You can stream the show live as it airs or download it an hour after air time.


  • Please turn the radio off in the background when you go on air
  • We can't screen callers or talk to you off-air, so be ready to state your name or blogger handle when we suddenly throw you live, on air with clammy c and the gang!
  • Speak LOUD and CLEAR. We are severely limited in terms of our ability to control sound volume and even audio quality. We are looking into ways of increasing production values
  • Familiarize yourself with our format and foibles by taking a listen to last week's show, linked in a previous Don't Hijack My Thread! post. Just click the media player embedded for your convenience--you don't have to download ANYTHING.

Happy Tax Day!

Thanks for bringing us the Internet!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Don't Hijack My Thread!

It's time for Don't Hijack My Thread!--the show featuring an interactive discussion on this week's hot topics in progressive politics. Hosts clammyc and thereisnospoon take calls from dday, Major Danby, ePluribus Media, cskendrick and more.

This week's topics include:
"Liberal Media" Bias
Iran/UK Hostage Crisis
Gonzales Trains for a Fight
No Budge on the Budget (Iraq Supplemental) and
Grading Congressional Dems.

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Monday, April 9, 2007

The Birth of FrameWork

FrameWork goes LIVE!

Losing the War Meme: War vs. Occupation

We recorded our first show today through BlogTalkRadio and you can listen or download the podcast here:

Tune in to FrameWork for a discussion of the week’s biggest political issues and examine the framing behind them. Featuring prominent guest bloggers focusing on framing issues, we’ll look at the arguments being used by both Progressives and the Right and explore their strengths and weaknesses. Plus, direct advice on utilizing the most advantageous arguments going into the week ahead. Whether you are a blogger, a lurker, a candidate or a politician, you won’t want to miss this insightful and actionable recap of the issues at hand and the arguments behind them.

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Thursday, April 5, 2007

Announcing Political Nexus!

Taking new media to the next level, Political Nexus launches a new line of online radio and video programming. A roll out of new shows featuring some of the blogosphere's most intriguing bloggers and personalities will debut starting in mid-April with programming expanding into Summer of 2007.

Tune in for an exciting line-up of interviews, rollicking in-depth discussions and LIVE! call in shows. Be sure to check back frequently as we will be rapidly expanding our offerings and updating content. This site will go live on April 23rd but until then enjoy these initial offerings with a promise of more to come!