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  • Kagro in the Morning - December 19, 2014

    19 December 2014, 2:50 pm by: David Waldman

    A rare joint appearance by Greg Dworkin and Armando this morning, featuring discussion of the Colbert Report finale, Cuba, Obama's exceptional week, Rubio's less-exceptional one, the mess surrounding The Interview (on which even George Clooney weighs in). Why…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 18, 2014

    18 December 2014, 2:01 pm by: David Waldman

    We somehow allow ourselves to get caught up in the weird Sony/North Korea/The Interview story, even though we don't have any real idea what's going on. Even though there are more important stories, like cop push-back on the nationwide protests. Greg Dworkin…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 17, 2014

    17 December 2014, 1:53 pm by: David Waldman

    We're still talking about torture. You'd think it was important, or something. Does it make sense for Sen. Ron Wyden to introduce legislation on it? For Hillary Clinton to endorse the idea? Greg Dworkin rounded up judicial nomination news & commentary, the…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 16, 2014

    16 December 2014, 1:44 pm by: David Waldman

    Peshwar demands our attention, right out of the box. We have our own shooting problems, as usual. Speaking of which, Greg Dworkin notes that Newtown families file suit against the maker of Bushmaster rifles, and the amazing Australian response to the Sydney…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 15, 2014

    15 December 2014, 1:12 pm by: David Waldman

    We start the week with an eye on the Sydney hostage situation, plus the weird bent that the Uber surge pricing story put on it. Greg Dworkin rounds up weekend news, including the procedural wrangling in the Senate, Obama's immigration move, the Lima climate…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 12, 2014

    12 December 2014, 12:38 pm by: David Waldman

    Unraveling the procedural issues surrounding the passage of the CRapnibus. What was up with that super-close vote on the rule? What if it hadn't passed? Why would anyone vote no on the rule and yes on the bill? Why would the White House want it to pass? Is…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 11, 2014

    11 December 2014, 1:29 pm by: David Waldman

    Outgoing Rep. Paul Broun, after years of telling people to just take whatever McJobs they can find, says he's now accepting offers for fat cat corporate compensation. Greg Dworkin explains how Broun might actually have become dumber, then rounds up morning…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 10, 2014

    10 December 2014, 1:46 pm by: David Waldman

    The torture report continues to dominate the news today, and Greg Dworkin helps round up headlines and more on the subject. The cromnibus bogs down under the weight of extraneous riders. Time's Person of the Year: Ebola fighters. The "disastrous flaw" in the…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 9, 2014

    9 December 2014, 2:37 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin jammed as many of the top stories of the day into his roundup as he could: the CIA torture report; the Surgeon General nomination (even supported by an ex-NRA lobbyist); another attempt at a "left" Tea Party?; this year's flu vaccine; NJ…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 8, 2014

    8 December 2014, 1:20 pm by: David Waldman

    Much of the weekend (and this morning's Abbreviated Pundit Roundup), and therefore much of the show, was consumed by debate over the Rolling Stone UVA rape allegations, their subsequent apology (but not retraction), push-back from other media, and then just…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 5, 2014

    5 December 2014, 1:32 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin joins us in noting the Twitter jubilation over the latest jobs numbers as well as the continuing protests across the country growing out of the Brown, Garner & Rice cases (and so much more), which pose problems for politicians from Bill de Blasio…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 4, 2014

    4 December 2014, 2:20 pm by: David Waldman

    Another tough day for a radio show, this time in the wake of the Eric Garner case. But we found a back door into the racial issues through Chris Rock's remarkable essay in The Hollywood Reporter. Greg Dworkin already had it in his round-up, along with the…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 3, 2014

    3 December 2014, 1:37 pm by: David Waldman

    A libertarian you'll recognize for his gun advocacy, but who also opposes drunk driving laws (and protests at sobriety checkpoints) is struck by a drunk driver, but wants you to STFU about irony. Greg Dworkin shared a wide-ranging collection of stories. AFT…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 2, 2014

    2 December 2014, 1:54 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin brings us selections from the morning papers: Elizabeth Lauten and the last taboo; the latest CNN polling; oil prices plunge & the economy perks up. Armando joins in briefly to comment on the Lauten story and President Obama's proposals on…
  • Kagro in the Morning - December 1, 2014

    1 December 2014, 2:13 pm by: David Waldman

    We're back from the Thanksgiving break, and it seems the news forgot to take that break. Video of the Tamir Rice shooting surfaces, and it's outrageous. Greg Dworkin rounded up some of the most interesting writing on Ferguson. A polling update: majority…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 26, 2014

    26 November 2014, 1:33 pm by: David Waldman

    Pre-Thanksgiving GunFAIL roundup. Greg Dworkin brought us dueling Hagel headlines, turned quickly to freelancing Chuck Schumer, and wound up with a selection of the many articles decrying Bob McColloch's grand jury farce, and wondering what lies ahead. Joan…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 25, 2014

    25 November 2014, 1:23 pm by: David Waldman

    Tough day to start with a radio show, in the wake of events in Ferguson. We discuss the grand jury process with Armando, a listener contribution on SCOTUS curtailment of the civil rights suit avenue, in the form of an August NYT opinion piece, and various of…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 24, 2014

    24 November 2014, 1:21 pm by: David Waldman

    An active and spectacular GunFAIL weekend drove much of the show's agenda today. Greg Dworkin plays along, sharing stories on a Connecticut state report suggesting that race & affluence might have impacted the willingness of agencies to intervene in Adam…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 21, 2014

    21 November 2014, 2:53 pm by: David Waldman

    We broadcast the show from the underground bunker, safe from the Chaos in the Streets! Sen. Tom Coburn was the first to offer a wink at the idea of violence, but KS Sec. of State Kris Kobach wasn't going to be out-crazied. Greg Dworkin brought us a few…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 20, 2014

    20 November 2014, 12:43 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin joined us for the morning news round-up, including the push by MI Republicans to apportion their electoral votes, tonight's immigration announcement, the latest post-election polls, and some data on who's helped by the ACA, plus thoughts on why…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 19, 2014

    19 November 2014, 2:14 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin spends about 12 seconds on Gruber, then moves on to the nearly inexplicable KXL pipeline vote, immigration reform issues, and the Republican Love Boat sees starbursts for Scott Walker. Explaining the "painless filibuster" procedure used for the…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 18, 2014

    18 November 2014, 2:32 pm by: David Waldman

    The most-buzzified stories of the day: Uber & Gruber. Greg Dworkin enters the fray with his roundup of Gruber backgrounders & explainers, Ron Fournier's latest flop & the many crushing responses offered, and a note on the immigration fight. Armando joined in…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 17, 2014

    17 November 2014, 2:04 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin helped get us up to speed with his roundup of one of the latest election postmortems, the role of tax policy in our growing inequality, Obama's departure from the demanded humility narrative, and David Jarman's reminder that, "You win elections to…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 14, 2014

    14 November 2014, 1:10 pm by: David Waldman

    Political Twitter was abuzz this morning with criticism of the "Mook Mafia" story and the indictment of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. Armando joins us for extended discussion of last night's buzz: yet more revelations of mass cell phone data…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 13, 2014

    13 November 2014, 2:02 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin helps us get a handle on a muddled news day: the politics of the new US-China climate deal, McConnell's prospects in the new Senate, and drilling down into Connecticut's results. WV elects an actual used car salesman. The president chews some gum,…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 12, 2014

    12 November 2014, 2:14 pm by: David Waldman

    Rounding up morning news with Greg Dworkin, we discussed the US-China deal, the lame duck KXL vote proposal, the lack of compromise genes among Republicans, and more post-election thoughts about What Went Wrong. Vote trading at SCOTUS? Huckabee joining the…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 11, 2014

    11 November 2014, 2:07 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin set the tone for the show today with a collection of articles examining the policy vs. politics & ideology vs. pragmatism questions at the center of... well, everything. Why do we vote on Tuesdays? More about The Great Wage Slowdown. Colorado…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 10, 2014

    10 November 2014, 2:45 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin starts with a brief roundup of international affairs, including Russia & Ukraine, ISIS and Ebola in Africa. Public trust in physicians is dropping. SCOTUS to take on the ACA again. Are public beliefs about guns accurate? And does that matter? More…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 7, 2014

    7 November 2014, 2:42 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin brought us his morning roundup. Libertarian types finally show up on Day 18 of 21 to say Ebola quarantines have been politically motivated. The election really wasn't about Obamacare. Did Mark Warner "woo the wrong voters?" The unnoticed…
  • Kagro in the Morning - November 6, 2014

    6 November 2014, 12:57 pm by: David Waldman

    Election post-mortems continue, and the big question appears to be whether voters are confused, cognitively dissonant, or just Gimmetarians. Do the election results give us any hint how Republicans will proceed on health care? Let's speculate! And have Armando…

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